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Book awards: NYPL Helen Bernstein Award

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Works (27)

From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman1990
The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America by Nicholas Lemann1991
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America by Alex Kotlowitz1992
Upon This Rock : The Miracles of a Black Church by Samuel G. Freedman1993
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick1994
A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class by Joe Nocera1995
The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism by Tina Rosenberg1996
The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction by David Quammen1997
Anatomy of a Miracle: The End of Apartheid and the Birth of the New South Africa by Patti Waldmeir1998
We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch1999
About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China, from Nixon to Clinton by James Mann2000
A Great Wall: Six Presidents and China by Patrick Tyler2000
Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran by Elaine Sciolino2001
The Lost Children of Wilder: The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care by Nina Bernstein2002
High and Mighty: SUVs--The World's Most Dangerous Vehicles and How They Got That Way by Keith Bradsher2003
The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military by Dana Priest2004
American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare by Jason DeParle2005
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer2006
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright2007
Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy by Charlie Savage2008
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 Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State by Shane Harris2011
Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers by Ellen E. Schultz2012
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo2013
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin2014
India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking by Anand Giridharadas2015

Award description

Established in 1987 as an annual award, The New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism honors an outstanding journalist whose book has drawn public attention to important current issues or events. The award was established with a gift from Joseph F. Bernstein in honor of Helen Bernstein, a former journalist in Palm Beach, Florida.


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