New-York Historical Society book prizes

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The New-York Historical Society gives three book prizes annually. From 2005-2012 there was one award for American history. A second award was added in 2013 for children's history. A third award was added in 2016 for military history.

Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History[edit]

The Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History, prior to 2016 known as The New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize or simply the American History Book Prize, is an American literary award given annually by the New-York Historical Society for an adult non-fiction book on American history or biography copyrighted in the year of the award "that is distinguished by its scholarship, its literary style and its appeal to a general as well as an academic audience."[1] The winner receives an engraved medal, $50,000 cash and the unofficial title of American Historian Laureate.[1] The inaugural award was presented in 2006 for books published in 2005.

Winners[edit]

Date is year when books were published; the following year is when the award was given. Thus the inaugural award was given in 2006 for Team of Rivals published in 2005.

New-York Historical Society Children's History Book Prize[edit]

The New-York Historical Society Children's History Book Prize was first award in 2013 for the best children’s historical literature.

Winners[edit]

Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society[edit]

The Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society was first awarded in 2016 for the best book on military history in the English-speaking world.

Winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize. THE 6th ANNUAL COMPETITION (2010)
  2. ^ Lawrence Van Gelder (March 29, 2006). "Doris Kearns Goodwin Wins $50,000 Prize". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lawrence Van Gelder (March 27, 2007). "Carnegie Biography Wins History Prize". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Benjamin Lytal (Apr. 27, 2007). "New-York Historical Society Awards Prize". The New York Sun (New York, NY). Arts and Entertainment: p18. GALE|A166437433
  5. ^ "Footnotes". New York Times. March 11, 2008. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust wins $50,000 book prize." (March 10, 2009). The Canadian Press. Database Newspaper Source Plus MYO086509936909
  7. ^ Patricia Cohen (February 28, 2010). "Brown Professor Wins History Prize". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ Julie Bosman (March 4, 2011). "Ron Chernow Wins Prize For Biography". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ Jennifer Schuessler (February 29, 2012). "Gaddis Wins History Prize for Kennan Biography". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2012. 
  10. ^ Jennifer Schuessler (February 20, 2013). "Another Prize for Robert Caro". New York Times. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  11. ^ Jennifer Schuessler (March 5, 2014). "Book on Losing British Generals Wins American History Prize". New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ Jennifer Schuessler (February 17, 2015). "A Book Prize for Wonder Woman". New York Times. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  13. ^ Jennifer Schuessler (February 11, 2016). "Eric Foner Wins Historical Society Book Prize". New York Times. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  14. ^ Jennifer Schuessler (March 14, 2017). "Jane Kamensky Wins Historical Society Book Prize". New York Times. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 

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