Glantz Wins 2020 Pritzker Literature Award

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago announced Wednesday that military historian David M. Glantz, a colonel in the U.S. Army, has been awarded this year’s Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

The award—which includes a gold medallion, citation, and a $100,000 purse—has since 2007 honored a living author whose body of work has made a significant contribution to the understanding of military history and affairs.

Colonel Glantz is regarded as a leading expert on the Eastern Front during World War II, especially the role the Soviet Union’s Red Army played in the conflict there. The author or co-author of more than 60 publications, Glantz’s book, When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler (University Press of Kansas, 1995, expanded edition, 2015) has become the standard reference for non-specialists.

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