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RFK Book Award Winners

2014: The Great Dissent, by Thomas Healy

2014 Special Recognition: March: Book One, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, Top Shelf Productions

2013: The Price of Inequality, by Joseph Stiglitz

2012: The Justice Cascade, by Kathryn Sikkink

2011: The Big Short, by Michael Lewis

2010: Ordinary Injustice, by Amy Bach

2009: The Dark Side, by Jane Mayer

2008: Going Down Jericho Road, by Michael Honey

2007: The Great Deluge, by Douglas Brinkley

2006: Mirror to America, by John Hope Franklin

2005: Perilous Times, by Jeffrey Stone; and We Are All the Same, by Jim Wooten

2004: Ultimate Punishment, by Scott Turow

2003: At the Hands of Persons Unknown, by Philip Dray; and A Problem from Hell, by Samantha Power

2002: American Patriots, by Gail Buckley

2001: Without Sanctuary, by James Allen; and Blood of the Liberals, by George Packer

2000: Mandela, by Anthony Sampson and No Shame in My Game, by Katherine Newman

1999: Walking with the Wind, by John Lewis and Michael D'orso

1998: Race, Crime and the Law, by Randall Kennedy; and The Soldiers' Tale, by Samuel Hynes

1997: Worse Than Slavery, by David M. Oshinsky

1996: Circumstantial Evidence, by Pete Earley; and The Politics of Rage, by Dan T. Carter

1995: Speak Now Against the Day, by John Egerton

1994: Taming the Storm, by Jack Bass

1993: Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, by Vice President Al Gore

1992: Praying for Sheetrock, by Melissa Fay Greene

1991: The Long Haul, by Myles Horton and Herbert and Judith Kohl; and The Burning Season, by Andrew Revkin

1990: Among Schoolchildren, by Tracy Kidder; and Big Sugar, by Alec Wilkinson

1989: A Bright Shining Lie, by Neil Sheehan; and Rachel and Her Children, by Jonathon Kozol

1988: Beloved, by Toni Morrison; and Song in a Weary Throat, by Pauli Murray

1987: Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, by David J. Garrow

1986: Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families, by J. Anthony Lukas and Reaping the Whirlwind: The Civil Rights Movement in Tuskegee, by Robert Norrell

1984: Children of War by Roger Rosenblatt

1983: Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Stephen B. Oates

1982: The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency (Critical Issues in Crime and Society), by Peter S. Prescott

1981: Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom, by William H. Chafe