The Prince Of Darkness has won the 2016 SHEAR Book Prize.
"This is historical detective work of the highest magnitude", said the prize committee of Prince Of Darkness. "Indeed, the feeling the book left the prize committee with after its 300-plus pages was: how could the story of an American character this fascinating not have been written before?"
The Society for Historians of the Early American Republic or SHEAR awards the annual prize to a book that deals with virtually any aspect of American history during the period 1776-1861.
Prince of Darkness by Shane White recounts the extraordinary life story of the black Wall Street broker, Jeremiah G Hamilton.