The Info List - Michael Burleigh

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MICHAEL BURLEIGH (born 3 April 1955) is a British author and historian whose primary focus is on Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
and related subjects.


* 1 Early life and family * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Selected works * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links


Michael Burleigh was born on 3 April 1955. He was awarded a first class honours degree in Medieval and Modern History from University College London in 1977, winning the Pollard, Dolley and Sir William Mayer Prizes.


After a Ph.D in medieval history in 1982, he went on to hold posts at New College, Oxford , the London School of Economics
London School of Economics
, and University of Cardiff where he was Distinguished Research Professor in Modern History. He has also been Professor of History at Washington and Lee University in Virginia, and Kratter Visiting Professor at Stanford University In 2002 he gave the three Cardinal Basil Hume Memorial Lectures at Heythrop College , University of London. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society . He founded the journal Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions and is on the editorial boards of Totalitarismus und Demokratie and Ethnic and Racial Studies. His books have been translated into Czech, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Spanish.

He has also been active in bringing history to television audiences. In 1991 he won the British Film Institute
British Film Institute
Award for Archival Achievement for the Channel 4
Channel 4
/Domino Films documentary Selling Murder: The Killing Films of the Third Reich and a 1993 New York Film and Television Festival Award Bronze Medal for Heil Herbie: The Story of the Volkswagen Beetle ( Channel 4
Channel 4
/Domino Films).

Burleigh serves on the advisory board of the magazine Standpoint and is a regular contributor. He won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction in 2001 for The Third Reich: A New History and the Nonino International Master of His Time Prize in 2012. His Small Wars, Far Away Places: The Genesis of the Modern World 1945–65 was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2013. He writes regularly for The Times , Daily Mail
Daily Mail
and Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph