Tuesday, March 3, 2009

L.A. Times book prize nominees include Sugrue, Faust & Mayer

The Los A Times has announced finalists for its 2008 book prizes. They include:

Biography
H.W. Brands, A Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Doubleday)
Ernest Freeberg, Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War,and the Right to Dissent (Harvard University Press)
Paula J. Giddings, Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and theCampaign Against Lynching (Amistad/HarperCollins)
Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (Random House)
Jackie Wullschlager, Chagall: A Biography (Alfred A. Knopf)

Current Interest
Steve Coll, The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century(The Penguin Press)
Dexter Filkins, The Forever War (Knopf)
Barton Gellman, Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency (Penguin Press)
Jane Mayer, The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on TerrorTurned into a War on American Ideals (Doubleday)
Jill Bolte Taylor, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (Viking)

History
Michael Dobbs, One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Alfred A. Knopf)
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Alfred A. Knopf)
Mark Mazower, Hitler’s Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe (The Penguin Press)
Thomas J. Sugrue, Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North (Random House)
Rick Wartzman, Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath (PublicAffairs)

The rest are here. Hat tip.

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