2016 Lyman Award Winners

Presented at NASOH’s annual conference: May 17, 2017

 

Committee:

Paul Fontenoy (chair), North Carolina Maritime Museums

Christine Keiner, Rochester Institute of Technology

Bill Flayhart, University of Delaware (emeritus)

Josh Smith, US Merchant Marine Academy

Dave Winkler, Naval Historical Foundation

 

Canadian Naval and Maritime History

Winner: Joel Zemel, Scapegoat: The Extraordinary Legal Proceedings Following the 1917 Halifax Explosion, New World Publishing (Canada)

 

U.S. Naval History

Winner: Paul E. Pedisich, Congress Buys a Navy: Politics, Economics, and the Rise of American Naval Power, 1881-1921, Naval Institute Press

 

U.S. Naval History

Honorable Mention: Lisle A. Rose, Seas, Skies, and Submarines: America’s Sailors in the Great War, University of Missouri Press

 

U.S. Maritime History

Winner: Donald Grady Shomette, Privateers of the Revolution: War on the New Jersey Coast, 1775-1783, Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

 

U.S. Maritime History

Honorable Mention: Lee Van Der Voo, The Fish Market: Inside the Big-Money Battle for the Ocean and Your Dinner Plate, St. Martin’s Press

 

Naval and Maritime Science and Technology

Winners: Jennifer Hubbard, David J. Wildish, & Robert L. Stephenson, A Century of Maritime Science: The St. Andrews Biological Station, University of Toronto Press

 

Naval and Maritime Science and Technology

Honorable Mention: William Barr, tr. & ed., Emil Bessels’ Polaris: The Chief Scientist’s Recollections of the American North Pole Expedition 1871-1873, University of Calgary Press

 

Naval and Maritime Reference Works and Published Primary Sources

Winner: Rebecca Huycke Ellison, Daniel O.Killman’s Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail & Steam, Texas A&M University Press

 

 

 

Naval and Maritime Reference Works and Published Primary Sources

Honorable Mention: Jun Kimura, Archaeology of East Asian Shipbuilding, University Press of Florida

 

Naval and Maritime Biography and Autobiography

Winner: Tamara Plakins Thornton, Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life, University of North Carolina Press

 

2015 Lyman Award Winners

 

Canadian Naval and Maritime History

Winner: Glenn M. Stein, Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S. Investigator and the McClure Expedition (McFarland & Company)

U.S. Naval History

Winner: John Darrell Sherwood, War in the Shallows: U.S. Navy Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam, 1965-1968 (Naval History & Heritage Command)

U.S. Maritime History

Winner: Faye M. Kert, Privateering: Patriots & Profits in the War of 1812 (The Johns Hopkins University Press)

Honorable Mention: Mark G. Hanna, Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740 (University of North Carolina Press)

Honorable Mention: Joshua L. Reid, The Sea is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs (Yale University Press)

Naval and Maritime Science and Technology

Winner: Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Dutch East India Company Shipbuilding: The Archaeological Study of Batavia and Other Seventeenth-Century VOC Ships (Texas A&M University Press)

Naval and Maritime Reference Works and Published Primary Sources

Winner: Mark L. Evans & Roy A. Grossnick, United States Naval Aviation 1910-2010 (Naval History & Heritage Command)

Naval and Maritime Biography and Autobiography

Winner: Dennis L. Noble, The Sailor’s Homer: The Life and Times of Richard McKenna, Author of The Sand Pebbles (Naval Institute Press)

2014 Lyman Book Award Winners

Canadian Naval and Maritime History

Winner: John English, Ice and Water:  Politics, Peoples, and the Arctic Council (London:  Allen Lane, 2013).

US Naval History

Winner: Thomas Wildenberg, Billy Mitchell’s War with the Navy:  The Interwar Rivalry Over Air Power (Annapolis:  Naval Institute Press, 2014).

Honorable Mention: Matthew Taylor Rafferty, The Republic Afloat:  Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America (Chicago:  Chicago University Press, 2013).

US Maritime History

Winner: David Igler, The Great Ocean:  Pacific Worlds from Captain Cook to the Gold Rush (Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2013).

Honorable Mention: Jennifer Schell, “A Bold and Hardy Race of Men”:  The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen (Boston:  University of Massachusetts Press, 2013).

Honorable Mention: Denver Brunsman, The Evil Necessity:  British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Charlottesville:  University of Virginia Press, 2013).

Naval and Maritime Science and Technology

Winner: Kurkpatrick Dorsey, Whales and Nations:  Environmental Dipolomacy on the High Seas (Seattle:  University of Washington Press, 2013).

Naval and Maritime Biography and Autobiography

Honorable Mention: Geoffrey L. Rossano, ed., Hero of the Angry Sky:  The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America’s First Naval Ace (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2013).

Naval and Maritime Reference Works and Published Primary Sources

Honorable Mention: John A. Wolter, David A. Ranzan, and John J. McDonough, eds., With Commodore Perry to Japan:  The Journal of William Speiden Jr., 1852-1855 (Annapolis:  Naval Instutite Press, 2013).