Milestone Events 1976-1981

Description

37 pages
Contains Index
$5.00
ISBN 0-919117-05-8

Year

1982

Contributor

Reviewed by E.T. Sharp

E.T. Sharp specialized in military history and disarmament and lived in Toronto.

Review

The Peace Research Institute of Dundas, Ontario, is one of the best established of the small, grassroots presses associated with the Canadian peace movement. They publish a variety of material on peace-related subjects both for the layman and for specialized peace researchers. Milestone Events attempts to detail systematically the international events considered to be of paramount interest to students of the Events Data School of International Relations. This school attempts to analyze and predict conflict situations from the study of international transactions and interactions. The book consists of a brief preface and a year-by-year list of “milestone events.” The sources used by the authors, such as World Almanac and Time magazine, are widely available; the lack of any sort of explanatory or connecting detail, while understandable given the authors’ term of reference, limits the interest of this book to a small circle of specialized researchers. Anyone interested in the causes of the events, or even in simple narrative description, would be best advised to seek this information elsewhere.

Citation

Klaassen, Michael, and Hanna Newcombe, “Milestone Events 1976-1981,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 24, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/38820.