Great Non Fiction - Geography and History
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Non Fiction Titles relating to Geography and History which are notable in some way eg best sellers, award-winning or otherwise significant
1977. The saga of an American family up from slavery. Biography.
2 volumes, 1947, 1957; Oxford University Press
1946. Pulitzer Prize for History
John F. Kennedy in the White House. Pulitzer Prize for Biography
A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
Narrative of North American expansion for 278 years, 1998; National Book Award
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, 1954; describes the campaigns of Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia during 1864 to the end of the American Civil War
Washington Post reporters investigating the Watergate break-in and ensuing scandal
1972. Best-selling account by American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam of the origins of the Vietnam War
An examination of how the lessons of Vietnam have influenced American foreign policy in the post-Cold War era. A best seller that was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction.
American Compass Best Book
History of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge
1991. Pulitzer Prize - 2002
Numerous awards incl. National Book Award - 1978 and Francis Parkman Prize - 1978
1992. Pulitzer Prize - 1993
1995. Won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995. 'No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Homefront During World War II'.
Goodwin is a Pullitzer Prize-winning author. 'Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln'. The book is a biographical portrait of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and some of the men who served with him in his Cabinet from 1861 to 1865.
Sketches of Prairie and Rocky Mountain-Life, 1847
Presented in 1893 and picked as one of the great books by Modern Library
440 BCE; known as the father of history
Biographical descriptions of bravery and integrity by eight United States Senators
Essays on literature and intellectual history, 1950
Roman historian and biographer of Greek birth in 46 AD
Three volume study of the American Civil War
History and geology behind the San Francisco Earthquake. Winchester was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for "services to journalism and literature"
The 27 August 1883 eruption of Krakatoa. Winchester was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for "services to journalism and literature"
History behind the Oxford English Dictionary
Best-seller about E (Easy) Company of the 101st Airborne Division in World War II.
NewYork Times best-seller.
1962 Pulitzer Prize; 40 plus weeks on the best-seller list; chronicles the election of John Kennedy
1979 book documents the stories of the first Mercury astronauts in the NASA program
Multi voluminous work; in close corroboration with his wife
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