The New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize
The Ninth Annual Competition
Purpose: To encourage the general public to read works on American history.
Prize: An engraved medal, patterned after a medal in the New-York Historical Society’s collection, $50,000 cash prize to the author and the title American Historian Laureate. The award will be presented in April 2014 at the Chairman’s Council Weekend with History, an annual gathering of the Society’sNew-York Historical’s most committed supporters.
Eligibility: Awarded for a non-fiction book on American history or biography copyrighted in 2013 that is distinguished by its scholarship, its literary style and its appeal to a general as well as an academic audience. Last year’s winner of the New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize was Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Previous winners include John Lewis Gaddis (George F.Kennan: An American Life), Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals), David Nasaw (Andrew Carnegie), Daniel Walker Howe (What God Hath Wrought), Drew Gilpin Faust (Republic of Suffering), Gordon Wood (Empire of Liberty), and Ron Chernow (George Washington).
Method of Submission: There is no fee for participation. Publishers may submit as many titles as they wish, but must send six copies of each submission to:
Senior Director, Resources and Programs
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Submissions must be received by November 8, 2013.
[Note: Electronic copies may supplement the printed copies, but may not replace them.]
For more information, please call or e-mail:
Laura Washington, The New-York Historical Society (212)485-9263, firstname.lastname@example.org