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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:

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.


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.