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2013 John Lyman Book Award Winners

Each year the North American Society for Oceanic History presents the John Lyman Book Awards, named after the late Professor John Lyman of the University of North Carolina, to recognize excellence in the publication of books that make significant contributions to the study and understanding of maritime and naval history. Winners of the awards for books published in 2013 were announced at NASOH’s Annual Meeting held in Erie, Pennsylvania, May 14-17, 2014.

Ice and Water







Canadian Naval and Maritime History – WINNER
John English, Ice and Water: Politics, Peoples, and the Arctic Council, published by Allen Lane









U.S. Naval History – WINNER
Thomas Wildenberg, Billy Mitchell’s War with the Navy: The Interwar Rivalry Over Air Power, published by Naval Institute Press










Matthew Taylor Raffety, The Republic Afloat: Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America, published by the University of Chicago Press









U.S. Maritime History – WINNER
David Igler, The Great Ocean: Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush, published by Oxford University Press










U.S. Maritime History – HONORABLE MENTION
Jennifer Schell, “A Bold and Hardy Race of Men”: The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen, published by the University of Massachusetts Press










U.S. Maritime History – HONORABLE MENTION
Denver Brunsman, The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World, published by the University of Virginia Press










Naval and Maritime Science and Technology – WINNER
Kurkpatrick Dorsey, Whales & Nations: Environmental Diplomacy on the High Seas, published by the University of Washington Press










Naval and Maritime Science and Technology – HONORABLE MENTION
Geoffrey L. Rossano (editor), Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace, published by Ohio University Press.










Naval and Maritime Science and Technology – HONORABLE MENTION
John A. Wolter, David A Ranzan, & John J. McDonough (editors), With Commodore Perry to Japan: The Journal of William Speiden Jr., 1852-1855, published by Naval Institute Press.

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