Saturday, September 18

1993 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

1993 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner

New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery

New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery

Anthony Grafton, April Shelford, Nancy Siraisi

On encountering what he called “the Indies”, the Jesuit Jose de Acosta wrote, “Having read what poets and philosophers write of the Torrid Zone, I persuaded myself that when I came to the Equator, I would not be able to endure the violent heat, but it turn…

1993 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Shortlist

Rising in the West: The True Story of an
Rising in the West: The True Story of an “Okie” family in Search of the American Dream
Dan Morgan
The Immobile Empire
The Immobile Empire
Alain Peyrefitte, Jon Rothschild
The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity
The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity
James C. Cobb
Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992
Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992
Jane Hamilton-Merritt

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