Monday, November 28

2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner

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

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

Fergus M. Bordewich

Chronicles the 1850s appeals of Western territories to join the Union as slave or free states, profiling period balances in the Senate, Henry Clay’s attempts at compromise, and the border crisis between New Mexico and Texas….

2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Shortlist

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico
Amy S. Greenberg
Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone
Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone
George Black
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty
John M. Barry
Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party
Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party
Geoffrey Kabaservice

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