2014 MWSA Book Award Finalists

I'm proud to announce the 2014 MWSA Book Award Finalists. Congratulations to you all! I'm very impressed with the many strong candidates this year--a testament to the high quality work of our members. Winners will be announced at our 2014 conference in Phoenix. Good luck, everyone! --Dwight Jon Zimmerman, president


2014 MWSA Book Award Finalists




Firehammer by Ric Hunter

Eyes of the Blind by John Huffman

The Dark Side of Glory by Richard McMahon

Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green

We Were Beautiful Once: Chapters fro a Cold War by Joe Carvalko

When Wars Were Won by Hugh Aaron

Flying into the Storm by Bill Norris

Buckskin Scots by Art Loughry

Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch by Alma Bond




Fear of Beauty by Susan Froetschel

Cochabamba Conspiracy by Brinn Colenda

Amazon Moon by Glenn Starkey

The Warriors by Tom Young

Tempest of Fire by Steve Wilson

Revolution 2016: Take Back America by Lee Boyland with Vista Boyland




Restless Hearts, What if Fallen Heroes Could Go Home? By Dennis Baker

Fade to Black by Jeffrey Wilson




Night Flares Six Tales of the Vietnam War by Robert M. Pacholik




Forget Me Not by Heather Ashby

Silks and Sands by Kathi Rowe




Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand by Jeffery Hess




Georgia Remembers Gettysburg: A Collection of First-Hand Accounts Written by Georgia Soldiers by J. Keith Jones


Red Markers, Close Air Support for the Vietnamese Airborne, 1962-1975 by Gary Willis

America’s Greatest Blunder: The Fateful Decision to Enter World War One by Burton Yale Pines

The Fires of October by Blaine L. Pardoe

The Great War Dawning by Joe Robinson

Valor in Vietnam 1963-1977 Chronicles of Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice by Allen Clark



After Action: The True Story of a Cobra Pilot’s Journey by Dan Sheehan

Condemned Property? By Dusty Trimmer

Da Nang Diary: A Forward Air Controller’s Gun Sight View of Flying with SOG by Tom Yarborough

All I could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Ira by Miyoko Hikiji

My Life with a Wounded Warrior by Pamela Foster

Infantry Lieutenant by Gid B. Adkisson III



Hal Moore: A Soldier Once . . . and Always by Mike Guardia

Walter Goes to War – World War II by Dick Hrebik

West Point Leadership: Profiles of Courage D.E. Rice, J.A. Vigna, and G. E. Mathieson Sr.



Backbone: History, Traditions, and Leadership Lessons of the Marine Corps NCO’s by Julia Dye

U.S. Army and Marine Corps MRAP’s by Mike Guardia

Fields of War: Battle of Normandy by Robert Mueller



The Road to Frogmore: Turning Slaves into Citizens by Carolyn P. Schriber

Unheralded Heroes by Thomas van Hees



Congressional Integrity by David Michaelson



“Endowed by Their Creator”: A Collection of Historic American Military Prayers by Colonel Ronald D. Ray



Twisted Tongues Volume 2 by Jim Greenwald

Shadows of Combat, Poetry about the Vietnam Era by Richard C. Geschke and Robert A Toto



Mixed Up: My Ant’s Mysteries by Sandra Miller Linhart

Fun Days in Pittsburgh by Pat McGrath Avery & Joyce Faulkner

A Sergeant in the House by Betty Turnbull & Susan Senning

Good Night Captain Mama: Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá by Graciela Tiscareno-Sato



Believing in Horses, Too by Valerie Ormond

No Surrender Soldier by Christine Kohler

The Adventures of Gopher Piddington by David Michaelson