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National Book Award for Nonfiction

The National Book Award for Nonfiction is one of four Annual National Book Awards, which are given by the National Book Foundation to recognize outstanding literary work by United States citizens.  Previous winners and finalists include:

The unwinding : an inner history of the new America / George Packer Book of ages : the life and opinions of Jane Franklin / Jill Lepore Hitler's furies : German women in the Nazi killing fields / Wendy Lower Going clear : Scientology, Hollywood, and the prison of belief / Lawrence Wright Behind the beautiful forevers / Katherine Boo Iron curtain : the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 / Anne Applebaum The years of Lyndon Johnson / Robert A. Caro The boy kings of Texas : a memoir / Domingo Martinez House of stone : a memoir of home, family, and a lost Middle East / Anthony Shadid The swerve : how the world became modern / Stephen Greenblatt Radioactive : Marie & Pierre Curie, a tale of love & fallout / by Lauren Redniss Just kids / Patti Smith Nothing to envy : ordinary lives in North Korea / Barbara Demick Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq / John W. Dower The first tycoon : the epic life of Cornelius Vanderbilt / T.J. Stiles The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family / Annette Gordon-Reed This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War / Drew Gilpin Faust Dark side : the inside story of how the war on terror turned into a war on American ideals / Jane Mayer Final salute : a story of unfinished lives / by Jim Sheeler Legacy of ashes : the history of the CIA / Tim Weiner Brother, I'm dying / Edwidge Danticat God is not great : how religion poisons everything / Christopher Hitchens The worst hard time : the untold story of those who survived the great American dust bowl / Timothy Egan Imperial life in the emerald city : inside Iraq's green zone / Rajiv Chandrasekaran Oracle bones : a journey between China's past and present / Peter Hessler The looming tower : Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 / Lawrence Wright The year of magical thinking / Joan Didion 102 minutes : the unforgettable story of the fight to survive inside the Twin Towers / Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves / Adam Hochschild Arc of justice : a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age / Kevin Boyle

updated 1/23/2014