University of Virginia history professor Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy has won one of the nation’s top literary awards. “The Men who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire,” has landed its author $50,000. The 50,000 George Washington Book Prize was presented to O’Shaughnessy (pictured) Tuesday at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. The annual prize, sponsored by Mount Vernon, Washington College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, goes to the year’s best book on early American history.
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