Monday, September 20

National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography

2017 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography

2017 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography Winner and Nominees

2017 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography WinnerPrairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls WilderCaroline FraserRevealing the grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life, she also chronicles Wilder's tumultuous relationship with her journalist daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, setting the record straight regarding charges of ......Amazon2017 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography ShortlistGorbachev: His Life and TimesWilliam TaubmanAmazonHoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary TimesKenneth WhyteAmazonThe Invention of Angela Carter: A BiographyEdmund GordonAmazonThe Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle CreekHoward MarkelAmazon
2018 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography

2018 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography Winner and Nominees

2018 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography WinnerFlash: The Making of Weegee the FamousChristopher BonanosThe first comprehensive biography of Weegee—photographer, “psychic,” ultimate New Yorker—from Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: The Story of Polaroid. Arthur Fellig’s ability to arrive at a crime scene just as the cops did was so uncanny that he rena...Amazon2018 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography ShortlistInseperable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American HistoryYunte HuangAmazonNinety-Nine Glimpses of Princess MargaretCraig BrownAmazonThe Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World he CreatedJane LeavyAmazonThe Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern CenturyMark LamsterAmazon
2003 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography

2003 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography Winner and Nominees

2003 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography WinnerKhrushchev: The Man and His EraWilliam TaubmanA portrait of the head of the Soviet Union whose rule followed Stalin's identifies his impact on the country and the rest of the world, tracing his efforts to reform communism and ease the Cold War....Amazon2003 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography ShortlistA Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard YatesBlake BaileyAmazonJonathan Edwards: A LifeGeorge MarsdenAmazonLucia Joyce: To Dance in the WakeCarol Loeb ShlossAmazonThe Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American PilgrimagePaul ElieAmazon
2004 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography

2004 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography Winner and Nominees

2004 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography Winnerde Kooning: An American MasterMark Stevens and Annalyn SwanTraces the career of abstract expressionist Willem De Kooning, discussing his personal life with wife Elaine Fried, and his battle with alcoholism and Alzheimer's disease....Amazon2004 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography ShortlistAlexander HamiltonRon ChernowAmazonChronicles: Vol. 1Bob DylanAmazonQueen of Scots: The True Life of Mary StuartJohn GuyAmazonWill in the World: How Shakespeare Became ShakespeareStephen GreenblattAmazon
2005 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography

2005 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography Winner and Nominees

2005 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography WinnerAmerican Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert OppenheimerKai Bird and Martin J. SherwinJ. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific pr...Amazon2005 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography ShortlistLee Miller: A LifeCarolyn BurkeAmazonLike a Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. JohnsonJonathan CoeAmazonMark Twain: A LifeRon PowersAmazonTeam of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham LincolnDoris Kearns GoodwinAmazon
2006 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography

2006 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography Winner and Nominees

2006 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography WinnerJames Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. SheldonJulie PhillipsJames Tiptree, Jr. burst onto the science fiction scene in the 1970s with a series of hard-edged, provocative short stories. Hailed as a brilliant masculine writer with a deep sympathy for his female characters, he penned such classics as Houston, Houston,...Amazon2006 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography ShortlistA Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History’s Greatest TravelerJason RobertsAmazonAt Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-1968Taylor BranchAmazonFlaubert: A BiographyFrederick BrownAmazonThe Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward BeecherDebby ApplegateAmazon
2007 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography

2007 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography Winner and Nominees

2007 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography WinnerStanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest ExplorerTim JealHenry Morton Stanley was a cruel imperialist - a bad man of Africa. Or so we think: but as Tim Jeal brilliantly shows, the reality of Stanley's life is yet more extraordinary. Few people know of his dazzling trans-Africa journey, a heart-breaking epic of h...Amazon2007 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography ShortlistEdith WhartonHermione LeeAmazonRalph EllisonArnold RampersadAmazonThe Life Of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932John RichardsonAmazonThomas HardyClaire TomalinAmazon
2008 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography

2008 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography Winner and Nominees

2008 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography WinnerThe World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. NaipaulPatrick FrenchThis is the first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most compelling literary figures of the last fifty years. With great feeling for his formidable body of work, and exclusive access to his private papers and personal recol...Amazon2008 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography ShortlistIda, A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against LynchingPaula J. GiddingsAmazonThe Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in an American CenturySteve CollAmazonThe Hemingses of Monticello: An American FamilyAnnette Gordon-ReedAmazonWhite Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson & Thomas Wentworth HigginsonBrenda WineappleAmazon
2009 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography

2009 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography Winner and Nominees

2009 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography WinnerCheever: A LifeBlake BaileyJohn Cheever was one of the foremost chroniclers of post-war America, a peerless writer who on his death in 1982 left some of the best short stories of the twentieth century, a number of highly acclaimed novels, and a private journal that runs to an astoni...Amazon2009 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography ShortlistBitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio SiloneStanislao G. PuglieseAmazonFlannery: A Life of Flannery O’ConnorBrad GoochAmazonPassing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color LineMartha A. SandweissAmazonWhy This World: A Biography of Clarice LispectorBenjamin MoserAmazon
2010 Awards, All Book Awards, Book Awards, Book Awards By Year, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography

2010 National Book Critics Circle Award – Biography Winner and Nominees

2010 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography WinnerHow To Live: Or, A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an AnswerSarah BakewellHow to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live? This question obsessed Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and exper...Amazon2010 National Book Critics Circle Award - Biography ShortlistCharlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous With American HistoryYunte HuangAmazonSimon Wiesenthal: The Life and LegendsTom SegevAmazonThe Killing of Crazy HorseThomas PowersAmazonThe Secret Lives of Somerset MaughamSelina HastingsAmazon