Lionel Gelber Prize

Given by Lionel Gelber Foundation

124 Works 70,659 Books 1,371 Reviews 4.1

Awarded by the Lionel Gelber Foundation in partnership with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto and Foreign Policy

The Gelber Prize is a literary award for the

vis mere world's best non-fiction book in English that seeks to deepen public debate on significant global issues

Lionel Gelber Prize website vis mindre

Alle, Winner (33), Shortlist (83), Longlist (8)
Alle, 2023 (1), 2022 (5), 2021 (5), 2020 (5), 2019 (5), 2018 (5), 2017 (4), 2016 (5), 2015 (5), 2014 (5), 2013 (12), 2012 (6), 2011 (5), 2010 (5), 2009 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (5), 2006 (5), 2004 (5), 2003 (4), 2002 (5), 2001 (5), 2000 (1), 1999 (1), 1998 (1), 1997 (1), 1996 (1), 1995 (1), 1994 (1), 1993 (1), 1992 (1), 1991 (1), 1990 (1)

Winner 33

Overreach: How China Derailed Its Peaceful Rise af Susan L. Shirk2023
The American War in Afghanistan: A History af Carter Malkasian2022
Trade Wars Are Class Wars: How Rising Inequality Distorts the Global Economy and Threatens International Peace af Matthew C. Klein2021
The Light that Failed: A Reckoning af Ivan Krastev2020
Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World af Adam Tooze2019
Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine af Anne Applebaum2018
A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS af Robert F. Worth2016
Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone af Scott Shane2016
The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union af Serhii Plokhy2015
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide af Gary J. Bass2014
Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else af Chrystia Freeland2013
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China af Ezra F. Vogel2012
Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America af Shelagh D. Grant2011
The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China af Jay Taylor2010
A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East af Lawrence Freedman2009
The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It af Paul Collier2008
Al-Qaida - vejen til 11. september af Lawrence Wright2007
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves af Adam Hochschild2006
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 af Steve Coll2004
America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy af Ivo H. Daalder2003
Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World af Walter Russell Mead2002
John Maynard Keynes, Vol. 3: Fighting for Freedom, 1937-1946 af Robert Skidelsky2001
A Great Wall: Six Presidents and China af Patrick Tyler2000
Kong Leopolds arv : en fortælling om grådighed, terror og heroisme i kolonitidens Afrika af Adam Hochschild1999
Loosing the Bonds: The United States and South Africa in the Apartheid Years af Robert Kinloch Massie1998
Aftermath: the Remnants of War: From Landmines to Chemical Warfare--The Devastating Effects of Modern Combat af Donovan Webster1997
Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev af Vladislav Zubok1996
The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 af Eric Hobsbawm1995
Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism af Michael Ignatieff1994
Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World af Kanan Makiya1993
Truman af David McCullough1992
Code of peace : ethics and security in the world of the warlord states af Dorothy V. Jones1991
The Search for Modern China af Jonathan D. Spence1990

Shortlist 83

To End a Plague: America's Fight to Defeat AIDS in Africa af Emily Bass2022
The Long Game: China's Grand Strategy and the Displacement of American Power (Bridging the Gap) af Rush Doshi2022
Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe af Niall Ferguson2022
In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918–1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust af Jeffrey Veidlinger2022
Killer High: A History of War in Six Drugs af Peter Andreas2021
Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism af Anne Applebaum2021
Isolationism: A History of America's Efforts to Shield Itself from the World af Charles A. Kupchan2021
War: How Conflict Shaped Us af Margaret MacMillan2021
The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty af Daron Acemoglu2020
Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow's Terrorists af Audrey Kurth Cronin2020
The Unsettling of Europe: How Migration Reshaped a Continent af Peter Gatrell2020
Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950-2017 af Ian Kershaw2020
No Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria af Rania Abouzeid2019
The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State af Elizabeth C. Economy2019
How Democracies Die af Steven Levitsky2019
The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America af Timothy Snyder2019
Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap? af Graham Allison2018
The Future of War: A History af Lawrence Freedman2018
The Internationalists and their plan to outlaw war af Oona A. Hathaway2018
Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century af Richard McGregor2018
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon af Rosa Brooks2017
Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World af Shadi Hamid2017
The Invention of Russia: The Rise of Putin and the Age of Fake News af Arkady Ostrovsky2017
Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran af Laura Secor2017
Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History af Barry Eichengreen2016
Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist af Niall Ferguson2016
The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution af Dominic Lieven2016
The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire af Susan Pedersen2016
The Good War: Why We Couldn’t Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan af Jack Fairweather2015
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China af Evan Osnos2015
My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel af Ari Shavit2015
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp af Lawrence Wright2015
Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 af Lynne Olson2014
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety af Eric Schlosser2014
Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present af Brendan Simms2014
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order af Benn Steil2014
Jerntæppet : Østeuropas fald 1944-1956 af Anne Applebaum2013
The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics af Paul Bracken2013
Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World af Kwasi Kwarteng2013
From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia af Pankaj Mishra2013
A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War af Amanda Foreman2012
George F. Kennan: An American Life af John Lewis Gaddis2012
Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth af Frederick Kempe2012
On China af Henry Kissinger2012
The Hungry World: America's Cold War Battle against Poverty in Asia af Nick Cullather2011
Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future af Ian Morris2011
Yalta: The Price of Peace af Serhii Plokhy2011
Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World af Doug Saunders2011
Reflections on the Revolution In Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West af Christopher Caldwell2010
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy af David E. Hoffman2010
The Teeth May Smile but the Heart Does Not Forget: Murder and Memory in Uganda af Andrew Rice2010
The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006–2008 af Thomas E. Ricks2010
Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade af Bill Emmott2009
McMafia: Crime without Frontiers af Misha Glenny2009
Descent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia af Ahmed Rashid2009
The Post-American World af Fareed Zakaria2009
Multicultural Odysseys af Will Kymlicka2008
The Wilsonian Moment: Self-Determination and the International Origins of Anticolonial Nationalism af Erez Manela2008
Securing Japan: Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia af Richard J. Samuels2008
CIA - fra den kolde krig til krigen mod terror af Tim Weiner2008
Dangerous Nation af Robert Kagan2007
Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World af Margaret MacMillan2007
The International Struggle Over Iraq af David M. Malone2007
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq af Thomas E. Ricks2007
The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right af Daniel Benjamin2006
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya af Caroline Elkins2006
The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time af Jeffrey D. Sachs2006
Taming American Power af Stephen M. Walt2006
The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror af Michael Ignatieff2004
The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace af Dennis Ross2004
Den globaliserede islam af Olivier Roy2004
A New World Order af Anne-Marie Slaughter2004
Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World af Margaret MacMillan2003
The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland af Karl Ernest Meyer2003
The Future of Freedom af Fareed Zakaria2003
The Chastening: Inside The Crisis That Rocked The Global Financial System And Humbled The Imf af Paul Blustein2002
The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone af Joseph S. Nye2002
"A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide af Samantha Power2002
Strangers in the House af Raja Shehadeh2002
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan af Herbert P. Bix2001
Ho Chi Minh af William J. Duiker2001
The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000 af Niall Ferguson2001
Night of Stone af Catherine Merridale2001

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Awarded by the Lionel Gelber Foundation in partnership with the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto and Foreign Policy

The Gelber Prize is a literary award for the world's best non-fiction book in English that seeks to deepen public debate on significant global issues

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