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).