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  1. About

    ... Historically, The NCR Book Award for Non-Fiction ran for 10 years from 1987 to 1997 and The Samuel Johnson Prize launched in 1999 taking ... and the prize organisers aim to build it over the next five years into the pre-eminent non-fiction book award in the world. ...

    Digital - 26.05.16

  2. Tale of Everest and adventure, war and risk wins 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction

    ... Wade Davis tells story of fellow explorer George Mallory 90 years after the first British attempt to conquer Everest  Adventurer ... is a major work of history and adventure. The result of ten years’ research and writing, the book sheds new light on Mallory’s ...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  3. Q&A with Charles Moore on his longlisted biography of Margaret Thatcher

    ... It is an honour to be considered for the prize. Many years ago, I was involved in its setting up, and I believe it has fulfilled its ... research did you do for writing your book? I did ten years of research, interviewing (for the first volume) 315 people, consulting, ...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  4. Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality (Icon Books)

    ... for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. Manjit Kumar gives a ... and processes without which it could not exist. Yet for 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theory denied the very existence of ...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  5. Bad Faith (Jonathan Cape)

    ... a close bond, which was broken when Anne committed suicide. Years later Carmen discovered that Anne’s father was the French war criminal, ...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  6. Matisse the Master (Hamish Hamilton)

    The preface to Matisse the Master  begins with a quote from Matisse himself: ‘If my story were ever to be written down truthfully from start to finish it would amaze everyone’ . Until the publication of The Unknown Matisse , the first...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  7. Nelson: Love and Fame (Yale University Press)

    A man of contradictions, Nelson emerges in this biography as a ruthless and aggressive leader, an ambitious attention-seeker capable of self-pity, self-delusion, and childish behaviour; yet to be admired for his transcendent courage, kindness...

    Digital - 20.05.16

  8. They All Love Jack

    For over a hundred years, ‘the mystery of Jack the Ripper’ has been a source of unparalleled ...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  9. Guantánamo Diary

    ... at the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ...

    Digital - 18.05.16

  10. Country Driving (Canongate Books)

    After living in China for five years, and learning the language, Peter Hessler decided to undertake an even ... driving across this most enigmatic of countries. Over seven years, he travelled to places rarely explored by tourists, into the factories ...

    Digital - 18.05.16