Cundill History Prize: 2019

The Cundill Award is given every year for the best history writing in English.

Winner

Maoism: A Global History by Julia Lovell

Finalist

Book cover of Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice by Mary Fulbrook

Reckonings: Legacies of Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice by Mary Fullbrook


These Truths: A History of the United States by Jill Lepore

Runner Ups

Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers,Coasts and Seas Have Shaped Asia’s History by Sunil Amrith


Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London’s Foundlings by Helen Berry


Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David Blight


The Scholems: A Story of the German-Jewish Bourgeoisie from Emancipation to Destruction by Jay Geller


A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution by Toby Green


Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914 – 1948 by Ramachandra Guha


American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson


Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation by Steve Luxenberg


The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin by Jonathan Phillips


Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century by Alexandra Popoff


I am Dynamite! A Life of Friedrich Nietzsche by Sue Prideaux

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