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Pulitzer Prize Winners for General Nonfiction

A list of Pulitzer Prize winners for General Nonfiction.
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The Pulitzer Prizes, established and endowed by Joseph Pulitzer (1847–1911), honour excellence in American literature, journalism, drama and music. The prizes, administered by Columbia University, bestow on winners both literary prestige and a cash prize.

For years not listed, no award was made.



1962
The Making of the President, 1960, Theodore H. White
1963
The Guns of August, Barbara W. Tuchman
1964
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, Richard Hofstadter
1965
O Strange New World, Howard Mumford Jones
1966
Wandering Through Winter, Edwin Way Teale
1967
The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture, David Brion Davis
1968
Rousseau and Revolution, Will and Ariel Durant
1969
So Human an Animal, Rene Jules Dubos; The Armies of the Night, Norman Mailer
1970
Gandhi's Truth, Erik H. Erikson
1971
The Rising Sun, John Toland
1972
Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–1945, Barbara W. Tuchman
1973
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam, Frances FitzGerald; Children of Crisis (Vols. 1 and 2), Robert M. Coles
1974
The Denial of Death, Ernest Becker
1975
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard
1976
Why Survive? Being Old in America, Robert N. Butler
1977
Beautiful Swimmers: Watermen, Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay, William W. Warner
1978
The Dragons of Eden, Carl Sagan
1979
On Human Nature, Edward O. Wilson
1980
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter
1981
Fin-de–Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture, Carl E. Schorske
1982
The Soul of a New Machine, Tracy Kidder
1983
Is There No Place on Earth for Me?, Susan Sheehan
1984
Social Transformation of American Medicine, Paul Starr
1985
The Good War: An Oral History of World War II, Studs Terkel
1986
Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White, Joseph Lelyveld; Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families, J. Anthony Lukas
1987
Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, David K. Shipler
1988
The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
1989
A Bright Shining Lie, Neil Sheehan
1990
And Their Children After Them, Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson
1991
The Ants, Bert Holldobler and Edward O.
Wilson
1992
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power, Daniel Yergin
1993
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, Garry Wills
1994
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire, David Remick
1995
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time, Jonathan Weiner
1996
The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism, Tina Rosenberg
1997
Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris, Richard Kluger
1998
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, Jared Diamond
1999
Annals of the Former World, John McPhee
2000
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, John W. Dower
2001
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan, Herbert P. Bix
2002
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution, Diane McWhorter
2003
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide, Samantha Power
2004
Gulag: A History, Anne Applebaum
2005
Ghost Wars, Steve Coll
2006
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya, Caroline Elkins
2007
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, Lawrence Wright
2008
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945, Saul Friedländer
2009
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A. Blackmon
2010
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy, David E. Hoffman
2011
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee
2012
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, Stephen Greenblatt
2013
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, Gilbert King
2014
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, Dan Fagin
2015
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, Elizabeth Kolbert

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