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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)

1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales
of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny
  • 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"
  • 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
    Funs 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 Funs
    Must Read Before They Die

Major Leagues
  • Listed in Ron Kaplan's 501 Baseball Books
    Funs 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