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    PHOTO GALLERY Acclaimed historian Nathaniel Philbrick visits Washington College, meeting with students, faculty and community members. Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition won the 2017 Washington Prize.
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    PHOTO GALLERY  Torrential rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those attending the George Washington Prize gala at Mount Vernon. Nathaniel Philbrick was honored for his prize-winning book, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and ...
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    During afternoon tea at the Custom House, Flora Fraser shares tips on writing in history with Washington College students. Fraser won the 2016 George Washington Prize.
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    Guests gather at Mount Vernon to celebrate the year’s best writing on the American Revolution and the Founding Era. Flora Fraser wins the 2016 George Washington Prize for her book
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda, the playwright, lyricist, composer, and star of the groundbreaking hit musical  Hamilton  is honored with the Washington Prize Special Achievement Award. 

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    The 2015 George Washington Prize winner Nick Bunker, author of An Empire on the Edge, visited campus September 25, 2015.
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    2015 George Washington Book Prize winner Nick Bunker along with finalists Richard Dunn, Francois Furstenberg and Eric Nelson were honored at a black tie gala at Mount Vernon on May 20.  The winner of one...
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    Washington College recently celebrated the 10th year of the George Washington Book Prize. 2014 winner Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy visited campus on Nov. 7th.
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    The 2014 George Washington Book Prize was awarded on May 20 during a black-tie gala at Mount Vernon.  Sponsored by Washington College with Mount Vernon and the Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History, the $50,000 ...
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    The 2014 George Washington Book Prize finalists tackle fresh and engaging topics about the nation’s founding era. In The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire ...
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    The C. V. Starr Center for the study of the American Experience honors Stephen Brumwell, author of George Washington: Gentleman Warrior .
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    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 ...
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    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 ...
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    One of the nation’s largest literary awards, the annual George Washington Book Prize, was awarded to Maya Jasanoff for  Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World  at Mount Vernon in May 2012. Complete

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    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.

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    Pauline Maier accepted the  2011 George Washington Book Prize  for  Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788  on Wednesday, May 25 at an elegant black-tie gala at Mount Vernon. The winner of one of the ...
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    History, as we know, is most often told by the victors. In  Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World  (Knopf, 2011), Harvard University history professor Maya Jasanoff, winner of the 2012 George Washington Book ...