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Book awards: Arthur Ross Book Award

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Works (54)

John Maynard Keynes: 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman by Robert SkidelskyGold Medal, 2002
Kennedy's Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam by Lawrence FreedmanSilver Medal, 2002
Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World by Walter Russell MeadHonorable Mention, 2002
"A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha PowerGold Medal, 2003
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillanSilver Medal, 2003
The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History by Philip BobbittHonorable Mention, 2003
The Age of Sacred Terror: Radical Islam's War against America by Daniel BenjaminGold Medal, 2004
The Breaking of Nations: Order and Chaos in the Twenty-First Century by Robert CooperSilver Medal, 2004
America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy by Ivo H. DaalderHonorable Mention, 2004
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve CollGold Medal, 2005
Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle by Stephen BiddleSilver Medal, 2005
Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet by James MannHonorable Mention, 2005
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony JudtGold Medal, 2006
Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah by Olivier RoySilver Medal, 2006
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George PackerHonorable Mention, 2006
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers by Kwame Anthony AppiahGold Medal, 2007
Dean Acheson: A Life in the Cold War by Robert L. BeisnerSilver Medal, 2007
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. RicksHonorable Mention, 2007
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul CollierGold Medal, 2008
Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the U.S. by Trita ParsiSilver Medal, 2008
Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power by Robert DallekHonorable Mention, 2008
Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China by Philip P. PanGold Medal, 2009
Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia by Ahmed RashidSilver Medal, 2009
The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All by Gareth EvansHonorable Mention, 2009
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat AhamedGold Medal, 2010
In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan by Seth G. JonesSilver Medal, 2010
Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe by Gérard PrunierHonorable Mention, 2010
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. ReinhartGold Medal, 2011
Jihad in Saudi Arabia: Violence and Pan-Islamism since 1979 (Cambridge Middle East Studies) by Thomas HegghammerSilver Medal, 2011
How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace by Charles A. KupchanHonorable Mention, 2011
George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis GaddisGold Medal, 2012
Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa by Jason StearnsSilver Medal, 2012
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World by Daniel YerginHonorable Mention, 2012
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik LogevallGold Medal, 2013
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne ApplebaumSilver Medal, 2012
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Daron AcemogluHonorable Mention, 2013
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. BassGold Medal, 2014
War Comes to Garmser: Thirty Years of Conflict on the Afghan Frontier by Carter MalkasianSilver Medal, 2014
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order by Benn SteilHonorable Mention, 2014
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan OsnosBronze Medal, 2015
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas PikettyGold Medal, 2015
Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928 by Stephen KotkinSilver Medal, 2015
The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power by Thomas J. ChristensenSilver Medal, 2016
Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist by Niall FergusonGold Medal, 2016
Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith: In London, Washington and Moscow by Charles MooreBronze Medal, 2016
The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present by John PomfretGold Medal, 2017
A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS by Robert F. WorthSilver Medal, 2017
Second-hand Time by Svetlana AlexievichBronze Medal, 2017
By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 by Michael J. GreenSilver Medal, 2018
The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha GessenBronze Medal, 2018
Stalin, Volume II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 by Stephen KotkinGold Medal, 2018
Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew RobertsSilver Medal, 2019
These Truths: a History of the United States by Jill LeporeGold Medal, 2019
Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945-1975 by Max HastingsBronze Medal, 2019

Award description

The annual Arthur Ross Book Award recognizes books that make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations. The prize, endowed by the late Arthur Ross in 2001, is for nonfiction works from the past year, in English or translation, that merit special attention for: (1) bringing forth new information that changes the understanding of events or problems; (2) developing analytical approaches that offer insights into critical issues; or
(3) introducing ideas that help resolve foreign policy problems.


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