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British historian Antony Beevor was born on December 14, 1946. He was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst and studied under the well-known World War Two historian, John Keegan. Beevor was an officer with the 11th Hussars for five years before becoming a writer. His works have received awards including the Runciman Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature. The French government made him a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1997, and in 2008 the president of Estonia awarded him the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana. In 1999 Beevor was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum and Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. In 2015 he made The New Zealand Best Seller List with his title Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Antony Beevor was born in London, England, to a literary family. His mother Kinta Beevor was an author and the daughter, granddaughter, great-niece, and great-granddaughter of memoirists, journalists, and translators. His father Jack Beevor was a successful lawyer. Antony was educated at Winchester College and the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, where he studied under John Keegan. After an early career in the army, he became a full-time writer. He has published four novels, beginning with Violent Brink (1975) and more than 10 nonfiction works, many of them focused on World War II. They include Stalingrad (1998), which won the first Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; Crete: The Battle and the Resistance (1991), which won a Runciman Prize; and Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (1994), written with his wife Artemis Cooper. His book Berlin: The Downfall 1945, (2002), a bestseller, received the first Longman-History Today Trustees’ Award.and was accompanied by a BBC program on his research into the subject. With his Russian research assistant, Lyubov Vinogradova, he edited the wartime papers of Vasily Grossman, published as A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945.
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