Lionel Gelber PrizeWinner

Given by Lionel Gelber Foundation

33 Works 27,546 Books 500 Reviews 4.2

Awarded by the Lionel Gelber Foundation in partnership with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto and Foreign Policy

The Gelber Prize is a literary award for the

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Stages:
All, Winner (33), Shortlist (88), Longlist (8)
Years:
All, 2023 (1), 2022 (1), 2021 (1), 2020 (1), 2019 (1), 2018 (1), 2016 (1), 2015 (1), 2014 (1), 2013 (1), 2012 (1), 2011 (1), 2010 (1), 2009 (1), 2008 (1), 2007 (1), 2006 (1), 2004 (1), 2003 (1), 2002 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (1), 1999 (1), 1998 (1), 1997 (1), 1996 (1), 1995 (1), 1994 (1), 1993 (1), 1992 (1), 1991 (1), 1990 (1)
Announced:
February 8: Shortlist2024 Recent

Winner 33

WorkYear
Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise by Susan L. Shirk2023
The American War in Afghanistan: A History by Carter Malkasian2022
Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace by Matthew C. Klein2021
The Light that Failed: A Reckoning by Ivan Krastev2020
Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World by Adam Tooze2019
Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum2018
A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS by Robert F. Worth2016
Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone by Scott Shane2016
The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union by Serhii Plokhy2015
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass2014
Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia Freeland2013
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra F. Vogel2012
Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America by Shelagh D. Grant2011
The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China by Jay Taylor2010
A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East by Lawrence Freedman2009
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier2008
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright2007
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves by Adam Hochschild2006
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll2004
America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy by Ivo H. Daalder2003
Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World by Walter Russell Mead2002
John Maynard Keynes, Vol. 3: Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946 by Robert Skidelsky2001
A Great Wall: Six Presidents and China by Patrick Tyler2000
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild1999
Loosing the Bonds: The United States and South Africa in the Apartheid Years by Robert Kinloch Massie1998
Aftermath: the Remnants of War: From Landmines to Chemical Warfare--The Devastating Effects of Modern Combat by Donovan Webster1997
Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev by Vladislav Zubok1996
The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 by Eric Hobsbawm1995
Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism by Michael Ignatieff1994
Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World by Kanan Makiya1993
Truman by David McCullough1992
Code of peace : ethics and security in the world of the warlord states by Dorothy V. Jones1991
The Search for Modern China by Jonathan D. Spence1990

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Awarded by the Lionel Gelber Foundation in partnership with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto and Foreign Policy

The Gelber Prize is a literary award for the world's best non-fiction book in English that seeks to deepen public debate on significant global issues

Lionel Gelber Prize website

(English, Member-written)

Began in 1990. There is no award dated 2005 as the 2006 award brought the year of the award into line with the actual year awarded.

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