Russell Shorto Wins Fraunces Tavern Book Award

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revolution songThe winner of this year’s Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award is Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom by Russell Shorto. Shorto is best-selling author and contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine.

Shorto is set to accept his award and giving a presentation at this year’s Lexington and Concord Dinner & Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Presentation on April 23.

Since 1972 the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award has been presented annually to the best author of a newly published work on the American Revolutionary War that combines original scholarship, insight, and good writing.

An Honorable Mention will also be awarded to acclaimed historian Harlow Giles Unger for his book First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call for Independence; and a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented posthumously to renowned American Revolution historian and novelist Thomas Fleming for The Strategy of Victory: How General George Washington Won the American Revolution.

Tickets for the Concord Dinner & Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Presentation cost $125, and are on sale through April 19th. Ticket purchase includes a reception in the Davis Flag Gallery, dinner with open bar in the Bissell Room of Fraunces Tavern, and a signed copy of Revolution Song.

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