C.V. Starr Center, the Gilder-Lehrman Institute, and Mount Vernon have announced the three finalists for this year's $50,000 George Washington Book Prize. Two of the three finalists are professors at the University of Virginia.
As some of you may recall, my own Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? was one of the three finalists in 2012.
Here are this year's finalists:
Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1837 (W.W. Norton)
Jeff Pasley, The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy (Kansas)
Andrew O'Shaunessy, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of Empire (Yale)