2012 John Lyman Book Awards

2012 John Lyman Book Award Winners

Presented at NASOH’s 2013 conference.


Canadian Naval and Maritime History

Nicholas Tracy, A Two-Edged Sword: The Navy as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy (McGill-Queen’s University Press).

Honorable Mention

Barry Gough, Juan de Fuca’s Strait: Voyages in the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams (Harbour Publishing).


U.S. Naval History

David Rigby, Allied Master Strategists: The Combined Chiefs of Staff in World War II (Naval Institute Press).

Honorable Mention

Robert Shenk, America’s Black Sea Fleet: The U.S. Navy Amidst War and Revolution, 1919-1923 (Naval Institute Press).


U.S. Maritime History

Bolster, Jeffrey, The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press).

Honorable Mention

James P. Delgado, Misadventures of a Civil War Submarine: Iron, Guns and Pearls (Texas A&M University Press).


Naval and Maritime Science and Technology

Lissa K. Wadewitz, The Nature of Borders: Salmon, Boundaries, and Bandits on the Salish Sea (University of Washington Press).


Naval and Maritime Biography and Autobiography

Honorable Mention

Larry Berman, Zumwalt: The Life and Times of Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr. (HarperCollins Publishers).


Naval and Maritime Reference Works and Published Primary Sources

Jonathan Kinghorn, for The Atlantic Transport Line, 1881-1931 (McFarland and Company).

Honorable Mention

John D. Broadwater, USS Monitor: A Historic Ship Completes its Final Voyage (Texas A&M University Press).