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The Midwest's Best: The Polio President

Second in a series about this year's Society of Midland Authors award winners, honoring the best books by Midwest authors published in 2013. The annual awards dinner will take place on May 13 at the Cliff Dwellers Club.


WINNER: James Tobin, The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency, Simon & Schuster. (Author lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.)


See also:
* The Wall Street Journal: Book Review.

* USA Today: From Polio To Presidency.

* The Christian Science Monitor: Book Review.


Michael Shelden, Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill, Simon & Schuster. (Author lives in Bloomington, Ind.)

"The first biography focused on Winston Churchill's early career: a never-before-told account of his ambitious romantic pursuits, his outmaneuvering of rival political giants, and the fatal mistakes that would sideline him for years."


The judges for Biography & Memoir were Gerry Souter, Ray Boomhower and Diane Diekman.


* Adult Nonfiction: Guns, Worms & Trains.


Comments welcome.


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