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2020 WINNERS - HISTORY
Watch the following video to see which of the four finalists below won gold, and which won silver.

2021 FINALISTS - HISTORY

See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the HISTORY category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.

2021 FINALISTS - HISTORY

See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the HISTORY category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.

Anonymous is a Woman: A Global Chronicle of Gender Inequality
2021 Finalist

Author: Nina Ansary

Publisher: Revela Press

ISBN: 978-0-9864064-4-7

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Follow Anonymous Is a Woman on a 4,000-year journey to expose the roots and manifestations of systemic gender discrimination. The book’s biographical profiles of fifty forgotten female innovators—brought to life by international illustrator Petra Dufkova—shatter centuries of hidden social and cultural bias about women's capabilities and tell groundbreaking stories about their contributions to the global community.

The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History
2021 Finalist

Authors: Andrew T. Walther and Maureen H. Walther

Publisher: Square One Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-7570-0308-0

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Lavishly illustrated with hundreds of beautiful photos, The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History is a splendidly produced hardcover that presents the inspiring story of this remarkable organization—and the many ways in which it has helped individuals, while also helping to shape American and world history at key moments.

Wine and the White House: A History
2021 Finalist

Author: Frederick J. Ryan, Jr.

Publisher: White House Historical Association

ISBN: 978-1-950273-07-2

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Whether you’re a devotee of presidential history, a lover of wine, or both, Wine and the White House: A History is sure to prove informative and entertaining. The first book of its kind, it is a comprehensive journey through the history of White House hospitality that explores every president’s experience of wine. The fully illustrated pages also feature memorable presidential toasts, menus from historic White House gatherings, a catalog of vintages served, and spectacular new photography of the White House glassware collection.

2020 WINNERS - HISTORY

See below for the list of 2020 winners in the HISTORY category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.

Music Hall: How a City Built a Theater and a Theater Shaped a City
2020 Gold Winner

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.

American Eagle: A Visual History of Our National Emblem
2020 Silver Winner

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
2020 Silver Winner

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.

They Changed the World: People of the Manhattan Project
2020 Silver Winner

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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