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

Purpose: To encourage public attention to the importance of military history for general educational purposes.

Prize: $50,000 cash prize to the winning author, presented at a formal program held at the New-York Historical Society.

Eligibility: Awarded for the best book on military history in the English-speaking world, without restrictions as to time, copyrighted 2022 and distinguished by its scholarship, its contribution to the literature, and its appeal to both a general and an academic audience.  

Method of Submission: There is no fee for participation. To nominate books, please send a letter of inquiry by mail or email to:

​Daniela Mühling
Book Prize Manager
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
49 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

For more information, please email:
Daniela Mühling

The submission deadline for books published in 2022 is December 1, 2022. Please do not send books without first receiving a reply to your inquiry. 

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