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The New-York Historical Society gives three book prizes annually. From 2005-2012 there was one award for American history. A second award was added in 2013 for children's history. A third award was added in 2016 for military history.

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Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History

The Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American History, prior to 2016 known as 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." The winner receives an engraved medal, $50,000 cash and the unofficial title of American Historian Laureate. 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.

  • 2005 Doris Kearns Goodwin for Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
  • 2006 David Nasaw for Andrew Carnegie (biography of Andrew Carnegie)
  • 2007 Daniel Walker Howe for What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848
  • 2008 Drew Gilpin Faust for This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
  • 2009 Gordon S. Wood for Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815
  • 2010 Ron Chernow for Washington: A Life (biography of George Washington)
  • 2011 John Lewis Gaddis for George F. Kennan: An American Life (biography of George F. Kennan)
  • 2012 Robert Caro for The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
  • 2013 Andrew O'Shaughnessy for The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire
  • 2014 Jill Lepore for The Secret History of Wonder Woman
  • 2015 Eric Foner for Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
  • 2016 Jane Kamensky for A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

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New-York Historical Society Children's History Book Prize

The New-York Historical Society Children's History Book Prize was first award in 2013 for the best children's historical literature.


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Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society

The Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History at the New-York Historical Society was first awarded in 2016 for the best book on military history in the English-speaking world.


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