Wednesday, May 12

Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

2017 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Dan Egan

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan

2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 Benjamin Madley

An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873

Benjamin Madley

2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel Dan Ephron

Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

Dan Ephron

2014 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931 Adam Tooze

The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931

Adam Tooze

2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914, Christopher Clark

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914,

Christopher Clark

2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

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

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

Fergus M. Bordewich

2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America Richard White

Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

Richard White

2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Killing of Crazy Horse Thomas Powers

The Killing of Crazy Horse

Thomas Powers

2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963 Kevin Starr

Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963

Kevin Starr

2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe Mark Mazower

Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe

Mark Mazower

2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA Tim Weiner

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

Tim Weiner

2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11

Lawrence Wright

2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves Adam Hochschild

Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves

Adam Hochschild

2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from The Sedition Act of 1798 to The War on Terrorism Geoffrey R. Stone

Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from The Sedition Act of 1798 to The War on Terrorism

Geoffrey R. Stone

2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America Henry Wiencek

An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America

Henry Wiencek

2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East Michael B. Oren

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Michael B. Oren

2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus Rick Perlstein

Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

Rick Perlstein

2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Collaborator: The Trial & Execution of Robert Brasillach Alice Kaplan

The Collaborator: The Trial & Execution of Robert Brasillach

Alice Kaplan

1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II John W. Dower

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

John W. Dower

1998 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity Roy Porter

The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity

Roy Porter

1997 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution Orlando Figes

A People’s Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution

Orlando Figes

1996 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Black Sea Neal Ascherson

Black Sea

Neal Ascherson

1995 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America Jackson Lears

Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America

Jackson Lears

1994 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 George Chauncey

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940

George Chauncey

1993 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery Anthony Grafton, April Shelford, Nancy Siraisi

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

Anthony Grafton, April Shelford, Nancy Siraisi

1992 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism Alexander Stille

Benevolence and Betrayal: Five Italian Jewish Families Under Fascism

Alexander Stille

1991 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America Nicholas Lemann

The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America

Nicholas Lemann

1990 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Quest For El Cid Richard Fletcher

The Quest For El Cid

Richard Fletcher

1989 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood Neal Gabler

An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood

Neal Gabler

1988 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 Eric Foner

Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

Eric Foner

1986 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within Geoffrey Hosking

The First Socialist Society: A History of the Soviet Union from Within

Geoffrey Hosking

1985 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Son of the Morning Star: Custer and The Little Bighorn Evan S. Connell

Son of the Morning Star: Custer and The Little Bighorn

Evan S. Connell

1984 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History Robert Darnton

The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History

Robert Darnton

1983 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Wheels of Commerce: Volume 2 of Civilization and Capitalism: 15Th-18th Century Fernand Braudel

The Wheels of Commerce: Volume 2 of Civilization and Capitalism: 15Th-18th Century

Fernand Braudel

1982 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution 1895-1980 Jonathan D. Spence

The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution 1895-1980

Jonathan D. Spence

1981 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Land of Savagery, Land of Promise: The European Image of the American Frontier Ray Allen Billington

Land of Savagery, Land of Promise: The European Image of the American Frontier

Ray Allen Billington

1980 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

Walter Lippmann and the American Century Ronald Steel

Walter Lippmann and the American Century

Ronald Steel