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TitlesOrder
The Boston Massacre by Hiller B. Zobel1972
From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776 by Pauline Maierhonorable mention, 1973
George Washington, the Forge of Experience, 1732-1775 by James Thomas Flexner1973
George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by James Thomas Flexner1973
George Washington and the New Nation, 1783-1793 by James Thomas Flexner1973
George Washington, Anguish and Farewell (1793-1799) by James Thomas Flexner1973
George Washington {4-vols. complete} by James Thomas Flexner1973, complete set
Political Parties before the Constitution by Jackson Turner Main1974
Atlas of early American history : the Revolutionary era, 1760-1790 by Lester J. Cappon1976
In defense of the public liberty : Britain, America, and the struggle for independence, from 1760 to the surrender at Yorktown in 1781 by Samuel B. GriffithHonorable Mention, 1976
The Empire of Reason: How Europe Imagined and America Realized the Enlightenment (Phoenix series) by Henry Steele Commager1977
Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence by Garry Wills1978
Alexander Hamilton: A Biography by Forrest McDonald1979
A Revolutionary People At War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783 by Charles Royster1980
Jefferson and His Time (6 Volume Set) by Dumas Malone1981
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff1982
Franklin of Philadelphia by Esmond Wright1987
A Son of Thunder by Henry MayerHonorable Mention, 1987
Arms, country, and class : the Philadelphia militia and "lower sort" during the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by Steven RosswurmHonorable Mention, 1988
The Forging of the Union, 1781-1789 by Richard B. Morris1988
Charles Scott and the "spirit of '76" by Harry M. WardHonorable Mention, 1989
Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America by Edmund S. Morgan1989
Chaining the Hudson: The Fight for the River in the American Revolution by Lincoln DiamantHonorable Mention, 1990
Major General Adam Stephen and the cause of American liberty by Harry M. Ward1990
Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor by Willard Sterne Randall1991
The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood1992
The Bill of Rights and the States: The Colonial and Revolutionary Origins of American Liberties by Patrick T. Conley1993
The Constitution and the states : the role of the original thirteen in the framing and adoption of the Federal Constitution by Patrick T. Conley1993
George Clinton: Yeoman Politician of the New Republic by John P. KaminskiHonorable Mention, 1994
To Make a Nation: The Rediscovery of American Federalism by Samuel H. Beer1994
The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment by Carl J. Richard1995
Tom Paine: A Political Life by John Keane1996
Benjamin Lincoln and the American Revolution by David B. MatternHonorable Mention, 1997
Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution by Jack N. Rakove1997
Saratoga, Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War by Richard M. Ketchum1998
A Devil of a Whipping by Lawrence E. Babitshonorable mention, 1999
In Irons by Richard Buel, Jr.1999
Forced founders : Indians, debtors, slaves, and the making of the American Revolution in Virginia by Woody Holton2000
The Great Warpath by David R. Starbuckspecial recognition for archaeology, 2000
The World Turned Upside Down by Richard Ferriespecial recognition for juvenile literature, 2000
The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by H. W. Brandshonorable mention, 2001
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis2001
The American Revolution, Writings from the War of Independence by John H. Rhodehamelspecial recognition for a compilation, 2002
John Adams by David McCullough2002
Lafayette by Harlow Giles Unger2003
The Signers by Dennis Brindell Fradinspecial recognition for juvenile literature, 2003
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacsonhonorable mention, 2004
Gouverneur Morris, an Independent Life by William Howard Adamshonorable mention, 2004
A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic by John Ferling2004
Thomas Jefferson by R. B. Bernsteinhonorable mention, 2004
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernowhonorable mention, 2005
Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer2005
Washington's Secret War by Thomas Fleming2006
Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution by Mark Puls2007
American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis2008
Taming Democracy by Terry Boutonhonorable mention, 2008
Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War by Edwin G. Burrows2009
If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy -From the Revolution to the War of 1812 by George C. DaughanHonorable Mention, 2009
Taxation in Colonial America by Alvin RabushkaSpecial Recognition, 2009
An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson by Andro LinklaterHonorable Mention, 2010
George Washington at "Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry": July 4 to August 19, 1781 by Mary Sudman DonovanSpecial Recognition, 2010
The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution by Alex Storozynski2010
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 by Pauline Maierco-winner, 2011
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernowco-winner, 2011
Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff2012
Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign : his papers by John BurgoyneHonorable Mention, 2013
No Turning Point: The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective (Campaigns and Commanders Series) by Theodore CorbettHonorable Mention, 2013
Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News by Todd AndrlikSpecial Mention, 2013
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham2013
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire by Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy2014
An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America by Nick Bunker2015
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea by Tim McGrathHonorable Mention, 2015
Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee by Phillip PapasHonorable Mention, 2015
Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It by John Ferling2016
After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence by Don GlicksteinHonorable Mention, 2016
Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775 by Derek W. BeckHonorable Mention, 2016
American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor2017
Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It by Larrie D. FerreiroHonorable Mention, 2017
Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle (Campaigns and Commanders Series) by Mark Edward LenderHonorable Mention, 2017

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Recommendations

  1. The Creation of the American Republic, 1776–1787 by Gordon S. Wood (1969)
  2. His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis (2004)
  3. Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence by John Ferling (2007)
  4. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis (1997)
  5. American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier (1997)
  6. Jefferson the Virginian by Dumas Malone (1948)
  7. The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn (1967)
  8. Victory at Yorktown: The Campaign That Won the Revolution by Richard M. Ketchum (2004)
  9. Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different by Gordon S. Wood (2006)
  10. The Age of Federalism: The Early American Republic, 1788-1800 by Stanley Elkins (1993)
  11. The Drillmaster of Valley Forge: The Baron de Steuben and the Making of the American Army by Paul Douglas Lockhart (2008)
  12. As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution by Richard Archer (2010)
  13. Novus Ordo Seclorum: The Intellectual Origins of the Constitution by Forrest McDonald (1985)
  14. Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 by Gordon S. Wood (2009)
  15. The Stamp Act Crisis: Prologue to Revolution by Edmund S. Morgan (1953)

Award description

Awarded by the Fraunces Tavern Museum and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
The Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award recognizes books of exceptional merit written on the Revolutionary War era.

Began in 1972
Additional books are noted for special merit
1973: honorable mention given to the film The National Anthem by Saxton Graphics
No award was given from 1983 to 1986.

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