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We’re looking for a few good books for our definitive list of Mother Jones Must Reads. Help us choose by nominating your favorites. Five lucky nominators will win a year’s subscription to Mother Jones.

The specifics: Books must be nonfiction from the past 50 years. Good writing is essential, but it’s not enough on its own—we’re looking for other qualities, too, like thorough investigative reporting and/or excellent coverage of some underreported phenomenon or problem.

You have until September 27, 2009, to nominate books. Multiple nominations are allowed (and encouraged!). Once the nominating period has ended, you will have a chance to vote on a short list, from which editors will make the final cut.

Nominate books here. (In order to nominate a book, you must register.)

Read the complete sweepstakes rules here.


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