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The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea

Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 2017

by Jack E. Davis

Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction - the tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental epic.

When painter Winslow...


Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

Pulitzer Prize for History 2017

by Heather Ann Thompson

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE IN HISTORY 

WINNER OF THE 2017 BANCROFT PRIZE

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST * NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK FOR 2016 * NAMED A BEST...


A Rage for Order

Lionel Gelber Prize 2017

by Robert F. Worth

The definitive work of literary journalism on the Arab Spring and its troubled aftermath

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and...


Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2016

by Susan Southard

“[A] reminder of just how horrible nuclear weapons are.”—The Wall Street Journal

A devastating read that highlights man’s capacity to wreak destruction, but in which one also catches a glimpse of all...


How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

Green Carnation Prize 2016

by David France

A definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, here is the incredible story of the grassroots activists whose work turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease....


East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

Baillie Gifford Prize 2016

by Philippe Sands

A profound and profoundly important book—a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about...


Custer's Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America

Pulitzer Prize for History 2016

by T. J. Stiles

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History

From the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, a brilliant biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man...


Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2015

by Charlotte Gordon

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMES

This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she...


Encounters at the Heart of the World

Pulitzer Prize for History 2015

by Elizabeth A. Fenn

Winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for History

Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at...


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

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History

Finalist for the Kirkus Prize - Nonfiction

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath

In the depths of the Great...


Napoleon: A Life

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2014

by Andrew Roberts

The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War—winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation...


The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

National Book Critics Circle Award for General Non-fiction 2014

by David Brion Davis

Winner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction 

Shortlisted for the 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

From the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial...


The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Stella Prize 2014

by Clare Wright

Winner of the Stella Prize, 2014.

The Eureka Stockade.

It's one of Australia's foundation legends yet the story has always been told as if half the participants weren't there. But what if the hot-tempered, free-spirited...


The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

Pulitzer Prize for History 2014

by Alan Taylor

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

"Impressively researched and beautifully crafted…a brilliant account of slavery in Virginia during and after the Revolution." —Mark M. Smith, Wall Street Journal...


The Sleepwalkers

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2013

by Christopher Clark

One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting...


Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy

RBC Taylor Prize 2013

by Andrew Preston

A richly detailed, profoundly engrossing story of how religion has influenced American foreign relations, told through the stories of the men and women—from presidents to preachers—who have plotted the country’s...


Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

Pulitzer Prize for History 2013

by Fredrik Logevall

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

 

Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why...


Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2013

by Gilbert King

Devil in the Grove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is a gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. It brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history,...


To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918

Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction 2012

by Adam Hochschild

In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings WWI to life as never before, focusing on the long-ignored moral drama of its critics, alongside its generals...


Leonardo and the Last Supper

Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction 2012

by Ross King

Early in 1495, Leonardo da Vinci began work in Milan on what would become one of history's most influential and beloved works of art--The Last Supper. After a dozen years at the court of Lodovico Sforza, the...