Free Samples of the National Book Award in Nonfiction Longlist

By Jason Boog Comment

What was your favorite nonfiction book this year?

The first-ever Longlist for the 2013 National Book Award in nonfiction has been revealed.

Below, we’ve collected free samples of the books on the longlist for your reading pleasure. We also found free samples of the Young People’s Literature longlist and the Poetry longlist for 2013.


Longlist for the 2013 National Book Award in Nonfiction

Finding Florida: The True Story of the Sunshine State by T.D. Allman
(Atlantic Monthly Press)

Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami by Gretel Ehrlich
(Pantheon Books/Random House)

The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son and the CIA by Scott C. Johnson
(W.W. Norton & Company)

Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore
(Alfred A. Knopf/Random House)

Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields by Wendy Lower
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 by James Oakes
(W.W. Norton & Company)

The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor
(W.W. Norton & Company)

Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington by Terry Teachout
(Gotham Books/Penguin Books USA)

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright