The George Washington Prize recognizes the year’s best works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.
About the Prize
The George Washington Prize honors the year’s best new books on early American history, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history. Created in 2005, the George Washington Prize was presented that year to Ron Chernow for Alexander Hamilton. One of the nation’s largest literary awards, the prestigious $50,000 Prize is sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Each year, a three member jury chooses prize finalists who are announced at Washington College on George Washington’s birthday. A final selection committee reviews the finalists and chooses a winner. The winner is announced at a gala black-tie dinner honoring the finalists at Mount Vernon in May.
Jean Wortman, George Washington Prize Coordinator
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