Tim Cook, CM, FRSC, Ph.D

Affiliation

Canadian War Museum

Bio

Tim Cook is the Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum. 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 twelve books and over a hundred academic articles and book chapters. 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 Director for Canada’s History Society, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a member of the Order of Canada.

Select Publications

No Place To Run: The Canadian Corps and Gas Warfare in the First World War.  University of British Columbia Press, 1999.

Clio’s Warriors: Canadian Historians and the Writing of the World Wars.  University of British Columbia Press, 2006.

At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1914-1916, vol. 1. Toronto: Viking, 2007.

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

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

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

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

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

[with Jeff Noakes and Nic Clarke] Canada in the World Wars.  London: André Deutsch, 2016.

Vimy: The Battle and the Legend.  Toronto: Allen, Lane, 2017.

The Secret History of Soldiers: How Soldiers Survive the Great War. Toronto: Allen Lane, 2018.

[with J.L. Granatstein] 1919: Canada Remade.  Vancouver: UBC Press, 2020.

The Fight for History: 75 Years of Forgetting, Remembering, and Remaking Canada’s Second World War. Penguin, 2020. 

Awards

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, 2015, 2018.

J.W. Dafoe award for literary non-fiction, 2007, 2017.

C.P. Stacey award for most distinguished book in Canadian military history, 2000, 2014

Contact

tim.cook@warmuseum.ca