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Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction

Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America by Gilbert King
2013 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The swerve : how the world became modern by Stephen Greenblatt
2012 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
2011 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The dead hand : the untold story of the Cold War arms race and its dangerous legacy by David E. Hoffman
2010 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black people in America from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon
2009 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The years of extermination by Saul Friedlander
2008 Pulitzer /Nonfiction (no copies currently available)

The looming tower : Al Qaeda and the road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
2007 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 2007 Gelber

Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins
2006 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll
2005 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 2004 Gelber

Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
2004 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power
2003 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 2002 NBCC Nonfiction

Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter
2002 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix
2001 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 2000 NBCC Biography/Autobiography

Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower
2000 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 1999 National Book Award

Annals of the Former World by John McPhee
1999 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
1998 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 1998 UK General Science

Ashes To Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, The Public Health, And The Unabashed Triumph Of Philip Morris by Richard Kluger
1997 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism by Tina Rosenberg
1996 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 1995 National Book Award

The Beak Of The Finch: A Story Of Evolution In Our Time by Jonathan Weiner
1995 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days Of The Soviet Empire by David Remnick
1994 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America by Garry Wills
1993 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The Prize: The Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin
1992 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The Ants by Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson
1991 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

And Their Children After Them by Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson
1990 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan
1989 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 1988 National Book Award

The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
1988 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 1987 National Book Award, 1987 NBCC Nonfiction

Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land by David K. Shipler
1987 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas
1986 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 1985 National Book Award, 1985 NBCC Nonfiction

Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White by Joseph Lelyveld
1986 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two by Studs Terkel
1985 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The Social Transformation Of American Medicine by Paul Starr
1984 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Is There No Place On Earth For Me? by Susan Sheehan
1983 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder
1982 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 1982 NBA /General

Fin-De Siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture by Carl E. Schorske
1981 Pulitzer /Nonfiction (no copies currently available)

Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter
1980 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 1980 NBA /Science

On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson
1979 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan
1978 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Beautiful Swimmers by William W. Warner
1977 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Why Survive? Being Old In America by Robert N. Butler
1976 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
1975 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker
1974 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances Fitzgerald
1973 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 1973 NBA Contemporaty Affairs

Children of Crisis, Vols. II and III by Robert Coles
1973 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-1945 by Barbara W. Tuchman
1972 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

The Rising Sun by John Toland
1971 Pulitzer /Nonfiction

Gandhi's Truth by Erik H. Erikson
1970 Pulitzer /Nonfiction, 1970 NBA /Philosophy & Religion