book image of West of the Revolution by Claudio Saunt

Claudio Saunt's book West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 (W.W. Norton & Company) is one of only six books vying for the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature.  The Cundill award offers one of the largest international prizes today for a book of nonfiction. Saunt is the Richard B. Russell Professor in American History, Co-Director, Center for Virtual History, Associate Director, Institute of Native American Studies, and History Department Head at UGA.