Update: Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada's World Wars has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious 2013 Charles Taylor Prize. The five finalists were announced in Toronto by jurors Suszanne Boyce and Richard Gwynn in Toronto on January 9th. Tim Cook was the 2009 recipient of the award for his book Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting the Great War, 1917 – 1918, Volume Two. The Charles Taylor Prize recognizes excellence in Canadian non-fiction writing and consists of a $25,000 prize. The winners will be announced in Toronto on March 4th in a ceremony at The King Edward Hotel in Toronto.
Author and historian Tim Cook discusses his new book Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada's World Wars (read the review) which explores the wartime leadership of prime ministers Robert Borden and William Lyon Mackenzie King. We recently caught up with Tim at the Canada's History Forum. Tim Cook is the First World War historian at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.