British military historian wins $100,000 prize

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 24 at 9:04 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — British military historian Anthony Beevor has won a $100,000 prize for lifetime achievement.

Prize officials announced Tuesday that the 67-year-old Beavor has been named this year's winner of the Pritzker Literature Award.

He is a specialist in World War II, with books including "Stalingrad," ''D-Day" and "The Fall of Berlin." More than 6 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.

Previous winners of the Pritzker award include James McPherson, Tim O'Brien and Rick Atkinson.

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