George Washington Book Prize Dinner 2012

Guests gather on the lawn of Mount Vernon as the winner of the George Washington Book Prize is announced. The $50,000 prize was awarded to Harvard University history professor Maya Jasanoff. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Adm Kleber, Sally Masterson, Jack and Jennifer London, and Bill and Ilona Savage. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Fatima Quander with her father, Rohulamin Quander. They are descendants of George Washington’s slaves. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Adm Kleber, Sally Masterson, Jack and Jennifer London, and Bill and Ilona Savage. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Martha-Ann Alito, US District Court Judge Richard Bennett, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, and Jane Bennett. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Jessica Herzstein, Elliot Gerson, Diana Ryan, and Jack and Kathryn Zoeller. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Michael Hirsh and Vitessa Del Prete. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
P.J. Crowley and Paula Kougeas. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Maya Jasanoff, author of Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World, receives the George Washington Book Prize from Ann Bookout, regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
A marching band struck up a Sousa tune to lead guests to dinner. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Maya Jasanoff, winner of the George Washington Book Prize, completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard, her master’s at Oxford, and her PhD at Yale. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Walking to dinner along the bricked paths of Mount Vernon Estate. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
At dinner at the Ford Orientation Center, Kathleen Biden, daughter-in-law of the Vice President, with Jeanne O’Brian and Helene Cooper. Photograph by Kevin Allen.
Justice Samuel Alito and Maya Jasanoff join the dinner guests in raising a glass to George Washington. Photograph by Kevin Allen.

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