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Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism 2014
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin (Bantam Books)
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink (Crown Publishers)
Thank you for your Service by David Finkel (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War by Fred Kaplan (Simon and Schuster)
The Big Truck that Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by Jonathan Katz (Palgrave Macmillan)
Since 1988 the annual award, which includes a $15,000 cash prize, has been given to journalists whose books have brought clarity and public attention to important issues, events, or policies. Previous winners of the award include Ellen E. Schultz, Shane Harris, David Finkel, Jane Mayer, Lawrence Wright. Katherine Boo won last year for her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers. The winner will be announced at a reception at the New York Public Library on May 28, 2014.
The Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism was established through a gift from Joseph Frank Bernstein, in honor of journalist Helen Bernstein (now Helen Bernstein Fealy).