George Washington Book Prize Finalists Revealed

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

washingtonbookprizeAndrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy, Jeffrey L. Pasley and Alan Taylor are finalists for Washington College’s 10th annual George Washington Book Prize, which carries a $50,000 award.

O’Shaughnessy was nominated for The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire; Pasley for for The First Presidential Contest: 1796 and the Founding of American Democracy; and Taylor for The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony on May 20th at Mount Vernon. Here is more about the judging from the organization’s website: “A jury of three distinguished historians, chaired by Gordon S. Wood and joined by Joyce Appleby and Annette Gordon-Reed, selected the finalists from among forty books published in the past year.”