Tim Cook's Vimy wins $10K J.W. Dafoe Book Prize, which recognizes a work of nonfiction about Canada

The book explores the legacy of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which marked the first time the four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force fought together.
Tim Cook is a military historian at the Canadian War Museum and author of Vimy: The Battle and The Legend. (John Williams)

Tim Cook, a historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, has won the $10,000 J.W. Dafoe Book Prize for Vimy: The Battle and the Legend

 The book explores the legacy of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which marked the first time the four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force fought together. Over four days in April of 1917, 10,600 soldiers were killed or injured. 

The J.W. Dafoe Book Prize is awarded annually to a work of nonfiction about Canada. The award is named in memory of John Wesley Dafoe, editor of the Manitoba Free Press, now the Winnipeg Free Press, from 1901-1944.

Cook will receive the prize in Winnipeg. Man., on May 30, 2018 at a public event hosted by McNally Robinson.

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