English (Hardcover)

At the Sharp End Volume 1

Canadians Fighting the Great War 1914-1916

Tim Cook

Language / Publisher:
English (Hardcover)
English (Paperback)

Awards, Nominations, and Distinctions:

Winner – Ottawa Book Award for Non-Fiction

Winner – J.W. Dafoe Prize

Longlist  – B.C. Award for Canadian Non-Fiction


At the Sharp End covers the harrowing early battles of World War One, when tens of thousands, then hundreds of thousands, died, before the generals and soldiers found ways to break the terrible stalemate of the front. It provides both an intimate look at the Canadian men in the trenches and an authoritative account of the slow evolution in tactics, weapons, and advancement. Featuring never-before-published photographs, letters, diaries, and maps, this recounting of the Great War through the soldiers’ eyewitness accounts is moving and thoroughly engrossing. At The Sharp End is the first comprehensive history of Canadians in World War One in 40 years.

About the Author(s):

Tim Cook is the First World War Historian at the Canadian War Museum, as well as an adjunct professor at Carleton University. He is the author of No Place to Run and Clio's Warriors. He lives in Ottawa with his family.

Other Editions of This Book:

English (Paperback)

Other Books by Tim Cook:

Fight to the Finish

The Necessary War

The Madman and the Butcher



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