SHOCK TROOPS: CANADIANS FIGHTING THE GREAT WAR, 1917 – 1918, VOLUME TWO
Written by Tim Cook
Published by Viking Canada

 

WITH TREMENDOUS DETAIL and almost unstoppable narrative momentum, this book gives a harrowing account of a pivotal moment in world history that would transform Canada’s idea of itself. By shifting focus between grand strategy and on-the-ground struggle, Tim Cook creates a kaleidoscopic story that reveals the difficult relationships that formed among politicians, commanders and ordinary soldiers in their attempts to prepare for, and execute, a series of near-impossible missions. Through these stories of horror and heroism, what shines through most brilliantly is the complex humanity of the characters.

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TIM COOK
is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct research professor at Carleton University. He is the author of the award-winning books No Place to Run and Clio’s Warriors as well as At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting the Great War, Volume One, which won the 2007 J. W. Dafoe Prize and the 2008 Ottawa Book Award. Tim Cook lives in Ottawa.