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2015 Cundill Prize Shortlist

Posted on November 2nd, 2015

Six books competed for the US$75,000 grand prize. Subjects range from the history of hurricanes to a new biography of a Holocaust mass murderer.

Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (Alfred A. Knopf)

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Susan Pedersen, The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire (Oxford University Press)

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Claudio Saunt, West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776 (W. W. Norton & Company)

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Stuart B. Schwartz, Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina (Princeton University Press)

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Bettina Stangneth, Eichmann before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer (Bodley Head)

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Nikolaus Wachsmann, KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps (Farrar, Straus and Giroux and Little, Brown Book Group)

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