Saturday, September 18

1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity

Roy Porter

Explores the development of medicine against the backdrop of the religious, scientific, philosophical, and political beliefs of each age, and unearths a treasure trove of medicinal oddities…

1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Shortlist

Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture
Hope in a Jar: The Making of America’s Beauty Culture
Kathy Peiss
Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America
Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America
Ira Berlin
Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry
Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry
Philip D. Morgan
The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life
The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life
Nancy Tomes

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