My book World War New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War has been nominated for an Apple Award by the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC). This is a big honor for me, since I wrote a guide book, and this is the only organization for licensed New York City sightseeing guides. My book is the sole guide book nominated, so guides can use it to lead their own sightseeing tours.This caps a big year for the book, which got a great review in the New York Times and is endorsed by the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission. I’ve made many speaking engagements to support the book in the region. In July my talk at the New-York Historical Society to 400 was recorded and broadcast on C-SPAN 3.
The category my book is nominated in is Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction NYC Book Writing. This is the third time I’ve been nominated in this category. In 2016 and 2017 I was edged out by worthy authors when I was in competition with my books The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide and The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide. Globe Pequot Press is my publisher. They are a division of Rowman & Littlefield in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
The 4th-Annual GANYC Apple Awards will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018, at the School of Visual Arts Theatre in Manhattan. The host is Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell. All of the nominees are here and if you want to buy advance tickets go here.
If you want to buy a copy of the book signed by me click here. Or you can ask for it to be ordered in your local bookstore; it’s also on every online book retailer site.