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Yale University Press Award Winners

The Genius
Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism


Sami Rohr Prize

This book offers a new narrative of modern Jewish history based on the life and legacy of the most influential modern rabbinic figure, the eighteenth-century rabbi Elijah ben Solomon, known as the Vilna Gaon.


The Men Who Lost America
British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire


Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

This unique account of the American Revolution, told from the perspectives of King George III, Lord North, General Burgoyne, and other British leaders, brings to light the real reasons behind the British Empire’s stunning and unexpected loss.

Cloth ISBN: 9780300179309   $45.00

Cloth ISBN: 9780300191073   $37.50


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