Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Winners

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NeuroTribes: The Legacy of ...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2015)
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H is for Hawk

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2014)
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Gabriele D'Annunzio: Poet, ...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2013)
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Into the Silence: The Great...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2012)
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Mao's Great Famine: The His...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2011)
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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary L...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2010)
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The Whale: In Search of the...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2009)
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The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2008)
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Imperial Life in the Emeral...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2007)
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A Year in the Life of Willi...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2006)
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Like a Fiery Elephant: The ...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2005)
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Stasiland: Stories from Beh...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2004)
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Pushkin: A Biography

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2003)
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Paris 1919: Six Months that...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2002)
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The Third Reich: A New History

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2001)
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Berlioz, Vol. 2: Servitude ...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (2000)
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Stalingrad: The Fateful Sie...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction (1999)
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Black Earth: The Holocaust ...

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Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2015)
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The Four-Dimensional Human:...

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Landmarks

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Ted Hughes: The Unauthorise...

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Guantánamo Diary: Restored ...

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The Planet Remade: How Geoe...

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The Unraveling: High Hopes ...

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This Divided Island: Storie...

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Nothing Is True and Everyth...

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Fighters in the Shadows: A ...

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They All Love Jack: Busting...

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An Encyclopaedia of Myself

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Common People: The History ...

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