Book Awards » Pulitzer Prize - General Nonfiction

Pulitzer PrizeCategories: Literary Fiction, General Nonfiction, Biography, History, Drama, Poetry
The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper journalism, literature and musical composition. The Pulitzer was established by and named after the Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer. The awards are administered by Columbia University in New York City. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories. We've sorted our books by the six subcategories in the "letters and drama" category.

2015

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
Author: Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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2014

Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Author: Dan Fagin
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Paperback, Paperback

2013

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
Author: Gilbert King
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Paperback

2012

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback

2011

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Audio CD (Unabridged,Unabridge), Audio CD (Unabridged,Library -), Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

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2010

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy
Author: David Hoffman
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Hardcover

2009

Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Slavery By Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD, Audio CD (Library), Audio CD

2008

The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
Author: Saul Friedlander
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover

2007

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
Author: Lawrence Wright
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio CD (Library ed.), Audio CD (MP3), Paperback, Paperback

2006

Imperial Reckoning : The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
Imperial Reckoning : The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
Author: Caroline Elkins
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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2005

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of The CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to 9/11/2001
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of The CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, From the Soviet Invasion to 9/11/2001
Author: Steve Coll
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover

2004

Gulag : A History
Gulag : A History
Author: Anne Applebaum
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged), Audio CD (MP3 Una)

2003

A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
Author: Samantha Power
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Paperback, Paperback, Paperback, Audio CD (MP3 Una), Audio CD (Unabridged), Paperback, Audio CD (MP3 Una)

2002

Carry Me Home : Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
Carry Me Home : Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution
Author: Diane McWhorter
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

2001

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Author: Herbert P. Bix
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback

2000

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
Author: John W. Dower
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio CD (Unabridged), Paperback

1999

Annals of the Former World
Annals of the Former World
Author: John McPhee
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette

1998

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Author: Jared Diamond
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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1997

Ashes to Ashes : America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Trium ph of Philip Morris
Ashes to Ashes : America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Trium ph of Philip Morris
Author: Richard Kluger
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover

1996

The Haunted Land : Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism
The Haunted Land : Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism
Author: Tina Rosenberg
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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1995

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time
Author: Jonathan Weiner
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette (Unabridged), Audio CD (Unabridged)

1994

Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
Author: David Remnick
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover, Audio Cassette

1993

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That  Remade America
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America
Author: Garry Wills
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Cassette (Unabridged)

1992

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Author: Daniel Yergin
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Paperback, Audio Cassette (Library Edition), Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

1991

The Ants
The Ants
Author: Bert Hölldobler, Edward O. Wilson
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1990

And Their Children After Them : The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
And Their Children After Them : The Legacy of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Author: Dale Maharidge
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1989

A Bright Shining Lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
A Bright Shining Lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Author: Neil Sheehan
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover

1988

The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Author: Richard Rhodes
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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1987

Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land
Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land
Author: David K. Shipler
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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1986

Common Ground : A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
Common Ground : A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
Author: J. Anthony Lukas
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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