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 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 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 Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
Artist/Author/Cast:
Friedländer, Saul
Call Number:
940.5318 F9112y 2007
Description:

(General Nonfiction, 2008) This historical title examines the complex causes in Nazi Germany that led to the Holocaust and the genocide of six million Jews.

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.

Washington: A Life
Artist/Author/Cast:
Chernow, Ron
Call Number:
92 Washington 2010
Description:

(Biography or Autobiography, 2011) Biographer Ron Chernow paints an in-depth portrait of the first U.S. president, examining both his public and private life.

What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848
Artist/Author/Cast:
Howe, Daniel Walker
Call Number:
973.5 H8556w 2007
Description:

(History, 2008) This work focuses on the period in U.S. history from the battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War.

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