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National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists are listed below. The star rating and number of reviews are from Amazon.com. In parentheses after the star rating and number of reviews are the number of pages in the book and any other awards that the book was a finalist for. Award names in red indicate the the book was the winner of that award. Click the buy from Amazon.com link to be taken to the Amazon.com website where you can purchase the book from the premier online bookseller.

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2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary War by Maya Jasanoff Winner!
15 reviews (2011) (480p) (NBCCA Non)
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A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman
52 reviews (2011) (p) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non)
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The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
117 reviews (2011) (p) (NBCCA Non) (TIME Non) (ALA Non)
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TO END ALL WARS: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild
97 reviews (2011) (p) (NBCCA Non)
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Pulphead: Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan
55 reviews (2011) (p) (NBCCA Non) (TIME Non)
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2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson Winner!
1649 reviews (2010) (480p) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non) (ALA Non)
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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
319 reviews (2010) (336p) (NBCCA Non) (NBA Non) (ALA Non)
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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne
463 reviews (2010) (p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non)
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Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans
39 reviews (2010) (672p) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non) (ALA Non)
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
1305 reviews (2010) (592p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (ALA Non)
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2009 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes Winner!
132 reviews (2009) (576p) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (ALA Non)
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The Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Doniger
62 reviews (2009) (800p) (NBCCA Non)
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Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin
114 reviews (2009) (432p) (PP His) (NBCCA Non) (NBA Non)
Author: TotNom=3 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
240 reviews (2009) (304p) (NBCCA Non) (TIME Non)
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Imperial by William T. Vollmann
15 reviews (2009) (1344p) (NBCCA Non)
Author: TotNom=4 UnqBooks=3 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=3 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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2008 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
The Forever War by Dexter Filkins Winner!
306 reviews (2008) (384p) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (ALA Non)
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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust
249 reviews (2008) (368p) (PP His) (NBCCA Non) (NBA Non) (NYTimes Non) (ALA Non)
Author: TotNom=3 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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From Colony to Superpower: US Foreign Relations Since 1776 by George C. Herring
66 reviews (2008) (608p) (NBCCA Non)
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White Protestant Nation by Allan Lichtman
11 reviews (2008) (608p) (NBCCA Non)
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The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer
185 reviews (2008) (400p) (NBCCA Non) (NBA Non) (NYTimes Non) (ALA Non)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet Washington Winner!
60 reviews (2007) (512p) (NBCCA Non)
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American Transcendentalism by Philip Gura
9 reviews (2007) (384p) (NBCCA Non)
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What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe
95 reviews (2007) (928p) (PP His) (NBCCA Non)
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Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner
359 reviews (2007) (p) (NBCCA Non) (NBA Non) (TIME Non)
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The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
447 reviews (2007) (336p) (NBCCA Non) (TIME Non) (ALA Non)
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2006 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution by Simon Schama Winner!
35 reviews (2006) (496p) (NBCCA Non)
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The Occupation: War and Resistance in Iraq by Patrick Cockburn
15 reviews (2006) (224p) (NBCCA Non)
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The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Anne Fessler
106 reviews (2006) (224p) (NBCCA Non)
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The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
1274 reviews (2006) (464p) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non)
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The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan
131 reviews (2006) (304p) (NBCCA Non)
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2005 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich Winner!
38 reviews (2005) (272p) (NBCCA Non) (ALA Non)
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The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk
157 reviews (2005) (1136p) (NBCCA Non)
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Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild by Ellen Meloy
5 reviews (2005) (352p) (NBCCA Non)
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Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees by Caroline Moorehead
3 reviews (2005) (352p) (NBCCA Non) (ALA Non)
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Night Draws Near: Iraq's People in the Shadow of America's War by Anthony Shadid
36 reviews (2005) (448p) (NBCCA Non)
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2004 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
The Reformation: A History by Diarmaid MacCulloch Winner!
64 reviews (2004) (800p) (NBCCA Non)
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Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle
93 reviews (2004) (448p) (PP His) (NBCCA Non) (NBA Non) (Amazon Dec EHis)
Author: TotNom=3 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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Blue Blood by Edward Conlon
126 reviews (2004) (512p) (NBCCA Non) (TIME Non)
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The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
91 reviews (2004) (352p) (NBCCA Non)
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Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story by Timothy B. Tyson
64 reviews (2004) (368p) (NBCCA Non)
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2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Sons of Mississippi by Paul Hendrickson Winner!
23 reviews (2003) (368p) (NBCCA Non)
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The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty by Caroline Alexander
150 reviews (2003) (512p) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non) (Amazon 03 E50)
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Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
198 reviews (2003) (736p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non) (NBA Non) (Amazon Dec EHis)
Author: TotNom=4 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=2
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
271 reviews (2003) (432p) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non) (ALA Non)
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Rising Up and Rising Down by William T. Vollmann
14 reviews (2003) (752p) (NBCCA Non)
Author: TotNom=4 UnqBooks=3 PPNom=0 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=3 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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2002 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power Winner!
268 reviews (2002) (656p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non)
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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges
116 reviews (2002) (192p) (NBCCA Non)
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American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center by William Langewiesche
50 reviews (2002) (224p) (NBCCA Non)
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Brown: The Last Discovery of America by Richard Rodriguez
38 reviews (2002) (232p) (NBCCA Non)
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Edison’s Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life by Gaby Wood
5 reviews (2002) (232p) (NBCCA Non)
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2001 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper by Nicholson Baker Winner!
44 reviews (2001) (384p) (NBCCA Non)
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2000 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover Winner!
201 reviews (2000) (352p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non) (Amazon Dec ENon)
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