These are the books longlisted for the UK's most prestigious non-fiction award

A first-hand account of life inside notorious detention centre Guantanamo Bay is one of 12 books to be nominated for the non-fiction award, the Samuel Johnson prize.

The other books making up the wide-ranging longlist are:

Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life – Jonathan Bate



Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance – Robert Gildea



Landmarks – Robert Macfarlane



The Planet Remade – Oliver Morton



Guantanamo Diary – Mohamedou Ould Slahi



Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia – Peter Pomerantsev



They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper – Bruce Robinson



The Four-Dimensional Human – Laurence Scott



Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently – Steve Silberman



The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq – Emma Sky



Black Earth – Tim Snyder



This Divided Island – Samanth Subramanian



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