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The winners of the MHM Book Awards 2017 have now been announced. The winners are as follows:

MHM BOOK OF THE YEAR

WINNER – GOLD AWARD

Sea Eagles of Empire: the Classis Britannica and the battles for Britain by Simon Elliott

 

This masterly text surveys the little-known story of the naval forces of the Roman Empire in Britain. Always in the shadow of the legions, Sea Eagles of Empire restores the Roman navy in Britain to its rightful place at the centre of any comprehensive understanding of the long duration of Roman power.

 

 

 

WINNER – SILVER AWARD

Jacobites: a new history of the ’45 rebellion by Jacqueline Riding

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, landed in the Western Highlands of Scotland in July 1745. His aim was to win the throne of Britain for his father James, the Old Pretender. Riding places this attempt firmly within the context of the rivalry between Britain and France, and the ongoing War of the Austrian Succession, providing a lively read that combines military detail with wider political and social context.

 

 

 

 

WINNER – BRONZE AWARD

Air Power: a global history by Jeremy Black

Charting the rise of military aviation, this ground-breaking new book covers both the world wars and the more limited conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries. Jeremy Black looks at debates around strategic bombing, aircraft carriers versus battleships, and how airpower has become the weapon of choice, spreading maximum destruction with minimum commitment.

 

 

 

 

MHM ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE YEAR

WINNER

Armour of the English Knight by Tobias Capwell

Capwell is such a master of his subject that he is able to communicate complex ideas and observations clearly and accessibly. He argues for a specifically English tradition in armour, observably different from the better-known European styles. Well illustrated and with sumptuous photographs, this book is a delight to read.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all our winners and publishers!

MHM Illustrated Book of the Year 2017 Shortlist:


Shepard’s War: E H Shepard, the man who drew Winnie-the-Pooh, James Campbell (MHM 64)

Ernest Howard Shepard has produced world-famous illustrations, including those for Winnie-the-Pooh and The Wind in the Willows. This beautifully produced book presents over 100 pieces of his wartime art in full colour, covering everything from satirical sketches of his comrades to technical drawings and illustrated diary entries.


Armour of the English Knight, Tobias Capwell (MHM 64)

Capwell is such a master of his subject that he is able to communicate complex ideas and observations clearly and accessibly. He argues for a specifically English tradition in armour, observably different from the better-known European styles. Well illustrated and with sumptuous photographs, this book is a delight to read.

 


Tank: 100 years of the world’s most important armored military vehicle, Michael E Haskew (MHM 65)

This publication covers everything from early ideas about tanks to the developments of the 21st century. It is a well produced book, with good photographs, several in full colour, and many of them rarely seen in general military histories. There are also some diagrammatic representations of tanks, as well as posters (and similar) depicting tanks.


Weapon: a visual history of arms and armour, DK (MHM 73)

This publication covers everything from early ideas about tanks to the developments of the 21st century. It is a well produced book, with good photographs, several in full colour, and many of them rarely seen in general military histories. There are also some diagrammatic representations of tanks, as well as posters (and similar) depicting tanks.

 


Voting has now closed

The winners will be announced on Friday 7 July online – use #MHMAwards17 on Twitter to follow proceedings as the winners are announced!

One Comment

  1. Graeme Cooper
    February 6, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

    Can you tell me why ‘Rogue Heroes’, Ben McIntyre’s Book on the SAS did not make selection?

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