Awards

  • Service award from Hadassah Ahavat Yisrael for his work in the book Financing the Flames, 2015;
  • The "International Affairs Award" from The Cutting Edge News for his work in Financing the Flames, 2014
  • The "History Award," from The Cutting Edge News for his work in British Petroleum and the Redline Agreement, 2012
  • The "Moral Courage Award" for War Against the Weak, bestowed by The Initiative for Moral Courage, San Diego State University, The Leichtag Family Foundation, The Common Experience, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, KPBS, The Jewish Studies Program, San Diego State University USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, The Anti-Defamation League, California State University, San Marcos Arts & Lectures, Institute for World Justice, Daniel Pearl Music Days, Harmony for Humanity, Armenian Law Students Association, and Thomas Jefferson School of Law, 2011
  • Service award from Moriah College in Sydney, Australia for his work in Nazi Nexus, 2011
  • Service award from Hadassah Ahavat Yisrael for his work in the book The Farhud, 2011
  • "Drum Major for Justice Award" from North Carolina Central University for his book War Against the Weak, 2011
  • "Justice for All" award from the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) for his work on eugenics and his book War Against the Weak
  • American Jewish Press Association Rockower Award for best investigative article of the year, for the series "Hitler’s Carmaker," syndicated internationally by the JTA, 2008
  • "Integrity Award" for lifetime achievement and for intrepid coverage of Holocaust issues from the American Jewish Congress, 2007
  • Best Book of the Year from the American Society of Journalists and Authors for Internal Combustion, 2007
  • Rockower Award for Best Investigation of the Year from the American Jewish Press Association a series adapted for Internal Combustion, 2007
  • "Green Globe" bestowed by Harmony Festival for Internal Combustion, 2007
  • "Thomas Edison Award" bestowed by American Jewish Congress for Internal Combustion, 2007
  • Best World Affairs Book of the year for his work in Banking on Baghdad bestowed by the World Affairs Council Award-Great Lakes, 2004
  • The "Doña Gracia Medal" bestowed by The International Society for Sephardic Progress for his work in Banking on Baghdad, 2004
  • American Jewish Press Association Rockower Award for best investigative article of the year, for the series ”Funding Hate,” syndicated internationally by the JTA, 2003
  • World Affairs Council-Great Lakes award for Best Book of the year for International Affairs for War Against the Weak, 2003
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors Best Nonfiction Investigative Book of the year for IBM and the Holocaust, 2003
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors Best Article of Investigative Journalism on IBM at Auschwitz for "Final Solutions," adapted from IBM and the Holocaust and published in the Village Voice, 2003
  • Roger Mann Award, honorable mention for best article on healthcare, 1996
  • Folio Award for publishing excellence, 1995
  • Folio Award for an undercover story on the homeless, 1995
  • Computer Press Association for best new computer magazine, 1994
  • American Jewish Press Association Rockower Award for excellence in Jewish commentary for a turning point commentary on the Jonathan Pollard Affair, 1988
  • Smolar Award for excellence in public affairs journalism for an article on Jews and Hispanics in B'nai B'rith Monthly and the Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, 1987.
  • Carl Sandburg Award for best nonfiction book, The Transfer Agreement, 1984
  • Eagle Award for excellence in editing, 1978
  • The Chicago Award for best feature article in the Chicago Reader for an exclusive interview with a Jewish attorney representing Nazis seeking to march through Skokie, 1978

Nominations and Award Submissions

  • Pulitzer Prize, eleven times: Once by Macmillan in 1984 for The Transfer Agreement; three times between 1986 and 1990 by Jewish newspapers for investigations of terrorism, interviews with Louis Farrakhan, and for the investigation of Senator David Durenberger (which led to his indictment); once in 2002 by Crown Publishing for IBM and the Holocaust; twice in 2003, once by Four Walls Eight Windows for War Against the Weak, and once by the JTA for ”Funding Hate.” His 2005 submission was by John Wiley & Sons for Banking on Baghdad; his 2006 submission was by St. Martins Press for Internal Combustion, and his 2010 submission was for The Farhud. His 2013 submission was by Dialog Press for Financing the Flames.
  • National Book Award, three times: by Four Walls Eight Windows for War Against the Weak ; in 2004 by John Wiley & Sons for Banking on Baghdad; and in 2006 by St. Martins Press for Internal Combustion.
  • American Society of Journalists and Authors nominations:
    • Best Book of 2006 for Internal Combustion.
    • Best Investigative Article of 2004 and Arlene Public Service Award for ”Hitler’s Carmaker—GM and the Nazis,” based on Chapter 10 of Internal Combustion.
    • Best Book of 2004 for Banking on Baghdad.
    • Best Investigative Article of 2004 for the ”Dispossessed.” (based on Banking on Baghdad).
    • Best Book of 2003 for War Against the Weak.
    • Best Investigative Article of 2003 for the series ”Funding Hate.”
  • SDX Service Award, once by Playboy in 1987 for the investigation of the Gary Dotson–Kathy Webb rape case; and once by the American Bar Association Journal in 1994 for investigating attorneys associated with a global malpractice insurance scam.
  • IRE Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors: by Staff Publications in 1991 for the Bramson insurance investigation; by the JTA in 2006 for ”Hitler’s Carmaker—GM and the Nazis,” and, also in 2006, St. Martins was invited by IRE to submit Internal Combustion.
  • American Jewish Press Association Rockower Award in 2006 for ”Hitler’s Carmaker—GM and the Nazis,” syndicated by the JTA.