Monday, April 16, 2007

Pulitzer in History to Roberts and Klibanoff for The Race Beat

The 2007 Pulitzer Prize in History has been awarded to “The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation” by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf).

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005” by James T. Campbell (The Penguin Press), and “Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War” by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking).

The Pulitzer in Biography went to “The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher” by Debby Applegate (Doubleday).

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty” by Arthur H. Cash (Yale University Press), and “Andrew Carnegie” by David Nasaw (The Penguin Press).

The award in General Nonfiction went to “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11” by Lawrence Wright (Alfred A. Knopf).

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness” by Pete Earley (G.P. Putnam’s Sons), and “Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq” by Thomas E. Ricks (The Penguin Press).

For a full list, click here. The New York Times has full Pulitzer news and links to book reviews.

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