A New Civil War Book Prize

From the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia comes the following:

Announcement of The Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia invites nominations for the first Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War Era History. Titles published in 2015 will be eligible. The $25,000 prize focuses primarily on scholarship devoted to the war itself but is also open to works on the background and consequences of the conflict. Collections of essays or primary documents, works of fiction, and poetry should not be submitted.

Publishers should submit copies of nominated books directly to members of the judging committee by February 1, 2016. The winner will be announced by July 1, 2016, and the award presented at an event sponsored by the Center.

Judging Committee

Gary W. Gallagher (ex-officio)
2085 Brownstone Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Elizabeth R. Varon (Chair)
1617 Westwood Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Joseph T. Glatthaar
501 Morgan Creek Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Jonathan W. White
201 Keith Road
Newport News, VA 23606

6 thoughts on “A New Civil War Book Prize

  1. Mike August 5, 2015 / 5:00 pm

    Hi, Brooks!
    Speaking of books…….do you have any plans to continue your Grant bio through his Presidency and death? It would certainly make great reading!!
    Regards,
    Mike Fitzpatrick

      • Mike August 6, 2015 / 6:54 am

        Looking forward to its completion!!!!

      • Noma August 6, 2015 / 9:07 am

        Will it include the “Resumption of Specie Act” and the “Crash of 1873”?

        • Brooks D. Simpson August 6, 2015 / 10:08 am

          Well, that’s part of the Grant presidency. The crash in 1873 was devastating in its effect on Reconstruction. Grant’s 1874 veto of the Inflation Bill and his signing of the Specie Resumption Act may have indeed created stability in the long term, but those actions also had political impacts.

  2. Rosieo August 6, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    Dr. Simpson. You just take your time and get it right to your satisfaction….
    Besides, I’d rather read about Grant and Sherman🙂

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