George Louis Beer Prize

The George Louis Beer Prize is a book prize awarded by the American Historical Association for the best book in European international history from 1895 to the present written by a United States citizen or permanent resident.[1] The prize was created in 1923 to honor the memory of George Beer, a prominent historian, member of the U.S. delegation at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference and senior League of Nations official. Described by Jeffrey Herf, the 1998 laureate, as "the Academy Award" of book prizes for modern European historians.[2] It is regarded as one of the most prestigious historical prizes offered in the United States,[3] and it is usually awarded to senior scholars in the profession. This in contrary to the American Historical Association's other distinguished European history award, the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize, which is restricted to young authors publishing their first substantial work. Only four historians, Edward W. Bennett, Carole Fink, Piotr S. Wandycz and Gerhard Weinberg, have won the Beer Prize more than once in its ninety-year history.

List of prizewinners

Source: American Historical Association


  1. "The George Louis Beer Prize for 2014". American Historical Association. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  2. "Historian wins national book award". Ohio University. 8 January 1999. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  3. Mancini, Matthew (2005). Alexis de Tocqueville and American Intellectuals. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. p. 189.

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