The Tomlinson Book Prize

The 2015 Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr. Book Prize Winner

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James Lyon


Serbia and the Balkan Front, 1914: The Outbreak of the Great War

Tomlinson Prize

The prize consists of a check for $3,000 and a bronze plaque. The award winner is chosen by a panel chaired by Professor Dennis Showalter of Colorado College, a past President of the Society for Military History. Other panel members are Dr. Michael Neiberg, Professor at the US Army War College, and Graydon A. Tunstall, Senior Lecturer University of South Florida.

The prize is made possible through a grant from Norman B. Tomlinson, Jr., Director-emeritus of The Western Front Association – United States Branch.

Previous Winners

Previous Winners
2014 Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War

by Paul Jankowski 
Oxford University Press, 2014

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2013 Planning Armageddon: British Economic Warfare
and the First World War

by Nicholas A. Lambert 
Harvard University Press, 2012

2012 The Romanian Battlefront in World War I 

by Glenn E. Torrey 
The University of Kansas Press, 2012

2011 The Russian Origins of the First World War 

by Sean McMeekin 
Harvard University Press, 2011

2010 The Final Battle: Soldiers of the Western Front in the German Revolution of 1918 

by D. Scott Stephenson 
Cambridge University Press, 2010

At the committee’s discretion, honorable mention awards in the amount of $1.000 can be designated. Two such awards were made in 2010:
Graydon "Jack" Tunstall for Blood on the Snow: The Carpathian Winter War of 1915(University Press of Kansas 2010)

Richard L. DiNardo for The Gorlice-Tarnow Campaign, 1915 (Praeger 2010)

2009 Bloody Victory: The Sacrifice on the Somme and 
the Making of the Twentieth Century 

by William J. Philpott 
Little Brown, 2009

2008 The Second Battle of the Marne 

by Michael Neiberg
University of Indiana Press, 2008

2007 To Conquer Hell: The Meuse-Argonne, 1918

by Edward Lengel
Henry Holt & Company, 2008

2006 Pyrrhic Victory: 
French Strategy and Operations in the Great War

by Brigadier General
Robert A. Doughty
Harvard University Press

2005 Fighting Different Wars: Experience, Memory and the First World War in Britain

by Janet S.K. Watson
Cambridge University Press

2004 A Fraternity of Arms: 
America and France in the Great War

by Robert B. Bruce
University of Kansas Press

2003 France and The Great War, 1914-1918

by Leonard V. Smith, Stephane 
Audoin-Rouzeau & Annette Becker
Cambridge University Press

2002 German Atrocities, 1914:
A History of Denial

by John Horne & Alan Kramer,
Yale University Press

2001 The First World War Volume I: To Arms

by Hew Strachan,
Oxford University Press

2000 Sir John Fisher’s Naval Revolution

by Nicholas A. Lambert,
University of South Carolina Press

1999 The First World War: 
Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918

by Holger H. Herwig,
Edward Arnold Publishing