Dear History Graduate Students,
Dr. Meredith Lair asked me to forward this to you.
Cold War Prize
For the fifth year, the John A. Adams
Center at the Virginia Military Institute is pleased to announce that
it will award prizes for the best unpublished papers dealing with the
United States military in the Cold War era (1945-1991). Any
aspect of the Cold War is eligible, with papers on war planning,
intelligence, logistics, and mobilization especially welcome.
Please note that essays which relate aspects of the Korean and
Southeast Asian conflicts to the larger Cold War are also open for
Not only do we welcome your submission of
previously unpublished pieces, but we encourage you to pass along this
notice to any colleagues or promising graduate students who might be
working in this area.
Prizes: First place will earn a
plaque and a cash award of $2000; second place, $1000 and a plaque;
and third place, $500 and a plaque.
Procedures: Entries should be
tendered to the Adams Center at VMI by 15 June 2009. Please make
your submission by Microsoft Word and limit your entry to a maximum of
twenty-five pages of double-spaced text, exclusive of documentation
and bibliography. A panel of judges will, over the summer,
examine all papers and the Adams Center will announce its top three
rankings early in the fall of 2009. The Journal of
Military History will be happy to consider those award
winners for publication.
Submissions and questions:
Professor Malcolm Muir, Jr.,
John A. Adams '71 Center for Military
History and Strategic Analysis
Department of History
Virginia Military Institute; Lexington,
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2007-08 Cold War essay
John A. Adams '71 Center for
Military History and Strategic Analysis
"The Genesis of the Sixth Fleet:
The U.S. Navy and Early Cold War Foreign Policy in the Mediterranean,
1946 - 1948"
by Michael A. Palmer, East Carolina
"In a Foreign Land: GIs, West
Germans, and Refugees in Franconia, 1945 - 1960"
by Adam Seipp, Texas A & M
"The Atomic Air Offensive and the
Change in American Military Tradition, 1945 - 1950"
by John M. Curatola, U.S. Army Command
and General Staff College
Honorable mentions (in alphabetical
"The Quiet Death of Universal Military
Training: How America Lost an Opportunity to Close the
by Robert K. Dean, Norwich
"Lessons of the Korean War and the
Public Debate over Containment and American National Military
Strategy, 1950 - 1955"
by Hal M. Friedman, Henry Ford Community
"Detachment Number 1:
African-American Prisoners at Camp 5 during the Korean
by Thomas J. Ward, Jr., Spring Hill
Mack P. Holt
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