2013 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence –Nonfiction

On June 30 the 2nd Annual ALA Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced. Below are the books that are being considered for the Nonfiction prize. Check them out and see if you agree with the final choice.

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

James Joyce: A New Biography by Gordon Bowker

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro

Some of My Best Friends Are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America by Tanner Colby 

Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe by George Dyson

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan

Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt

Engines of Change : A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars by Paul Ingrassia

Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen

Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King

Fire in the Ashes : Twenty-Five Years among the Poorest Children in America by Jonathan Kozol

The Mansion of Happiness : A History of Life and Death by Jill Lepore

Barack Obama : The Story by David Maraniss

Thomas Jefferson :  The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

Shooting Victoria : Madness, Mayhem and the Rebirth of the British Monarchy by Paul Thomas Murphy

The Patriarch : The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasaw

Spillover : Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen

Oceans of Life : The Fate of Man and the Sea by Callum Roberts

Joseph Anton : A Memoir by Salman Rushdie

The Oath : The Obama White House and the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin

The Social Conquest of Earth by Edward O. Wilson

Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

~Kimberly

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