David Borys is a Canadianist who specializes in Canadian Military History specifically examining the changing nature that warfare has wrought on Canadian society. He also produces the popular podcast Cool Canadian History, a bi-weekly podcast on everything and anything to do with Canadian history. You can find it on Apple Podcast, Spotify and at coolcanadianhistory.com
- Canadian History
- Civil-Military Relations
- Military History
Borys, David. Civilians at the Sharp End: First Canadian Army Civil Affairs in Northwest Europe, 1944-1945. McGill-Queens Press: Toronto. February, 2021.
Borys, David. Review of The Secret History of Soldiers, by Tim Cook. Canadian Military History: Vol. 29, Iss. 2, Article 10. 2020.
Borys, David. Review of Reluctant Warriors Canadian Conscripts and the Great War, by Patrick Dennis. Canadian Military History: Vol. 27, Iss. 2, Article 4. 2018.
Borys, David. Review of Strangers in Arms: Combat Motivation in the Canadian Army, 1943-1945, by Robert Engen. in The Canadian Historical Review, Vol. 98, No. 1, March 2017.
Borys, David and Mathewman, Joshua. “Corporate Allies: Canadian Armed Forces and the use of Private Military, Security and Logistic Companies. Canadian Army Journal. Vol 16.2 2016. Winter 2016.
Borys, David. “The Little Institution that Could: The University of Alberta in the Great War” in The Frontier of Patriotism: Alberta and the Great War. Ed. Adriana Davies and Jeff Keshen. University of Calgary Press: Calgary. November 2016.
Borys, David. Review of Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries Humanitarian Organizations and the Law, ed. Benjamin Perrin. Canadian Military History. Spring 2015.
Borys, David. The (original) Crimean War: What You Need to Know. Toronto Star. March 7 2014.
Borys, David. Ten Momentous Canadian Battles. The Globe and Mail. Nov 11 2013.
Borys, David. Review of So Near So Far: The Public and Hidden Worlds of Canada-US Relations, by Geoffrey Hale. ACUNS, September 17, 2013. http://acuns.org/review-of-so-near-yet-so-far/
Borys, David. International Efforts by Private Military and Security Companies to adhere to Humanitarian and Human Rights Law. Issue Brief. Conference of Defence Associations Institute. May 2013. http://www.cdainstitute.ca/en/
Borys, David. The Employment of Private Military and Security Companies by Humanitarian Organizations. Issue Brief. Conference of Defence Associations Institute. April 2013. http://www.cdainstitute.ca/en/
Borys, David. Review of Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety, by Ian McKay and Jamie Swift. Canadian Military History, March 28,2013. http://www.canadianmilitaryhistory.ca/the-journal-cmh/book-revi…
Borys, David. “Unsung Heroes: Canadian Civil Affairs in Northern France.” New Perspectives on Canada in the Second World War. Ed. Christine E. Leppard and Abraham M. Roof. Calgary, AB: Calgary Papers in Military and Strategic Studies, September, 2012.
Borys, David. “Crossing the Canal: Combined-Arms Operations at the Canal Du Nord, September-October 1918.” Canadian Military History Volume 20: 4, Autumn 2011. P 23-38.
Borys, David. “For the Empire, the Nation and the West: The University of Alberta’s Contribution to World War One.” Past Imperfect Journal 14: 3-28, Fall, 2008.