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Nearly 200 Years—Learn More About Norwich

The COLBY AWARD and NU MILITARY WRITERS’ SYMPOSIUM
are signature events of the NU Peace & War Center.


Nominate a Book for the Colby Award

Please note that some criteria and the timeline for the 2020 Colby Award have changed,
and that nominations for the 2019 Colby Award have closed.

  • 2018, Steven E. SodergrenThe Army of the Potomac in the Overland and Petersburg Campaigns: Union Soldiers and Trench Warfare, 1864-1865 (LSU Press)
  • 2017, David Barron, Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS (Simon and Schuster)
  • 2016, Nisid Hajari, Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • 2015, COL Douglas Mastriano, Alvin York: A New Biography of the Hero of the Argonne (The University Press of Kentucky)
  • 2014, Logan Beirne, Blood of Tyrants: George Washington and the Forging of the Presidency (Encounter Books)

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