George Louis Beer Prize Recipients

The George Louis Beer Prize is offered in recognition of outstanding historical writing on any phase of European international history since 1895. Awarded annually since its inception in 1923, this prize was established in accordance with the terms of a bequest by George Louis Beer (1872–1920), a historian of the British colonial system before 1765.

The award is open to any scholar who is a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States; books published during the year preceeding the year of award are eligible. The phrase "European international history since 1895" refers to any study of international history since the year 1895 with a significant European dimension.

2013

Dr. R.M. Douglas, Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War (Yale Univ. Press)

2012

Dr. Tara Zahra, The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe's Families after World War II (Harvard Univ. Press)

2011

Dr. David M. Ciarlo, Advertising Empire: Race and Visual Culture in Imperial Germany (Harvard Univ. Press)

2011

Dr. Michael A. Reynolds, Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1908-18 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2010

Dr. Holly Case, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II (Stanford Univ. Press)

2009

Dr. William I. Hitchcock, The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe (Free Press)

2008

Dr. Melvyn P. Leffler, For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War (Hill and Wang)

2007

Dr. J. P. Daughton, An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Colonialism, 1880-1914 (Oxford Univ. Press)

2006

Dr. Mark A. Lawrence, Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam (Univ. of California Press)

2005

Dr. Carole K. Fink, Defending the Rights of Others: The Great Powers, the Jews, and International Minority Protection, 1878-1938 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2004

Dr. Kate Lake Brown, A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland (Harvard Univ. Press)

2003

Dr. Timothy Snyder, The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lituania, Belarus 1569-1999 (Yale Univ. Press

2002

Dr. Matthew Connelly, A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria's Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era (Oxford Univ. Press)

2001

Dr. John Connelly, Captive University: The Sovietization of East German, Czech, and Polish Higher Education, 1945-56 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

2000

Dr. Marc Trachtenberg, A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-63 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1999

Dr. Daniel T. Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (Belknap Press)

1998

Dr. Jeffrey C. Herf, Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys (Harvard Univ. Press)

1997

Dr. Vojtech Mastny, The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity: The Stalin Years (Oxford Univ. Press)

1995

Dr. Mary Nolan, Visions of Modernity: American Business and the Modernization of Germany (Oxford Univ. Press)

1994

Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg, A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1993

Dr. Christine A. White, British and American Commerical Relations with Soviet Russia, 1918-24 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1992

Dr. Nicole T. Jordan, The Popular Front and Central Europe: The Dilemmas of French Impotence, 1918-40 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1991

Dr. John Gillingham, Coal, Steel, and the Rebirth of Europe, 1945-55 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1990

Dr. Steven M. Miner, Between Churchill and Stalin. The Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the Origins of the Grand Alliance (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1989

Dr. Piotr S. Wandycz, The Twilight of the French Eastern Alliances, 1926-36: French-Czechoslovak-Polish Relations from Locarno to the Remilitarization of the Rhineland (Princeton Univ. Press)

1988

Dr. Michael J. Hogan, The Marshall Plan: America, Great Britain, and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-52 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1987

Dr. Philip S. Khoury, Syria and the French Mandate: The Politics of Arab Nationalism (Princeton Univ. Press)

1985

Dr. Carole K. Fink, The Genoa Conference: European Diplomacy, 1921-22 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1984

Dr. Wm. Roger Louis, The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-51: Arab Nationalism, the United States, and Postwar Imperialism (Clarendon Press)

1983

Dr. Sarah M. Terry, Poland's Place in Europe: General Sikorski and the Origin of the Oder-Neisse Line, 1939-43 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1982

Dr. MacGregor Knox, Mussolini Unleashed, 1939-41: Politics and Strategy in Fascist Italy's Last War (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1981

Dr. Sally J. Marks, Innocent Abroad: Belgium at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1979

Dr. Edward W. Bennett, German Disarmament and the West, 1932-33 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1977

Dr. Stephen A. Schuker, The End of French Predominance in Europe: The Financial Crisis of 1924 and the Adoption of the Dawes Plan. (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1976

Dr. Charles S. Maier, Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany and Italy in the Decade After World War I (Princeton Univ. Press)

1972

Dr. Jon S. Jacobson, Locarno Diplomacy: Germany and the West (Princeton Univ. Press)

1971

Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg, The Foreign Policy of Hitler’s Germany, Diplomatic Revolution in Europe, 1933-36 (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1970

Dr. Samuel R. Williamson, The Politics of Grand Strategy: Britain and France Prepare for War, 1904-14 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1969

Dr. Richard H. Ullman, Britain and the Russian Civil War, November 1918-February 1920 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1967

Dr. George A. Brinkley, The Volunteer Army and the Revolution in South Russia (Univ. of Notre Dame Press)

1967

Dr. Robert A. Wohl, French Communism in the Making (Stanford Univ. Press)

1965

Dr. Paul S. Guinn, British Strategy and Politics, 1914-18 (Oxford Univ. Press/Clarendon)

1964

Dr. Ivo J. Lederer, Yugoslavia at the Paris Peace Conference (Yale Univ. Press)

1964

Dr. Harold I. Nelson, Land and Power: British and Allied Policy on Germany’s Frontiers, 1916-19 (Univ. of Toronto Press)

1963

Dr. Edward W. Bennett, Germany and the Diplomacy of the Financial Crisis, 1931 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1963

Dr. Hans A. Schmitt, The Path to European Union (Louisiana State Univ. Press)

1962

Dr. Piotr S. Wandycz, France and Her Eastern Allies, 1919-25 (Univ. of Minnesota Press)

1961

Dr. Charles F. Delzell, Mussolini's Enemies: The Italian Anti-Fascist Resistance (Princeton Univ. Press)

1960

Dr. Rudolph Binion, Defeated Leaders: The Political Fate of Cailleux, Jouvenel, and Tardieu (Columbia Univ. Press)

1959

Prof. Ernest R. May, The World War and American Isolation, 1914-17 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1958

Prof. Victor S. Mamatey, The United States and East Central Europe (Princeton Univ. Press)

1957

Dr. Alexander Dallin, German Rule in Russia, 1941-45 (St. Martin's Press)

1956

Dr. Henry Cord Meyer, Mitteleuropa in German Thought and Action, 1815-1945 (Batsford)

1955

Dr. Richard E. Pipes, The Formation of the Soviet Union (Harvard Univ. Press)

1954

Dr. Wayne S. Vucinich, Serbia Between East and West: The Events of 1903-08 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1953

Dr. Russell H. Fifield, Woodrow Wilson and the Far East (Cornell Univ. Press)

1952

Dr. Robert H. Ferrell, Peace in Their Time: The Origins of the Kellogg-Briand Pact (Yale Univ. Press)

1943

Dr. Arthur Norton Cook, British Enterprise in Nigeria (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1941

Dr. Arthur J. Marder, The Anatomy of British Sea Power (Knopf)

1940

Dr. Richard Heathcote Heindel, The American Impact on Great Britain, 1898-1914 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1939

Dr. Pauline Relyea Anderson, Background of Anti-English Feeling in Germany, 1890-1902 (American Univ. Press)

1938

Dr. Rene Albrecht-Carrie, Italy at the Paris Peace Conference (Columbia Univ. Press)

1937

Dr. Charles Wesley Porter, The Career of Théophile Delcassé (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1934

Dr. Ross J. S. Hoffman, Great Britain and the German Trade Rivalry, 1875-1914 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1933

Dr. Robert Thomas Pollard, China's Foreign Relations, 1917-31 (Macmillan)

1932

Dr. Oswald H. Wedel, Austro-German Diplomatic Relations, 1908-14 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1931

Dr. O. J. Hale, Germany and the Diplomatic Revolution: A Study in Diplomacy and the Press, 1904-06 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1930

Dr. Bernadotte E. Schmitt, The Coming of the War, 2 vols. (Scribner)

1929

Dr. M. B. Giffen, Fashoda: The Incident and Its Diplomatic Setting (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1928

Dr. Sidney B. Fay, The Origins of the World War, 2 vols. (Macmillan)

1925

Dr. Edith P. Stickney, Southern Albania or Northern Epirus in European International Affairs, 1912-23 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1924

Dr. Alfred L. P. Dennis, The Foreign Policies of Soviet Russia (Dutton)

1923

Dr. Walter Russell Batsell, The Mandatory System: Its Historical Background and Relation to the New Imperialism

1923

Dr. Edward Mead Earle, Turkey, the Great Powers, and the Bagdad Railway (Macmillan)