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Book awards: Cundill Prize

Book awards by cover

Works (36)

Life and Death in the Third Reich by Peter FritzscheRecognition of Excellence, 2008
Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age by Harold J. CookRecognition of Excellence, 2008
All Can Be Saved: Religious Tolerance and Salvation in the Iberian Atlantic World by Stuart B. SchwartzGrand Prize, 2008
Champlain's Dream by David Hackett FischerRecognition of Excellence, 2009
The Comanche Empire by Pekka HämäläinenRecognition of Excellence, 2009
Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory by Lisa JardineGrand Prize, 2009
Betsy Ross and the Making of America by Marla R. MillerRecognition of Excellence, 2010
The Ottoman Age of Exploration by Giancarlo CasaleRecognition of Excellence, 2010
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid MacCullochGrand Prize, 2010
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy SnyderRecognition of Excellence, 2011
Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World by Maya JasanoffRecognition of Excellence, 2011
Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age by Sergio LuzzattoGrand Prize, 2011
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven PinkerRecognition of Excellence, 2012
Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy by Andrew PrestonRecognition of Excellence, 2012
Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War by Stephen R. PlattGrand Prize, 2012
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam by Fredrik LogevallRecognition of Excellence, 2013
The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher ClarkRecognition of Excellence, 2013
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Anne ApplebaumGrand Prize, 2013
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass2014
The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945 by Richard OveryRecognition of Excellence, 2014
Congo: The Epic History of a People by David Van ReybrouckRecognition of Excellence, 2014
Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer by Bettina StangnethRecognition of Excellence, 2015
Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven BeckertRecognition of Excellence, 2015
The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire by Susan Pedersen2015
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea WulfRecognition of Excellence, 2016
The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution by David WoottonRecognition of Excellence, 2016
The work of the dead: a cultural history of mortal remains by Thomas W. LaqueurGrand Prize, 2016
The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century by Walter ScheidelRecognition of Excellence, 2017
The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars by Daniel Beer2017
Vietnam: a new history by Christopher E. GoschaRecognition of Excellence, 2017
A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe’s Encounter with North America by Sam WhiteRecognition of Excellence, 2018
The dawn watch: Joseph Conrad in a global world by Maya Jasanoff2018
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline FraserRecognition of Excellence, 2018
Maoism: A Global History by Julia LovellGrand Prize, 2019
Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice by Mary FulbrookRecognition of Excellence, 2019
These Truths: a History of the United States by Jill LeporeRecognition of Excellence, 2019

Award description

Cundill Prize, Wikipedia.

Cundill Prize, official website.

Awarded by the Cundill Foundation
The award is the largest non-fiction historical literature prize in the world given to an author whose work has had a profound literary, social and academic impact on the field.
The Cundill International Prize and Lecture in History stands out from the crowd of literary prizes by its international scope and generous monetary value. Each year, beginning in November 2008 and ending in 2012, McGill University will grant a first prize of $75,000 and two second prizes of $10,000 each. The Cundill Foundation announced that the recipients will be selected by an independent jury composed of “at least five internationally distinguished and qualified individuals.”
Prize website

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