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Geoffrey Wawro

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Geoffrey Wawro is a Professor of Military History at the University of North Texas, and Director of the UNT Military History Center. His primary area of emphasis is modern and contemporary military history, from the French Revolution to the present. His fourth book appeared in April 2010 from Penguin Press; it is titled: Quicksand: America's Pursuit of Power in the Middle East. Wawro grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut and as a young boy delivered newspapers for the Hartford Courant. Wawro received his diploma from the Loomis-Chaffee School in Windsor Connecticut in 1978, and his A-levels in English Literature and German from Cheltenham College, in England, the following year. After receiving his Bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Brown University(1983), he attended Yale University, where he received his Master of Arts in European History (1987), his M. Phil. in European History in 1989, and his Ph.D. in 1992. His dissertation, entitled, "The Austro-Prussian War: Politics, Strategy and War in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1859-1866" (1992), supervised by Paul Kennedy, argued that the battle of Koniggratz (1866) was not so much won by the brilliance of the Prussian commander Helmuth  ( Wikipedia article )

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