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Brandt awarded prestigious Bancroft Prize

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“The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America,” by Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine Allan M. Brandt, has been selected to receive a Bancroft Prize from Columbia University. Established in 1948, the prize (which includes an award of $10,000) is given annually by the trustees of Columbia to the authors of books of exceptional merit in the fields of American history, biography, and diplomacy. The 2008 awards are for books published in 2007.