The Cox Book Prize has been awarded every third year since 1989 to the author of a distinguished work of American history in the era of the American Revolution published during the previous three years. The prize is awarded by a committee consisting of members of the Society and distinguished academics in the field of early American history and is made possible by an endowment gift from the family of Dr. H. Bartholomew Cox. For further information about the Cox Book Prize, contact .
Matthew H. Spring, Ph.D., is the most recent recipient of the Cox Book Prize in recognition of his book With Zeal and With Bayonets Only: The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775 - 1783 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008). The book offers a new perspective on the military tactics of the British Army during the American Revolution, including insight into the operational and logistical challenges the army faced as well as its reliance on bayonet-oriented shock tactics. Mr. Spring is a history instructor at the Truro School in Cornwall, England.