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.

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The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
Artist/Author/Cast:
Taylor, Alan
Call Number:
975.503 T2384i 2013
Description:

(History, 2014) The oceanfront landscape is the setting for this history that details the role that slaves played in the Revolutionary War.

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wright, Lawrence
Call Number:
973.931 W9514L 2006
Description:

(General Nonfiction, 2007) Lawrence Wright uncovers the historical roots of Al-Qaeda and shows how it became the most successful terrorist group in history.

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.

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life
Artist/Author/Cast:
Marshall, Megan
Call Number:
92 Fuller 2013
Description:

(Biography or Autobiography, 2014) The author presents a new and enlightening biography on this 19th century journalist, critic, and women’s rights advocate.

The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
Artist/Author/Cast:
Applegate, Debby
Call Number:
92 Beecher 2006
Description:

(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.

Olive Kitteridge
Artist/Author/Cast:
Strout, Elizabeth
Call Number:
F Strout
Description:

(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.

The Orphan Master's Son
Artist/Author/Cast:
Johnson, Adam
Call Number:
F Johnson
Description:

(Fiction, 2013) In this novel about North Korea, Pak Jun Do begins life as an orphan but later begins working under the dictatorial government.

Polio: An American Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Oshinsky, David M.
Call Number:
614.549 O826p 2005
Description:

(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.

THE POPE AND MUSSOLINI: THE SECRET HISTORY OF PIUS XI AND THE RISE OF FASCISM IN EUROPE
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kertzer, David I.
Call Number:
322.10945 K4148p 2014
Description:

(Biography or Autobiography, 2015) The political and strenuous relationship between Pius XI and Mussolini is researched and analyzed in this historically significant work.

The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
Artist/Author/Cast:
Roberts, Gene; Klibanoff, Hank
Call Number:
070.4493058 R6443r 2006
Description:

(History, 2007) This account examines the pivotal role that the press and journalists played during the Civil Rights era of the 1950s and ‘60s.

The Road
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCarthy, Cormac
Call Number:
F McCarthy
Description:

(Fiction, 2007) This post-apocalyptic novel follows the experiences of a father and son who struggle to survive a world of danger and solitude.

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kolbert, Elizabeth
Call Number:
576.84 K8125s 2014
Description:

(Nonfiction, 2015) Journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert writes how human actions have affected the world we live in and are already bringing about the sixth mass extinction.

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Artist/Author/Cast:
Blackmon, Douglas
Call Number:
305.896073 B6293s 2008
Description:

(General Nonfiction, 2009) Douglas Blackmon investigates the history of neo-slavery that peaked in the time period between the Civil War and World War II.

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Artist/Author/Cast:
Greenblatt, Stephen
Call Number:
940.21 G7988s 2011
Description:

(Nonfiction, 2011) Scholar Stephen Greenblatt writes about the discovery of Lucretius’ poem, "On the Nature of Things," and how it changed the world.

THE SYMPATHIZER
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nguyen, Viet Thanh
Call Number:
F Nguyen
Description:

(Fiction, 2016) The Sympathizer is both poetic and suspenseful, a gripping espionage story as well as an examination of nationalistic culture and identity.

Tinkers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Harding, Paul
Call Number:
F Harding
Description:

(Fiction, 2010) While surrounded by his family, an ailing clock repairer reminisces about his long life during his final moments of mortality.

Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fagin, Dan
Call Number:
363.72 F1553t 2013
Description:

(Nonfiction, 2014) Dan Fagin uncovers the 60-year legal struggle of residents of a small New Jersey town against toxic-dumping chemical companies.

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.

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