Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award

Given by Fraunces Tavern Museum

98 Works 63,620 Books 1,014 Reviews 4.2
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 show more 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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Victory Day - Winning American Independence: The Defeat of the British Southern Strategy by Kenneth Scarlett
Honorable Mention2023
The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff
Honorable Mention2023
Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution by Eric Jay Dolin
War at Saber Point: Banastre Tarleton and the British Legion by John Knight
Honorable Mention2022
The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware by Patrick K. O'Donnell
Honorable Mention2022
Liberty Is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution by Woody Holton
Special Recognition2022
The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution (Pivotal Moments in American History) by Kevin J. Weddle
American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution by Nina Sankovitch
Honorable Mention2021
To the End of the World: Nathanael Greene, Charles Cornwallis, and the Race to the Dan by Andrew Waters
Honorable Mention2021
1774: The Long Year of Revolution by Mary Beth Norton
The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America by T. H. Breen
Honorable Mention2020
The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution by John Buchanan
Honorable Mention2020
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
Valley Forge by Bob Drury
Honorable Mention2019
Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life by Albert Louis Zambone
Honorable Mention2019
The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life by Joyce Lee Malcolm
First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call for Independence by Harlow Giles Unger
Honorable Mention2018
The Strategy of Victory: How General George Washington Won the American Revolution by Thomas Fleming
Lifetime Achievement Award2018
Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom by Russell Shorto
Brothers at Arms : American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It by Larrie D. Ferreiro
Honorable Mention2017
Fatal Sunday: George Washington, the Monmouth Campaign, and the Politics of Battle by Mark Edward Lender
Honorable Mention2017
American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 by Alan Taylor
Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775 by Derek W. Beck
Honorable Mention2016
After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence by Don Glickstein
Honorable Mention2016
Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War That Won It by John Ferling
Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America's Revolution at Sea by Tim McGrath
Honorable Mention2015
Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee by Phillip Papas
Honorable Mention2015
An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America by Nick Bunker
The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire (The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History) by Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
No Turning Point: The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective by Theodore Corbett
Honorable Mention2013
Burgoyne and the Saratoga Campaign : his papers by Douglas R. Cubbison
Honorable Mention2013
Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News by Todd Andrlik
Special Mention2013
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 by Pauline Maier
An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson by Andro Linklater
Honorable Mention2010
George Washington at "Head Quarters, Dobbs Ferry": July 4 to August 19, 1781 by Mary Sudman Donovan
Special Recognition2010
The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution by Alex Storozynski
If By Sea: The Forging of the American Navy -From the Revolution to the War of 1812 by George C. Daughan
Honorable Mention2009
Taxation in Colonial America by Alvin Rabushka
Special Recognition2009
Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War by Edwin G. Burrows
Taming Democracy by Terry Bouton
honorable mention2008
American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic by Joseph J. Ellis
Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution by Mark Puls
Washington's Secret War by Thomas Fleming
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
honorable mention2005
Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer
Gouverneur Morris, an Independent Life by William Howard Adams
honorable mention2004
Thomas Jefferson by R. B. Bernstein
honorable mention2004
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
honorable mention2004
A Leap in the Dark: The Struggle to Create the American Republic by John Ferling
The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence by Dennis Brindell Fradin
special recognition for juvenile literature2003
Lafayette by Harlow Giles Unger
The American Revolution, Writings from the War of Independence by John H. Rhodehamel
special recognition for a compilation2002
John Adams by David McCullough
The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by H. W. Brands
honorable mention2001
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
The Great Warpath by David R. Starbuck
special recognition for archaeology2000
The World Turned Upside Down by Richard Ferrie
special recognition for juvenile literature2000
Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia by Woody Holton
A Devil of a Whipping by Lawrence E. Babits
honorable mention1999
In Irons: Britain's Naval Supremacy and the American Revolutionary Economy by Richard Buel Jr.
Saratoga, Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War by Richard M. Ketchum
Benjamin Lincoln and the American Revolution by David B. Mattern
Honorable Mention1997
Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution by Jack N. Rakove
Tom Paine: A Political Life by John Keane
The Founders and the Classics: Greece, Rome, and the American Enlightenment by Carl J. Richard
George Clinton: Yeoman Politician of the New Republic by John P. Kaminski
Honorable Mention1994
To Make a Nation: The Rediscovery of American Federalism by Samuel H. Beer
The Bill of Rights and the States: The Colonial and Revolutionary Origins of American Liberties by Patrick T. Conley
The Constitution and the states : the role of the original thirteen in the framing and adoption of the Federal Constitution by Patrick T. Conley
The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood
Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor by Willard Sterne Randall
Chaining the Hudson: The Fight for the River in the American Revolution by Lincoln Diamant
Honorable Mention1990
Major General Adam Stephen and the cause of American liberty by Harry M. Ward
Charles Scott and the "spirit of '76" by Harry M. Ward
Honorable Mention1989
Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America by Edmund S. Morgan
Arms, country, and class : the Philadelphia militia and "lower sort" during the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by Steven Rosswurm
Honorable Mention1988
The Forging of the Union, 1781-1789 by Richard B. Morris
A Son of Thunder by Henry Mayer
Honorable Mention1987
Franklin of Philadelphia by Esmond Wright
The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff
Jefferson and His Time (6 Volume Set) by Dumas Malone
A Revolutionary People At War: The Continental Army and American Character, 1775-1783 by Charles Royster
Alexander Hamilton: A Biography by Forrest McDonald
Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence by Garry Wills
The Empire of Reason: How Europe Imagined and America Realized the Enlightenment (Phoenix series) by Henry Steele Commager
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. Griffith
Honorable Mention1976
Atlas of early American history : the Revolutionary era, 1760-1790 by Lester J. Cappon
Political Parties before the Constitution by Jackson Turner Main
George Washington {4-vols. complete} by James Thomas Flexner
complete set1973
From Resistance to Revolution: Colonial Radicals and the Development of American Opposition to Britain, 1765-1776 by Pauline Maier
honorable mention1973
George Washington and the New Nation, 1783-1793 by James Thomas Flexner
George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by James Thomas Flexner
George Washington, Anguish and Farewell (1793-1799) by James Thomas Flexner
George Washington, the Forge of Experience, 1732-1775 by James Thomas Flexner
The Boston Massacre by Hiller B. Zobel


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