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Book awards: Henry Adams Prize

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Works (36)

A Patron for Pure Science by J. Merton England1984
History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Vol. 1: The Formative Years, 1947-1950 by Steven L. Rearden1985
Prelude to the Total Force by Charles Joseph Gross1986
A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture by Michael Kammen1987
Aviation in the U.S. Army, 1919-1939 by Maurer Maurerhonorable mention, 1988
Forging the Atomic Shield1988
The Senate, 1789-1989. Vol. 1. Addresses on the history of the United States Senate by Robert C. Byrd1989
Public affairs. The Military and the Media, 1962-1968 by William M. Hammondhonorable mention, 1990
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever by Victoria A. Harden1991
Press Gallery by Donald A. Ritchie1992
The Medical Department by Graham A. Cosmas1993
Inside NASA: High Technology and Organizational Change in the U.S. Space Program by Howard E. McCurdy1994
Structures in the Stream: Water, Science, and the Rise of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by Todd Shallat1995
Shaping the Eighteenth Amendment : temperance reform, legal culture, and the polity, 1880-1920 by Richard F. Hamm1996
Beyond the Broker State: Federal Policies Toward Small Business, 1936-1961 by Jonathan J. Bean1997
Explicit and Authentic Acts: Amending the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1995 by David E. Kyvig1997
Argonne National Laboratory, 1946-96 by Jack M. Holl1998
Building the National Parks by Linda Flint McClelland1999
Warmaking and American Democracy: The Struggle Over Military Strategy, 1700 to the Present by Michael D. Pearlman2000
Creating the Secret State by David F. Rudgers2001
A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell by Donald Worster2002
An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson2003
Harry Truman and Civil Rights by Michael R. Gardner2003
American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization by Neil Smith2004
Goldberger's War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader by Alan M. Kraut2004
The Interpreter by Alice Kaplan2006
Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations by Craig Nelson2007
Lincoln's Rise to the Presidency by William C. Harris2008
Old World, New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning by Kathleen Burk2009
Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1945-1975 by John Prados2010
Roosevelt's Purge: How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party by Susan Dunn2011
The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union's First Ironclad (VA) by John V. Quarstein2012
Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man by Walter Stahr2013
Wilson by A. Scott Berg2014
On Democracy's Doorstep: The Inside Story of How the Supreme Court Brought "One Person, One Vote" to the United States by J. Douglas Smith2015
The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State by Lisa McGirr2016

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. Entries may be narrative histories, edited collections of articles or essays, or any other published historical work of comparable scope. The Adams Prize is given to an individual or to principal collaborators. Entries are judged for value in furthering the understanding and history of the federal government; quality and thoroughness of research; style and appropriateness of presentation; suitability and rigor of methodology; and use of original and primary materials
Awards page of the society's website
First prize awarded in 1984


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