Winning Words

Location: George Washington’s Mount Vernon

May 21, 2013
The 2013 George Washington Book Prize winner will be announced tonight at Mount Vernon.

The finalists for this year’s George Washington Book Prize—a $50,000 award honoring the best book on America’s founding era—include Stephen Brumwell’s George Washington: Gentleman Warrior (Quercus), Eliga H. Gould’s Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire (Harvard), Cynthia A. Kierner’s Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times (UNC) and Brian Steele’s Thomas Jefferson and American Nationhood (Cambridge).

Co-sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the award is the largest nationwide for a book on early American history, and one of the largest literary prizes of any kind. It recognizes the past year’s best books on the nation’s founding, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.

The announcement will be livestreamed at, beginning at 6:50 p.m.


Last modified on May. 21st, 2013 at 1:24pm by Marcia Landskroener.