The finalists for the George Washington Book Prize for 2010 are:
Richard Beeman's Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution,
R.B. Bernstein's The Founding Fathers Reconsidered, and
Edith B Gelles' Abigail & John: Portrait of A Marriage.
"The $50,000 award—co-sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington's Mount Vernon—is the largest prize nationwide for a book on early American history, and one of the largest literary prizes of any kind."