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Longman-History Today Book Prize 2015: The Shortlist

The shortlist for the Longman-History Today Book of the Year 2015 has been confirmed.

The award, hosted by History Today and the publisher Longman, is given for an author’s first or second work of history published between October 2013 and September 2014. The winning book will have contributed significantly to making its subject accessible and rewarding to the general reader of history

After much debate, the judges – Professor Jeremy Black, filmmaker Taylor Downing, Professor Miri Rubin and History Today editor Paul Lay – have whittled down more than 50 entries to just six.

The winner will be announced at our annual awards party in January.

The nominees are, in alphabetical order:

God's Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England
Jessie Childs (The Bodley Head)

The Whispers of Cities: Information Flows in Istanbul, London & Paris in the Age of William Trumbull
John-Paul Ghobrial (Oxford University Press)

Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War
Mark Harris (Canongate)

Domesday: Book of Judgement
Sally Harvey (Oxford University Press)

Queen Caroline: Cultural Politics at the Early Eighteenth-Century Court
Joanna Marschner (Yale University Press)

London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold War
Alban Webb (Bloomsbury)