Paul Birdsall Prize Recipients

The Paul Birdsall Prize in European Military and Strategic History was established in 1985 by a generous gift from Professor Hans Gatzke, who remained anonymous until his death.

The Birdsall Prize is currently awarded biennially for the most important work published in English on European military or strategic history since 1870. Paul Birdsall (d. 1970) was a historian of European diplomatic and military affairs and a foreign service officer.

2012

Dr. Edith Replogle Sheffer, Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain (Oxford Univ. Press)

2010

Dr. Jonathan Reed Winkler, Nexus: Strategic Communications and American Security in World War I (Harvard Univ. Press)

2008

Dr. Jeffrey A. Engel, Cold War at 30,000 Feet: The Anglo-American Fight for Aviation Supremacy (Harvard Univ. Press)

2006

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

2004

Dr. Robert M. Citino, Blitzkrieg to Desert Storm: The Evolution of Operational Warfare (Univ. Press of Kansas)

2002

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

2000

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

1998

Dr. John Beeler, British Naval Policy in the Gladstone-Disraeli Era, 1866-1880 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1996

Dr. David G. Herrmann, The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War (Princeton Univ. Press)

1994

Dr. Leonard V. Smith, Between Mutiny and Obedience (Princeton Univ. Press)

1992

Dr. Dennis E. Showalter, Tannenberg: Clash of Empires (Archon/Shoe String Press)

1990

Dr. Brian Loring Villa, Unauthorized.Action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid (Oxford Univ. Press)

1986

Col. Robert M. Doughty, The Seeds of Disaster: The Development of the French Army Doctrine, 1919-39 (Shoe String Press of Archeon Books)