Mark Lynton History Prize
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". The prize is one of three awards given as part of the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize administered by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and by the Columbia University School of Journalism.
The prize is named in honor of 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. The prize was established by his wife, Marion, children, Lili and Michael, and grandchildren, Lucinda, Eloise Lynton and Maisie Lynton, to honor Lynton who was an avid reader of history. The Lynton family has underwritten the Lukas Prize Project since its inception in 1998.
- 1999 – Adam Hochschild for King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa
- 2000 – John W. Dower for Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
- 2001 – Fred Anderson for Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754–1766
- 2002 – Mark Roseman for A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany
- 2003 – Suzannah Lessard for Mapping the New World: An Inquiry into the Meaning of Sprawl
- 2004 – Rebecca Solnit for River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
- 2005 – Richard Steven Street for Beasts of the Field: A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769–1913
- 2006 – Megan Marshall for The Peabody Sisters: Three Women who Ignited American Romanticism
- 2007 – James T. Campbell for Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787–2005
- 2008 – Peter Silver for Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America
- 2009 – Timothy Brook for Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World
- 2010 – James Davidson for The Greeks and Greek Love: A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World
- 2011 – Isabel Wilkerson for The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
- 2012 – Sophia Rosenfeld for Common Sense: A Political History
- 2013 – Robert Caro for The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
- 2014 – Jill Lepore for Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
- 2015 – Jenny Nordberg for The Underground Girls of Kabul
- "J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project". Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
- The Lukas Prize Project – Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
- "A Heart, A Brain, and a Pair of Shoes," by Samuel G. Freedman, Salon, June 12, 1997