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Theodore Roosevelt Association Book Prize Winners - 2020

The Theodore Roosevelt Association is proud to announce this year’s winner of the Theodore Roosevelt Association Book Prize: Dr. John M. Thompson, author of Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, 2019). The prize recognizes the year's most significant published book focused primarily or substantially on Theodore Roosevelt.

Great Power RisingDr. Thompson is a Senior Strategic Analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, where he leads a range of projects in the fields of U.S. foreign policy, transatlantic relations, and European security. Before joining the HCSS, he was Head of the Global Security Team at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich and Lecturer at the Clinton Institute, University College Dublin. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge, the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the University of St. Thomas. In addition to Great Power Rising: Theodore Roosevelt and the Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy, he is co-editor of Not Even Past: How the United States Ends Wars (2020), Progressivism in America: Past, Present, and Future (2015), and America's Transatlantic Turn: Theodore Roosevelt and the "Discovery" of Europe (2012).

This excellent study on TR’s political finesse and his efforts to shape U.S. foreign policy is scholarly, appealing to a wide audience, and a significant contribution to the historiography of Theodore Roosevelt.

The prize will be presented at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. during the annual meeting of the Theodore Roosevelt Association on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

For direct purchase:

Order Here - Oxford University Press: Great Power Rising

The Camping Trip that Changed AmericaThe TRA is also proud to announce the winner of our first Children's Book Prize: The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks by Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein and published by Dial Books for Young Readers. Vividly illustrated and based on true events, this charming book recounts the 1903 Yosemite camping trip undertaken by President Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir in the high Sierras of Yosemite. This wilderness adventure among the giant sequoias (and a blizzard) inspired TR to use the powers of his office for a massive expansion of U.S. national parks, forests and wildlife preserves.

At a Zoom award ceremony held this summer, the TRA gave an engraved bust of Theodore Roosevelt and an award certificate to Ms. Rosenstock.

For direct purchase:
Order Here - Penguin Random House: The Camping Trip that Changed America

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