David I. Kertzer’s The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe (winner of the Pulitzer Prize) has won the Helen & Howard R. Marraro Prize, given by the American Historical Association. According to the association’s website, the Marraro Prize “is one of three annual awards for the best book on Italy established by Howard R. Marraro (b. 1897), a historian of Italian culture.” Kertzer accepted the prize and a cash award of $500 at a reception held on January 7th during the AHA annual meeting in Atlanta, GA.
David I. Kertzer Wins 2015 Marraro Prize
By Tim Cheng | January 11 2016 | Humanities & Social Sciences
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