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RFK Book Award Winners

2013: "The Price of Inequality," Joseph Stiglitz

2012: "The Justice Cascade, Kathryn Sikkink

2011: "The Big Short," Michael Lewis

2010: "Ordinary Injustice", by Amy Bach

2009: "The Dark Side", by Jane Mayer

2008: "Going Down Jericho Road", by Michael Honey

2007: "The Great Deluge", by Douglas Brinkley

2006: "Mirror to America", by John Hope Franklin

2005: "Perilous Times", by Jeffrey Stone; and "We Are All the Same", by Jim Wooten

2004: "Ultimate Punishment", by Scott Turow

2003: "At the Hands of Persons Unknown", by Philip Dray; and "A Problem from Hell", by Samantha Power

2002: "American Patriots", by Gail Buckley

2001: "Without Sanctuary", by James Allen; and "Blood of the Liberals", by George Packer

2000: "Mandela", by Anthony Sampson and "No Shame in My Game", by Katherine Newman

1999: "Walking with the Wind", by John Lewis and Michael D'orso

1998: "Race, Crime and the Law", by Randall Kennedy; and "The Soldiers' Tale", by Samuel Hynes

1997: "Worse Than Slavery", by David M. Oshinsky

1996: "Circumstantial Evidence", by Pete Earley; and "The Politics of Rage", by Dan T. Carter

1995: "Speak Now Against the Day", by John Egerton

1994: "Taming the Storm", by Jack Bass

1993: "Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit", by Vice President Al Gore

1992: "Praying for Sheetrock", by Melissa Fay Greene

1991: "The Long Haul", by Myles Horton and Herbert and Judith Kohl; and "The Burning Season", by Andrew Revkin

1990: "Among Schoolchildren", by Tracy Kidder; and "Big Sugar", by Alec Wilkinson

1989: "A Bright Shining Lie", by Neil Sheehan; and "Rachel and Her Children", by Jonathon Kozol

1988: "Beloved", by Toni Morrison; and "Song in a Weary Throat", by Pauli Murray

1987: "Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference," by David J. Garrow

1986: "Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families," by J. Anthony Lukas and "Reaping the Whirlwind: The Civil Rights Movement in Tuskegee," by Robert Norrell

1984: "Children of War" by Roger Rosenblatt

1983: "Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr." by Stephen B. Oates

1982: "The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)," by Peter S. Prescott

1981: "Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom," by William H. Chafe 

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