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The Lionel Gelber Prize

Lionel Gelber Prize for Non-Fiction

Walter Russell Mead has won the 2002 Lionel Gelber prize, for outstanding writing on international affairs, for his book Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World | Hardcover | Paperback

The Lionel Gelber Prize has a cash value of $30,000

Lord Robert Skidelsky won the 2001 Gelber prize for non-fiction with his biography, John Maynard Keynes: Volume 3 Fighting For Britain 1937-1946 | Hardcover | Paperback This biography of Keynes was also shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.

The Lionel Gelber Prize was founded in 1989 by Lionel Gelber. The largest juried award of its kind, it seeks to deepen public debate on significant global issues by broadening the readership of important books. The Lionel Gelber Prize has made awards totaling $600,000 in support of outstanding writing in international affairs. | Past Winners

The Gelber Prize and the Munk Center for International Studies have jointed in partnership to promote public debate on global issues. The mandate of the Munk Center is to promote interdisciplinary scholarship, faculty and student exchange, and to create opportunities for members of the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors to join in collaborative research, teaching and public education.

Winners of the Gelber Prize

Announced the following year. The 2002 awards announcements are actually the 2001 awards.

2001 Lord Robert Skidelsky for John Maynard Keynes: Volume 3 Fighting For Britain 1937-1946 | Hardcover | Paperback

2000 Patrick Tyler for A Great Wall: Six Presidents and China: An Investigative History (Public Affairs) | Hardcover | Paperback

1999 Adam Hochschild for King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism In Colonial Africa (Houghton Mifflin Company) | Hardcover | Paperback

1998 Robert Kinloch Massie for Loosing the Bonds: The United States and South Africa In the Apartheid Years (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) | Out of Print

1997 Donavan Webster for Aftermath: The Remnants of War (Pantheon Books) | Paperback

1996 Vladislav Zubok & Constantine Pleshakov for Inside the Kremlin's Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev (Harvard University Press) | Hardcover | Paperback

1995 Eric Hobsbawm for Age of Extremes: The Short 20th Century (Michael Joseph) | Hardcover | Paperback

1994 Michael Ignatieff for Blood and Belonging: Journeys Into the New Nationalism (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) | Paperback

1993 Kanan Makiya for Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising and the Arab World (W.W. Norton & Co.) | Out of Print

1992 David McCullough for Truman, the 1993 Pulitzer Prize winner | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Audiobook Download  McCullough won the Pulitzer Prize 2002 for John Adams | Hardcover | Paperback | Large Print | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Audiobook Download  

1991 Dorothy V. Jones for
Code of Peace: Ethics and Security in the World of Warlord States (University of Chicago Press) | Hardcover

1990 Jonathan D. Spence for
The Search for Modern China (W.W. Norton & Co.) | Paperback

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