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David Pietrusza:
Awards & Honors
Recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Arts &
Letters Award of the Alumni Association of
the University at Albany

Member, Initial Induction Class,
Greater Amsterdam (NY) School District
Hall of Fame (2015)

Author Michael Cinquanti's book
Fifty
Amsterdam NY's Top Ten Lists
(2017) lists
Pietrusza as among "Amsterdam's All-Time
Top Ten Most Famous Residents."

TR's Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great
War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy
  • Winner of the 2019 Independent Publisher Book
    Awards Silver Medal for US History.
  • Amazon's #1 New Release in World War I
    Biographies
  • #1 Top Read of 2018-POTUS History Geeks Blog
1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales
of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny
  • Winner of the Independent Publisher Book
    Awards Silver Medal in World History
  • Starred Review-Kirkus
  • Kirkus Book Award Nominee
  • The American Library Association (ALA)'s
    Notable Books Council's 2015 Notable Books
    List Nominee
  • Amazon's "#1 New Release: Historical German
    Biographies" Hardcover Edition
  • Amazon's"#1 New Release: Historical Germany
    Biographies" Audiobook Edition
  • Barnes & Noble's 2015 “Top New History
    Books” List
  • Presidential Geeks (POTUS Geeks) Blog: #1
    Book of 2015
  • Historybuff.com's "10 Can’t-Miss History Books
    of 2015"
  • Featured Title: The Jewish Book Network, 2015-
    2016

1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory
and the Year that Transformed America
  • A Selection of the Literary Guild
  • A Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club
  • A Selection of the History Book Club (Best
    Seller List)
  • A Selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club
  • Named to Boston College Vice President Fr.
    William B. Neenan's 2012-2013 "Dean's List" of
    "recommendations for an evening of good
    reading"

1960: LBJ vs JFK vs Nixon--
The Epic Campaign That Forged Three
Presidencies
  • Starred Review-Library Journal
  • ForeWord Magazine's List of Best Political
    Biographies
  • USA Book News Best Books of 2009 History-
    Political Finalist

1920: The Year of the Six Presidents
  • Featured in Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2007
    Issue
  • Named by The Wall Street Journal as one of Top
    Five Books on Presidential Campaigns
  • A Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club
  • A Selection of the History Book Club
  • A Selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club
  • Starred Review-Kirkus Reviews
  • Named by Richard Norton Smith on C-SPAN as
    one of his favorite presidential campaign books.
  • Named as one of top five "Best Books About
    Elections" by cheatsheetcom.
  • Source Material: Library of Congress:
    Presidential Election of 1920: A Resource Guide
  • Primary Reading for the University Scholastic
    League (UIL) Social Studies Topic for 2014-
    2015: United States Political History: The
    Executive Branch

Rothstein:
The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal
Genius who Fixed the 1919 World Series
  • Edgar Award Finalist-Best Fact Crime Category
  • AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (Audiobook
    Version)
  • Booklist Top 10 Biographical Audiobooks
    (Audiobook Version)
  • Excerpted in Best Baseball Writing of 2005

Silent Cal's Almanack:
The Homespun Wit & Wisdom of
Vermont's Calvin Coolidge
  • A Selection of the Conservative Book Club

Ted Williams: My Life in Pictures
  • Listed in Ron Kaplan's 501 Baseball Books
    Fans Must Read Before They Die

Judge and Jury:
The Life and Times of
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis
  • CASEY Award
  • Seymour Medal Finalist
  • NASSH Award Nominee

Lights On!
  • CASEY Award Finalist
  • Listed in Ron Kaplan's 501 Baseball Books Fans
    Must Read Before They Die

Major Leagues
  • Listed in Ron Kaplan's 501 Baseball Books
    Fans Must Read Before They Die

David Pietrusza has been chosen to
participate in/judge:

  • The Siena College Research Institute
    (SRI) Survey of United States Presidents.
  • The C-SPAN/Siena College Study of The
    First Ladies of The United States.
  • The Bush Institute's 2013 Economic
    Debate Competition.
  • The Calvin Coolidge Memorial
    Foundation's 2014 Economic Debate
    Competition.
  • The Calvin Coolidge Memorial
    Foundation's 2013 and 2014 "Calvin"
    Awards

David Pietrusza is also the recipient of the F. C.
Lane Award.
 
CASEY AWard
 
Kirkus Reviews - Best Books of 2007
 
 
 
 
Best Baseball Writing of 2005