Cundill History Prize 2018

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The Cundill History Prize Nominees for Best History Writing in English

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Winner

Book cover of The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World by Maya Jasanoff

The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

Maya Jasanoff


Finalists

Book cover of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser


Book cover of A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe's Encounter with North America by Sam White

A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe’s Encounter with North America

Sam White


Longlists

Book cover of Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

Anne Applebaum


Book cover of Grant by Ron Chernow

Grant

Ron Chernow


Book cover of Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World by Joshua B. Freeman

Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

Joshua Freeman


Book cover of A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War by Tim Grady

A Deadly Legacy: German Jews and the Great War

Tim Grady


Book cover of The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages by Geraldine Heng

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages

Geraldine Heng


Book cover of The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe by David Hertzer

The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe

David Kertzer

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Book cover of The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany by David King

The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

David King


Book cover of The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis by James E. Lewis Jr

The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis

James E. Lewis Jr


Book Cover of The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits by Tiya Miles

The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits

Tiya Miles


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