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See below for the list of 2023 winners in the REGIONAL category, for books with a copyright date of 2022. 

The White House: An Historic Guide
2023 Gold Winner

Publisher: The White House Historical Association

ISBN: 9781950273300

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This 26th edition of the Historic Guide features new spreads with photographs of behind-the-scenes areas including the bowling alley, the kitchen, collections storage, the calligraphy office, the floral shop, the tennis court, and pool. It also provide readers with a more comprehensive view of the State Floor with fold-out pages and wide-angle photos.

Enslaved, Indentured, Free: Five Black Women on the Upper Mississippi, 1800-1850
2023 Silver Winner

Author: Mary Elise Antoine

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press

ISBN: 9780870209895

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Through the evocative portraits of five Black women, Enslaved, Indentured, Free creates a fuller picture of slavery, indentured servitude, and freedom in the Upper Mississippi River Valley in the early 1800s.

The Slickrock Desert: Journeys of Discovery in an Endangered American Wilderness
2023 Silver Winner

Author: Stephen W. Hinch

Publisher: Atenera Press

ISBN: 97809661999-01

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The Slickrock Desert is the story of the canyons and mesas of the American Southwest—the Slickrock Desert. Come with author Stephen W. Hinch as he explores its history, prehistory, geology, paleontology, and the threats to this magnificent land. It is a story every lover of wilderness needs to know.


See below for the list of 2022 winners in the REGIONAL category, for books with a copyright date of 2021. 

Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration and Its Legacy
2022 Gold Winner

Authors: James Archer Abbott and Elaine Rice Bachmann

Publisher: The White House Historical Association

ISBN: 9781931917957

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On February 23, 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy launched the most historic and celebrated redesign of the White House in its history. Thanks to the vision of the young first lady, a committee was formed, a law was passed, donations were sought, a nonprofit partner was chartered, and an inalienable museum-quality collection that would belong to the nation was born. An illustrated chronicle of the restoration, this volume celebrates the sixty-year legacy of one of the most influential interior design projects in American history.

Cold Mountain Path: The Ghost Town Decades of McCarthy-Kennecott, Alaska
2022 Silver Winner

Author: Tom Kizzia

Publisher: Porphyry Press

ISBN: 9781736755815

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In this history of a town lost in the snows of the Wrangell Mountains, bestselling Alaska author Tom Kizzia unfolds a saga of abandonment, renunciation, and renewal. Beyond the whimsical reminiscing of old-timers, the book is a serious environmental history: a meditation on ghost towns, modern Alaska, and the battle to create the country's largest national park.

James Hoban: Designer & Builder of the White House
2022 Silver Winner

Author: Stewart D. McLaurin

Publisher: The White House Historical Association

ISBN: 9781931917964

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When considering the design of the President’s House, President George Washington asked after a young Irish builder he had learned of while visiting in Charleston, South Carolina. The resulting structure, accomplished in time for President John Adams to take residence in November 1800, fulfilled Washington’s vision and is today one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. With this anthology, the world’s most knowledgeable scholars on James Hoban introduce us to him, presenting the story of his life, influences, and work. The essays are followed by an illustrated catalog of nearly 100 images of historic Dublin, Irish Country Houses, the White House, and sites known to James Hoban in America.


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

Rooted in the Hood: An Intimate Portrait of New York City's Community Gardens
2021 Gold Winner

Author: Anna A. Angelidakis

Publisher: ORO Editions

ISBN: 9781943532766

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Rooted in the Hood is a photo essay celebrating the community gardens of New York City and the people who create, cultivate, and enjoy them. This is a book about ordinary people, dreamers, and visionaries rising against these unsafe conditions, and slowly creating small havens for the community.

Colorful Chicago - Explore & Color
2021 Silver Winner

Author: Laura Lahm, illustrated by Retsu Takahashi

Publisher: Colorful Cities, LLC

ISBN: 9780989897242

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Colorful Chicago – Explore & Color part travel guide, part coloring book! Follow the map from OZ Park to the Robie House, with many stops in between -or- explore from home with whimsical illustrations. Since parks make cities great, a portion of sales are donated to the Chicago Parks Foundation.

Walking Flagstaff: A Photo Journal by George Breed
2021 Silver Winner

Author: George Breed

Publisher: Soulstice Publishing

ISBN: 9781733188777

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At 71, George Breed picked up a camera and began exploring the streets, paths, and back alleyways of Flagstaff, Arizona. This collection of his images and words captures the essence of a singular town, reflecting the quirky vision of an attentive artist who finds meaning and connection everywhere he looks.


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

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Great Storms of the Jersey Shore, 2nd Edition
2020 Gold Winner

Authors: Larry Savdove, Margaret Thomas Buchholz, and Scott Mazzella

Publisher: Down The Shore Publishing

ISBN: 978159322-1232

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Illustrated with dramatic images, this oversize hardcover about living on the edge includes all historic storms, extreme coastal weather, and an afterword on climate change.

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Faces & Places of Cashiers Valley
2020 Silver Winner

Interviews & Photos: Tim Barnwell

Publisher: Cashiers Historical Society

ISBN: 9780578434155

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The book is a celebration of the power of story. It consists of the history of Cashiers Valley with vintage photographs and a collection by famed North Carolina photographer, Tim Barnwell, of oral histoires and photographs of citizens of Cashiers Valley and the places they treasure.

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To Live on Lafayette Square: Society & Politics in the President's Neighborhood
2020 Silver Winner

Author: William Seale

Publisher: The White House Historical Association

ISBN: 9781950273034

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This publication from historian William Seale details the rich history of what was once the most fashionable neighborhood in Washington—Lafayette Square—just across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.

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