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Professor Casey wins prestigious book award for When Soldiers Fall

Professor Steven Casey has won the 2015 Richard E. Neustadt Prize for his book, When Soldiers Fall: How Americans have Confronted Combat Casualties, from World War I to Afghanistan (Oxford University Press).

When Soldiers Fall reports government records of war dead throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, making topical connections between the number of war dead the US government can report before public loses support for a war.when soliders fall

Professor Steven Casey, Department of International History, said that he is ‘delighted to receive the award.’

The award is the second time Professor Casey has won the Richard E. Neustadt Prize, which is awarded annually by the American Politics Group of the Political Studies Association.

In 2009, Professor Casey's book, Selling the Korean War: Propaganda, Politics, and Public Opinion, 1950-1953 (Oxford University Press, 2008), won the Neustadt Prize for best book in American Politics.

2 October 2015

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