National Book Foundation Unveils Longlist for Nonfiction

By Maryann Yin 

Nonfiction Books (GalleyCat)The National Book Foundation has announced the titles that made it onto the longlist for the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction.

The finalists will be unveiled on Oct.13. The winners will be revealed during the National Book Awards ceremony and benefit dinner on Nov. 16.

The participants on the judging panel include Cynthia Barnett, Masha Gessen, Greg Grandin, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Ronald Rosbottom. We’ve posted the full list below.

2016 Longlist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction

America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History by Andrew J. Bacevich (Random House/Penguin Random House)

The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott (Alfred A. Knopf /Penguin Random House)

Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck by Adam Cohen (Penguin Press/Penguin Random House)

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild (The New Press)

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi (Nation Books)

Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Harvard University Press)

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil (Crown Publishing Group/Penguin Random House)

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition by Manisha Sinha (Yale University Press)

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson (Pantheon Books/Penguin Random House)