Mark Lynton History Prize

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The Mark Lynton History Prize is an annual award in the amount of $10,000 given to a book "of history, on any subject, that best combines intellectual or scholarly distinction with felicity of expression".[1] The prize is given by the Nieman Foundation and by the Columbia University School of Journalism.[1][2]

The sponsor of the prize is Mark Lynton, a refugee from Nazi Germany, Second World War officer, automobile industry executive, and author of the memoir Accidental Journey: A Cambridge Internee's Memoir of World War II.[3]



  1. ^ a b "J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project". Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  2. ^ The Lukas Prize Project – Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
  3. ^ "A Heart, A Brain, and a Pair of Shoes," by Samuel G. Freedman, Salon, June 12, 1997

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