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History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Vol. 4: Into the Missile Age, 1956-1960 by Robert J. Watson1998
CIA and the Vietnam policymakers : three episodes 1962-1968 by Harold P. Ford1999
"Before this decade is out--" : personal reflections on the Apollo Program by Glen E. Swanson2000
Training to Fly by Rebecca Hancock Cameron2001
Capitol Builder: The Shorthand Journals of Montgomery C. Meigs, 1853-1859, 1861, A Project to Commemorate the United States Capitol Bicentennial, 1800-2000 by Montgomery C. Meigs2002
History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Vol. 3: Strategy, Money, and the New Look, 1953-1956 by Richard M. Leighton2003
Sky and Ocean Joined by Steven J. Dick2004
Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court by John M. Ferren2005
Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy's First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality by Robert J. Jr. Schneller2006
The House by Robert V. Remini2007
Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932 (American Presidential Elections) by Donald A. Ritchie2008
Sex, Sin, and Science: A History of Syphilis in America (Healing Society: Disease, Medicine, and History) by John Parascandola2009
Transplanting the Great Society: Lyndon Johnson and Food for Peace by Kristin L. Ahlberg2010
The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic by William P. Leeman2011
1812: The Navy's War by George C. Daughan2012
Yamashita's Ghost: War Crimes, MacArthur's Justice, and Command Accountability (Modern War Studies) by Allan A. Ryan2013
The American Senate: An Insider's History by Neil MacNeil2014
A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior by Mark A. Bradley2015

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  1. The Most Exclusive Club: A History of the Modern United States Senate by Lewis L. Gould (2005)
  2. The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election by Garland S. Tucker III (2010)
  3. Losing America by Robert C. Byrd (2004)
  4. A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts by Andrew Chaikin (1994)
  5. Perilous Fight: America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas, 1812-1815 by Stephen Budiansky (2010)
  6. Operation Whisper: The Capture of Soviet Spies Morris and Lona Cohen by (2016)
  7. Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution by Forrest McDonald (1985)
  8. Reagan's Victory: The Presidential Election of 1980 And the Rise of the Right by Andrew E. Busch (2005)
  9. If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy -From the Revolution to the War of 1812 by George C. Daughan (2008)
  10. The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro (1982)
  11. Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program by Donald A. Beattie (2001)
  12. Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage by Douglas Waller (2010)
  13. Contract with America by Republican National Committee (1994)
  14. America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union by Fergus M. Bordewich (2012)
  15. The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea by Walter R. Borneman (2012)

Award description

Awarded by the Society for History in the Federal Government
This annual award is given for an outstanding major publication, on the federal government’s history produced by or for a federal history program. The Pendleton Prize is given to an individual author or to principal collaborators. The type of work eligible and the criteria that judges will apply for quality are identical to those for the Adams Prize. The Pendleton Prize has the additional requirement that the publication nominated must have been produced by a federal historian(s) or for a federal history program, including history offices in the federal agencies and history-related programs in other federal entities
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First award in 1998

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