Military historian Allan R. Millett will receive the Pritzker Military Library's 2008 Literature Award for Lifetime Acheivement. Millett will receive the $100,000 prize at the library's annual Liberty Gala on Oct. 4 at the Drake Hotel.
"The selection committee has honored an in dividual whose life's work in the area of understanding and wirting about military history is at the highest scholarly level," said James N. Pritzker, the library's founder and president. "Allan Millett's written work, teaching and other pursuits have educated and informed us all in a most profound way."
Allan R. Millett
Millett's books include Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps; The Politics of Intervention: The Military Occupation of Cuba, 1906-1909; The General: Robert L. Bullard and Officership in the United States Army, and In Many a Strife: General Gerald C. Thomas and the U.S. Marine Corps.
Millett, a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, had this to say about the Pritzker award: "The award is especially satisfying since it is decided by a group of distinguished historians. I share this honor with my two co-authors, Peter Maslowski and Williamson Murray, and with our loyal legion of graduate students at the Ohio State University."