Book AwardsSpear's Book Award Shortlist

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Works (138)

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall FergusonFinancial History, 2009
Baroque: Style in the Age of Magnificence 1620-1800 by Michael SnodinCoffee-Table Book, 2009
The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes by Bryan BurroughFinancial History, 2009
The Bolter by Frances OsborneBiography, 2009
Brooklyn by Colm TóibínNovel, 2009
The Camondo Legacy: The Passions of a Paris Collector. Photographs by Jean-Marie del Moral by Jean-Marie del MoralCoffee-Table Book, 2009
Chasing Alpha: How Reckless Growth and Unchecked Ambition Ruined the City's Golden Decade by Philip AugarFinancial Book Of The Year, 2009
Dancing to the Precipice: The Life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin, Eyewitness to an Era by Caroline MooreheadBiography, 2009
Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science, and the Visual Arts (Yale Center for British Art) by Diana DonaldCoffee-Table Book, 2009
The Euro: The Politics of the New Global Currency by David MarshFinancial History, 2009
House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street by William D. CohanFinancial Book Of The Year, 2009
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan LittellNovel, 2009
Madresfield by Jane MulvaghFamily History, 2009
The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch by Michael WolffBiography, 2009
Mlinaric on Decorating by Mirabel CecilCoffee-Table Book, 2009
The Music Room by William FiennesFamily History, 2009
Netherland by Joseph O'NeillNovel, 2009
Nowhere by David YarrowCoffee-Table Book, 2009
The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs by Charles D. EllisFinancial History, 2009
Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World by Matthew BishopFinancial Book Of The Year, 2009
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian BarryNovel, 2009
Snowdon: The Biography by Anne de CourcyBiography, 2009
The Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What it Means by Vince CableFinancial Book Of The Year, 2009
Wellington: A Journey Through My Family by Jane WellesleyFamily History, 2009
Alan Clark: The Biography by Ion TrewinBiography, 2010
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael LewisFinancial Book Of The Year, 2010
The Devil's Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers by Vicky WardFinancial Book Of The Year, 2010
Don't Blame the Shorts: Why Short Sellers Are Always Blamed for Market Crashes and How History Is Repeating Itself by Robert SloanFinancial History, 2010
Even the Dogs by Jon McGregorNovel, 2010
False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World by Alan BeattieFinancial History, 2010
The Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston BlumenthalIllustrated Book, 2010
Gentlemen & Blackguards: Gambling Mania and the Plot to Steal the Derby of 1844 by Nicholas FoulkesSocial History, 2010
The Great Depression: A Diary by Benjamin RothFinancial History, 2010
Great Gardens of America by Tim RichardsonIllustrated Book, 2010
The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History by Gregory ZuckermanFinancial Book Of The Year, 2010
I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay by John LanchesterFinancial Book Of The Year, 2010
Lost London, 1870-1945 by Philip DaviesIllustrated Book, 2010
Lustrum by Robert HarrisNovel, 2010
The Pregnant Widow by Martin AmisNovel, 2010
The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice by Deanna PetherbridgeIllustrated Book, 2010
The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography by Selina HastingsBiography, 2010
Splendour & Squalor: The Disgrace and Disintegration of Three Aristocratic Dynasties by Marcus ScrivenSocial History, 2010
This Bleeding City by Alex PrestonNovel, 2010
This Party's Got to Stop by Rupert ThomsonSocial History, 2010
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. ReinhartFinancial History, 2010
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David MitchellNovel, 2010
Titian: The Last Days by Mark HudsonBiography, 2010
Trotsky: A Biography by Robert ServiceBiography, 2010
The World in Vogue: People, Parties, Places by Alexandra KoturIllustrated Book, 2010
All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis by Bethany McLeanBusiness, 2011
Bust: Greece, the Euro and the Sovereign Debt Crisis (Bloomberg (UK)) by Matthew LynnBusiness, 2011
Cafe Society: Socialites, Patrons, and Artists 1920-1960 by Thierry CoudertIllustrated Book, 2011
The Classical Country House: From the Archives of Country Life by David WatkinIllustrated Book, 2011
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine PicardieBiography, 2011
The Country House Revealed: A Secret History of the British Ancestral Home by Dan CruickshankSocial History, 2011
The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement, 1860-1900 by Stephen CallowayIllustrated Book, 2011
A Day at elBulli: An Insight into the Ideas, Methods and Creativity of Ferran Adrià by Ferran AdriàIllustrated Book, 2011
Exorbitant Privilege: The Decline of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System by Barry EichengreenFinancial History, 2011
Freedom by Jonathan FranzenNovel, 2011
The Guest List: How Manhattan Defined American Sophistication---from the Algonquin Round Table to Truman Capote's Ball by Ethan MorddenSocial History, 2011
High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg by Niall FergusonFinancial History, 2011
Jerusalem: The Biography by Simon Sebag MontefioreSocial History, 2011
Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud by Martin GayfordFamily History, 2011
More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite by Sebastian MallabyFinancial History, 2011
Nemesis by Philip RothNovel, 2011
No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone by Tom BowerBiography, 2011
The Omnipotent Magician: Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, 1716-1783 by Jane BrownBiography, 2011
Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man: A Memoir by Bill CleggFamily History, 2011
The Privileges by Jonathan DeeNovel, 2011
Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War by John StubbsSocial History, 2011
Today by David MillerNovel, 2011
Tolstoy: a Russian life by Rosamund BartlettBiography, 2011
Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens by Nicholas ShaxsonBusiness, 2011
Wait for Me! Memoirs by Deborah DevonshireFamily History, 2011
Absolution by Patrick FlaneryNovel, 2012
Amateurs in Eden: The Story of a Bohemian Marriage: Nancy and Lawrence Durrell by Joanna HodgkinFamily History, 2012
The Arts & Crafts Country House: From the Archives of Country Life by Clive AsletIllustrated Book, 2012
Capital by John LanchesterNovel, 2012
Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire TomalinBiography, 2012
Cost of Inequality by Stewart LansleyBusiness, 2012
Debt: The First 5,000 Years by David GraeberFinancial History, 2012
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel by Lisa Immordino VreelandIllustrated Book, 2012
A Disposition to Be Rich: How a Small-Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-Hated Man in the United States by Geoffrey C. WardFinancial History, 2012
English Country House Interiors by Jeremy MussonIllustrated Book, 2012
Family of Shadows: A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream by Garin K. HovannisianFamily History, 2012
Fortune's Spear: A Forgotten Story of Genius, Fraud, and Finance in the Roaring Twenties by Martin Vander WeyerFinancial History, 2012
Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 by Paul HendricksonBiography, 2012
Lemon Sherbet and Dolly Blue: The Story of an Accidental Family by Lynn KnightFamily History, 2012
London in the Eighteenth Century by Jerry WhiteSocial History, 2012
Made in Britain by Evan DavisBusiness, 2012
Memoirs by William Rees-MoggMemoir, 2012
Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas by Matthew HollisBiography, 2012
The Patagonian Hare: A Memoir by Claude LanzmannMemoir, 2012
The Stranger's Child by Alan HollinghurstNovel, 2012
Vauxhall Gardens: A History (Studies in British Art) by David E. CokeIllustrated Book, 2012
Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From by Richard Davenport-HinesSocial History, 2012
The West End Front: The Wartime Secrets of London's Grand Hotels by Matthew SweetSocial History, 2012
The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. HRNRIQUESBusiness, 2012
The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It by Anat AdmatiBusiness, 2013
Cezanne: A Life by Alex DanchevBiography, 2013
Daphne du Maurier and her Sisters by Jane DunnFamily History, 2013
Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten by Pamela HicksMemoir, 2013
Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century (Yale Center for British Art) by Angus TrumbleIllustrated Book, 2013
Einstein of Money: The Life and Timeless Financial Wisdom of Benjamin Graham by Joe CarlenFinancial History, 2013
The English Cathedral by Peter MarlowIllustrated Book, 2013
Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas SmithSocial History, 2013
The Founders and Finance: How Hamilton, Gallatin, and Other Immigrants Forged a New Economy by Thomas K. McCraw 2013
Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America by Jonathan LevyFinancial History, 2013
Greekonomics by Vicky PryceBusiness, 2013
Nicky Haslam's Folly De Grandeur: Romance and Revival in an English Country House by Nicky HaslamIllustrated Book, 2013
Outsider II: Always Almost: Never Quite by Brian SewellMemoir, 2013
The Pike by Lucy Hughes-HallettBiography, 2013
Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else by Chrystia FreelandBusiness, 2013
Prairie Fever: British Aristocrats in the American West 1830-1890 by Peter PagnamentaSocial History, 2013
Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life by Artur DomosławskiBiography, 2013
She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me by Emma BrockesFamily History, 2013
Sugar in the Blood: A Family's Story of Slavery and Empire by Andrea StuartFamily History, 2013
War Memorial: The Story of One Village's Sacrifice from 1914 to 2003 by Clive AsletSocial History, 2013
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas PikettyBusiness, 2014
The Disinherited: A Story of Family, Love and Betrayal by Robert Sackville-WestFamily History, 2014
The Downfall of Money: Germany's Hyperinflation and the Destruction of the Middle Class by Frederick TaylorFinancial History, 2014
Edmund de Waal by Emma Crichton-MillerIllustrated, 2014
Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill DedmanFamily History, 2014
Encounter by David YarrowIllustrated, 2014
The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution by Claire LanghamerSocial History, 2014
The First Bohemians: Life and Art in London's Golden Age by Vic GatrellSocial History, 2014
The First Georgians: Art and Monarchy, 1714-1760 by Desmond Shawe-TaylorIllustrated, 2014
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael LewisBusiness, 2014
The Ghosts of Happy Valley: The Biography by Juliet BarnesSocial History, 2014
The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality by Angus DeatonFinancial History, 2014
Little Failure: A Memoir by Gary ShteyngartMemoir, 2014
Making it Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy by Iain MartinBusiness, 2014
Mitterrand: A Study in Ambiguity by Philip ShortBiography, 2014
Outrageous Fortune: Growing Up at Leeds Castle by Anthony RussellMemoir, 2014
Priscilla: The Hidden Life of an Englishwoman in Wartime France by Nicholas ShakespeareBiography, 2014
A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York by Anjelica HustonMemoir, 2014
Those Wild Wyndhams: Three Sisters at the Heart of Power by Claudia RentonFamily History, 2014
War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures, and Debt by Kwasi KwartengFinancial History, 2014