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Meet the Author: Tim Cook

2018-09-19 19:00:00 2018-09-19 20:30:00 America/New_York Meet the Author: Tim Cook Art Gallery of Burlington

Wednesday, September 19
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2018-09-19 19:00:00 2018-09-19 20:30:00 America/New_York Meet the Author: Tim Cook A Burlington Reads Special Event Art Gallery of Burlington

Art Gallery of Burlington

Shoreline Room

A Burlington Reads Special Event

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

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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Art Gallery of Burlington
1333 Lakeshore Road
Burlington, Ontario

Phone (905) 632-7796