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The Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society

Purpose: To encourage public attention to the importance of military history for general educational purposes.

Prize: $50,000 cash prize to the winning author, presented at a formal program held at the New-York Historical Society.

Eligibility: Awarded for the best book on military history in the English-speaking world, without restrictions as to time, copyrighted 2019 and distinguished by its scholarship, its contribution to the literature, and its appeal to both a general and an academic audience.  

Method of Submission: There is no fee for participation. Publishers may submit as many titles as they wish, but must send at least five (5) copies to:

Michael Ryan
Vice President and Director of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Submissions must be received by November 1, 2019.

For more information, please call or e-mail:
Michael Ryan, The New-York Historical Society, (212) 485-9219
Fanny Garcia, The New-York Historical Society, (212) 873-3400 x366,

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