Naval History Prize
The Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize, which honors an outstanding work on American naval history, is awarded each year by the New York Council of the Navy League in cooperation with the Roosevelt Institute and the Theodore Roosevelt Association. 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. It includes a cash prize.
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.
To submit a book for consideration, please send a copy to: Nicholas Ludington, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park NY 12538.
Roosevelt Naval History Prize Winners
2009 From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945-1955, by Jeffrey G. Barlow
2008 Nexus: Strategic Communications and American World Security during World War I, by Dr. Johnathan Reed Winkler
2007 Crisis at Sea: The US Navy in European Waters in World War I, by William N. Still, Jr.
2006 Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945, by Evan Thomas
2005 Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History, by Craig L. Symonds
2004 Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold and Daring, by Dr. Spencer Tucker
2003 Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the US Exploring Expedition 1838-1842, by Nathaniel Philbrick
2002 Anglo-American Strategic Relations and the Far East 1933-1939, by Greg Kennedy
2001 Matthew Calbraith Perry: Antebellum Sailor and Diplomat, by John Schroeder
2000 Ship of Miracles, by Bill Gilbert
1999 Shield and Sword: the United States Navy and the Persian Gulf War, by Edward J. Marolda and Robert J. Schneller, Jr.
1998 Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage, by Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew
1997 Lamson of the Gettysburg: The Civil War Letters of LT Roswell H. Lamson, USN, by James and Patricia McPerson
1996 A History of the Confederate Navy, by Professor Ralmondo Luraghi
1995 Utmost Savagery: Three Days of Tarawa, by Colonel Joseph H. Alexander, UMC (Ret.)
1994 Forged in War: The Naval-Industrial Complex and American Submarine Construction, by Dr. Gary E. Weir
1993 Driven Patriot, by Townsend Hoopes and Douglas Brinkley
1992 War Plan Orange: The US Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945, by Edward S. Miller
1991 Rickover and the Nuclear Navy: The Discipline of Technology, by Frances Duncan, PhD
1990 Admiral Harold R. Stark: Architect of Victory, 1939-1945, by B. Mitchell Simpson
1989 Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet, by Professor James R. Reckner
1988 Guardians of the Sea, by Professor Robert Erwin Johnson
1987 The United States Navy: 200 Years, by Captain Edward Latimer Beach, USN (Ret.)
1986 Eagle Against the Sun: The American War with Japan, by Ronald Spector