The results of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards have been announced. Contest judges selected Crossing Swords: Mary Baker Eddy vs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull and the Battle for the Soul of Marriage by Cindy Safronoff (This One Thing, July 4, 2015) as a finalist in the category “History: United States.”
US History award winners
The winner was Riot: Witness to Anger and Change, a book about the 1962 student protests at the University of Mississippi over the admission of James Meridith, by Edwin E. Meek, for whom the Meek School of Journalism is named. In addition to Crossing Swords, there were five finalists writing on a variety of topics from settlers of the American west to survivors of natural disaster, including Below the Water Line: Getting Out, Going Back, and Moving Forward in the Decade After Hurricane Katrina by Lisa Karlin, and A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life Through the Seasons by Kathleen Ernst, photography by Loyd Heath, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
All the winners and finalists in all three History categories, including the US history award, are shown with descriptions on the History page of the contest website.
Twelfth annual USA Best Books contest
Competing in the contest were books from large publishing companies, independently published, and self-published. Over 2,000 books were entered into the contest, which were narrowed down to 400 winners and finalists in 100 categories. This marks the twelfth year of the USA Best Book Awards contest, based in Los Angeles, California, which judges books based on design, content, and overall appeal and helps promote them through their website, social media, and press releases.
Crossing Swords: Mary Baker Eddy vs. Victoria Claflin Woodhull and the Battle for the Soul of Marriage by Cindy Peyser Safronoff is available on Amazon or by special order from your favorite local bookstore.