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Arthur Ross Book Award

Arthur Ross Book Award
Awarded for Literature (politics-related)
Country United States
Presented by  • Arthur Ross (endowment in 2001)
 • Council on Foreign Relations (administration)
Reward Varies
First awarded 2002
Official website

The Arthur Ross Book Award is a politics-related literary award.

History and administration

It was endowed in 2001 by Arthur Ross, an American businessman and philanthropist,[1] for the purpose of recognizing books that make an outstanding contribution to the understanding of foreign policy or international relations. The prize is for nonfiction works from the past two years, in English or translation, and is accompanied by a monetary award. The amount of the prize has varied from year to year but has sometimes consisted of a $30,000 "Gold Medal", a $15,000 "Silver Medal" and a $7,500 "Honorable Mention".

The award is administered by the think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.


Winners of the award include:

  • Gold Medal - Gary Bass for The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
  • Silver Medal - Carter Malkasian for War Comes to Garmser: Thirty Years of Conflict on the Afghan Frontier
  • Honorable Mention - Benn Steil for The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

See also


  1. ^ Martin, Douglas (September 11, 2007). "Arthur Ross, Investor and Philanthropist Who Left Mark on the Park, Dies at 96". The New York Times. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
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External links

  •, the award's official website
  • Database (undated). "Arthur Ross Book Award" Retrieved February 23, 2012.
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