- American History Book Prize
The New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize or simply the American History Book Prize is an American literary award given annually by the New-York Historical Society for an adult non-fiction book on American history or biography copyrighted in the year of the award "that is distinguished by its scholarship, its literary style and its appeal to a general as well as an academic audience." The winner receives an engraved medal, $50,000 cash and the title of American Historian Laureate. The inaugural award was presented in 2006 for books published in 2005.
Date is year when books were published; the following year is when the award was given. Thus the inaugural award was given in 2006 for Team of Rivals published in 2005.
- 2010: Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life (bio of George Washington)
- 2009: Gordon S. Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815
- 2008: Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
- 2007: Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation Of America, 1815–1848
- 2006: David Nasaw, Andrew Carnegie (bio of Andrew Carnegie)
- 2005: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
- The New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize, official website.
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