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The journalist and historian Mark Bourrie discusses his new book, Fighting Words: Canada’s Best War Reporting (Dundurn, 2012), with Joseph Planta.

Fighting Words: Canada’s Best War Reporting by Mark Bourrie (Dundurn, 2012).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

Mark Bourrie joins me now. The journalist has a new book out, Fighting Words: Canada’s Best War Reporting. It is an excellent collection of some terrific journalism created by or about Canadians at war. We’ll discuss how this book came about, the kind of pieces we’ll find therein, and those correspondents who’ve contributed much to the chronicling of our history, but who’ve also shaped a bit of our identity in the process. Mark Bourrie received a Ph.D in history at the University of Ottawa. This is his tenth book; his last book, The Fog of War: Censorship of Canada’s Media in World War II was a bestseller. His website is at www.ottawawatch.blogspot.ca. The book is published by Dundurn. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Mark Bourrie; Dr. Bourrie, good morning.