Mark A. Bradley '78 Receives 2015 George Pendleton Prize

Mark Bradley '78 in Prof. Rich Bidlack's seminar on Russian history.

Mark Bradley '78 in Prof. Rich Bidlack's seminar on Russian history.

Last Fall we blogged about Mark A. Bradley's visit to the Washington and Lee University campus to talk about his book "A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior" (2014).

In the intervening months, his book has continued to receive high praise, most recently earning Mark the Society for History in the Federal Government's 2015 George Pendleton Prize, which is given for an outstanding major publication on the federal government's history produced by or for a federal history program. In 1999, he won the society's 1999 James Madison Prize in History.

Mark, a former CIA analyst and current Department of Justice attorney, will accept his his award in April at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Mark earned a B.A. in history from W&L in 1978, an M.A. in history from Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. He has received the CIA's Exceptional Performance Award and the Department of Justice's Outstanding Performance Award and Special Achievement Award. In 2005, he gave the convocation talk at W&L.

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