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German Submarine Warfare in World War I: The Onset of Total War at Sea
Lawrence Sondhaus
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Martin Luther: His Road to Reformation 1483-1521
Martin Brecht
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Interested in judging books?

Today I opened my e-mail to find a message from the Eric Hoffer Award Committee soliciting judges for next year's contest. The award is given to independently-published (essentially self-published) books, and this year they will have openings in a number of categories: Poetry, Culture, Fiction Legacy, Nonfiction Legacy, E-Book Fiction, and E-Book Nonfiction.


If you're interested, send your resume/CV and any relevant experience directly to Dawn Shows at info@hofferaward.com. I was a judge in the fiction category, and while I didn't think the overall quality of the books was that great (there are a lot of authors who can't get past the self-projection issue in their works) there were a couple that were pretty good and it's definitely an interesting experience (you even receive a small remuneration for it, which does allow you to buy better books afterward).