Monday, April 16, 2012

Pulitzer Prizes to Marable and Gaddis

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Manning Marable, who died just before the release of his monumental work Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,  has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History for this work.

John Lewis Gaddis is this year's winner of the Pulitzer in Biography for George F. Kennan: An American Life.

Other finalists in History were:  
  • “Empires, Nations & Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860,” by Anne F. Hyde (University of Nebraska Press) 
  • “The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden,” by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan (Ballantine Books) 
  • “Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America,” by Richard White (W.W. Norton & Company).
Other finalists in Biography were: 
  • “Love and Capital: Karl and Jenny Marx and the Birth of a Revolution,” by Mary Gabriel (Little, Brown and Company)
  • “Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention,” by Manning Marable (Viking).