Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Prize Watch: The Pierre Berton to Mark Zuelke

This year's winner of the Pierre Berton award is Mark Zuelke, prolific military historian  on subjects ranging from War of 1812 to the Second World War.  Murder mysteries too.  From the citation:
The 2014 Pierre Berton Award honours the work of Mark Zuehlke, one of Canada’s prolific historical writers. He is one of the country’s pre-eminent military historian, and has written more than fifteen books on our military legacy.

His writing is clear, concise and engaging, and puts the reader on the front lines with the troops. His work has inspired students and adults to learn more about our military history. He has made tours of battlefields much more engaging by giving participants a much higher awareness of what happened there many years ago.
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