The Council on Foreign Relations has named Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall the Gold Medal winner for the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award. The author will receive a prize of $15,000 this month. Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956 by Anne Applebaum and Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson won the Silver Medal and Honorable Mention, respectively.
One of the most acclaimed works of history in recent years, Embers of War is also winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians, the American Library in Paris Book Award, and was a finalist for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature. Logevall will sign copies of his book during the 2014 American Historical Association Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 4th from 2:00–2:30pm in Random House Booths #803/805.