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Retired foreign service officer wins $50,000 literary prize

Mar 02, 2017 - Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - A retired foreign service officer is now a prize-winning author.

Peter Cozzens has received the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for "The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West," prize officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. The $50,000 prize was announced jointly by the New-York Historical Society and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Cozzens, who has written or edited 17 books focusing on the Civil...