There is now a YouTube link for the WAALM event of October 31st, 2008 in which Kaveh Farrokh won the “Best History Book of 2008” Persian Golden Lioness Award:

It cites the book, Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War as being 

“…unbiased, and supported by proof and credentials…”

This evaluation is based on the collective decision by a 14-member panel of world-class academics of Iranica.