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All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery by Henry Mayer1999
A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century by Witold Rybczynski2000
The Chief: the Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw2001
Carry Me Home : Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter2002
"A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power2003
They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967 by David Maraniss2004
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright2005
Tulia by Nate Blakeslee2006
The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright2007
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin2008
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer2009
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel2010
The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswold2011
The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White by Daniel J. Sharfstein2012
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon2013
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink2014
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg2015
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard2016
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge2017

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  1. The Forever War by Dexter Filkins (2008)
  2. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks (2006)
  3. Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran (2006)
  4. Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll (2004)
  5. Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63 by Taylor Branch (1988)
  6. The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer (2005)
  7. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond (2016)
  8. One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer by Nathaniel Fick (2005)
  9. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer (2015)
  10. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (2010)
  11. The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam (1972)
  12. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch (1998)
  13. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy (2015)
  14. A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan (1988)
  15. Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath by Paul Ham (2011)

Award description

Awarded by the J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project
Co-administered by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation at Harvard.
The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize ($10,000) recognizes superb examples of nonfiction writing that exemplify literary grace, a commitment to serious research and social concern
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Began in 1999

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