Pulitzer Winners: History

Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for History. This is as complete a list as I could make.

So don't feel the need to add books, simply enjoy and vote for your favourites!

Official list of all winners:
http://www.pulitzer.org/prize-winners-by-category/220

Pulitzer Winner Lists:
Biographies and Autobiographies
Drama
Fiction
General Non-Fiction
History
Poetry

Pulitzer Finalist Lists:
Fiction

Pulitzer Prize Nominees for Fiction by Year:
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
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message 1: by Reese (new)

Reese McCullough's JOHN ADAMS won the Pulitzer in the biography, not the history, category.


message 2: by Reese (last edited Jun 01, 2010 08:14PM) (new)

Reese HUEY LONG and AMERICAN LION also won for biography, not history.


message 3: by Jayme (new)

Jayme OK, I deleted the offending books and I updated the blurb at the top so maybe people won't add books. As far as I can see there are only two books missing and it's because they're not on GR and I'm too lazy to do it myself. It's up to someone nerdier than me!


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) The two missing candidates (or something named for them, in any event) are now in the GR database, so I added them (though I have to confess I haven't actually read them).


message 5: by Jayme (new)

Jayme Cool, thanks Themis.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) No problem. It's a great list!


message 7: by Isabelle (new)

Isabelle Hi! #37 isn't a Pulitzer Prize winner. Just FYI


message 8: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Jan 04, 2013 01:18PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Iziezi wrote: "Hi! #37 isn't a Pulitzer Prize winner. Just FYI"

It is, actually. According to the official list published at http://www.pulitzer.org/bycat/History, it won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1923. This is also reflected (correctly) in Goodreads's bibliographical data on the corresponding book page.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It looks to me as if The Valley Of Decision, currently at #38, does not belong on this list. It would appear to be a novel.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Susanna wrote: "It looks to me as if The Valley Of Decision, currently at #38, does not belong on this list. It would appear to be a novel."

Ah -- that explains it ... :)

Jayme, should non-award-winners be removed?


message 13: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Susanna wrote: "It looks to me as if The Valley Of Decision, currently at #38, does not belong on this list. It would appear to be a novel."

Removed.

Also removed Chernow's biography of...I just forgot who, but I double checked and it was not a history Pulitzer winner.


message 14: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Removed McCullough's John Adams again.


message 15: by Darren (new)

Darren McCullough's "1776" didn't win the Pulitzer.


message 16: by Katy (new)

Katy Lobstergirl wrote: "Removed McCullough's John Adams again."

Needs to be removed again. It won for Biography/Autobiography


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