Pulitzer Prize Winners

Started in 1917, the Pulitzer Prize is presented annually by a twenty-member board with twenty-one category awards. This annotated list covers the last seven years of the Biography or Autobiography, General Nonfiction, History, and Fiction categories.

A Visit from the Goon Squad
Artist/Author/Cast:
Egan, Jennifer
Call Number:
F Egan
Description:

(Fiction, 2011) The lives of a record producer with a punk rocker past and the young woman he hires intertwine with destructive results.

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
Artist/Author/Cast:
Meacham, Jon
Call Number:
92 Jackson 2008
Description:

(Biography or Autobiography, 2009) The complex life of President Jackson, everything from his fierce loyalty ordinary citizens to his rejection of Native American land rights, is portrayed in this work.

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bird, Kai; Sherwin, Martin J.
Call Number:
92 Oppenheimer 2005
Description:

(Biography or Autobiography, 2006) The authors examine the life of the father of the atomic bomb and illustrate his roles in the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War.

Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoffman, David
Call Number:
909.825 H6993d 2009
Description:

(General Nonfiction, 2010) This title chronicles the events that led to the end of the Cold War, through interviews and classified government documents.

Eden`s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father
Artist/Author/Cast:
Matteson, John
Call Number:
92 Alcott 2007
Description:

(Biography or Autobiography, 2008) The tense yet affectionate relationship between writer Louisa May Alcott and her father, the teacher and close companion of Emerson and Thoreau, is told in this work.

George F. Kennan: An American Life
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gaddis, John Lewis
Call Number:
92 Kennan 2011
Description:

(Biography or Autobiography, 2012) John Gaddis examines the life of the American diplomat, Cold War figure, and author of the infamous “long telegram” and “X” documents.

Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain`s Gulag in Kenya
Artist/Author/Cast:
Elkins, Caroline
Call Number:
967.6203 E4383i 2005
Description:

(General Nonfiction, 2006) The author examines the largely unknown and misrepresented story of Britain’s bloody struggle to maintain control over Kenya during the Mau Mau Uprising.

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ahamed, Liaquat
Call Number:
332.10922 A2855L 2009
Description:

(History, 2010) The author presents evidence to show that 1929’s Great Depression was born from the actions of a small number of central bankers.

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Artist/Author/Cast:
Marable, Manning; Thomas, G. Valmont (Read by)
Call Number:
92 X 2011
Description:

(History, 2012) Manning Marable chronicles Malcom X’s path from troubled youth to leader in the Black Nationalism movement and subsequent assassination.

March
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brooks, Geraldine
Call Number:
F Brooks
Description:

(Fiction, 2006) Brooks shares the untold story of Father March from Louisa May Alcott’s "Little Women" as he joins other Union soldiers in the Civil War.

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