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13 December 2002

Associated Press

NEW YORK — Severe doubts about a book on guns in the United States has led Columbia University to rescind the prestigious Bancroft Prize for history. "Arming America," by Michael Bellesiles, had received the award in 2001. In a statement released Friday, Columbia said that the school's trustees had concluded "his book had not and does not meet the standards … established for the Bancroft Prize." Columbia has asked Bellesiles to return the prize money, $4,000. It... (

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