Tim Cook

tim_cookpic.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterboxTim Cook, C.M., Ph.D.


Canadian War Museum


Tim Cook is an 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. He is the author of eight books and several dozen academic articles. 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.

Select Publications

Fight to the Finish: Canadians Fighting the Second World War. Toronto: Allan Lane, 2015.

The Necessary War: Canadians Fighting the Second World War. Toronto: Allan Lane, 2014.

Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King and Canada’s Two World Wars. Toronto: Allan Lane, 2012.

The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie. Toronto: Allan Lane, 2010.

Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917-1918, vol. 2. Toronto: Viking, 2008.


Pierre Berton Award (Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media), 2013.

Charles A. Taylor award for Literary Non-Fiction, 2009.

Ottawa Book award, 2008.

J.W. Dafoe award for literary non-fiction, 2007.

C.P. Stacey award for most distinguished book in Canadian military history, 2000.