Tuesday, February 18, 2014

George Washington Book Prize Finalists Announced

The 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)

Good luck!