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Book awards: Mark Lynton History Prize

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild1999
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower2000
Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766 by Fred Anderson2001
A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany by Mark Roseman2002
The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade by Robert Harms2003
River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit2004
Beasts of the Fields: A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769-1913 by Richard Steven Street2005
The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism by Megan Marshall2006
Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005 by James T. Campbell2007
Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America by Peter Silver2008
Vermeer's Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World by Timothy Brook2009
The Greeks and Greek Love: A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World by James N. Davidson2010
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson2011
Common Sense: A Political History by Sophia Rosenfeld2012
The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro2013
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore2014
Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion by Harold Holzer2015
KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann2016
City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York by Tyler Anbinder2017
Stalin, Volume II: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 by Stephen Kotkin2018
The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke by Jeffrey C. Stewart2019
The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War by Andrew Delbanco2019

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 Mark Lynton History Prize ($10,000) is awarded to the book-length work of history, on any subject, that best combines intellectual or scholarly distinction with felicity of expression. Began in 1999.


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