This past winter and spring I read Tim Townsend's book Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chplain and the Trial of the Nazis. My review is here. It was good to see that this exceptional book was recognized by the Concordia Historical Institute at its annual banquet in November. Also up for commendation was Carl F. Schalk: A Life in Song, by Nancy Raabe, a book I have read in part, but worthy of recommendation for those interested in the history of liturgy and song in the LCMS. The story of the banquet and awards can be found here. The picture to the right is of author Tim Townsend, right, poseing alongside Col. (Ret.) “Hank” Gerecke, son of Chaplain Rev. Henry Gerecke — the subject of Townsend’s award-winning book.