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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.

2014

The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832
Author: Alan Taylor
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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2013

Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam
Author: Fredrik Logevall
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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2012

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Author: Manning Marable
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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2011

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
Author: Eric Foner
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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2010

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
Author: Liaquat Ahamed
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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2009

The Hemingses of Monticello
The Hemingses of Monticello
Author: Annette Gordon-Reed
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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2008

What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States)
What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States)
Author: Daniel Walker Howe
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD (Unabridged)

2007

The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation
Author: Gene Roberts, Hank Klibanoff
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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2006

Polio: An American Story
Polio: An American Story
Author: David M. Oshinsky
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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2005

Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History)
Washington's Crossing (Pivotal Moments in American History)
Author: David Hackett Fischer
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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2004

A Nation under Our Feet : Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration
A Nation under Our Feet : Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration
Author: Steven Hahn
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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2003

An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy
An Army at Dawn: The War in Africa, 1942-1943, Volume One of the Liberation Trilogy
Author: Rick Atkinson
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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2002

The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America
The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America
Author: Louis Menand
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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2001

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Author: Joseph J. Ellis
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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2000

Freedom from Fear : The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (Oxford History of the United States, Vol 9)
Freedom from Fear : The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (Oxford History of the United States, Vol 9)
Author: David M. Kennedy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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1999

Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898
Author: Edwin G. Burrows, Mike Wallace
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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1998

Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion
Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion
Author: Edward J. Larson
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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1997

Original Meanings : Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution
Original Meanings : Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution
Author: Jack N. Rakove
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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1996

William Cooper's Town : Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
William Cooper's Town : Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
Author: Alan Taylor
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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1995

No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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1994

No Award Given

1993

The Radicalism of the American Revolution
The Radicalism of the American Revolution
Author: Gordon S. Wood
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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1992

The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties
The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties
Author: Mark E. Neely
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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1991

A Midwife's Tale : The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
A Midwife's Tale : The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
Author: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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1990

In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines
In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines
Author: Stanley Karnow
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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1989

Battle Cry of Freedom:  The Civil War Era
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
Author: James M. Mcpherson
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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1989

Parting the Waters
Parting the Waters
Author: Taylor Branch
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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1988

The Launching of Modern American Science 1846-1876 (Impact of the Civil War)
The Launching of Modern American Science 1846-1876 (Impact of the Civil War)
Author: Robert V. Bruce
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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1987

Voyagers to the West : A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution
Voyagers to the West : A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution
Author: Bernard Bailyn
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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1986

...the Heavens and the Earth : A Political History of the Space Age
...the Heavens and the Earth : A Political History of the Space Age
Author: Walter A. McDougall
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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