Ambassador Book Award

Given by English-Speaking Union of the United States

116 Works 214,610 Books 4,748 Reviews 4.0
Awarded by the English-Speaking Union of the United States
The ESU Ambassador Book Awards (ABA) recognize important literary works that contribute to the understanding and interpretation of mostrar mais American life and culture. ABA winners become 'literary ambassadors' providing people around the world with an important window on America's past and present in the best contemporary English.
Awards have been made since 1986 in a variety of categorie
Award website mostrar menos
Todos, Winner (115), Shortlist (1)
Todos, 2011 (5), 2010 (6), 2009 (5), 2008 (5), 2007 (6), 2006 (4), 2005 (5), 2004 (4), 2003 (4), 2002 (4), 2001 (5), 2000 (4), 1999 (4), 1998 (7), 1997 (4), 1996 (5), 1995 (4), 1994 (3), 1993 (4), 1992 (5), 1991 (4), 1990 (4), 1989 (4), 1988 (4), 1987 (5), 1986 (2)

Winner 115

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks de Rebecca SklootAmerican Studies2011
The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century de Alan BrinkleyBiography/Autobiography2011
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg de Deborah EisenbergFiction2011
Every Riven Thing: Poems de Christian WimanPoetry2011
The Memory Chalet de Tony JudtSpecial Distinction Award2011
Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression de Morris DicksteinAmerican Studies2010
The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War de James MannAmerican Studies2010
Louis D. Brandeis: A Life de Melvin I. UrofskyBiography/Autobiography2010
Let the Great World Spin de Colum McCannFiction2010
Mercury Dressing: Poems de J. D. McClatchyPoetry2010
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original de Robin D. G. KelleySpecial Distinction Award2010
A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade de Christopher BenfeyAmerican Studies2009
A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir de Donald WorsterBiography/Autobiography2009
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals de Jane MayerCurrent Affairs2009
Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories de Steven MillhauserFiction2009
Old War: Poems de Alan ShapiroPoetry2009
Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics de Rebecca SolnitAmerican Studies2008
Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties de Robert StoneAutobiography2008
Edith Wharton de Hermione LeeBiography2008
The Reluctant Fundamentalist de Mohsin HamidFiction2008
Blackbird and Wolf: Poems de Henri ColePoetry2008
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl de Timothy EganAmerican Studies2007
The Afterlife de Donald AntrimAutobiography2007
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher de Debby ApplegateBiography2007
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq de Thomas E. RicksCurrent Affairs2007
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel de Amy HempelFiction2007
Averno: Poems de Louise GlückPoetry2007
A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America de Stacy SchiffAmerican Studies2006
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer de Kai BirdBiography/Autobiography2006
Liberation de Joanna ScottFiction2006
Migration: New & Selected Poems de W. S. MerwinPoetry2006
Washington's Crossing de David Hackett FischerAmerican Studies2005
de Kooning: An American Master de Mark StevensBiography/Autobiography2005
Gilead de Marilynne RobinsonFiction2005
Collected Poems de Donald JusticePoetry2005
They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace Vietnam and America October 1967 de David MaranissAmerican Studies2004
Hawthorne: A Life de Brenda WineappleBiography/Autobiography2004
The Time of Our Singing de Richard PowersFiction2004
Collected Poems de Robert LowellPoetry2004
In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 de Mary Beth NortonAmerican Studies2003
Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War de T. J. StilesBiography/Autobiography2003
Middlesex de Jeffrey EugenidesFiction2003
Springing: New and Selected Poems de Marie PonsotPoetry2003
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution de Diane McWhorterAmerican Studies2002
John Adams de David McCulloughBiography/Autobiography2002
Empire Falls de Richard RussoFiction2002
The Darkness and the Light: Poems de Anthony HechtPoetry2002
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex de Nathaniel PhilbrickAmerican Studies2001
The Chief: the Life of William Randolph Hearst de David NasawBiography/Autobiography2001
The Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks de Russell BanksFiction2001
American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Volume One: Henry Adams to Dorothy Parker de Robert HassPoetry2001
American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Volume Two: E. E. Cummings to May Swenson de Robert HassPoetry2001
Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 de David M. KennedyAmerican Studies2000
Morgan: American Financier de Jean StrouseBiography/Autobiography2000
Close Range de Annie ProulxFiction2000
Vita Nova de Louise GlückPoetry2000
Slaves in the Family de Edward BallAmerican Studies1999
N. C. Wyeth: A Biography de David MichaelisBiography/Autobiography1999
I Married a Communist de Philip RothFiction1999
The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren de Robert Penn WarrenPoetry1999
American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America de Robert HughesAmerican Studies1998
Burning the Days: Recollection de James SalterAutobiography1998
American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson de Joseph J. EllisBiography1998
Underworld de Peter ConradFiction1998
Underworld de Don DeLilloFiction1998
Black Zodiac: Poems de Charles WrightPoetry1998
God and the American Writer de Alfred KazinSpecial Prize1998
Undaunted Courage de Stephen E. AmbroseAmerican Studies1997
Taking on the World: Joseph and Stewart Alsop, Guardians of the American Century de Robert W. MerryBiography/Autobiography1997
In the Beauty of the Lilies de John UpdikeFiction1997
The Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems, 1966-1996 de Robert PinskyPoetry1997
Moving Violations de John HockenberryAmerican Studies1996
Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography de David S. ReynoldsBiography/Autobiography1996
All the days and nights: the collected stories de William MaxwellFiction1996
Atlantis: Poems by de Mark DotyPoetry1996
The Liars' Club: A Memoir de Mary KarrSpecial Award1996
Speak Now Against The Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South de John EgertonAmerican Studies1995
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II de Doris Kearns GoodwinBiography/Autobiography1995
The Collected Stories de Grace PaleyFiction1995
Like Most Revelations de Richard HowardPoetry1995
W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race de David Levering LewisBiography/Autobiography1994
The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court : Stories de Peter TaylorFiction1994
Tesserae and Other Poems de John HollanderPoetry1994
Up in the Old Hotel de Joseph MitchellAmerican Arts & Letters1993
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America de Garry WillsAmerican Studies1993
Archibald MacLeish; an American Life de Scott DonaldsonBiography/Autobiography1993
Outerbridge Reach de Robert Stone1993
The Journals of John Cheever de John CheeverAmerican Arts & Letters1992
The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963 de Michael R. BeschlossAmerican Studies1992
Woodrow Wilson de August HeckscherBiography/Autobiography1992
A Thousand Acres de Jane SmileyFiction1992
American Views: Essays on American Art de John WilmerdingSpecial Prize1992
The House of Barrymore de Margot PetersAmerican Arts & Letters1991
New York Life: Of Friends and Others de Brendan GillAmerican Studies1991
The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance de Ron ChernowBiography/Autobiography1991
Killing Mister Watson de Peter MatthiessenFiction1991
The Writing Life de Annie DillardAmerican Arts & Letters1990
Among Schoolchildren de Tracy KidderAmerican Studies1990
This Boy's Life de Tobias WolffBiography/Autobiography1990
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All de Allan GurganusFiction1990
At Home: Essays 1982-1988 de Gore VidalAmerican Arts & Letters1989
A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam de Neil SheehanAmerican Studies1989
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954–63 de Taylor BranchBiography/Autobiography1989
Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories de Raymond CarverFiction1989
The Collected Prose de Robert LowellAmerican Arts & Letters1988
Miami de Joan DidionAmerican Studies1988
Many Masks: A Life of Frank Lloyd Wright de Brendan GillBiography/Autobiography1988
The Bonfire of the Vanities de Tom WolfeFiction1988
Cities on a Hill: A Brilliant Exploration of Visionary Communities Remaking the American Dream de Frances FitzGeraldAmerican Studies1987
The Cycles of American History de Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.American Studies1987
The Life of Langston Hughes. Volume 1, 1902–1941, I, Too, Sing America de Arnold RampersadBiography/Autobiography1987
Roger's Version de John UpdikeFiction1987
The Story of English de Robert McCrumSpecial Citation1987
Lake Wobegon Days de Garrison KeillorFiction1986
The Accidental Tourist de Anne TylerFiction1986

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Awarded by the English-Speaking Union of the United States
The ESU Ambassador Book Awards (ABA) recognize important literary works that contribute to the understanding and interpretation of American life and culture. ABA winners become 'literary ambassadors' providing people around the world with an important window on America's past and present in the best contemporary English.
Awards have been made since 1986 in a variety of categorie
Award website (English, Member-written)
discontinued (Russian, Member-written)


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