FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2017
Contact: Dana Lombardy
World War One Historical Association
Professors Dennis Showalter, Michael Neiberg, and Graydon Tunstall awarded the 2016 Tomlinson prize for their World War One books
The World War One Historical Association (WW1HA) annual Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr., prize for 2016 for the best work of history in English on World War One (1914-1918) has been awarded to three exceptional historians: Dennis Showalter for his Instrument of War: The German Army 1914-1918 (Osprey Publishing); Michael S. Neiberg for The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America (Oxford University Press); and Graydon Tunstall for Written in Blood: The Battle for Fortress Przemysl in WWI (Indiana University Press).
This is the second time that multiple books won the Tomlinson prize. Three 2010 titles shared the award presented in 2011. For the books published in 2016 the editors of WW1HA’s publication, World War One Illustrated, chose the three winners since all three authors have served in the past as judges on the Tomlinson award committee and recused themselves for 2016.
The prize consists of a cash award and original bronze plaque sculpted by Andrew L. Chernak, a U.S. Army Vietnam War veteran whose sculptures are installed at Arlington Cemetery and state and private parks:
It is made possible through a grant from Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr., Director-emeritus of The Western Front Association – United States Branch. (WFA-US became the World War One Historical Association in 2011.)
Previous Tomlinson award winners, World War One centennial events and projects, and much more can be found at https://ww1ha.org/lens-bookshelf/the-tomlinson-book-prize/.