The New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize
The Eighth Annual Competition
To encourage the general public to read works on American history.
An engraved medal, patterned after a medal in the Society’s collection, $50,000 cash prize to the author and the title American Historian Laureate. The award will be presented in April 2013 at the Chairman’s Council Weekend with History, an annual gathering of the New-York Historical Society’s most committed supporters.
Awarded for a non-fiction book on American history or biography copyrighted in 2012 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 John Lewis Gaddis’ George F. Kennan. Previous winners include Ron Chernow (George Washington), Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals), David Nasaw (Andrew Carnegie), Daniel Walker Howe (What God Hath Wrought), Drew Gilpin Faust (Republic of Suffering), and Gordon Wood (Empire of Liberty).
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:
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Submissions must be received by November 5, 2012.
[Note: Electronic copies may supplement the printed copies, but may not replace them.]
For more information, please call or e-mail:
Jean Ashton, The New-York Historical Society
Laura Washington, The New-York Historical Society (212)485-9263,