John Lyman Books Awards, 2014

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.

These are the winners of the awards for books published in 2014:

  • David J. Bercuson and Holger Herwig won the award in the category “U.S. Naval History” for Long Night of the Tankers: Hitler’s War Against Caribbean Oil published by the University of Calgary Press.
  • Norman Friedman won the award in the category “Naval and Maritime Science and Technology” for Fighting the Great War at Sea: Strategy, Tactics and Technology published by Naval Institute Press.
  • Lloyd J. Matthews won the award in the category “Naval and Maritime Biography and Autobiography” for General Henry Lockwood of Delaware: Shipmate of Melville, Co-builder of the Naval Academy, Civil War Commander published by the University of Delaware Press.
  • Brian Rouleau won the award in the category “U.S. Maritime History” for With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire published by Cornell University Press.
  • Nancy Shoemaker (editor) won the award in the category “Naval and Maritime Reference Works and Published Primary Sources” for Living With Whales: Documents and Oral Histories of Native New England Whaling History published by the University of Massachusetts Press.
  • Gordon W. Smith won the award in the category “Canadian Naval and Maritime History” for A Historical and Legal Study of Sovereignty in the Canadian North: Terrestrial Sovereignty, 1870-1939 (edited by P. Whitney Lackenbauer), published by the University of Calgary Press.
  • Donald Barry, Bob Applebaum and Earl Wiseman received an Honorable Mention in the category “Canadian Naval and Maritime History” for Fishing for a Solution: Canada’s Fisheries Relations with the European Union, 1977-2013 published by the University of Calgary Press.
  • Catherine Cangany received an Honorable Mention in the category “U.S. Maritime History” for Frontier Seaport: Detroit’s Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepôt published by the University of Chicago Press.
  • Kevin J. Crisman (editor) received an Honorable Mention in the category “U.S. Naval History” for Coffins of the Brave: Lake Shipwrecks of the War of 1812 published by Texas A&M University Press.
  • John Maxtone-Graham received an Honorable Mention in the category “Naval and Maritime Science and Technology” for SS United States: Red, White, & Blue Riband Forever, published by W.W. Norton and Company.
  • Dane A. Morrison received an Honorable Mention in the category “U.S. Maritime History” for True Yankees: The South Seas & The Discovery of American Identity published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Michael A. Osborne received an Honorable Mention in the category “Naval and Maritime Science and Technology” The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France published by the University of Chicago Press.