Delighted that my friend, Dr Ellen Tillman from Texas State University, has been awarded the prestigious Coffman Prize for Military History for 2014.
I have known Ellen for many years thru Internet History forums.
She is an enthusiastic supporter of this Blog.
Last year Ellen invited me to Texas to talk to her post-graduate students about Norn Iron and Conflict Resolution. This was a genuinely life-changing experience for me…even at the ripe old age of sixty.
To see her recognised as one of the stars of her generation of historians is a great thrill.
Ellen has a fascination with footnotes…and pointing in that authorative way at things.
Proud of my friend.
“Sail on Silver Girl….Sail on By.
Your Time Has Come To Shine.” (Paul Simon).
Political differences to one side: Well done Ellen.