Arthur Ross Book Award

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

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

History and administration[edit]

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 Council on Foreign Relations, an American nonprofit nonpartisan membership organization, publisher and 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
  • Gold Medal – Thomas Piketty for Capital in the Twenty-First Century
  • Silver Medal – Stephen Kotkin for Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
  • Honorable Mention – Evan Osnos for Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

See also[edit]


  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.
  2. ^ "Fredrik Logevall Wins CFR's 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award for "Embers of War"". Council on Foreign Relations. December 16, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Blood Telegram by Gary Bass Wins CFR’s 2014 Arthur Ross Book Award". Council on Foreign Relations. November 25, 2014. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 

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