Friday, May 21, 2010

Beeman Wins George Washington Book Prize

Richard Beeman has been awarded the George Washington Book Prize for Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution (Random House, 2009). The award of $50,000 is the nation's largest literary award for early American history.

Other finalists were R.B. Bernstein's The Founding Fathers Reconsidered and Edith Gelles' Abigail & John: Portrait of a Marriage.

The award is sponsored by Washington College's C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, and Mt. Vernon.