Longman-History Today Awards 2003: The Winners

The best history books, films and students of 2003 announced.

The History Today awards for Book of the Year, New Generation Book, History Film, Undergraduate Dissertation, and Picture Researcher were announced on January 8th, at a ceremony in London, attended by 150 figures from the world of history and addressed by Simon Sebag Montefiore, whose talk on the implications of setting out to be a biographer of a man like Stalin appears in this issue.

Some of the awards are given under the auspices of a Trust set up to commemorate the long relationship between History Today and Longman publishers, and others are given by the History Today Trust, ultimate owners of the magazine. They all celebrate work in creating and popularising serious history. The Book of the Year award, which this year was won by The Friend, by the late Alan Bray, is given for an author’s first or second book only.

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