It is one the nation's largest literary awards.
The George Washington Book Prize is awarded every year to the best book on early American history written for a broad audience. It is sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington's Mount Vernon. In 2011, our Was America Founded as a Christian Nation: A Historical Introduction was one of the three finalists. You can read about that amazing experience here and here.
This year's winner was Nick Bunker's An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America. Bunker beat out three other books: Richard Dunn's A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia, Francois Furstenberg's When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation, and Eric Nelson's The Royalist Revolution: Monarchy and the American Founding.
Here is a taste of the press release: