National Book Award Winners

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Fire in the Lake: The Vietn...

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4.03 avg rating — 1,593 ratings National Book Award for Contemporary Affairs (1973)
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Diderot

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4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings National Book Award for Arts and Letters (1973)
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The Aeneid

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3.81 avg rating — 84,868 ratings National Book Award for Translation (1973)
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The Children of Pride: Sele...

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4.57 avg rating — 58 ratings National Book Award for History (1973)
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The Serengeti Lion: A Study...

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4.16 avg rating — 37 ratings National Book Award for The Sciences (1973)
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A Religious History of the ...

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4.09 avg rating — 140 ratings National Book Award for Philosophy and Religion (1973)
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Chimera

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3.72 avg rating — 1,715 ratings National Book Award for Fiction (Split award) (1973)
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Augustus

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4.18 avg rating — 4,913 ratings National Book Award for Fiction (Split award) (1973)
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Collected Poems, 1951-1971

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4.49 avg rating — 142 ratings National Book Award for Poetry (1973)
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The Complete Stories

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4.44 avg rating — 29,145 ratings National Book Award for Fiction (1972)
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The Classical Style: Haydn,...

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4.21 avg rating — 957 ratings National Book Award for Arts and Letters (1972)
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Original Whole Earth Catalo...

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4.41 avg rating — 219 ratings National Book Award for Contemporary Affairs (1972)
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The Slightly Irregular Fire...

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4.04 avg rating — 130 ratings National Book Award for Children's Books (1972)
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The War for the Union: The ...

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4.32 avg rating — 34 ratings National Book Award for History (1972)
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The War for the Union: The ...

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4.46 avg rating — 26 ratings National Book Award for History (1972)
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Protestantism in the United...

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3.30 avg rating — 10 ratings National Book Award for Philosophy and Religion (1972)
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The Blue Whale

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings National Book Award for The Sciences (1972)
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Chance and Necessity

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4.12 avg rating — 390 ratings National Book Award for Translation (1972)
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The Collected Poems of Fran...

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4.34 avg rating — 4,387 ratings National Book Award for Poetry (1972)
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Selected Poems

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating National Book Award for Poetry (1972)
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Eleanor and Franklin

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4.24 avg rating — 2,210 ratings National Book Award for Biography (1972)
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Cocteau

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4.17 avg rating — 36 ratings National Book Award for Arts and Letters (1971)
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The Marvelous Misadventures...

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3.85 avg rating — 675 ratings National Book Award for Children's Books (1971)
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The Sound of the Mountain

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3.93 avg rating — 3,697 ratings National Book Award for Translation (1971)
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Saint Joan of the Stockyards

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3.52 avg rating — 495 ratings National Book Award for Translation (1971)
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Roosevelt: The Soldier of F...

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4.15 avg rating — 248 ratings National Book Award for History and Biography (1971)
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Science in the British Colo...

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liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings National Book Award for The Sciences (1971)
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Mr. Sammler's Planet

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3.74 avg rating — 2,636 ratings National Book Award for Fiction (1971)
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To See, To Take: Poems

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings National Book Award for Poetry (1971)
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Frog and Toad Are Friends (...

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4.18 avg rating — 70,435 ratings National Book Award for Children's Literature (1971)
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