2013 Lionel Gelber Prize Longlist

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12 books that will change the way you think about international affairs

  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

  • The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics

  • The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran

  • Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else

  • The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama

  • Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World

  • Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

  • From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

  • Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy

  • Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

  • Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying, The Secret WWII Transcripts of German POWS

  • The Wars for Asia, 1911-1949

via The Lionel Gelber Prize