Pulitzer Prize Winning WWII Author Rick Atkinson Tonight in Savannah

Savannah, Ga., May 20, 2014 – Tonight the Georgia Historical Society will present Rick Atkinson, author of the award winning World War II Liberation Trilogy series, in a conversation with GHS Senior Historian Stan Deaton.

Atkinson is a former writer and senior editor at the Washington Post and is the bestselling author of An Army at Dawn (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for history), The Day of Battle, The Long Gray Line, In the Company of Soldiers, and Crusade.  His many other awards include a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, the George Polk Award, and the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award.

The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and is free and open to the public.  A private reception and book signing with the author will follow the public event at Soho South Café.  Tickets for the reception and book signing can be purchased online at www.georgiahistory.com or by calling 912.651.2125, ext. 120.

This event is open to the media.  For more information contact Patricia Meagher at 912.651.2125, ext. 153.



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