Book awards: Mark Lynton History Prize

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild1999
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower2000
Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766 by Fred Anderson2001
A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany by Mark Roseman2002
The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade by Robert Harms2003
River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit2004
Beasts of the Fields: A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769-1913 by Richard Steven Street2005
The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism by Megan Marshall2006
Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 by James T. Campbell2007
Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America by Peter Silver2008
Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World by Timothy Brook2009
The Greeks and Greek Love: A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World by James Davidson2010
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson2011
Common Sense: A Political History by Sophia Rosenfeld2012
The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro2013
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore2014

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  3. The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas (1997)
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  8. Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix (2000)
  9. Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow by Neil R. McMillen (1989)
  10. In the Shadow of Du Bois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America by Robert Gooding-Williams (2009)
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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 Mark Lynton History Prize ($10,000) is awarded to the book-length work of history, on any subject, that best combines intellectual or scholarly distinction with felicity of expression

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Began in 1999


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