Profile: Tim Cook

Profile: Tim Cook

Tim Cook Adjunct Research Professor, Department of History, Carleton University

Tim Cook - Adjunct Research Professor

  • Degrees: B.A. (Trent), M.A. (Royal Military College), Ph.D. (University of New South Wales)
  • Phone: 819-776-8677
  • Email: tim.cook@warmuseum.ca

Tim Cook is a historian at the Canadian War Museum (CWM), 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, traveling, and digital exhibitions. He is the author of over 40 refereed articles and dozens of additional pieces. He is also the author of seven books, many of them award-winning. 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 Burton Award. He is a member of the Order of Canada.

Research Interests

  • Canada and the world wars
  • Public History
  • War and Memory
  • Social and Cultural History of Soldiers

Recent Publications

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

  • Winner of the 2000 C.P. Stacey Award for most distinguished book in Canadian military history.

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.

  • Winner of the 2007 J.W. Dafoe Award for Literary Non-Fiction
  • Winner of the 2008 Ottawa Book Award

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

  • Winner of the 2009 Charles A. Taylor Award for Literary Non-Fiction
  • Finalist for the 2009 J.W. Dafoe Prize
  • Finalist for the 2009 Ottawa Book Award

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

  • Finalist for the 2011 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
  • Finalist for the 2011 J.W. Dafoe Prize
  • Finalist for the 2011 Ottawa Book Award

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

  • Finalist for the 2013 Charles A. Taylor Award for Literary Non-Fiction
  • Finalist for the Canadian Author’s Association Literary Award

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

  • Longlisted for the BC National Book Award
  • Longlisted for the RBC Taylor Award for Literary Non-Fiction