Monday, January 2, 2017

2016 Pate Award winner announced

The Fort Worth CWRT just revealed the winner of their annual A. M. Pate, Jr. Award in Civil War History, and the honor goes to Jerry Thompson for his magnum opus A Civil War History of the New Mexico Volunteers and Militia (Univ of NM Press, 2016). The prize is well deserved and is the author's second trip to the Pate Award podium. I am a yearly consultant to the committee chair (who is a great guy deeply committed to Trans-Mississippi Civil War history), and if I had an official vote this book would have been my choice, as well. In addition to the author, UNM Press deserves some appreciation, too, as few publishers these days would want to touch a 6-lb. 1,000 page monster door stop like this one.

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