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Book awards: Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize

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Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan by Ronald Spector1986
The United States Navy: A 200-Year History by Edward L. Beach1987
Guardians of the Sea: History of the United States Coast Guard, 1915 to the Present by Robert Erwin Johnson1988
Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet by James R. Reckner1989
Admiral Harold R. Stark: Architect of Victory, 1939-1945 (Studies in Maritime History) by B. Mitchell Simpson1990
Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology by Francis Duncan1991
War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945 by Edward S. Miller1992
Driven Patriot: The Life and Times of James Forrestal by Townsend Hoopes1993
Forged in War: The Naval-Industrial Complex and American Submarine Construction by Gary E. Weir1994
Utmost Savagery by Joseph H. Alexander1995
A History of the Confederate Navy by Raimondo Luraghi1996
Lamson of the Gettysburg: The Civil War Letters of LT Roswell H. Lamson, USN by James M. McPherson1997
Blind Mans Bluff: The Untold Story of Cold War Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag1998
Shield and Sword: The United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War by Edward J. Marolda1999
Ship of Miracles by Bill Gilbert2000
Matthew Calbraith Perry: Antebellum Sailor and Diplomat by John H. Schroeder2001
Sea of Glory : America's voyage of discovery : The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 by Nathaniel Philbrick2003
Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold And Daring by Spencer Tucker2004
Decision at Sea by Craig L. Symonds2005
Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945 by Evan Thomas2006
Crisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters in World War I by William N. Still, Jr.2007
Nexus: Strategic Communications and American World Security during World War I by Jonathan Reed Winkler2008
From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945-1955 by Jeffrey Barlow2009
Stalking the U-Boat: U.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology) by Geoffrey L. Rossano2010
Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway by Elliot Carlson2011

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Recommendations

  1. This People's Navy: The Making of American Sea Power by Kenneth J. Hagan (1991)
  2. Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy by Ian W. Toll (2006)
  3. Guadalcanal: The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle by Richard B. Frank (1990)
  4. The Rising Sun in the Pacific: 1931-April 1942 by Samuel Eliot Morison (1948)
  5. The Two-Ocean War: A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War by Samuel Eliot Morison (1863)
  6. The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors: The Extraordinary World War II Story of the U.S. Navy's Finest Hour by James D. Hornfischer (2004)
  7. Thunder below! : the USS Barb revolutionizes submarine warfare in World War II by Eugene B. Fluckey (1992)
  8. The Quiet Warrior : A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance by Thomas B. Buell (1974)
  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 First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway by John B. Lundstrom (1984)
  11. A Signal Victory: The Lake Erie Campaign, 1812-1813 (Bluejacket Books) by David Curtis Skaggs (1997)
  12. The Battle of Leyte Gulf 23-26 October 1944 by Thomas J. Cutler (1994)
  13. At Dawn We Slept: The Untold Story of Pearl Harbor by Gordon W. Prange (1981)
  14. Pacific Crucible: War at Sea in the Pacific, 1941-1942 by Ian W. Toll (2011)
  15. The Silent War: The Cold War Battle Beneath the Sea by John P. Craven (2001)

Award description

Awarded by the New York Council of the Navy League in cooperation with Frankin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and the Theodore Roosevelt Association

The Prize is presented annually to a book which, in the opinion of the judges, most usefully illuminates the role of seapower or maritime history within the ambit of American history. The judges consider originality and contribution to scholarship; literature and style; readability and general interest; content; the book as a physical object; and research. The prize is not restricted to American authors but the book must be published in English

The prize commemorates the contributions made by Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt while serving as assistant secretaries of the navy and their support of the navy during their presidential administrations

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