Monday, January 26, 2009

Gordon-Reed among National Book Critics Circle finalists

Finalists have been announced for 2008 National Book Critics Circle Awards. They include legal historian Annette Gordon-Reed. Here are the finalists in Biography and Nonfiction. The full list is here.


Paula J. Giddings, Ida, A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching

Steve Coll, The Bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in an American Century

Patrick French, The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V.S. Naipaul

Annette Gordon-Reed, The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Brenda Wineapple, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson & Thomas Wentworth Higginson


Dexter Filkins, The Forever War

Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the Civil War

Jane Mayer, The Dark Side

Allan Lichtman, White Protestant Nation

George C. Herring, From Colony to Superpower: U.S. Foreign Relations Since 1776

Hat tip to Ralph Luker.