By Stephan Lee
Updated September 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT

The National Book Foundation announced its Longlist for the 2014 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Finalists will be revealed on October 15.

The Nonfiction Longlist includes the first cartoonist, Roz Chast, to be honored by the National Book Awards in the adult categories, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, and a number of distinguished historians.

Roz Chast, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?


John Demos, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic

Alfred A. Knopf/ Random House

Anand Gopal, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

Metropolitan Books/ Henry Holt and Company

Nigel Hamilton, The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941 – 1942

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Walter Isaacson, The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Simon & Schuster

John Lahr, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

W.W. Norton & Company

Evan Osnos, Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Ronald C. Rosbottom, When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944

Little, Brown and Company/ Hachette Book Group

Matthew Stewart, Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic

W.W. Norton & Company

Edward O. Wilson, The Meaning of Human Existence

Liveright Publishing Corporation/ W.W. Norton & Company