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Book awards: J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

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Works (21)

All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery by Henry Mayer1999
A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century by Witold Rybczynski2000
The Chief: the Life of William Randolph Hearst by David Nasaw2001
Carry Me Home : Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter2002
"A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power2003
They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace Vietnam and America October 1967 by David Maraniss2004
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War by Evan Wright2005
Tulia by Nate Blakeslee2006
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright2007
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin2008
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer2009
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel2010
The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam by Eliza Griswold2011
The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White by Daniel J. Sharfstein2012
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon2013
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink2014
The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan by Jenny Nordberg2015
Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard2016
Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge2017
Janesville: An American Story by Amy Goldstein2018
American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane Bauer2019

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 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize ($10,000) recognizes superb examples of nonfiction writing that exemplify literary grace, a commitment to serious research and social concern. Began in 1999.


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