Gettysburg book wins $50,000 history prize

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Associated Press

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 11:04 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 18 at 11:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A book about the Civil War conflict in Gettysburg has won a $50,000 prize.

Allen C. Guelzo's "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion" has received the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History. The prize's sponsors made the announced Tuesday.

The award was established last year by the Harry F. Guggenheim Foundation and Lewis E. Lehrman, a businessman, former Republican candidate for governor and co-founder of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History.

Among the five other finalists: "The Guns at Last Light," the finale of Rick Atkinson's acclaimed World War II trilogy.

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