New York City (March 4, 2013) — The Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Committee today announced that the 2013 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award has given a Special Mention to Reporting the Revolutionary War (Sourcebooks) by Todd Andrlik. The 2013 Book Award was awarded to Jon Meacham’s Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (Random House) and two Honorable Mentions were awarded to Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign by Douglas R. Cubbison, and No Turning Point: The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective by Theodore Corbett (both published by University of Oklahoma Press).
The Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award is presented each year to the author of the best, newly published work on the American Revolutionary period, combining original scholarship, insight and good writing, published in the preceding year. The committee is also empowered to name additional awards such as Honorable Mentions, Special Recognitions, etc., whenever they deem appropriate.
“Part of the mission of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York/Fraunces Tavern Museum is to educate the public about the events of the American Revolution and this award is our small way of saying thank you to an author who chooses to use his or her time and talent to write about this period,” said the official announcement.
Previous winners of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award include: May Jasanoff’s Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World (Knopf Books); Ron Chernow’s Washington: A Life (Penguin Press); Pauline Maier’s Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 (Simon & Schuster); Dr. Edwin G. Burrows’ Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners during the Revolutionary War (Basic Books); Joseph Ellis’ American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies in the Founding of the Republic (Alfred A. Knopf); Mark Puls’ Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution (Palgrave MacMillan).