'Generation Kill' a winner

Evan Wright, who writes locally for Rolling Stone and others, has picked up this year's J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War. The announcement doesn't appear to be online yet at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, but the email release says, "With clear and powerful prose, Evan Wright has written a classic book of war reportage. But while evoking the timeless themes of camaraderie and brutality, he has also produced something deeper and more unforgettable and at times chilling portrait of the modern American soldier." The related Mark Lynton History Prize goes to Beasts of the Field: A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769-1913 by Richard Steven Street.

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