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World War II historian wins prestigious Pritzker award

Normandy World War II historian Carlo D'Este has won the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for lifetime achievement.

D'Este, whose books include Decision in Normandy and Bitter Victory, will be award $100,000 for his military scholarship. The Chicago-based Tawani Foundation sponsors the award.

Previous recipients of the prize, which was founded in 2007, include James M. McPherson and Rick Atkinson.


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I want to read that book. He is in great company with those other writers. I am dying for the next book by Atkinson. The best broadly focused books on World War II ever written. Even better than John Keegan's.

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