Guests enjoyed a lovely evening at Mount Vernon for the 2013 George Washington Book Prize gala. Sponsored by Washington College with Mount Vernon and the Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History, the $50,000 prize honors the year’s best book on America’s founding era. This year’s winner was Stephen Brumwell, author of George Washington: Gentleman Warrior.
On Tuesday, May 21, the winner of the 2013 George Washington Book Prize was announced at a black-tie gala that began on the Piazza of Mount Vernon. The winner was Stephen Brumwell for George Washington: Gentleman Warrior.”
One of the nation’s largest literary awards, the annual George Washington Book Prize was presented to Maya Jasanoff for Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World.
The Washington Prize, honoring the year’s best book about America’s founding era, is sponsored by a partnership of three institutions devoted to furthering historical scholarship: Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. It particularly recognizes well-written books that speak to general audiences and contribute to a broad public understanding of the American past.