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Biography of the Millennium: 100 People 1000 Years

2002 John Adams by David McCullough | Hardcover | Paperback | Large Print | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Audiobook  Download McCullough was previously awarded the Pulitzer in 1993 for his work Truman the Biography of President Harry S. Truman | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Audiobook Download  

2001 David Levering Lewis for the second volume of his biography of civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and The American Century, 1919-1963 | Hardcover  Note: Lewis already received the Pulitzer in 1994 for his first half of Du Bois' biography, W.E.B. Dubois : Biography of a Race, 1868-1919 | Hardcover

2000 Vera: (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) Stacy Schiff | Hardcover

1999 Lindbergh A. Scott Berg Biography of Charles A. Lindbergh

1998 Personal History Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post

1997 Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes: A Memoir | DVD | VHS | Hardcover | Paperback | Large Print | Audio CD | Audio Book | Audiobook Unabridged | ebook Microsoft McCourt also authored 'Tis | Hardcover | Paperback | Audiobook | 'Tis Unabridged Audio Book | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | e-Books

1996 God: A Biography Jack Miles

1995 Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life Joan D. Hedrick

1994 W.E.B. Dubois : Biography of a Race, 1868-1919 by David Levering Lewis | Hardcover

1993 Truman by David McCullough Biography of President Harry S. Truman | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Audiobook Download  McCullough is the author of another Pulitzer Winner (2002) John Adams | Hardcover | Paperback | Large Print | Audio Cassette | Audio CD | Audiobook Download  

1992 Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller jr. Lewis B. Puller

1991 Jackson Pollock: An American Saga Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

1990 Machiavelli in Hell Sebastian de Grazia

1989 Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann | Paperback

1988 Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe David Herbert Donald

1987 Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference David J. Garrow

1986 Louise Bogan: A Portrait Elizabeth Frank

1985 The Life and Times of Cotton Mather Kenneth Silverman

1984 Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915 Louis R. Harlan

1983 Growing Up Russell Baker

1982 Grant: A Biography William S. McFeely, a biography of Ulysses S. Grant

1981 Peter the Great: His Life and World Robert K. Massie

1980 The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Edmund Morris

1979 Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews Leonard Baker

1978 Samuel Johnson Walter Jackson Bate

1977 A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T E. Lawrence* John E. Mack

1976 Edith Wharton: A Biography R. W. B. Lewis

1975 The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Robert Caro

1974 O'Neill, Son and Artist Louis Sheaffer, biography of Eugene O'Neill

1973 Luce and His Empire W. A. Swanberg

1972 Eleanor and Franklin Joseph P. Lash, Biography of Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt

1971 Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915 -1938 Lawrence Thompson

1970 Huey Long T. Harry Williams

1969 The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends Benjamin Lawrence Reid

1968 Memoirs George E. Kennan

1967 Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain* Justin Kaplan

1966 A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in The White House Arthur M. Schlesinger

1965 Henry Adams, three volumes* Ernest Samuels

1964 John Keats* Walter Jackson Bate

1963 Henry James, A Life by Leon Edel | Out of Print Find it Here

1962 No Award

1961 Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War David Donald

1960 John Paul Jones: A Sailor's Biography* Samuel Eliot Morison

1959 Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet Arthur Walworth

1958 George Washington: A Biography : Victory With the Help of France* Volumes I-VI Douglas Southall Freeman

George Washington: A Biography* Volume VII John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth, a continuation of the work of Douglas Southall Freeman

1957 Profiles in Courage* John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the only President to win the Pulitzer Prize

1956 Benjamin Henry Latrobe Talbot Faulkner Hamlin

1955 The Taft Story William S. White

1954 The Spirit of St. Louis* Charles A. Lindbergh

1953 Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803 David J. Mays

1952 Charles Evans Hughes Merlo J. Pusey

1951 John C. Calhoun: American Portrait* Margaret Louise Coit

1950 John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy Samuel Flagg Bemis

1949 Roosevelt and Hopkins Robert E. Sherwood

1948 Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow Margaret Clapp

1947 The Autobiography of William Allen White* William Allen White

1946 Son of the Wilderness Linnie Marsh Wolfe, The Life of John Muir

1945 George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel by Russell Blaine Nye

1944 The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F B. Morse Carleton Mabee

1943 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Samuel Eliot Morison, Biography of Christopher Columbus

1942 Crusader in Crinoline Forrest Wilson, Biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe

1941 Jonathan Edward, 1703-1758 : A Biography Ola Elizabeth Winslow

1940 Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. Vols. VII and VIII Ray Stannard Baker Woodrow Wilson; Life And Letters (8 Volumes)) (BCL1- U.S. History)*

1939 Benjamin Franklin Carl Van Doren Paperback Hardcover

1938 Andrew Jackson, 2 vols. Marquis James

1937 Hamilton Fish : The Inner History of the Grant Administration Allan Nevins

1936 The Thought and Character of William James* Ralph Barton Perry

1935 R. E. Lee* Douglas S. Freeman, Biography of General Robert E Lee

1934 John Hay: Lincoln and the Civil War in the Diaries and Letters of John Hay Tyler Dennett

1933 Grover Cleveland Allan Nevins

1932 Theodore Roosevelt Henry F. Pringle

1931 Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, 1869-1909* Henry James

1930 The Raven : A Biography of Sam Houston* Marquis James

1929 The Training of an American : The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, 1855-1913* Burton J. Hendrick

1928 American Orchestra And Theodore Thomas, The Music Book Index* Charles Edward Russell

1927 Whitman: An Interpretation in Narrative* Emory Holloway

1926 The Life of Sir William Osler*, 2 vols. Harvey Cushing

1925 Barrett Wendell and His Letters M. A. Dewolfe Howe

1924 From Immigrant to Inventor Michael Idvorsky Pupin | Hardcover

1923 The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page Burton J. Hendrick

1922 A Daughter of the Middle Border* Hamlin Garland

1921 The Americanization of Edward Bok* Edward Bok

1920 The Life of John Marshall, 4 vols. Albert J. Beveridge

The Life of John Marshall: Frontiersman, Soldier Lawmaker*

The Life of John Marshall: Politician, Diplomatist Statesman 1789-1801*

The Life of John Marshall: Conflict and Construction 1800-1815*

The Life of John Marshall: The Building of the Nation 1815-1835*

1919 The Education of Henry Adams* Henry Adams

1918 Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed William Cabell Bruce

1917 Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910* Laura E. Richards and Maude Howe Elliott

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