History Professor’s Books Honored

Posted: February 7, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

History professor Joseph Harsh has been chosen as the winner of the 1998 Peter Seaborg Award for his book, Confederate Tide Rising: Robert E. Lee and the Making of Southern Strategy 1861-1862. The award is a $5,000 gift pledged by the family of Nobel Prize-winning chemist Glenn T. Seaborg. The annual award is presented to the best nonfiction Civil War book that takes a unique approach, such as an interdisciplinary study or examination of an unusual facet of the war.

In addition, Harsh’s book Taken at the Flood: Robert E. Lee and Confederate Strategy in the Maryland Campaign of 1862, has been chosen with seven others as a finalist for the Lincoln Prize–a $50,000 prize awarded by Gettysburg College, where the Civil War Institute is located. This year, the Lincoln Prize winner will be announced for the first time on President Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 12.

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