Book awards: Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction shortlist

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C: Because Cowards Get Cancer Too... by John Diamond1999
Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834 by Richard Holmes1999
Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris by Ian Kershaw1999
Pilate: The Biography of an Invented Man by Ann Wroe1999
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some are So Rich and Some So Poor by David S. Landes1999
Deliver Us from Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords and a World of Endless Conflict by William Shawcross2000
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley2000
Karl Marx by Francis Wheen2000
Playing the Moldovans at Tennis by Tony Hawks2000
Yeats's Ghosts by Brenda Maddox2000
Catherine the Great and Potemkin by Simon Sebag Montefiore2001
John Maynard Keynes, Vol. 3: Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946 by Robert Skidelsky2001
Night of Stone by Catherine Merridale2001
Rimbaud: A Biography by Graham Robb2001
Trilobite! Eyewitness to Evolution by Richard Fortey2001
Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins2002
The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies by Richard Hamblyn2002
The snow geese by William Fiennes2002
Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia by Brendan Simms2002
The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village by Eamon Duffy2002
The Devil That Danced On the Water: A Daughter's Memoir by Aminatta Forna2003
Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex by Olivia Judson2003
Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figes2003
Nelson: Love and Fame by Edgar Vincent2003
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self by Claire Tomalin2003
Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum2004
John Clare by Sir Jonathan Bate2004
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland2004
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson2004
The Zanzibar Chest by Aidan Hartley2004
Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk2005
The Italian Boy: A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830s London by Sarah Wise2005
Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour: 1909-1954 by Hilary Spurling2005
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta2005
Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters2005
Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland by Carmen Callil2006
The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life by Tom Reiss2006
Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945 by Tony Judt2006
The Sale of the Late King's Goods: Charles I and His Art Collection by Jerry Brotton2006
Untold Stories by Alan Bennett2006
Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control by Dominic Streatfeild2007
Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell2007
Having It So Good: Britain in the Fifties by Peter Hennessy2007
Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance by Ian Buruma2007
The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England by Adrian Tinniswood2007
Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart by Tim Butcher2008
Crow Country by Mark Cocker2008
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross2008
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes2008
The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul by Patrick French2008
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes2009
Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre2009
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed2009
The Lost City of Z by David Grann2009
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality by Manjit Kumar2009
Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos2010
Blood Knots by Luke Jennings2010
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human by Richard Wrangham2010
A Gambling Man: Charles II's Restoration Game by Jenny Uglow2010
Too Big to Fall: America's Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward by Barry B. LePatner2010
Bismarck: A Life by Jonathan Steinberg2011
Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane by Andrew Graham-Dixon2011
Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya Jasanoff2011
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley2011
Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War by John Stubbs2011
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo2012
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker2012
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane2012
The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain by Paul Preston2012
Strindberg: A Life by Sue Prideaux2012
Empires of the Dead: How One Man's Vision Led to the Creation of WWI's War Graves by David Crane2013
Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume One: Not For Turning by Charles Moore2013
Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 by William Dalrymple2013
A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees by Dave Goulson2013
Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain by Charlotte Higgins2013
Common People: In Pursuit of My Ancestors by Alison Light2014
The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World by Greg Grandin2014
The iceberg by Marion Coutts2014
Roy Jenkins: A Biography by John Campbell2014
Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead2014
The Four-Dimensional Human: Ways of Being in the Digital World by Laurence Scott2015
Landmarks by Robert Macfarlane2015
Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life by Sir Jonathan Bate2015
This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War by Samanth Subramanian2015
The Unraveling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq by Emma Sky2015
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson2016
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar2016
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich2016

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