Jankowski's 'Verdun' wins World War One Historical Association's book prize

The World War One Historical Association has awarded Paul Jankowski, the Raymond Ginger Professor of History, the 2014 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize for his book “Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War.”

The prize is offered annually for the best historical work on World War One. It consists of a check for $3,000 and a bronze plaque.

The Battle of Verdun is noted for its length - it lasted for 10 months – and its brutality, and is the subject of many books that have largely analyzed the military tactics. Jankowski has been lauded for taking a different approach in his writing. His book provides insight on the human experience and includes both the German and French perspective.

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