Barris is the author of 18 bestselling, non-fiction books, including a series on wartime Canada. His 18th book, The Great Escape: A Canadian Story, won the 2014 Libris Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award (shared with astronaut Chris Hadfield).
Among the awards Ted Barris has received: the international Billboard Radio Documentary Award, the Yorkton Film Festival's Golden Sheaf, as well as numerous ACTRA nominations. He is an active member of military associations, including the RCAF Association, the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, and the Korea Veterans Association of Canada (he's an honorary member). He is a patron of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society supporting that author's works and memory in his hometown, Uxbridge. In 2010, the town recognized Barris with its annual Citizen of the Year honours.
This fall, HarperCollins publishing releases Barris's 19th book Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid against Nazi Germany about the famous 1943 attack on the Ruhr River dams that powered Nazi Germany's industrial war production
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