February 22nd, 2012
Today, in honor of George Washington’s birthday, Washington College announced the three finalists for its prestigious George Washington Book Prize. John Fea, associate professor of American history and chair of the history department at Messiah College, was selected for his book, “Was America Founded as a Christian Nation.”
The award—which is co-sponsored by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon—recognizes the past year’s best books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.
The jury of book reviewers praised Fea’s book for its “balance and nuance” and “real, even pressing, contemporary importance.”
The winner will be announced June 4.
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