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Saturday, December 14, 2002
 
11:23 AM

Bye-Bye Bancroft in the Post Style section, page 4, an AP dispatch:

NEW YORK -- Severe doubts about a book on guns in the United States have led Columbia University to rescind the prestigious Bancroft Prize for history.

"Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture," by Michael Bellesiles, had received the award in 2001. In a statement yesterday, Columbia said that the school's trustees had concluded "his book had not and does not meet the standards . . . established for the Bancroft Prize."...





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