Monday, April 15, 2013

Pulitzer Prize to Devil in the Grove

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner for General Nonfiction is Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, by Gilbert King, “a richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice in the Florida town of Groveland in 1949, involving four black men falsely accused of rape and drawing a civil rights crusader, and eventual Supreme Court justice, into the legal battle.”

Among the finalists for the History Prize was Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History, by John Fabian Witt, “a striking work examining how orders issued by President Lincoln to govern conduct on battlefields and in prisons during the Civil War have shaped modern laws of armed conflict."