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.
(Fiction, 2011) The lives of a record producer with a punk rocker past and the young woman he hires intertwine with destructive results.
(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.
(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.
(General Nonfiction, 2010) This title chronicles the events that led to the end of the Cold War, through interviews and classified government documents.
(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.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2012) John Gaddis examines the life of the American diplomat, Cold War figure, and author of the infamous âlong telegramâ and âXâ documents.
(General Nonfiction, 2006) The author examines the largely unknown and misrepresented story of Britainâs bloody struggle to maintain control over Kenya during the Mau Mau Uprising.
(History, 2010) The author presents evidence to show that 1929âs Great Depression was born from the actions of a small number of central bankers.
(History, 2012) Manning Marable chronicles Malcom Xâs path from troubled youth to leader in the Black Nationalism movement and subsequent assassination.