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2010 Pritzker Military Library LIterature Award WinnerAnnounced

Historian Rick Atkinson will receive the award at a gala at the Pritzker Military library Gala on October 22, 2010.  The award includes a $100,000 honorarium, citation and medallion.  Rick Atkinson "is at work on volume 3 of his trilogy about the American role in the liberation of Europe in World War II. The first volume, An Army at Dawn, won acclaim for its brilliantly researched, deeply felt narrative of the Allied campaign in North Africa. It was followed by The Day of Battle, which interwove portraits of Eisenhower, Patton, Roosevelt, and Churchill with unforgettable images of soldiers confronted with the transformative effect of fear and violence. He is also the author of In the Company of Soldiers, which followed the 101st Airborne Division and Gen. David Petraeus in Iraq; Crusade, a narrative history of the Persian Gulf War; and The Long Gray Line, a narrative account of West Point’s class of 1966."

http://www.pritzkermilitarylibrary.org/events/2010/06-21-literature-award.jsp

 

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Pritzker Military Library One of Five Libraries to Win National Medal

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has selected five libraries and five museums to receive the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor. In addition to the Medal, each institution receives a $10,000 award. Pritzker Military Library in Chicago was one of the five libraries to win.

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