Pulitzer Prize Non-Fiction Winners

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There are more than 80 fiction books in this collection. I am hardly half way through and am finding it rough going.  This list is taken from Wikipedia. Those highlighted in red are ones that I have read. The one in blue I am currently reading.

1962: The Making of the President, 1960 by Theodore White
1963: The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman
1964: Anti-intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter
1965: O Strange New World by Howard Mumford Jones
1966: Wandering Through Winter by Edwin Way Teale
1967: The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture by David Brion Davis
1968: Rousseau and Revolution, vol. 10 of The Story of Civilization, by Will and Ariel Durant.
1969: So Human an Animal by Rene Jules Dubos
1969: The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer

1970: Gandhi’s Truth by Erik H. Erikson
1971: The Rising Sun by John Toland
1972: Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 by Barbara W. Tuchman
1973: Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances FitzGerald
1973: Children of Crisis, vols. 2 and 3, by Robert Coles
1974: The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
1975: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
1976: Why Survive? Being Old In America by Robert Neil Butler
1977: Beautiful Swimmers by William W. Warner
1978: The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan
1979: On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson

1980: Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
The Madwoman in the Attic by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar
The Medusa and the Snail by Lewis Thomas
1981: Fin-de-Siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture by Carl E. Schorske
China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston
Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War by William Manchester
Southerners: A Journalist’s Odyssey by Marshall Frady
1982: The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder
Basin and Range by John McPhee
Mrs. Harris: The Death of the Scarsdale Diet Doctor by Diana Trilling
1983: Is There No Place on Earth for Me? by Susan Sheehan
The Fate of the Earth by Jonathan Schell
Terrorists and Novelists by Diane Johnson
1984: The Social Transformation of American Medicine by Paul Starr
Conversations With the Enemy by Winston Groom and Duncan Spencer
Endless Enemies by Jonathan Kwitny
1985: The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two by Studs Terkel
Endless Enemies by Jonathan Kwitny
Dawn to the West by Donald Keene
1986 (two winners): Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas
Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White by Joseph Lelyveld
Habits and the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life by Robert Neelly Bellah
1987: Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land by David K. Shipler
Rising from the Plains by John McPhee
Rain or Shine: A Family Memoir by Cyra McFadden
1988: The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
Setting Limits: Medical Goals in an Aging Society by Daniel Callahan
1989: A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan
The Last Farmer by Howard Kohn
Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris

1990: And Their Children After Them by Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould
A Peace to End All Peace: Creating the Modern Middle East 1914-1922 by David Fromkin
1991: The Ants by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson
Looking for a Ship by John McPhee
River of Traps: A Village Life by William duBuys and Alex Harris
1992: The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power by Daniel Yergin
Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics by Thomas Byrne Edsall and Mary D. Edsall
Broken Vessels by Andre Dubus
1993: Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America by Garry Wills
Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father by Richard Rodriguez
Where the Buffalo Roam by Anne Matthews
A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War by Susan Griffin
1994: Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick
The Cultivation of Hatred: The Bourgeois Experience, Victoria to Freud by Peter Gay
The End of the Twentieth Century: And the End of the Modern Age by John Lukacs
1995: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time by Jonathan Weiner
How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story by John Berendt
1996: The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism by Tina Rosenberg
Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder by Lawrence Weschler
Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and The Meanings of Life by Daniel C. Dennett
1997: Ashes to Ashes: America’s Hundred-Year Cigarette War, the Public Health, and the Unabashed Triumph of Philip Morris by Richard Kluger
Fame and Folly by Cynthia Ozick
The Inheritance: How Three Families and America Moved from Roosevelt to Reagan and Beyond by Samuel G. Freedman
1998: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
1999: Annals of the Former World by John McPhee
The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do by Judith Rich Harris
Crime and Punishment in America by Elliott Currie

2000: Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul
2001: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover
2002: Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter
The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon
War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals by David Halberstam
2003: “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power
The Anthropology of Turquoise: Meditations on Landscape, Art, and Spirit by Ellen Meloy
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
2004: Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s Military by Dana Priest
Rembrandt’s Jews by Steven Nadler
2005: Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll
The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta
2006: Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins
The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
2007: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks
2008: The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedlander
The Cigarette Century by Allan M. Brandt
The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross
2009: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe by William I. Hitchcock
Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age by Arthur L. Herman

2010: The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman
The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities by John Cassidy
2011: Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas G. Carr
Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S.C. Gwynne
2012: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
One Hundred Names For Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing by Diane Ackerman
Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men by Mara Hvistendahl
2013: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature by David George Haskell
2014: Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin
The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide by Gary J. Bass
The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War by Fred Kaplan
2015: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
No Good Men Among the Living by Anand Gopal
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos

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