2020 Winners

Autobiography & Memoir

Watch the following video to see which of the four finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

Designing Victory: The Architect Who Dared, Dreamed, and Achieved International Acclaim

Author: Robert P. Madison with Carlo Wolff

Publisher: Act 3 LLC

ISBN: 978-0-578-43745-3

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In his 96th year, a slave’s great-grandson recalls victories he designed over stifling bigotry, Nazism, and all who claim he will not succeed in architecture. How wrong they were.

Hippie Chick: Coming of Age in the '60s

Author: Ilene English

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 978-1-63152-586-5

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We are brought along on one young woman’s deeply personal journey through the earliest days of sexual freedom, psychedelic drugs, jazz and rock ‘n roll.

Out of the Shadow of 9/11: An Inspiring Tale of Escape and Transformation

Author: Christina Ray Stanton

Publisher: Loving All Nations Press

ISBN: 978-1-73374-520-8

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A longtime local living blocks from Ground Zero, the author shares her story of 9/11 and her intimate journey to physical, emotional, and spiritual recovery.

Survivor's Obligation: Navigating an Intentional Life

Authors: Chris Stricklin and Joel Neeb

Publisher: Elva Resa Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-934617-47-2

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Two men share their survival stories and how their experiences transformed the way they live. Will inspire you to make the most of each day!

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