The Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism 2017 Finalists Set
The New York Public Library celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism in 2017. This prestigious award is given annually to journalists whose books have brought clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies. The winner will be announced on May 22nd. Get more information and listen to podcasts with each finalist, or purchase them all here.
The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria (W.W. Norton) Author: Janine di Giovanni
An extraordinary picture of the devastating human consequences of armed conflict that charts an apocalyptic, but at times tender, story of life in a jihadist war zone.
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (Doubleday) Author: Jane Mayer
Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocrats who have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.
Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis (The New Press) Author: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson
Cast Away describes the agonizing stories and impossible decisions of migrants heading toward what they believe is a better life.
Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (FSG) Author: Sonia Shah
A deep-dive into the convoluted science, strange politics, and checkered history of cholera—Shah's book tracks each stage of the disease's dramatic journey from harmless microbe to world-changing pandemic.
Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (Nation Books) Author: Gary Younge
Younge's book tells the stories of 10 gun-related deaths in America in a single day in 2013. The narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the human stories not captured by statistics and brief mentions in local newspapers.
Product: Book Set
Type: Soft Cover / Hard Cover
Dimensions: 1'' x 5½'' x 8½''
Item Number: Berstein-set