George Louis Beer Prize Recipients

The George Louis Beer Prize is offered in recognition of outstanding historical writing on any phase of European international history since 1895. Awarded annually since its inception in 1923, this prize was established in accordance with the terms of a bequest by George Louis Beer (1872–1920), a historian of the British colonial system before 1765.

The award is open to any scholar who is a United States citizen or permanent resident of the United States; books published during the year preceeding the year of award are eligible. The phrase "European international history since 1895" refers to any study of international history since the year 1895 with a significant European dimension.

2017
Erik Linstrum, Ruling Minds: Psychology in the British Empire (Harvard Univ. Press)

2016
Vanessa Ogle, The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950 (Harvard Univ. Press)

2015
Frederick Cooper, Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-60 (Princeton Univ. Press)

2014
Mary Louise Roberts, What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France (Univ. of Chicago Press)

2013
R.M. Douglas, Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War (Yale Univ. Press)

2012
Tara Zahra, The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe's Families after World War II (Harvard Univ. Press)

2011
David Ciarlo, Advertising Empire: Race and Visual Culture in Imperial Germany (Harvard Univ. Press)
Michael Reynolds, Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1908-18 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2010
Holly Case, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II (Stanford Univ. Press)

2009
William Hitchcock, The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe (Free Press)

2008
Melvyn Leffler, For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War (Hill and Wang)

2007
J. P. Daughton, An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Colonialism, 1880-1914 (Oxford Univ. Press)

2006
Mark Lawrence, Assuming the Burden: Europe and the American Commitment to War in Vietnam (Univ. of California Press)

2005
Carole Fink, Defending the Rights of Others: The Great Powers, the Jews, and International Minority Protection, 1878-1938 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

2004
Kate Brown, A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to Soviet Heartland (Harvard Univ. Press)

2003
Timothy Snyder, The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lituania, Belarus 1569-1999 (Yale Univ. Press

2002
Matthew Connelly, A Diplomatic Revolution: Algeria's Fight for Independence and the Origins of the Post-Cold War Era (Oxford Univ. Press)

2001
John Connelly, Captive University: The Sovietization of East German, Czech, and Polish Higher Education, 1945-56 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

2000
Marc Trachtenberg, A Constructed Peace: The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-63 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1999
Daniel Rodgers, Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age (Belknap Press)

1998
Jeffrey Herf, Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys (Harvard Univ. Press)

1997
Vojtech Mastny, The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity: The Stalin Years (Oxford Univ. Press)

1995
Mary Nolan, Visions of Modernity: American Business and the Modernization of Germany (Oxford Univ. Press)

1994
Gerhard Weinberg, A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1993
Christine White, British and American Commercial Relations with Soviet Russia, 1918-24 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1992
Nicole Jordan, The Popular Front and Central Europe: The Dilemmas of French Impotence, 1918-40 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1991
John Gillingham, Coal, Steel, and the Rebirth of Europe, 1945-55 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1990
Steven Miner, Between Churchill and Stalin. The Soviet Union, Great Britain, and the Origins of the Grand Alliance (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1989
Piotr Wandycz, The Twilight of the French Eastern Alliances, 1926-36: French-Czechoslovak-Polish Relations from Locarno to the Remilitarization of the Rhineland (Princeton Univ. Press)

1988
Michael Hogan, The Marshall Plan: America, Great Britain, and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947-52 (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1987
Philip Khoury, Syria and the French Mandate: The Politics of Arab Nationalism (Princeton Univ. Press)

1985
Carole Fink, The Genoa Conference: European Diplomacy, 1921-22 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1984
Wm. Roger Louis, The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-51: Arab Nationalism, the United States, and Postwar Imperialism (Clarendon Press)

1983
Sarah Terry, Poland's Place in Europe: General Sikorski and the Origin of the Oder-Neisse Line, 1939-43 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1982
MacGregor Knox, Mussolini Unleashed, 1939-41: Politics and Strategy in Fascist Italy's Last War (Cambridge Univ. Press)

1981
Sally Marks, Innocent Abroad: Belgium at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1979
Edward Bennett, German Rearmament and the West, 1932-33 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1977
Stephen Schuker, The End of French Predominance in Europe: The Financial Crisis of 1924 and the Adoption of the Dawes Plan. (Univ. of North Carolina Press)

1976
Charles Maier, Recasting Bourgeois Europe: Stabilization in France, Germany and Italy in the Decade After World War I (Princeton Univ. Press)

1972
Jon Jacobson, Locarno Diplomacy: Germany and the West (Princeton Univ. Press)

1971
Gerhard Weinberg, The Foreign Policy of Hitler’s Germany, Diplomatic Revolution in Europe, 1933-36 (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1970
Samuel Williamson, Jr., The Politics of Grand Strategy: Britain and France Prepare for War, 1904-14 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1969
Richard Ullman, Britain and the Russian Civil War, November 1918-February 1920 (Princeton Univ. Press)

1967
George Brinkley, The Volunteer Army and the Revolution in South Russia (Univ. of Notre Dame Press)
Robert Wohl, French Communism in the Making (Stanford Univ. Press)

1965
Paul Guinn, Jr., British Strategy and Politics, 1914-18 (Oxford Univ. Press/Clarendon)

1964
Ivo Lederer, Yugoslavia at the Paris Peace Conference (Yale Univ. Press)
Harold Nelson, Land and Power: British and Allied Policy on Germany’s Frontiers, 1916-19 (Univ. of Toronto Press)

1963
Edward Bennett, Germany and the Diplomacy of the Financial Crisis, 1931 (Harvard Univ. Press)
Hans Schmitt, The Path to European Union (Louisiana State Univ. Press)

1962
Piotr Wandycz, France and Her Eastern Allies, 1919-25 (Univ. of Minnesota Press)

1961
Charles Delzell, Mussolini's Enemies: The Italian Anti-Fascist Resistance (Princeton Univ. Press)

1960
Rudolph Binion, Defeated Leaders: The Political Fate of Cailleux, Jouvenel, and Tardieu (Columbia Univ. Press)

1959
Ernest May, The World War and American Isolation, 1914-17 (Harvard Univ. Press)

1958
Victor Mamatey, The United States and East Central Europe (Princeton Univ. Press)

1957
Alexander Dallin, German Rule in Russia, 1941-45 (St. Martin's Press)

1956
Henry Meyer, Mitteleuropa in German Thought and Action, 1815-1945 (Batsford)

1955
Richard Pipes, The Formation of the Soviet Union (Harvard Univ. Press)

1954
Wayne Vucinich, Serbia Between East and West: The Events of 1903-08 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1953
Russell Fifield, Woodrow Wilson and the Far East (Cornell Univ. Press)

1952
Robert Ferrell, Peace in Their Time: The Origins of the Kellogg-Briand Pact (Yale Univ. Press)

1943
Arthur Cook, British Enterprise in Nigeria (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1941
Arthur Marder, The Anatomy of British Sea Power (Knopf)

1940
Richard Heindel, The American Impact on Great Britain, 1898-1914 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1939
Pauline Anderson, Background of Anti-English Feeling in Germany, 1890-1902 (American Univ. Press)

1938
Rene Albrecht-Carrie, Italy at the Paris Peace Conference (Columbia Univ. Press)

1937
Charles Porter, The Career of Théophile Delcassé (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1934
Ross Hoffman, Great Britain and the German Trade Rivalry, 1875-1914 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1933
Robert Pollard, China's Foreign Relations, 1917-31 (Macmillan)

1932
Oswald Wedel, Austro-German Diplomatic Relations, 1908-14 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1931
Oron Hale, Germany and the Diplomatic Revolution: A Study in Diplomacy and the Press, 1904-06 (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press)

1930
Bernadotte Schmitt, The Coming of the War, 2 vols. (Scribner)

1929
Morrison Giffen, Fashoda: The Incident and Its Diplomatic Setting (Univ. of Chicago Press)

1928
Sidney Fay, The Origins of the World War, 2 vols. (Macmillan)

1925
Edith Stickney, Southern Albania or Northern Epirus in European International Affairs, 1912-23 (Stanford Univ. Press)

1924
Alfred Dennis, The Foreign Policies of Soviet Russia (Dutton)

1923
Walter Batsell, The Mandatory System: Its Historical Background and Relation to the New Imperialism
Edward Earle, Turkey, the Great Powers, and the Bagdad Railway (Macmillan)