2012 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

The shortlist for the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction were announced on October 5th. The winner of the prize will be announced on November 12th.

“The Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is the UK’s premier prize for non-fiction books. The prize aims to reward the best of non-fiction and is open to authors of all non-fiction books in the areas of current affairs, history, politics, science, sport, travel, biography, autobiography and the arts.” – http://www.thesamueljohnsonprize.co.uk/

Links to the nominees available for check-out through the Minuteman Library Network are listed below.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum, by Katherine Boo

Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest, by Wade Davis

The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot, by Robert Macfarlane

The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, by Steven Pinker

The Spanish Holocaust: Inquisition and Extermination in Twentieth-Century Spain, by Paul Preston

Strindberg: A Life, by Sue Prideaux

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