ON-Lion Letter
In May, the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) in Philadelphia announced the appointment of Gregory J. W. Urwin as a senior fellow of its Center for the Study of America and the West.  A professor of history at Temple University, Urwin is a military historian whose work spans the American War of Independence through World War II.  He holds his Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and taught at Saint Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, Kan., and the University of Central Arkansas before joining Temple's history department in 1999.

Urwin has published nine books, including Facing Fearful Odds:  The Siege of Wake Island, which received the General Wallace M. Greene, Jr., Award from The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, and his latest, Victory in Defeat:  The Wake Island Defenders in Captivity, 1941-1945.  

He is a former president of The Society for Military History, a fellow of both The Company of Military Historians and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), and general editor of the Campaigns and Commanders Series from the University of Oklahoma Press.  He has appeared in numerous documentaries, and assisted in making the Civil War epic, Glory.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports FPRI's Center for the Study of America and the West and FDD.
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