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Two writers to share 2009 Lincoln Prize.

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The Lincoln Prize, awarded annually by Gettysburg College to the best work in English about Abraham Lincoln or the American Civil War, has announced that there are two joint winners of its 2009 prize.

The winners are: Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M McPherson; and Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the US Navy and the Civil War by Craig L Symonds.

McPherson, a professor emeritus of American history at Princeton University and a Pulitzer Prize winner, was awarded the Lincoln Prize in 1998 for For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, while Symonds, a professor emeritus of American history at the United States Naval Academy, was a finalist in 1993.

According to the New York Times an awards ceremony will be held on 7 April, where both writers will be presented with a cash prize of USD25,000 and a bronze cast of Lincoln.
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