Historian, journalist Rick Atkinson wins $100K military lit prize

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist Rick Atkinson has won a $100,000 US prize for his military writing.

Atkinson, a journalist who earned Pulitzer Prizes both for his reporting as well as his historical tomes, was named on Monday the 2010 recipient of the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

James N. Pritzker, the prize's founder and president of the Pritzker Military Library and Tawani Foundation, praised Atkinson in a statement.

"Throughout his multifaceted career, Rick has given readers accurate and frank analysis of military history from World War II to the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan," Pritzker said.

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