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Prof. Lawrence named one of History News Network's top young historians

Tue, February 6, 2007

Lawrence is author of "Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam,"(University of California Press, 2005), which won the 2006 George Louis Beer Prize and Paul Birdsall Prize of the American Historical Association. He has also written many chapters, articles, and reviews on the Vietnam War and other topics in U.S. diplomatic history. He is co-editor (with Fredrik Logevall of Cornell University) of "The First Vietnam War: Colonial Conflict and Cold War Crisis," a volume of essays about the French war in Indochina (forthcoming from Harvard University Press in January 2007).

He is also the editor of "The New York Times Twentieth Century in Review: The Vietnam War" (Fitzroy-Dearborn Publishers, 2002), a two-volume collection of New York Times material (news stories, features, editorials, photos, and graphics) connected to the Vietnam War.

Prior to his career in academia, Lawrence worked for the New York Times and as a correspondent for the Associated Press in Brussels and Strasbourg in the early 1990s. He covered the European Union, NATO, Council of Europe and issues such as European integration, reform in Eastern Europe and Russia, U.S.-European relations, the Persian Gulf War, human rights and agriculture.

Related links:
Associate Professor Mark Lawrence
History News Network feature on Prof. LawrenceOffsite Link
News story on Prof. Lawrence's latest book, Assuming the Burden, and awards

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