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Posted on Mar 26, 2008 in Carlo D'Este, Stuff We Like

Practicing History: The William E. Colby Military Writers’ Symposium

By Carlo D'Este

National Press Club

  From 1998 to 2006, the symposium established a partnership with the Eric Friedheim Library of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to co-produce events at the press club for area alumni, club members and the general public.

History of the Symposium at Norwich
Annual Themes

2008 The New Battlefield
2007 Civilians in the Path of War
2006 The Ways of War
2005 The Rules of War
2004 The New Face of War
2003 Uncommon Valor: Ethical Lessons in Military Literature
2002 Raging War: Understanding the 21st Century Enemy
2001 The American Way of War
2000 The World at War
1999 Info Wars: The Next Battlefield
1998 Ethics in Military Literature and Film
1997 Military Fiction in America: The Craft and Its Influence
1996 Fact and Fiction in 20th Century Military History



 First established in 1999, the Colby Award recognizes a first work of fiction or nonfiction that has made a significant contribution to the public’s understanding of intelligence operations, military history or international affairs.  The award will be presented on behalf of the Symposium by co-founder Carlo D’Este and Colby’s grandson, Elbridge Colby, on April 3, 2008, at Norwich.



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