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Founded in 2012, the U.S. Military History Group (USMHG) is a not-for-profit organization supporting the U.S. Military History Review, a peer-reviewed e-journal devoted to the military history of the United States. The USMHG also recognizes exceptional scholarship in this field through three annual book awards.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NOMINATIONS REQUESTED FOR 2017 BOOK AWARDS

It's a pleasure to open nominations for the 2017 Ulbrich Award (historical period 1775-1897), Jakobczak Award (1898-1945), and Lukaszewicz Award (1946-2001)!  For details, please click on the preceding links.

STEPHEN TAAFFE WINS 2016 LUKASZEWICZ BOOK AWARD

The U.S. Military History Group is pleased to announce MacArthur’s Korean War Generals by Stephen R. Taaffe as the winner of the 2016 Captain Richard Lukaszewicz Memorial Book Award.

 A committee of award-winning historians selected MacArthur’s Korean War Generals to receive the 2016 Lukaszewicz Award, which recognizes the outstanding book published between January 2015 and June 2016, covers any topic in U.S. Military History from 1945 to 2001.

Steve R. Taaffe is a professor at Stephen F. Austin University. He is the author of six books on topics including the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II, and most recently the Korean War. Taaffe has received the Dallas Civil War Round Table’s Grady McWhiney Award for contributions in Civil War history, as well as the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Award for U.S. military history writing in both the pre- and post-1898 eras. Taaffe earned his undergraduate degree from Grove City College and his graduate degrees from Ohio University.

MacArthur’s Korean War Generals was published in 2016 in the “Modern War Studies” series by the University Press of Kansas.


William Burr and Jeffrey P. Kimball receive Honorable Mention


The members of the award selection committee agreed that a second book stood out from among the remaining submissions and thus merits an “Honorable Mention” for the 2016 Captain Richard Lukaszewicz Memorial Book Award.


The committee chose Nixon's Nuclear Specter: The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War by William Burr and Jeffrey P. Kimball to receive the “Honorable Mention.” The book was published by the University Press of Kansas in 2015.

William Burr is senior analyst at the National Security Archive, George Washington University. Together with Henry Kissinger, Burr also co-edited The Kissinger Transcripts: The Top-Secret Talks With Beijing and Moscow (2000).

Jeffrey P. Kimball is professor emeritus at Miami University in Ohio. He is also the author of The Vietnam War Files (2004) and Nixon’s Vietnam War (1998).


ROBERT EHLERS WINS 2016 JAKOBCZAK BOOK AWARD

 The U.S. Military History Group is pleased to announce The Mediterranean Air War: Airpower and Allied Victory in World War II by Robert S. Ehlers, Jr., as the winner of the 2016 Master Corporal Jan Stanislaw Jakobczak Memorial Book Award

A committee of award-winning historians selected The Mediterranean Air War to receive the 2016 Jakobczak Book Award, which recognizes the outstanding book published between January 2015 and June 2016, that covers any topic in U.S. Military History from 1917 to 1945.

The Mediterranean Air War was published in 2015 in the “Modern War Studies” series by the University Press of Kansas.

Robert S. Ehlers, Jr., is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and former professor of Security Studies at Angelo State University. He is also author of Targeting the Third Reich: Air Intelligence and the Allied Bombing Campaigns (2009). Dr. Ehlers currently serves as a mentor in Department of Defense advanced-analysis courses, where he shares historical insights and experiences as a career intelligence officer with his students. 



Thomas Alexander Hughes receives Honorable Mention

 

The members of the award selection committee agreed that a second book stood out from among the remaining submissions and thus merits an “Honorable Mention” for the 2016 Master Corporal Jan Stanislaw Jakobczak Memorial Book Award.

 

The committee chose Admiral Bill Halsey: A Naval Life by Thomas Alexander Hughes to receive the “Honorable Mention.”  The book was published by Harvard University Press in 2016.

 

Thomas Alexander Hughes is associate professor at the Air University’s School of Advanced Air and Space Studies.