See below for the list of 2021 winners in the REFERENCE category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Click here to watch the Gold and Silver winner speeches.

Federal Resume Guidebook, Seventh Edition: First-ever Book on Federal Resume Writing Featuring the Outline Format
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Kathryn Troutman

Publisher: Resume Place, Inc.

ISBN: 978-1-7334076-0-1

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This 7th Edition includes 17 samples of the Outline Format Federal Resume with ALL CAP KEYWORDS and accomplishments in the Work History Section. If you want a federal position or to get promoted - get this book! This format can help you get Best Qualified and Referred to a manager.

Healthcare Heroes: The Medical Careers Guide
2021 Silver Winner

Authors: Mary Choy, PharmD, BCGP, FASHP and Michele B. Kaufman, PharmD, BCGP

Publisher: Sigel Press

ISBN: 978-1-905941-31-5

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Healthcare Heroes gives you the no-holds-barred version of what it’s really like to be a healthcare professional in the 21st century. This award-winning book features some of the best and top healthcare jobs, with expert insights and strategies to help readers find their best career path.

Wine and the White House: A History
2021 Silver Winner

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.


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

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Data Story: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story
2020 Gold Winner

Author: Nancy Duarte

Publisher: IdeaPress Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-940858-98-2

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Learn to transform numbers into persuasive narratives in this visual book from best-selling author and legendary presentation coach Nancy Duarte.

Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your Fi
Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home, 7th Edition
2020 Silver Winner

Authors: Ilona Bray, Ann O'Connell, and Marcia Stewart

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 978-1-4133270-0-7

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With input from 15-plus experts on real estate, mortgages, contract law, and inspections, this fun-to-read guide offers everything a buyer needs to buy a home.

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Preserving Old Barns: Preventing the Loss of a Valuable Resource
2020 Silver Winner

Authors: John C. Porter and Francis Gilman with photography by Lowell H. Fewster

Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher

ISBN: 978-1-942155-24-9

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The best book for barn lovers! This well-illustrated, full-color, second edition provides a practical understanding of the history, function, and preservation of old barns.

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