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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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 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.

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Artist/Author/Cast:
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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