WW1 Cemeteries book nominated for award
4 November 2013 Last updated at 14:44 GMT
The winner of the UK's leading award for non-fiction books, the Samuel Johnson Prize, will be announced on Monday evening.
Six books are in the running and they cover a raft of subjects - including bees, Roman Britain and Afghanistan, the story of an Italian poet, and a biography of Margaret Thatcher.
Nick Higham spoke to David Crane about his book Empires of The Dead, the story behind the Commonwealth war cemeteries.