I just received the official notification that Rough War: The Combat Story of Lt. Paul J. Eastman, a “Burma Banshee” P-40 and P-47 Pilot was a Finalist in the 2012 USA Best Book Awards in the History: Military category. Winners and finalists included books from major publishers like McGraw-Hill, St. Martin’s Press, and Hyperion.
Back in May, Rough War also placed as a Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Military category.
The USA Best Books Awards program press release states:
Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: St. Martin’s Press, Harper Collins, Crown, John Wiley & Sons, Hyperion, McGraw-Hill, Sterling, Llewellyn Worldwide, Tyndale House, Thomas Nelson, Sounds True, Chicago Review Press, NASA, American Cancer Society and hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding competition. Keen adds, “Our success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”
It always feels good to receive recognition like this, particularly when you find yourself in such august company.