George Liber's expertise in Soviet, post-Soviet, and East European history has been in demand by local news media ever since the crisis in Ukraine began in February 2014. Recently he gave his thoughts on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over contested Ukrainian territory on July 17.
Rickwood Field has seen its fair share of Hall of Famers. Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Willie Mays all suited up inside the local landmark. With its familiar forest-green facade, unique architecture, and rich legacy, Rickwood is a dream for baseball nuts and history buffs.
Anne B. and James B. McMillan Book Prize from the University of Alabama Press for his book The Irony of the Solid South: Democrats, Republicans, and Race, 1865-1944.