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.
(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.
(Fiction, 2008) Oscar is an overweight Dominican/American and self-proclaimed geek whose goals are to become the next great fantasy author and to find true love.
(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.
(General Nonfiction, 2011) Science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee explores the long and complex history of cancer from thousands of years ago to the present day.
(History, 2011) This account details President Lincolnâs role in the history of American Slavery and how it shaped his political career.
(Nonfiction, 2009) Read about the life of the father of modern capitalism in this work that illustrates an important financial and economic movement.
(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.
(Nonfiction, 2008) The author examines the complex and often ignored relationship between the Hemings family and President Thomas Jefferson in this historical work.
(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.
(General Nonfiction, 2007) Lawrence Wright uncovers the historical roots of Al-Qaeda and shows how it became the most successful terrorist group in history.
(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.
(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.
(Biography or Autobiography, 2007) This biography studies the rise to fame by the minister and preacher, as well as his fall after accusations of adultery and subsequent trials.
(Fiction, 2009) Retired schoolteacher Olive Kitteridge laments the ever-changing world of her small town and how it affects the lives of those around her.
(History, 2006) David Oshinksy examines the history of polio, the men and women who searched for its cure, and why it was portrayed as an epidemic when it was relatively rare.
(History, 2007) This account examines the pivotal role that the press and journalists played during the Civil Rights era of the 1950s and â60s.