Awards

  • 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
  • Service 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
  • Best Book of the Year from the American Society of Journalists and Authors; Rockower Award for Best Investigation of the Year from the American Jewish Press Association; a Green Globe; and the Thomas Edison Award, for Internal Combustion, 2007
  • World Affairs Council Award-Great Lakes for Best World Affairs Book of the year and The International Society for Sephardic Progress’s Doña Gracia Medal for 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,” 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, ten 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.
  • 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.