British historian wins $15,000 Gelber prize for book on Middle East

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British historian Lawrence Freedman has won the Lionel Gelber Prize for his book on the Middle East.

Now into its 19th year, the $15,000 prize honours books on international affairs. It was established by Canadian diplomat Lionel Gelber.

Freedman's book is called "A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East" and is published by Doubleday Canada.

"If you were to select only one book to understand the turmoil and confusion of events in the Middle East over the past 30 years, this is a perfect choice," said Noah Rubin, chair of the prize and Gelber's grandnephew.
The award is given annually by the Lionel Gelber Foundation in partnership with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto and Washington-based Foreign Policy magazine.
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