LCMSDS associate Dr. Tim Cook’s most recent book Vimy: the Battle and the Legend has been shortlisted for the J.W. Dafoe Foundation’s annual book prize.
From the media release:
The book prize memorializes John Wesley Dafoe, one of the most significant Canadian editors of the 20th century. It is one of the richest book awards for non-fiction excellence about Canada, Canadians and the Canadian nation in international affairs. In his tenure at the Manitoba Free Press, later renamed the Winnipeg Free Press, from 1901-1944, Dafoe was known for his advocacy of western development, free trade, and national independence. His case for adoption of the Statute of Westminster by Britain in 1931 advanced the severance of formal ties with Empire and created the eight dominions, which became the nucleus of the present 54-nation Commonwealth.
The Foundation’s activities also support $10,000 in fellowships for MA students pursuing studies in international relations, politics, economics or history at the University of Manitoba; the J.W. Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conference; and a number of colloquia on Canada in international affairs.
More information, including the other nominees, can be found here.
Tim Cook is a historian at the Canadian War Museum, an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, and a former director for Canada’s History Society. He was the curator for the First World War permanent gallery at the CWM, and has curated additional temporary, travelling, and digital exhibitions. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his contributions to Canadian history and in 2013 he received the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award. He is a member of the Order of Canada.
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