New-York Historical Society book prizes
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.
Barbara and David Zalaznick Book Prize in American HistoryEdit
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, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
- 2006 David Nasaw, Andrew Carnegie (biography of Andrew Carnegie)
- 2007 Daniel Walker Howe, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848
- 2008 Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
- 2009 Gordon S. Wood, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815
- 2010 Ron Chernow, Washington: A Life (biography of George Washington)
- 2011 John Lewis Gaddis, George F. Kennan: An American Life (biography of George F. Kennan)
- 2012 Robert Caro, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
- 2013 Andrew O'Shaughnessy, The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire
- 2014 Jill Lepore, The Secret History of Wonder Woman
- 2015 Eric Foner, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
- 2016 Jane Kamensky, A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley
- 2017 John A. Farrell, Richard Nixon: The Life
- 2018 Benn Steil, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War 
New-York Historical Society Children's History Book PrizeEdit
The New-York Historical Society Children's History Book Prize was first award in 2013 for the best children’s historical literature.
- 2013 Kristin Levine, The Lions of Little Rock
- 2014 Helen Frost, Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War
- 2015 Pam Muñoz Ryan, Echo
- 2016 Ann E. Burg, Unbound: A Novel in Verse
- 2016 Firoozeh Dumas, It Ain’t So Awful Falafel
- 2017 Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi (Authors), Yutaka Houlette (Illustrator), Fred Korematsu Speaks Up 
Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military HistoryEdit
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. Prior to 2016, the prize was known as the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, established in 2013 by the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, the inaugural prize was awarded in February 2014. The purpose of the prize is to increase public attention to military history for educational purposes.
- 2013 Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion '
- 2014 Alexander Watson, Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914-1918
- 2015 David L. Preston, Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution
- 2016 Peter Cozzens, The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
- 2017 Cathal Nolan, The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost
- The New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize. THE 6th ANNUAL COMPETITION (2010)
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- Patricia Cohen (February 28, 2010). "Brown Professor Wins History Prize". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
- Julie Bosman (March 4, 2011). "Ron Chernow Wins Prize For Biography". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
- Jennifer Schuessler (February 29, 2012). "Gaddis Wins History Prize for Kennan Biography". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
- Jennifer Schuessler (February 20, 2013). "Another Prize for Robert Caro". New York Times. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- Jennifer Schuessler (March 5, 2014). "Book on Losing British Generals Wins American History Prize". New York Times. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
- Jennifer Schuessler (February 17, 2015). "A Book Prize for Wonder Woman". New York Times. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
- Jennifer Schuessler (February 11, 2016). "Eric Foner Wins Historical Society Book Prize". New York Times. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
- Jennifer Schuessler (March 14, 2017). "Jane Kamensky Wins Historical Society Book Prize". New York Times. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
- Penguin Random House (March 18, 2018). "John A. Farrell's RICHARD NIXON Wins New-York Historical Society Book Prize". Retrieved October 22, 2018.
- Jennifer Schuessler (March 11, 2019). "Scholar of the Marshall Plan Wins American History Book Prize". The New York Times. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
- "Children's History Book Prize". The New-York Historical Society. 2018.
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- The New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize, official website.