Finalists named in Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history and biography

Historians in the News


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 the Campaign Against Lynching (Amistad/HarperCollins)

Jon Meacham, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (Random House)

Jackie Wullschlager, Chagall: A Biography (Alfred A. Knopf)


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)
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