Meet the 2022 Military History Prize Finalists
Posted by Gilder Lehrman Staff on Wednesday, 09/20/2023
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the New-York Historical Society have announced the finalists for the tenth annual Gilder Lehrman Military History Prize.
The $50,000 prize is bestowed in recognition of the best English language book published in 2022 in the field of American military history. This is the first year in which the focus of the prize is on American rather than global military history, in keeping with the mission of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history.
The finalists for the 2022 Military History Prize are
- Bruce Henderson for Bridge to the Sun: The Secret Role of the Japanese Americans Who Fought in the Pacific in World War II (Knopf)
- Frederick C. Leiner for Prisoners of the Bashaw: The Nineteen-Month Captivity of American Sailors in Tripoli, 1803–1805 (Westholme Publishing)
- Nicholas Reynolds for Need to Know: World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence (Mariner Books)
The winner will be announced in early October. An event celebrating the winner and the shortlisted authors will take place on Monday, December 4, hosted by the New-York Historical Society.