Press Release: 2008 Winner  
Press Release: 2008 Finalists  
2008 Jury Announcement (pdf)  
2008 Call for Books (pdf)  
Press Release: 2007 Winner  

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(2001 and after only - for shortlists click here)
2007   Lawrence Wright
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 .
(Alfred A. Knopf)
2006   Adam Hochschild
Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves.
(Houghton Mifflin)
2004   Steve Coll
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001.
(Penguin Press)
2003   Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay
America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy.
(Brookings Institution Press)
2002   Walter Russell Mead
Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World.
(Alfred A. Knopf)
2001   Lord Robert Skidelsky
John Maynard Keynes, Fighting for Britain 1937-1946
2000   Patrick Tyler
A Great Wall: Six Presidents and China: An Investigative History (Public Affairs)
1999   Adam Hochschild
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism In Colonial Africa (Houghton Mifflin Company)
1998   Robert Kinloch Massie
Loosing the Bonds: The United States and South Africa In the Apartheid Years (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)
1997   Donavan Webster
Aftermath: The Remnants of War (Pantheon Books)
1996   Vladislav Zubok & Constantine Pleshakov
Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev (Harvard University Press)
1995   Eric Hobsbawm
Age of Extremes: The Short 20th Century (Michael Joseph)
1994   Michael Ignatieff
Blood and Belonging: Journeys Into the New Nationalism (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
1993   Kanan Makiya
Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising and the Arab World (W.W. Norton & Co.)
1992   David McCullough
Truman (Simon & Shuster)
1991   Dorothy V. Jones
Code of Peace: Ethics and Security in the World of Warlord States (University of Chicago Press)
1990   Jonathan D. Spence ( FIRST WINNER )
The Search for Modern China (W.W. Norton & Co.)


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