James McPherson et al: Receive Society for Military History 2007 Awards

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The Society for Military History 2007 Awards were announced on February 1. This international organization is composed of university, college, and defense academy faculty, scholars employed by government historical agencies or sections, and others among the general public interested in military studies. The Society encourages research and publication across the whole range of military history (ancient, medieval, and modern, including related popular culture studies). Its scholarly journal, The Journal of Military History, is published quarterly by the Society at the Virginia Military Institute. The 2007 awards will be presented at the Society’s annual meeting on April 20, 2007 in Frederick, Maryland.

THE 2007 SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON PRIZE recognizes not any one specific achievement, but a body of contributions in the field of military history, extending over time and reflecting a spectrum of scholarly activity contributing significantly to the field is presented to Civil War historian and Princeton University Professor of History James McPherson.

THE VICTOR GONDOS MEMORIAL SERVICE AWARD is presented for long, distinguished or particularly outstanding service to the Society for Military History is presented to Larry Bland, editor of The Papers of George C. Marshall and Managing Editor of The Journal of Military History.

THE DISTINGUISHED BOOK AWARDS recognize the best book-length publications in English on military history, whether monograph, bibliography, guide, or other project copyrighted in the previous three calendar years.

The Distinguished Book Awards: Books published during the three previous calendar years may be nominated. This year, books published in 2004, 2005 and 2006 are eligible. Works previously nominated for the Society's book awards may be resubmitted provided they were published within the last three years. At the discretion of the Committee, nominated books will be considered for one or more of the following prize categories:

• American Military History (works by single or multiple authors reflecting original research and original contributions to military history)
• European or other Military History (works by single or multiple authors reflecting original research and original contributions to military history)
• Reference Works
• Biography and war memoirs

2007 Distinguished Book Awards:

For United States History:
John Grenier,
The First Way of War: American War Making on the Frontier, 1607-1814. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005

European Military History:
Robert A. Doughty.
Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War.
Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.

Adrian Goldsworthy.
Caesar: Life of a Colossus.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006
Peter Karsten, editor.
Encyclopedia of War and American Society.
3 vols. New York: Sage Publications, 2006

THE MONCADO PRIZES are awarded annually to the authors of the four best articles published in The Journal of Military History during the previous calendar year.
2007 Moncado Prize Winners:

Andrea Brady, "Dying with Honour: Literary Propaganda and the Second English Civil War," The Journal of Military History 70 (January 2006): 9-30.

Stephen R. Ortiz, "The 'New Deal' for Veterans: The Economy Act, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Origins of New Deal Dissent," The Journal of Military History 70 (April 2006): 415-438.

Tim Cook, "The Politics of Surrender: Canadian Soldiers and the Killing of Prisoners in the Great War," The Journal of Military History 70 (July 2006): 637-666.

Ciro Paoletti, "Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Toulon Expedition of 1707, and the English Historians-A Dissenting View," The Journal of Military History 70 (October 2006): 939-962.

2007 SMH Prize Committee Members:

Professor Kelly DeVries
History Department
Loyola College
Baltimore, MD 21210
Professor Geoffrey Jensen
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
Professor Jennifer Keene
History Dept
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
Dr. Ethan Rafuse
Department of Military History
US Army Command and General Staff College
Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027-1352
Professor Michael S. Neiberg
Department of History
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Robert H. Berlin, Executive Director, Society for Military History

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