Honor roll: National Book Award for Reference

Each of these books has been nominated for a National Book Award for Reference. They are ranked by honors received.

Book:The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946-Present

Tim Brooks, Earle F. Marsh

This is the must-have book for TV viewers in the new millennium–the entire history of prime-time programs in one convenient volume. It’s a guide you’ll turn to again and again for information on every series ever telecast. There are entries for all the great shows, from evergreens like I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, and Happy Days, to modern classics like Will & Grace, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Friends; all the gripping sci-fi series, from Captain Video and The X-Files to all versions of Star Trek; the popular serials, from Peyton Place to Dallas to Dawson’s Creek; and the runaway hits on cable, including CNN, The Real World, The Osbournes, and Sponge Bob Square Pants.

This comprehensive guide lists every program alphabetically and includes a complete broadcast history, cast, and engaging plot summary– along with exciting behind-the-scenes stories about the shows and the stars.

Book:Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court

Congressional Quarterly's Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court

Elder Witt

Guide to the U.S. Supreme Court covers the Court’s history; its operations; its power in relation to other branches of government; major decisions affecting the other branches, the states, individual rights, and liberties; and biographies of the justices.

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