The National Book Awards finalists have been named.
And here are your finalists for the Non-Fiction category…
Congratulations to the authors and publishers!
I’ve got my eye on the The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt.
The National Book Foundation has announced that Civil War historian and Yale history professor David W. Blight will be a judge for the 2009 Nonfiction National Book Award. Blight is “Professor of History at Yale University and author of many books on nineteenth century American history, including A Slave No More, published in 2007.” Finalists will be announced on October 13.
First, I’ve added The National Book Foundation to my links (look under “Books” header on right nav bar.
Second, I noticed several history and military-relevant titles on the 2008 National Book Award Finalist list for non-fiction. My congratulations to all of the finalists.
Drew Gilpin Faust
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
Alfred A. Knopf
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
W.W. Norton & Company
Final Salute: A Story of Unfinished Lives
The Penguin Press