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Results for Best History & Biography

WINNER 6,507 votes

Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith
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Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch
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From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well do we really know the world’s most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the cu
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Elizabeth the Queen by Sally Bedell Smith
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4,313 votes
Drift by Rachel Maddow
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4,280 votes
Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly
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2,802 votes
Dearie by Bob Spitz
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2,493 votes
Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
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2,183 votes
Fearless by Eric Blehm
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1,972 votes
The Black Count by Tom Reiss
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1,875 votes
Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham
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1,780 votes
The Woman Who Wasn't There by Robin Gaby Fisher
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1,662 votes
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story by D.T. Max
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988 votes
The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caro
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709 votes
Double Cross by Ben Macintyre
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693 votes
Midnight in Peking by Paul French
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653 votes
The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen
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232 votes
Manhunt by Peter L. Bergen
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160 votes
The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs
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129 votes
The Second World War by Antony Beevor
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115 votes
Enemies by Tim Weiner
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86 votes
Cronkite by Douglas G. Brinkley
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55 votes
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul by John M. Barry
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