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Winners

  Lukas Book
Prize
Lynton
History Prize
Lukas Work-in-
Progress Award
2014 Sheri Fink
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Jill Lepore
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Adrienne Berard
When Yellow Was Black: The untold story of the first fight for desegregation in Southern schools
2013 Andrew Solomon
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity
Robert Caro, NF '66
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Beth Macy, NF '10
Factory Man
2012 Daniel J. Sharfstein
The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White
Sophia Rosenfeld
Common Sense: A Political History
Jonathan M. Katz
The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
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2011 Eliza Griswold, NF '07
The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam
Isabel Wilkerson
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
Alex Tizon
Big Little Man: The Asian Male at the Dawn of the Asian Century
2010 David Finkel
The Good Soldiers
James Davidson
The Greeks and Greek Love: A Bold New Exploration of the Ancient World
Jonathan Schuppe
Ghetto Ball: A Coach, His Team, and the Struggle of an American City
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2009 Jane Mayer
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
Timothy Brook
Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World
Judy Pasternak
Yellow Dirt: The Betrayal of the Navajos
2008  Jeffrey Toobin
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
Peter Silver
Our Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America
Michelle Goldberg
The Means of Reproduction
2007 Lawrence Wright
The Looming Tower: Al Quaeda and the Road to 9/11
James T. Campbell
Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005
Robert Whitaker
Twelve Condemned to Die: Scipio Africanus Jones and The Struggle for Justice That Remade a Nation
2006 Nate Blakeslee
Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town
Megan Marshall
The Peabody Sisters: Three Women who Ignited American Romanticism
Laura Claridge
Emily Post and the Rise of Practical Feminism
2005 Evan Wright
Generation Kill: Devil Dogs, Iceman, Captain America, and the New Face of American War
Richard Steven Street
Beasts of the Field: A Narrative History of California Farmworkers, 1769-1913
Joan Quigley
Home Fires
2004 David Maraniss
They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967
Rebecca Solnit
River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West
John Bowe
Slavery Inc.
2003 Samantha Power
Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
Suzannah Lessard
Mapping the New World: An Inquiry into the Meaning of Sprawl,
Robert Harms
The Diligent: A Voyage Through the Worlds of the Slave Trade
2002 Diane McWhorter
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
Mark Roseman
A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany
Jacques Leslie
On Dams
2001 David Nasaw
The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
Fred Anderson
Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766
Max Holland
A Need to Know: Inside the Warren Commission
2000 Witold Rybczynski
A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the Nineteenth Century
John W. Dower
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
James Tobin
Work of the Wind: A Remarkable Family, an Overlooked Genius, and the Race for Flight
1999 Henry Mayer
All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery
Adam Hochschild
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed. Terror. and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Kevin Coyne
The Best Years of Their Lives: One Town's Veterans and How They Changed the World