Congratulations to the following Random House authors who have been selected as finalists for the 2016 George Washington Prize: Kathleen DuVal, author of Independence Lost; Flora Fraser, author of The Washingtons; and Robert Middlekauff, author of Washington’s Revolution. Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and Washington College, the $50,000 George Washington Prize “recognizes the year’s best works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.” The winner will be chosen in April and all seven finalists will be honored at a black tie awards dinner hosted by Mount Vernon on May 25th.
2016 George Washington Prize Finalists Announced
By Tim Cheng | February 17 2016 | Humanities & Social Sciences
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For the last eight years, I’ve welcomed students to Writing About American Comedy, the class I teach at NYU, with a challenge of sorts. After our introductions and hellos and our perusal of the syllabus, I pop open the portable DVD player attached to my laptop and cue up Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.Read more