2020 Finalists


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

American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem

Author: Preston Cook

Publisher: Goff Books

ISBN: 978-1-941806-28-9

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American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem is a visual survey that explores the eagle that represents American culture, politics, and history.

The History of the American Space Shuttle

Author: Dennis R. Jenkins

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-7643-5770-1

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This book provides a detailed overview of the history of winged spacecraft and the development of the "space shuttle," over 30 years and 135 missions.

Music Hall: How a City Built a Theater and a Theater Shaped a City

Author: J. Dennis Robinson

Publisher: Great Life Press

ISBN: 978-1-938394-34-8

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The lively, richly illustrated history of an 1878 theater from minstrelsy and Wild West shows through silent films, vaudeville, near destruction, and a thrilling revival.

They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project

Author: aj Melnick

Publisher: Pajarito Press LLC

ISBN: 978-1-948386-02-9

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"This book captures so well the people, both famous and ordinary, who shaped the Manhattan Project, one of the great adventure stories of American history." -- John Rhoades, Former Director, Bradbury Science Museum of Los Alamos National Laboratory

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