Thursday, June 24

2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner

Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

Richard White

Describes the roll played by the transcontinental railroads in the making of modern America during the Gilded Age, discussing the economic panics caused by their debt and how their dependence on donations from the wealthy initiated new forms of corruption….

2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Shortlist

1861: The Civil War Awakening
1861: The Civil War Awakening
Adam Goodheart
Molotov's Magic Lantern: Travels in Russian History
Molotov’s Magic Lantern: Travels in Russian History
Rachel Polonsky
The Anatomy of a Moment: Thirty-Five Minutes in History and Imagination
The Anatomy of a Moment: Thirty-Five Minutes in History and Imagination
Javier Cercas, Anne McLean
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918
Adam Hochschild

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