Arthur Ross Book Award

The Arthur Ross Book Award is a politics-related literary award.

Arthur Ross Book Award
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Awarded forLiterature (politics-related)
CountryUnited States
Presented by • Arthur Ross (endowment in 2001)
 • Council on Foreign Relations (administration)
Reward(s)Varies
First awarded2002
Websitewww.cfr.org/arthur-ross-book-award

History and administrationEdit

It was endowed in 2001 by Arthur Ross, an American businessman and philanthropist,[1] for the purpose of recognizing books that make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations. The prize is for nonfiction works from the past two years, in English or translation, and is accompanied by a monetary award. The amount of the prize has varied from year to year but has sometimes consisted of a $30,000 "Gold Medal", a $15,000 "Silver Medal" and a $7,500 "Honorable Mention".

The award is administered by the Council on Foreign Relations, an American nonprofit nonpartisan membership organization, publisher and think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.

List of winnersEdit

2000sEdit

2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
  • Gold Medal – Philip P. Pan for Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China
  • Silver Medal – Ahmed Rashid for Descent into Chaos: The United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia
  • Honorable Mention – Gareth Evans for The Responsibility To Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All

2010sEdit

2010
2011
2012
2013[2]
2014[3]
2015
2016
  • Gold Medal – Niall Ferguson for Kissinger: 1923–1968: The Idealist
  • Silver Medal – Thomas J. Christensen for The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power
  • Bronze Medal – Charles Moore for Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography—Volume II: Everything She Wants
2017[4]
  • Gold Medal – John Pomfret for The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present
  • Silver Medal – Robert F. Worth for A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, From Tahrir Square to ISIS
  • Bronze Medal – Svetlana Alexievich for Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets
2018
2019
2020

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martin, Douglas (September 11, 2007). "Arthur Ross, Investor and Philanthropist Who Left Mark on the Park, Dies at 96". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Fredrik Logevall Wins CFR's 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award for "Embers of War"". Council on Foreign Relations. December 16, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Blood Telegram by Gary Bass Wins CFR's 2014 Arthur Ross Book Award". Council on Foreign Relations. November 25, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "John Pomfret's "The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom" Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award". Council on Foreign Relations. November 15, 2017. Retrieved December 23, 2017.

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