Longman-History Today Awards 1999

The winners of the prizes in the Longman History-Today awards 1999 are announced.

This year's Longman-History Today Book Of The Year Prize has been shared between Amanda Vickery, for her book The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England, and Michael Richards, author of A Time of Silence: Civil War and the Culture of Repression in Franco's Spain 1936-1945. The results of the £1,000 competition - for an author's first or second book on a historical topic published in the year ending September 1998 - were announced at a ceremony held at the British Library in London on January 6th. The presentation was made by David Cannadine, Director of the Institute of Historical Research.

The judges - Professors Pamela Tudor-Craig, Jeremy Black and Paul Preston - selected a shortlist of six from more than sixty books submitted, which ranged chronologically from the second millennium BC to the Chechnya War.

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