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Awards and Honors – World History Group

World History Group strives to present its readers with the finest history magazines available today. Our greatest reward is the praise we hear from readers who write to say how much they enjoyed a particular article, image or layout.

Sometimes, our efforts are also noticed and honored by organizations devoted to a particular aspect of history or by our peers in the publishing world. Below you’ll find a list of some of those accolades. Yes, it does make our day when we learn that something we’ve published is a finalist for or winner of some coveted award—but ultimately, the greatest honor we receive is the praise and continued support of you, our readers.

2014
Excellence in U.S. Army History Writing, Journals and Magazines category
Presented by: The Army Historical Foundation, Inc.

"Escape from Brooklyn," by Thomas Fleming
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Summer 2013

Excellence in U.S. Army History Writing, Book Awards, Operational/Battle History category
Presented by: The Army Historical Foundation, Inc.

Pacific Blitzkrieg: World War II in the Central Pacific, by Sharon Tosi Lacey (Denton: University of North Texas Press)
Sharon Tosi Lacey is a current contributor to both MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and World War II

Six-Shooter Award winner, best article published in a commercial publication
Presented 2014 by Wild West History Association

"The Will of McLaury," by Paul Lee Johnson
Published in Wild West, October 2013

Spur Award winner, best Western short nonfiction
Presented 2014 by Western Writers of America

"The Other James Brother," by Mark Lee Gardner
Published in Wild West, August 2013

Spur Award finalist, Western short nonfiction
Presented 2014 by National Cowboy & Heritage Museum

"Donner Party Cannibalism: Did They or Didn’t They?," by Kristin Johnson
Published in Wild West, December 2013

Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award, Outstanding Magazine Article
Presented 2014 by National Cowboy & Heritage Museum

"Coyote: An American Original," by Dan Flores
Published in Wild West, April 2013

2013
Excellence in U.S. Army History Writing, Journals and Magazines category
Presented by: The Army Historical Foundation, Inc.

"Could Custer Have Won," by Paul Andrew Hutton
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Winter 2013

General Roy S. Geiger Award, Best Feature Article Dealing with Marine Aviation
Presented by: Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

"Marine Chopper Salvage," by Craig Thorsen
Aviation History, May 2012

Finalist, General Excellence, Special-Interest Magazines
American Society of Magazine Editors

MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, April 2013; winner to be announced May 2

2012
Winner, Spur Award, Best Western Short Nonfiction
Presented by: Western Writers of America

"The Alamo, Well Remembered," by Paul Andrew Hutton
Wild West, February 2011

Finalist, Spur Award, Best Western Short Nonfiction,
Presented by: Western Writers of America

"Walter Noble Burns—The Wild West’s Premier Mythmaker," by Mark Dworkin
Wild West, October 2011

Winner, Distinguished Writing Award
Presented by: Army Historical Foundation
"Hard War on the Southern Plains," by Noah Andre Trudeau
MHQ, The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Summer 2011

2011
Finalist, Spur Award, Best Western Short Nonfiction
Presented by: Western Writers of America

"Your Nations Shall Be Exterminated," by Don Cutler
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, Spring 2010

Finalist, Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Awards
"A ‘Band of Demons’ Fights for Texas" and "Folly in the Philippines"
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History

Finalist, Spur Award, Best Western Short Nonfiction,
Presented by: Western Writers of America

"Horse Trading in the Early West," by Dan Flores
Wild West, February 2010

2010
Finalist, General Excellence in Magazine Publishing, under 100,000 circulation category, 2010; 45th annual National Magazine Awards
Presented by: American Society of Magazine Editors
Military History magazine

Winner, Spur Award, Best Western Short Nonfiction, 2010
Presented by: Western Writers of America
"Teddy’s Ride to Recovery," by Roger Di Silvestro
Wild West, October 2009

Winner, Western Heritage Award (Wrangler), Magazine category, 2010
Presented by: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
"Taking Stock of the Pony Express," by Frederick J. Chiaventone
Wild West, April 2010