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Mark Zuehlke Shortlisted for the Pierre Berton Award

Mark Zuehlke Shortlisted for the Pierre Berton Award

September 2013

B.C. military historian Mark Zuehlke has been shortlisted for Canada’s premiere history prize, the 2013 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award. This award, presented by Canada’s History Society, celebrates those who have brought Canadian history to a popular audience, and this year’s three finalists all specialize in Canada’s military past.

Mark Zuehlke is the author of the Canadian Battle Series, the most extensive published account of the battle experiences of Canada’s army in World War II. The most recent addition to the ten-volume series is Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942, which was just released in paperback from Douglas & McIntyre at the end of August, and is the gripping story of the Canadian Army’s disastrous raid on Dieppe. Zuehlke is widely hailed as Canada’s leading popular military historian, and has been shortlisted for the Pierre Berton Award once before, in 2007. He lives in Victoria, B.C.

The recipient of the Pierre Berton Award will receive $5,000 and a trip for two to Ottawa to receive their award at the Governor General’s History Awards at Rideau Hall. They will also attend the Canada’s History Forum and the TD History-Makers Celebration Dinner, held in conjunction with the awards.

Also nominated in this year’s awards are Tim Cook, the Great War Historian at the Canadian War Museum and author of five award-winning books about the Canadian experience in World War I; and Legion Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine featuring the work of Canada’s leading military historians that’s been published since 1926. The award will be presented by the Governor General at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. For more information on the award, go to www.canadashistory.ca.

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Mark Zuehlke Shortlisted for the Pierre Berton Award

Mark Zuehlke Shortlisted for the Pierre Berton Award

September 2013

B.C. military historian Mark Zuehlke has been shortlisted for Canada’s premiere history prize, the 2013 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award. This award, presented by Canada’s History Society, celebrates those who have brought Canadian history to a popular audience, and this year’s three finalists all specialize in Canada’s military past.

Mark Zuehlke is the author of the Canadian Battle Series, the most extensive published account of the battle experiences of Canada’s army in World War II. The most recent addition to the ten-volume series is Tragedy at Dieppe: Operation Jubilee, August 19, 1942, which was just released in paperback from Douglas & McIntyre at the end of August, and is the gripping story of the Canadian Army’s disastrous raid on Dieppe. Zuehlke is widely hailed as Canada’s leading popular military historian, and has been shortlisted for the Pierre Berton Award once before, in 2007. He lives in Victoria, B.C.

The recipient of the Pierre Berton Award will receive $5,000 and a trip for two to Ottawa to receive their award at the Governor General’s History Awards at Rideau Hall. They will also attend the Canada’s History Forum and the TD History-Makers Celebration Dinner, held in conjunction with the awards.

Also nominated in this year’s awards are Tim Cook, the Great War Historian at the Canadian War Museum and author of five award-winning books about the Canadian experience in World War I; and Legion Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine featuring the work of Canada’s leading military historians that’s been published since 1926. The award will be presented by the Governor General at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013. For more information on the award, go to www.canadashistory.ca.

Read more about Mark Zuehlke >>