RUSI will host its annual ceremony recognising the best book that makes a notable and original contribution to the study of international or national security, or the military professions
Since our foundation RUSI has consistently been at the heart of military academic research and literature and it was in 1997, with the support of The Duke of Westminster, that the Medal for Military Literature was created.
The award ceremony for the 2015 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature will be held on 28 November 2016 at 61 Whitehall. The event will include the ceremony itself and a historical lecture by the winning author on their book’s contents. The winning author will be announced closer to the date.
The shortlist for this year’s award included:
- Tom Buk-Swienty. 1864: The forgotten war that shaped modern Europe (Profile).
- Nicholas Krohley. The Death of the Medhi Army: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of Iraq’s Most Powerful Militia (Hurst Publishers).
- Jonathan Haslam. Near and Distant Neighbours: A New History of Soviet Intelligence (Oxford University Press).
- Sean McMeekin. The Ottoman Endgame (Penguin).
- Lord Peter Hennessy and Dr James Jinks. The Silent Deep: The Royal Navy Submarine Service since 1945 (Penguin).
- Chris Woods. Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars (Hurst Publishers)
The award is bestowed annually for the best book in the English language by a living author, regardless of nationality, gender or age, which represents in the opinion of the Awarding Board a notable and original contribution to the study of international or national security, or the military professions. Previous winners of the medal include: Rana Mitter, Anne Applebaum, Sir Hew Strachan, Sir Max Hastings and Sir Lawrence Freedman.