Tim Cook is a military 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 forAt the Sharp Endand the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction forShock Troops. In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history and was recently inducted into the Order of Canada. He lives in Ottawa with his family. From the Hardcover edition.
Praise for The Necessary War, Volume 1:
"A genuinely captivating work of historical reportage and analysis. . . . The Necessary War grapples with the question of how one lives knowing each day might literally be your last." -The Globe and Mail
"A clear-eyed look at the successes and many failures of Canada's early war effort, within the larger context of the international story and the situation of the times." -Ottawa Citizen
"The Necessary War is the ultimate exploration of WWII and its impact of Canadians. . . . A thorough and engaging chronicle of a war that devastated the entire world." -CBC Books
"I've read well-written books that explain this war from the government and military hierarchy's persepctive, and equally crafted accounts drawing mainly from combatants' and families' diaries. The Necessary War excels in both areas." -FFW Weekly