Writing, history, war, and medicine collide in this must-attend event. We're thrilled to welcome Tim Cook, Canada’s top war historian, back to BPL for a fascinating telling of tales from his latest book, Lifesavers and Body Snatchers.
Cook will recount highlights from his definitive medical history of the Great War, illuminating how the carnage of modern battle gave birth to revolutionary, life-saving innovations. It reveals the brutality of combat and how agonizing battlefield decisions led to unimaginable strain for medics who fought to save the lives of soldiers. A Different Drummer Books will be onsite selling books for signing after the talk.
Presented in partnership with A Different Drummer Books
About the Presenter
Tim Cook is Chief Historian and Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum. His bestselling books have won multiple awards, including three Ottawa Book prizes for Literary Non-Fiction and two C.P. Stacey Awards for the best book in Canadian military history. He won the J.W. Dafoe Prize in 2008 for At the Sharp End and again in 2018 for Vimy: The Battle and the Legend. Shock Troops won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.
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