American History Book Prize

American History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize or simply the American History Book Prize is an American literary award given annually by the New-York Historical Society for an adult non-fiction book on American history or biography copyrighted in the year of the award "that is distinguished by its scholarship, its literary style and its appeal to a general as well as an academic audience."[1] The winner receives an engraved medal, $50,000 cash and the title of American Historian Laureate.[1] The inaugural award was presented in 2006 for books published in 2005.


Date is year when books were published; the following year is when the award was given. Thus the inaugural award was given in 2006 for Team of Rivals published in 2005.


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