Rick Atkinson – SVWC 2011
Historian and journalist RICK ATKINSON won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for ANY ARMY AT DAWN, the first volume of his Liberation Trilogy, a history of the U.S. military’s role in the World War II liberation of Europe. The second volume, THE DAY OF THE BATTLE, was published in 2007. Currently at work on the final volume in the trilogy, Atkinson previously spent more than twenty years at The Washington Post as an investigative reporter, deputy national editor, Berlin bureau chief, and assistant managing editor for investigations. He is also the best-selling author of three other narrative histories: THE LONG GRAY LINE, about West Point’s class of 1966; CRUSADE, about the Persian Gulf War; and IN THE COMPANY OF SOLDIERS, about the 101st Airborne division in Iraq. His many awards include the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting; the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for public service; the previously mentioned 2003 Pulitzer Prize for history; and the 1989 George Polk Award for national reporting.
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