The National Book Foundation has released its 2013 National Book Award Longlist for Nonfiction. As stated on its website, “the mission of the National Book Foundation and the National Book Awards is to celebrate the best of American literature, to expand its audience, and to enhance the cultural value of great writing in America.” Here is the list:

  • T.D. Allman, Finding Florida: The True Story of the Sunshine State
  • Gretel Ehrlich, Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
  • Scott C. Johnson, The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA
  • Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
  • Wendy Lower, Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields
  • James Oakes, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
  • George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
  • Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
  • Terry Teachout, Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington
  • Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief
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