What’s on Your Bookshelf?

A look at the last ten Pulitzer Prize… winners for history should yield at least a few modern classics- the top award for historical writing does bring a writer prestige and a monetary reward.  A closer examination of the last ten awards reveals little in the way of mass appeal to readers.

2012: Malcolm X; A Life of Reinvention   by the late Manning Marable

2011: The Fiery Trial; Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery    by Eric Foner

2010: Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World     by Liaquat Ahamed
2009: The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family     by Annette Gordon-Reed
2008: What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe
2007: The Race Beat      by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff
2006: Polio: An American Story      by David M. Oshinsky
2005: Washington’s Crossing      by David Hackett Fischer
2004: A Nation Under Our Feet      by Steven Hahn
2003: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa 1942-1943      by Rick Atkinson
2002: The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America      by Louis Menand

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One response to “What’s on Your Bookshelf?

  1. NEO

    Some of these do look interesting.

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