Monday, February 22, 2010

R.B. Bernstein is finalist for the George Washington Book Prize

Another long-time American Society for Legal History member is nominated for a major book prize. Via Ralph Luker:
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."