Annal: 1980 National Book Award for History

Results of the National Book Award in the year 1980.

Book:A Distant Mirror

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

Barbara Wertheim Tuchman

The 14th century gives us back two contradictory images: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.

Book:The White House Years

The White House Years

Henry A. Kissinger

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