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Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History

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2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History WinnerGolden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963Kevin StarrA narrative tour de force that combines wide-ranging scholarship with captivating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume Americans and the California Dream is an unparalleled work of cultural history. In this volume, Starr covers the crucial postwar p...Amazon2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History ShortlistEmpire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815Gordon S. WoodAmazonLynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940Amy Louise WoodAmazonPassing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color LineMartha A. SandweissAmazonThe Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Sc...
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2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History WinnerThe Collaborator: The Trial & Execution of Robert BrasillachAlice Kaplan...Amazon2000 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History ShortlistIn the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship EssexNathaniel PhilbrickAmazonKosovo: War and RevengeTim JudahAmazonResisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red OrchestraShareen Blair BrysacAmazonThe Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United StatesAlexander KeyssarAmazon
2001 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History

2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History WinnerBefore the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American ConsensusRick PerlsteinAcclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the rise of the conservative movement in the liberal 1960s. At the heart of the story is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal government, despised liberals, and mocked “peac...Amazon2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History ShortlistFrance: The Dark Years, 1940-1944Julian JacksonAmazonThe Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in AmericaLouis MenandAmazonThe Stranger from Paradise: A Biography of William BlakeG.E. Bentley Jr.AmazonVenice: Lion CityGarry WillsAmazon
2002 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History

2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History WinnerSix Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle EastMichael B. OrenRelates the events of the six-day Arab-Israeli war of June, 1967, discussing it in the context of regional and international politics and examining its consequences for the Middle East....Amazon2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History ShortlistAt the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black AmericaPhilip DrayAmazonBrotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence and Edward TellerGregg HerkenAmazonIn the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692Mary Beth NortonAmazonThe Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave TradeRobert W. HarmsAmazon
2003 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History

2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History WinnerAn Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of AmericaHenry WiencekAn Imperfect God is a major new biography of Washington, and the first to explore his engagement with American slavery When George Washington wrote his will, he made the startling decision to set his slaves free; earlier he had said that holding slaves was...Amazon2003 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History ShortlistGulag: A HistoryAnne ApplebaumAmazonHomosexuality and CivilizationLouis CromptonAmazonThey Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967David MaranissAmazonWhen the King Took FlightTimothy TackettAmazon
2004 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History

2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History WinnerPerilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from The Sedition Act of 1798 to The War on TerrorismGeoffrey R. StoneAn investigation into how free speech and other civil liberties have been compromised in America by war in six historical periods describes how presidents, Supreme Court justices, and resistors contributed to the administration of civil freedoms, in an acc...Amazon2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History ShortlistBeasts of the Field: A Narrative History of California Farm Workers, 1769-1913Richard Steven StreetAmazonHigh Noon in the Cold War: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Cuban Missile CrisisMax FrankelAmazonMasquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental SoldierAlfred F. YoungAmazonThe Coming of the Third Reich: Vol...
2005 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History

2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History WinnerBury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's SlavesAdam HochschildOffers an account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world....Amazon2005 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History ShortlistForgotten Armies: The Fall of British Asia, 1941-1945Christopher Bayly, Tim HarperAmazonPostwar: A History of Europe Since 1945Tony JudtAmazonThe Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to LincolnSean WilentzAmazonThe Third Reich in Power: Volume 2 of The Third Reich SeriesRichard J. EvansAmazon
2006 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History

2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History WinnerThe Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11Lawrence WrightTHE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR NEW TV SERIES This is the definitive account of the run-up to 9/11: from the man who lit the spark of radical Islam in 1948, to those who built up a terror network, and to the FBI agent whose warnings of '...Amazon2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History ShortlistAt Canaan's Edge: Volume 3 of America in the King Years, 1965-68Taylor BranchAmazonMayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and WarNathaniel PhilbrickAmazonThe Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of MolokaiJohn TaymanAmazonThe War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the WestNiall FergusonAmazon
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2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History WinnerLegacy of Ashes: The History of the CIATim WeinerWith shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency in worse shape than when he found it; and how ...Amazon2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History ShortlistNixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the WorldMargaret MacMillanAmazonThe First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know ItDavid A. BellAmazonThe Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow that Changed the Course of World War IIAndrew NagorskiAmazonTroublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save E...
2008 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History

2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize – History Winner and Nominees

2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History WinnerHitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled EuropeMark MazowerThe powerful, disturbing history of Nazi Europe by Mark Mazower, one of Britain's leading historians and bestselling author of Dark Continent and Governing the World Hitler's Empire charts the landscape of the Nazi imperial imagination - from those economi...Amazon2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prize - History ShortlistObscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of WrathRick WartzmanAmazonOne Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear WarMichael DobbsAmazonSweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the NorthThomas J. SugrueAmazonThis Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil WarDrew Gilpin ...