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Book awards: Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction

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Stalingrad by Antony Beevor1999
Berlioz: Volume Two: Servitude and Greatness, 1832-1869 by David Cairns2000
The Third Reich: A New History by Michael Burleigh2001
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan2002
Pushkin : a biography by T. J. Binyon2003
Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall by Anna Funder2004
Like A Fiery Elephant: The Story of B.S. Johnson by Jonathan Coe2005
1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro2006
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq's Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran2007
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective by Kate Summerscale2008
The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare2009
Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick2010
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962 by Frank Dikötter2011
Into the silence by Wade Davis2012
The Pike by Lucy Hughes-Hallett2013
H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald2014
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman2015
East West Street: on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity by Philippe Sands2016
How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David France2017

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Award description

The Samuel Johnson Prize (awarded 1999-2015) is one of the world's most prestigious awards for non-fiction writing. It was founded in 1999 following the demise of the NCR Book Award.

The name was changed in 2016 to the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-fiction, after a new sponsor.

See also Wikipedia.


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