Sam McNerney (250 Words) provides the list of nonfiction nominees for the National Book Award, which is given by The National Book Foundation. He notes that “there are only a few books on the list that would qualify as ‘business books’ but published the list for readers who ‘are intelligent business thinkers who are interested in smart non-fiction books in general.'” Here is the list:

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? A Memoir, by Roz Chast

The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic, by John Demos

No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes, by Anand Gopal

The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942, by Nigel Hamilton

The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, by John Lahr

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, by Evan Osnos

When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944, by Ronald C. Rosbottom

Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic, by Matthew Stewart

The Meaning of Human Existence, by Edward O. Wilson