CHICAGO, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military historian and author Peter Paret is the 11th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
The Pritzker Literature Award recognizes and honors the contributions of a living author for a body of work dedicated to enriching the understanding of military history and affairs. The award will be presented at the organization's annual Liberty Gala on November 4 in Chicago.
"I am very happy to receive this award and most grateful to the distinguished panel of historians of war for choosing me as the recipient of the 2017 Pritzker Literature Award," said Paret.
Author of 14 major publications, including Clausewitz and the State, Imagined Battles: Reflections of War in European Art, and An Artist Against the Third Reich, Paret has gained recognition for his research that brings together intellectual history and cultural history.
"Peter Paret is required reading for anyone interested in history, from amateur historians and active duty military officers seeking advanced degrees, or required for professional military education, to accomplished award winning authors," reflected Museum & Library Founder and Chair Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired).
The Pritzker Literature Award has been awarded to James McPherson, Allan Millett, Gerhard Weinberg, Rick Atkinson, Carlo D'Este, Sir Max Hastings, Tim O'Brien, Antony Beevor, David Hackett Fischer and Hew Strachan.
Peter Paret is Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, a member of the American Philosophical Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Paret is also a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater.
The Pritzker Literature Award is sponsored by the Pritzker Military Foundation. To learn more, visit www.pritzkermilitary.org.
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