The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction were established in 2012 to recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. the previous year.
Appy, Christian G. American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity. (Viking)
Berman, Ari. Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. (Farrar)
Chayes, Sarah. Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security. (Norton)
Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Between the World and Me. (Spiegel & Grau)
Fraser, Steve. The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power. (Little, Brown)
Green, Kristen. Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle. (Harper)
Haygood, Wil. Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America. (Knopf)