George Washington Book Prize

The George Washington Book Prize is a $50,000 award co-sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Founded in 2005, the prize recognizes the year’s best books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history. For more information on the George Washington Book Prize click here.

Submissions should be sent to:

George Washington Book Prize
101 South Water Street
Chestertown MD 21620

2013
Stephen Brumwell
George Washington: Gentleman Warrior (Quercus, 2012) 

2012
Maya Jasanoff
Libertys Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World (Knopf, 2011)

2011
Pauline Maier
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 17871788 (Simon & Schuster, 2010)

2010
Richard Beeman
Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution (Random House, 2009)

2009
Annette Gordon-Reed
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family (W.W. Norton and Company, 2008)

2008
Marcus Rediker
The Slave Ship: A Human History (Viking, 2007)

2007
Charles Rappleye
Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution (Simon & Schuster, 2006)

2006
Stacy Schiff
A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America (Henry Holt and Company, 2005)

2005
Ron Chernow
Alexander Hamilton (Penguin Press, 2004)

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