William M. Fowler, Jr. has been named the winner of the 2012 Winslow House Book Award for his work An American Crisis: George Washington and the Dangerous Two Years After Yorktown, 1781-1783.
American Crisis highlights Washington’s struggles to maintain control of the Colonial Army in the face of divided factions, changing public opinion and a financially challenged Congress.
The Winslow House Book Award recognizes the publications on the history of early New England (1620-1852).
Mr. Fowler is a distinguished professor of History at Northeastern University in Boston. Prior to that, for eight years he was director of the Massachusetts Historical Society. He is the author of Empires at War: The French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, Jack Tars and Commodores: The American Navy, 1783-1815, Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock, and Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan.
2011: Thomas Allen, Tories: Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War
2010: Christopher Magra, The Fisherman’s Cause
2009: Nancy Rubin Stuart, The Muse of the Revolution
2008: Eve LaPlante, Salem Witch Judge
2007: Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayflower
About the Winslow House Book Award
The Historic Winslow House Association will offer a prize for the best book published on the history of early New England (1620-1852) during the calendar year 2012. Books on the contributions of the Winslow family or Daniel Webster are particularly welcome. Biographies are eligible; essay collections, documentary editions, and works of fiction are not.
For consideration, send a copy to: The Historic Winslow House Association, 634 Careswell Street, Marshfield, MA 02050-5623.