Awards & Winners

David Hackett Fischer

Date of Birth 02-December-1935
Place of Birth Baltimore
(Maryland, Baltimore County, United States of America, Area code 410, Area code 443, Area code 667, Area codes 410, 443, and 667)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Historian, Author, Professor
David Hackett Fischer is University Professor and Earl Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. Fischer's major works have tackled everything from large macroeconomic and cultural trends to narrative histories of significant events to explorations of historiography. He is best known for two major works: Albion's Seed and Washington's Crossing. In Albion's Seed, he argues that core aspects of American culture stem from four British folkways and regional cultures and that their interaction and conflict have been decisive factors in U.S. political and historical development. In the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington's Crossing, Fischer provides a narrative of George Washington's leadership of the Continental Army during the winter of 1776–1777 during the American Revolutionary War. In 2008 he published Champlain's Dream, an exploration of Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer and founder of Quebec City. The book was a runner-up in the 2009 Cundill Prize. Fischer received a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He received the 2006 Irving Kristol Award from the American Enterprise Institute. He was admitted as an honorary member of The Society of the Cincinnati in 2006.

Awards by David Hackett Fischer

Check all the awards nominated and won by David Hackett Fischer.


Ambassador Book Award for American Studies
Honored for : Washington's Crossing
Pulitzer Prize for History
Honored for : Washington's Crossing

Nominations 2005 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Pulitzer Prize for History Washington's Crossing


New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year
Honored for : Washington's Crossing

Nominations 2004 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Nonfiction Washington's Crossing