Pulitzer Prize

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  1. Book ImageThe Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

    Alan Taylor

    Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History

    This searing story of slavery and freedom in the Chesapeake by a Pulitzer Prize–winning historian reveals the pivot in the nation’s path between the founding and civil war.More

  2. Book ImageThe Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    Stephen Greenblatt

    Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 
    Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-FictionMore

  3. Book ImageThe Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

    Eric Foner

    “A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston GlobeMore

  4. Book ImageThe Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    Annette Gordon-Reed

    Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: “[A] commanding and important book.”—Jill Lepore, The New YorkerMore

  5. Book ImageEden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

    John Matteson

    "An amazing story [told] with clarity and intelligence ... colorful and insightful."—Martin Rubin, Los Angeles TimesMore

  6. Book ImageKhrushchev: The Man and His Era

    William Taubman

    Shortlisted for the National Books Critics Circle Award: "The book is a gift, as fascinating as it is important."—Robert Legvold, Foreign AffairsMore

  7. Book ImageGrant

    William S. McFeely

    "Combines scholarly exactness with evocative passages....Biography at its best."—Marcus Cunliffe, The New York Times Book Review; Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.More

  8. Book ImageDifferent Hours: Poems

    Stephen Dunn

    Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.More

  9. Book ImageEmbracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II

    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 of Japan in the immediate, shattering aftermath of World War II.More

  10. Book ImageGuns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

    Jared Diamond

    "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill GatesMore

  11. Book ImagePresent at the Creation: My Years in the State Department

    Dean Acheson

    With deft portraits of many world figures, Dean Acheson analyzes the processes of policy making, the necessity for decision, and the role of power and initiative in matters of state.More