Precio National Book Award for Non-Fiction

awarded since 1950

 

Selección2013

The Unwinding

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2013

de George Packer

The 2013 National Book Award Winner

A New York Times Bestseller

Selected by New York Times’ critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013

One of Amazon's Best Books of 2013

A New York Times Notable Book of...


Selección2012

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2012

de Katherine Boo

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life...


Selección2011

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2012, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2011

de Stephen Greenblatt

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 

Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work...


Selección2010

Just Kids

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2010

de Patti Smith

Due to copyright restrictions, this eBook may not contain all of the images available in the print edition.

It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter...


Selección2009

The First Tycoon

Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2010, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2009

de T.J. Stiles

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

In this groundbreaking biography, T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through...


Selección2008

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2008

de Annette Gordon-Reed

Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: “[A] commanding and important book.”—Jill Lepore, The New Yorker This epic work—named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, Time, the...


Selección2007

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2007

de Tim Weiner

With shocking revelations that made headlines in papers across the country, Pulitzer-Prize-winner Tim Weiner gets at the truth behind the CIA and uncovers here why nearly every CIA Director has left the agency...


Selección2006

The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2006

de Timothy Egan

In a tour de force of historical reportage, Timothy Egan’s National Book Award–winning story rescues an iconic chapter of American history from the shadows.

 

The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains...


Selección2005

The Year of Magical Thinking

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2005

de Joan Didion

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times...


Selección2004

Arc of Justice

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2004

de Kevin Boyle

An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle

In 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent...


Selección2003

Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2003

de Carlos Eire

“Have mercy on me, Lord, I am Cuban.” In 1962, Carlos Eire was one of 14,000 children airlifted out of Havana—exiled from his family, his country, and his own childhood by Fidel Castro’s revolution....


Selección2002

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III

The Years of Lyndon Johnson #3

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2002, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography 2002

de Robert A. Caro

The most riveting political biography of our time, Robert A. Caro’s life of Lyndon B. Johnson, continues. Master of the Senate takes Johnson’s story through one of its most remarkable periods: his twelve...


Selección2000

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2000

de Nathaniel Philbrick

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard.

The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth...


Selección1999

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2000, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1999

de John W. Dower

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination...


Selección1997

American Sphinx

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1997

de Joseph J. Ellis

National Bestseller 

For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight--and not only during his active political...


Selección1996

An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War That Came Between Us

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1996

de James Carroll

An American Requiem is the story of one man's coming of age. But more than that, it is a coming to terms with the conflicts that disrupted many families, inflicting personal wounds that were also social, political,...


Selección1995

The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1996, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1995

de Tina Rosenberg

The Pulitzer Prize-winning look at the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Selección1989

From Beirut to Jerusalem

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1989

de Thomas L. Friedman

This revised edition of the number-one bestseller and winner of the 1989 National Book Award includes the Pulitzer Prize Winning author's new, updated epilogue.


Selección1988

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1989, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1988

de Neil Sheehan

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize...


Selección1985

Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families

Selección1984

The Life of Andrew Jackson

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1984

de Robert V. Remini

Robert V. Remini's prize-winning, three-volume biography Life of Andrew Jackson won the National Book Award on its completion in 1984 and is recognized as one of the greatest lives of a U.S. President. In this...


Selección1982

The Soul of A New Machine

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1982, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1982

de Tracy Kidder

Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish...


Selección1981

China Men

National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1981

de Maxine Hong Kingston

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land.

From the Trade Paperback...


Selección1954

A Stillness at Appomattox: The Army of the Potomac Trilogy

Pulitzer Prize for History 1954, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1954

de Bruce Catton

When first published in 1953, Bruce Catton, our foremost Civil War historian was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction.  This final volume of The Army of...