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February 2006
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Lengel Selected as Washington Prize Finalist

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We're pleased to announce that Edward Lengel has been selected as one of the three finalists for the 2006 George Washington Book Prize for his book General George Washington: A Military Life. At $50,000 the Prize is the largest award for early American history in the United States.

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Fighting for America to be featured on The History Channel

Washington Gone Crazy

Fighting for America: Black Soldiers —the Unsung Heroes of World War II (Presidio Press) will be prominently featured on The History Channel's upcoming "Honor Deferred", a special honoring seven African American Medal of Honor Winners from World War II. The program will air Saturday, February 11th.

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Finalists announced for 2005
National Book Critics Circle Awards

Eleven Random House, Inc. titles have been named finalists for the 2005 National Book Critics Circle Awards. The National Book Critics Circle was founded in 1974 and consists of approximately 700 active book reviewers. The winners will be announced at a Manhattan ceremony on Friday, March 3rd.

The March by E.L. Doctorow
Veronica by Mary Gaitskill

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

General Nonfiction:
The Great War for Civilisation by Robert Fisk

Eating Stone by Ellen Meloy

American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

Lee Miller by Carolyn Burke


The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Istanbul by Orhan Pamuk

Still Looking by John Updike


Refusing Heaven by Jack Gilbert

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Circle Awards

American Library Association selects its Choice Outstanding Academic Titles

In Brief
Edge of Empire by Maya Jasanoff has been awarded the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize. It is awarded annually to a book of history, biography, politics, and occasionally poetry.
Melvin Patrick Ely's Israel on the Appomattox received the American History Association's Albert J. Beveridge Award and The Wesley-Logan Prize.
Michael Ybarra received the D.B. Hardeman Prize for his book Washington Gone Crazy (Steerforth Press).

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