Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History

 

2014 selection

The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2014

by Adam Tooze

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world...


2013 selection

The Sleepwalkers

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2013

by Christopher Clark

On the morning of June 28, 1914, when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie Chotek, arrived at Sarajevo railway station, Europe was at peace. Thirty-seven days later, it was at war. The conflict that...


2012 selection

America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and the Compromise That Preserved the Union

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2012

by Fergus M. Bordewich

The Mexican War introduced vast new territories into the United States, among them California and the present-day Southwest. When gold was discovered in California in the great Gold Rush of 1849, the population...