From the Affiliated Societies column of the September 2012 issue of Perspectives on History

North American Society for Oceanic History Announces Book Awards

AHA Staff, September 2012

Winners of the John Lyman Book Awards were announced at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Oceanic History in Galveston, Texas, April 22–26, 2012. The awards, named after the late John Lyman, professor at the University of North Carolina, recognize excellent books covering maritime and naval history. Awards for 2011 were:

  • Spencer C. Tucker, who received an Honorable Mention in the category "U.S. Naval History" for his editorship of The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio)

  • William Michael Morgan won the award in the category "U.S. Maritime History" for Pacific Gibraltar: U.S.-Japanese Rivalry over the Annexation of Hawai'i, 1885–1898 (Naval Institute Press).

  • James Pritchard won the award in the category "Canadian Naval and Maritime History" for A Bridge of Ships: Canadian Shipbuilding during the Second World War (Queen's University Press).

  • Stephen J. Hornsby won the award in the category "Naval and Maritime Science and Technology" for Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J.W.F. Des Barres and the Making of the American Neptune (McGill-Queen's University Press).

  • Carmel Finley received an Honorable Mention in the category "Naval and Maritime Science and Technology" for All the Fish in the Sea (University of Chicago Press).

  • Elliot Carlson Morgan won the award in the category "Naval and Maritime Biography and Autobiography" for Joe Rochefort's War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway (Naval Institute Press).

  • Gordon Miller won the award in the category "Naval and Maritime Reference works and Published Primary Sources" for Voyages to the New World and Beyond (D & M Publishers/University of Washington Press).