Challenged Works

The Wars

By Timothy Findley (1977)

Robert Ross, a sensitive nineteen-year-old Canadian officer, went to war — The War to End All Wars. He found himself in the nightmare world of trench warfare, of mud and smoke, of chlorine gas and rotting corpses.

Bluewater Board Wants to Ban The Wars

Parents from the Bluewater District School Board want The Wars by Timothy Findley removed from all classrooms in the district. For details, see the following media reports: “Ontario Parents Want Acclaimed Book Banned from Classrooms,” Sun News, May 18, 2001 Lindsey Kuglin, “Bluewater Board Petitioned to Ban ‘Depraved’ Book,” Walkerton Herald-Times, May 24, 2011