The 2010 George Washington Book Prize has been awarded to Richard Beeman for his book Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution (Random House).
The George Washington Book Prize is one of the nation's largest literary awards for early American History and it is one of the most generous, with a monetary award greater than the Pulitzer Prize for History and the National Book Award. The prize recognizes the year's best books on the nation's founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American History.
Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City, and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association collaborated in 2005 to create the prize.
HBS recently conducted its fourth case study of author Bill Strickland's Manchester Bidwell Corporation. "I am proud of the fact that in the history of Harvard Business School's review of case studies, only two US companies, Manchester Bidwell Corporation and Apple Computer were singled out for four case studies." Strickland said, adding, "the students really tackled the process like they were scaling a good business idea, they wanted to explore ways to look at leadership, funding, consistency and other important business qualities."
Strickland's book Make the Impossible Possible has been adopted for common reading at several colleges and universities. To view the author's presentation at the recent 2010 First-Year Experience conference please click here. Later this month Strickland will be conferred with honorary degrees from Babson College and Marywood University. A full listing of his honorary degrees can be found here.