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TIM COOK is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. His books have won numerous awards, including the 2008 J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End and the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction for Shock Troops. In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history. He lives in Ottawa with his family.
This is a great book to learn about how
Canadians fought in the First World War. It is very well written.
I loved the book! An accurate detailed account of the Canadians fighting in WW1 with a tremendous amount of personal detail I have never found in another publication! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Raymond
A superlative two part history of the Canadian Forces in WW1 this one including the Battle of Vimy Ridge, where my paternal Scottish Great Uncle was killed with the Fife and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robert T. Boyter
When you first pick up "At the Sharp End" you'll be amazed at how much this definitive two-volume history of the Great War reads like a carefully choreographed, personal narrative... Read morePublished on March 26 2010 by Ian Gordon Malcomson
A stark reminder of what a pitiful job we do of telling the story of Canada's contribution to the modern world - except for books like this one. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2009 by Kelly G. Dundas
I couldn't believe how well written this series of books was. Beautiful story telling with attention to detail. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2009 by Lori Davenport
Mr. Cook seems to cover all aspects of trench warfare. If you are looking to understand what life was like on the Western front, this is the book for you. Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2008 by Patrick Sullivan