Vimy: The Battle and the Legend by Tim Cook
A bold new telling of the defining battle of the Great War, and how it came to signify and solidify Canada’s national identity. How did a four-day battle at the midpoint of the Great War, a clash that had little strategic impact on the larger Allied war effort, become elevated to a national symbol of Canadian identity? Tim Cook, Canada’s foremost military historian and a Charles Taylor Prize winner, examines the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the way the memory of it has evolved over 100 years.
Award-winning writer Tim Cook explores why the battle continues to resonate with Canadians a century later. He has uncovered fresh material and photographs from official archives and private collections across Canada and from around the world. Vimy is a fitting tribute to those who fought the country’s defining battle. It is also a stirring account of Canadian identity and memory, told by a masterful storyteller. (summary excerpt from www.penguinrandomhouse.com)
NEW! Tim Cook releases his 10th and newest book on Sep 18, The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War - also available at the book signing event from A Different Drummer Books.
Location: Art Gallery of Burlington, Shoreline Room. FREE parking in AGB lot after 6pm.
Presented in partnership with A Different Drummer Books and Art Gallery of Burlington
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