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.

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.

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.

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 Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Artist/Author/Cast:
Díaz, Junot
Call Number:
F Díaz
Description:

(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.

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Call Number:
616.994 M9538e 2010
Description:

(General Nonfiction, 2011) Science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee explores the long and complex history of cancer from thousands of years ago to the present day.

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
Artist/Author/Cast:
Foner, Eric
Call Number:
973.7092 F6735f 2010
Description:

(History, 2011) This account details President Lincoln’s role in the history of American Slavery and how it shaped his political career.

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stiles, T. J.
Call Number:
92 Vanderbilt 2009
Description:

(Nonfiction, 2009) Read about the life of the father of modern capitalism in this work that illustrates an important financial and economic movement.

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gordon-Reed, Annette
Call Number:
973.460922 G6657h 2008
Description:

(Nonfiction, 2008) The author examines the complex and often ignored relationship between the Hemings family and President Thomas Jefferson in this historical work.

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.

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.

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