The Finalists for the 2017 National Book Awards

EvangelicalsA couple of weeks ago we did a post on the long list.  Yesterday the finalists for the National Book Award was released.  Good to see that the short list for nonfiction is dominated by history.

Erica Armstrong Dunbar: Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Frances FitzGerald: The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America

Masha Gessen: The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

David Grann: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Nancy MacLean: Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Two of the author’s on this list have agreed to appear this year on The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast.  Stay tuned.