Tim Cook is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. In 2008, he won the J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End and again in 2018 for Vimy. His Shock Troops won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. In 2013, he received the Pierre Berton Award for popularizing Canadian history. He is a member of the Order of Canada.