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Allan R. Millett: 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award Recipient Lecture
Allan R. Millett is the recipient of the 2008 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. In their recommendation, the award committee - led by last year's recipient, James M. McPherson - described Millett as "the dean of active U.S. military historians."
He is a specialist in the history of America's military policy, twentieth century wars, and military institutions. In the past decade, Millett has earned an international stature on the history of the Korean War. Among his many articles, books, and essays on the subject, The War in Korea, 1945-1950, I: A House Burning received the Outstanding Academic Book designation of the College and Research Library Association. He is also the co-author of A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War, which has been hailed as "the most compelling single-volume history of the Second World War ever written."
Millett taught military history at Ohio State University for 37 years. He currently serves as the Director of the Eisenhower Center for American Studies and Ambrose Professor of History at the University of New Orleans, and he is thesenior military adviser to the president of the National World War II Museum.
This event is sponsored by the Tawani Foundation.