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Award Winning Military History Books

Celebrate Memorial Day by checking out some of these books. Each year, the Society for Military History gives awards to outstanding literature in this genre. Here are some of the titles that we own:

Society for Military History — Distinguished Book Awards

Vietnam's forgotten army: heroism and betrayal in the ARVN by Andrew Wiest

Caesar: life of a colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy

The regulars: the American Army, 1898-1941 by Edward M. Coffman

An army at dawn: the war in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson

The First World War by Hew Strachan

At war, at sea: sailors and naval combat in the twentieth century by Ronald H. Spector

A world at arms: a global history of World War II by Gerhard L. Weinberg

Inside Hitler's high command by Geoffrey P. Megargee; foreword by Williamson Murray

Tecumseh: a life by John Sugden

Rich relations: the American occupation of Britain, 1942 -1945 by David Reynolds

Paul Revere's ride by David Hackett Fischer

A history of warfare by John Keegan

Forged in battle: the Civil War alliance of Black soldiers and white officers by Joseph T. Glatthaar

Technology and war: from 2000 B.C. to the present by Martin van Creveld

The War of 1812: a forgotten conflict by Donald R. Hickey

Battle cry of freedom: the era of the Civil War by James McPherson

2007 Blooker Prize

My war: killing time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell

Pulitzer Prize in History

Washington's crossing by David Hackett Fischer

Freedom from fear: the American people in depression and war, 1929-1945 by David M. Kennedy

Mary Chesnut's Civil War by edited by C. Vann Woodward

A stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton

Abraham Lincoln: the prairie years and the war years by Carl Sandburg

My experiences in the World War. Vol. 1 by John J. Pershing

Pulitzer Prize Non-Fiction

The looming tower: Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

Ghost wars: the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll

A bright shining lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan

"The good war": an oral history of World War Two by Studs Terkel

Fire in the lake: the Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances FitzGerald

The rising sun; the decline and fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 by Toland, John

The guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman; [with a new foreword by Robert K. Massie]

Lincoln Prize

For cause and comrades: why men fought in the Civil War by James M. McPherson