Dartmouth historian Colin Calloway's book The Indian World of George Washington is one of five up for the top nonfiction prize.
“This is not a biography of George Washington, but I used his life as a structure," Calloway told Dartmouth's Public Affairs office. "That worked because I was able to show how, at very important points in his life, things would not have worked out as they did were it not for Native Americans, Native American land, and Native American power.”
“I remember when I saw the longlist, there was a little announcement that went something like, ‘The 10 people on the list include four Pulitzer Prize winners, three Guggenheims, two past National Book Award finalists, and Colin,’ ” Calloway says.
Click here for a full list of the 2018 finalists. Winners will be announced on November 14.