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Books Mon Jul 18 2011

Books for Manly Men

pritzker military award.JPGFor some reason book clubs tend to be composed mostly of women, regardless of the month's selection. Why that's the case is something to be pondered, but Booklist's Book Group site offers a resource for picking books that might draw more men to a book group discussion: the Pritzker Military Library Literature Award. The award recognizes living authors that have "profoundly enriched the public understanding of American military history." This year's winner is historian Carlo D'Este who will be honored for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. Whether you think books of this nature really will attract more men to your book group or whether you're just looking to be introduced to a new genre of books, the Pritzker Military Library's website offers several years of past winners to peruse. And if you're feeling ambitious, check out the library itself at 104 S. Michigan Ave.

 
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