Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction

awarded since 1980.

 

Nominierung 2014

Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2014

von Dan Fagin

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award • “A new classic of science reporting.”—The New York Times

The riveting true story of a small town...


Nominierung 2013

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2013

von Gilbert King

Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

Arguably the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century, Thurgood Marshall was on the verge of bringing the landmark...


Nominierung 2012

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2012, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2011

von Stephen Greenblatt

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 

Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work...


Nominierung 2011

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2011, Guardian First Book Award 2011

von Siddhartha Mukherjee

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in...


Nominierung 2010

The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2010

von David Hoffman

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

The first full account of how the Cold War arms race finally came to a close, this riveting narrative history sheds new light on the people who struggled to end this era of massive...


Nominierung 2009

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2009

von Douglas A. Blackmon

In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War...


Nominierung 2008

The Years of Extermination

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2008

von Saul Friedländer

The enactment of the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews depended upon many factors, including the cooperation of local authorities and police departments,...


Nominierung 2007

The Looming Tower

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2007, Lionel Gelber Prize 2007

von Lawrence Wright

UPDATED AND WITH A NEW AFTERWORD

National Book Award Finalist

A Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year

A gripping narrative that spans five decades,...


Nominierung 2006

Imperial Reckoning

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2006

von Caroline Elkins

A major work of history that for the first time reveals the violence and terror at the heart of Britain's civilizing mission in Kenya

As part of the Allied forces, thousands of Kenyans fought alongside the British...


Nominierung 2005

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2005, Lionel Gelber Prize 2004

von Steve Coll

Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize

The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan

With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also...


Nominierung 2004

Gulag: A History

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2004, Duff Cooper Prize 2003

von Anne Applebaum

The Gulag--a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners--was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst...


Nominierung 2002

Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the C

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2002

von Diane McWhorter

Now with a new afterword, the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatic account of the civil rights era’s climactic battle in Birmingham as the movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., brought down the institutions...


Nominierung 2001

Hirohito And The Making Of Modern Japan

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2001, National Book Critics Circle for Biography/Autobiography 2000

von Herbert P. Bix

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

In this groundbreaking biography of the Japanese emperor Hirohito, Herbert P. Bix offers the first complete, unvarnished look at the enigmatic leader whose sixty-three-year reign...


Nominierung 2000

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 2000, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1999

von John W. Dower

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the 1999 National Book Award for Nonfiction, finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize and the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Embracing Defeat is John W. Dower's brilliant examination...


Nominierung 1999

Annals of the Former World

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1999

von John McPhee

The Pulitzer Prize-winning view of the continent, across the fortieth parallel and down through 4.6 billion years

Twenty years ago, when John McPhee began his journeys back and forth across the United States,...


Nominierung 1998

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1998

von Jared Diamond

"Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly...


Nominierung 1997

Ashes to Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1997

von Richard Kluger

No book before this one has rendered the story of cigarettes -- mankind's most common self-destructive instrument and its most profitable consumer product -- with such sweep and enlivening detail.

Here for the...


Nominierung 1996

The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1996, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1995

von Tina Rosenberg

The Pulitzer Prize-winning look at the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Nominierung 1995

The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1995

von Jonathan Weiner

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

On a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists,...


Nominierung 1993

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1993

von Garry Wills

The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead, he gave the whole nation "a new birth of...


Nominierung 1992

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1992

von Daniel Yergin

Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has...


Nominierung 1989

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1989, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1988

von Neil Sheehan

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

In this magisterial book, a monument of history and biography that was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize...


Nominierung 1986

Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families

Nominierung 1985

The Good War: An Oral History of World War II

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1985

von Studs Terkel

The Good War for which Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, Terkel’s subjects are open and unrelenting...


Nominierung 1982

The Soul of A New Machine

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1982, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1982

von Tracy Kidder

Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish...


Nominierung 1981

Fin-de-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1981

von Carl E. Schorske

A landmark book from one of the truly original scholars of our time: a magnificent revelation of turn-of-the-century Vienna where out of a crisis of political and social disintegration so much of modern art...


Nominierung 1975

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1975

von Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Blue Ridge valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "mystery, death, beauty, violence."...


Nominierung 1974

The Denial of Death

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1974

von Ernest Becker

Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant...


Nominierung 1973

Fire in the Lake

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1973

von Frances FitzGerald

This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald's own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam-into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between...


Children of Crisis

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1973

von Robert Coles

In the 1950s Robert Coles began studying, living among, and, above all, listening to American children. The results of his efforts--revealed in five volumes published between 1967 and 1977--constitute one of...


Nominierung 1968

Rousseau and Revolution: The Story of Civilization, Volume X

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1968

von Will Durant & Ariel Durant

The Story of Civilization, Volume X: winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a history of civilization in France, England, and Germany from 1756, and in the rest of Europe from 1715 to 1789.


Nominierung 1964

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1964

von Richard Hofstadter

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life was awarded the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. It is a book which throws light on many features of the American character. Its concern is not merely to portray the...


Nominierung 1963

The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I; Barbara W. Tuchman's Great War Series

Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction 1963

von Barbara W. Tuchman

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s...