I’m always on the lookout for a good book.

Pulitzer Prize Winners:

Fiction
2008 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books)

2007 The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Alfred A. Knopf)

2006 March by Geraldine Brooks (Viking)

2005 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar)

2004 The Known World by Edward P. Jones (Amistad/ HarperCollins)

2003 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar)

2002 Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Alfred A. Knopf)

2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (Random House)

2000 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin)

1999 The Hours by Michael Cunningham (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

1998 American Pastoral by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin)

1997 Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser (Crown)

1996 Independence Day by Richard Ford (Alfred A. Knopf)

1995 The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (Viking)

1994 The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (Charles Scribner’s Sons)

1993 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler (Henry Holt)

1992 A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (Alfred A. Knopf)

1991 Rabbit At Rest by John Updike (Alfred A. Knopf)

1990 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos (Farrar)

1989 Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler (Alfred A. Knopf)

1988 Beloved by Toni Morrison (Alfred A. Knopf)

1987 A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf)

1986 Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (Simon & Schuster)

1985 Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie (Random House)

1984 Ironweed by William Kennedy (Viking)

1983 The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Harcourt Brace)

1982 Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike (Knopf)

1981 A Confederacy of Dunces by the late John Kennedy Toole (a posthumous publication) (Louisiana State U. Press)

1980 The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer (Little)

1979 The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever (Knopf)

1978 Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson (Atlantic Monthly Press)

1977 (No Award)

1976 Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow (Viking)

1975 The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (McKay)

1974 (No Award)

1973 The Optimists Daughter by Eudora Welty (Random)

1972 Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (Doubleday)

1971 (No Award)

1970 Collected Stories by Jean Stafford (Farrar)

1969 House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (Harper)

1968 The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron (Random)

1967 The Fixer by Bernard Malamud (Farrar)

1966 Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter (Harcourt)

1965 The Keepers Of The House by Shirley Ann Grau (Random)

1964 (No Award)

1963 The Reivers by William Faulkner (Random)

1962 The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O’Connor (Little)

1961 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Lippincott)

1960 Advise and Consent by Allen Drury (Doubleday)

1959 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor (Doubleday)

1958 A Death In The Family by the late James Agee (a posthumous publication) (McDowell, Obolensky)

1957 (No Award)

1956 Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor (World)

1955 A Fable by William Faulkner (Random)

1954 (No Award)

1953 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner)

1952 The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk (Doubleday)

1951 The Town by Conrad Richter (Knopf)

1950 The Way West by A. B. Guthrie (Sloane)

1949 Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens (Harcourt)

1948 Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener (Macmillan)

Novel
1947 All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren (Harcourt)

1946 (No Award)

1945 A Bell for Adano by John Hersey (Knopf)

1944 Journey in the Dark by Martin Flavin (Harper)

1943 Dragon’s Teeth by Upton Sinclair (Viking)

1942 In This Our Life by Ellen Glasgow (Harcourt)

1941 (No Award)

1940 The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (Viking)

1939 The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Scribner)

1938 The Late George Apley by John Phillips Marquand (Little)

1937 Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Macmillan)

1936 Honey in the Horn by Harold L. Davis (Harper)

1935 Now in November by Josephine Winslow Johnson (Simon & Schuster)

1934 Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller (Harper)

1933 The Store by T. S. Stribling (Doubleday)

1932 The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (John Day)

1931 Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes (Houghton)

1930 Laughing Boy by Oliver Lafarge (Houghton)

1929 Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin (Bobbs)

1928 The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (Boni)

1927 Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield (Stokes)

1926 Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (Harcourt)

1925 So Big by Edna Ferber (Doubleday)

1924 The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson (Harper)

1923 One of Ours by Willa Cather (Knopf)

1922 Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington (Doubleday)

1921 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (Appleton)

1920 (No Award)

1919 The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington (Doubleday)

1918 His Family by Ernest Poole (Macmillan)

1917 (No Award)

Drama
2008 “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts

2007 Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

2006 (No Award)

2005 Doubt, a parable by John Patrick Shanley

2004 I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright

2003 Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz

2002 Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks

2001 Proof by David Auburn

2000 Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies

1999 Wit by Margaret Edson

1998 How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

1997 (No Award)

1996 Rent by the late Jonathan Larson

1995 The Young Man From Atlanta by Horton Foote

1994 Three Tall Women by Edward Albee

1993 Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner

1992 The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan

1991 Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon

1990 The Piano Lesson by August Wilson

1989 The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein

1988 Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry

1987 Fences by August Wilson

1986 (No Award)

1985 Sunday in the Park With George; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine.

1984 Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet

1983 Night, Mother by Marsha Norman

1982 A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller

1981 Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

1980 Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson

1979 Buried Child by Sam Shepard

1978 The Gin Game by Donald L. Coburn

1977 The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer

1976 A Chorus Line conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban

1975 Seascape by Edward Albee

1974 (No Award)

1973 That Championship Season by Jason Miller

1972 (No Award)

1971 The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel

1970 No Place To Be Somebody by Charles Gordone

1969 The Great White Hope by Howard Sackler

1968 (No Award)

1967 A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee

1966 (No Award)

1965 The Subject Was Roses by Frank D. Gilroy

1964 (No Award)

1962 How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows

1961 All The Way Home by Tad Mosel

1960 Fiorello! Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

1959 J. B. by Archibald Macleish

1958 Look Homeward, Angel by Ketti Frings

1957 Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill

1956 Diary of Anne Frank by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich

1955 Cat on A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

1954 The Teahouse of the August Moon by John Patrick

1953 Picnic by William Inge

1952 The Shrike by Joseph Kramm

1951 (No Award)

1950 South Pacific by Richard Rodgers

1949 Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

1948 A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

1947 (No Award)

1946 State of the Union by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay

1945 Harvey by Mary Chase

1944 (No Award)

1943 The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder

1942 (No Award)

1941 There Shall Be No Night by Robert E. Sherwood

1940 The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan

1939 Abe Lincoln in Illinois by Robert E. Sherwood

1938 Our Town by Thornton Wilder

1937 You Can’t Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman

1936 Idiots Delight by Robert E. Sherwood

1935 The Old Maid by Zoe Akins

1934 Men in White by Sidney Kingsley

1933 Both Your Houses by Maxwell Anderson

1932 Of Thee I Sing by George S. Kaufman

1931 Alison’s House by Susan Glaspell

1930 The Green Pastures by Marc Connelly

1929 Street Scene by Elmer L. Rice

1928 Strange Interlude by Eugene O’Neill

1927 In Abraham’s Bosom by Paul Green

1926 Craig’s Wife by George Kelly

1925 They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard

1924 Hell-Bent Fer Heaven by Hatcher Hughes

1923 Icebound by Owen Davis

1922 Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill

1921 Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale

1920 Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O’Neill

1919 (No Award)

1918 Why Marry? by Jesse Lynch Williams

1917 (No Award)

Biography/Autobiography
2008 “Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father” by John Matteson (W.W. Norton)

2007 The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher by Debby Applegate (Doubleday)

2006 American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (Alfred A. Knopf)

2005 de Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (Alfred A. Knopf)

2004 Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman (W.W. Norton)

2003 Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro (Alfred A. Knopf)

2002 John Adams by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)

2001 W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt and Company)

2000 Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) by Stacy Schiff (Random House)

1999 Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

1998 Personal History by Katharine Graham (Alfred A. Knopf)

1997 Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (Scribner)

1996 God: A Biography by Jack Miles (Alfred A. Knopf)

1995 Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life by Joan D. Hedrick (Oxford University Press)

1994 W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race 1868-1919 by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt)

1993 Truman by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster)

1992 Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet by Lewis B. Puller

1991 Jackson Pollock by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith (Clarkson N. Potter)

1990 Machiavelli in Hell by Sebastian de Grazia (Princeton University Press)

1989 Oscar Wilde by the late Richard Ellmann (Alfred A. Knopf)

1988 Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe by David Herbert Donald (Little)

1987 Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by David J. Garrow (William Morrow)

1986 Louise Bogan: A Portrait by Elizabeth Frank (Alfred A. Knopf)

1985 The Life and Times of Cotton Mather by Kenneth Silverman (Harper & Row)

1984 Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915 by Louis R. Harlan (Oxford U. Press)

1983 Growing Up by Russell Baker (Congdon & Weed)

1982 Grant: A Biography by William McFeely (Norton)

1981 Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie (Knopf)

1980 The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (Coward)

1979 Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews by Leonard Baker (Macmillan)

1978 Samuel Johnson by Walter Jackson Bate (Harcourt)

1977 A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T. E. Lawrence by John E. Mack (Little)

1976 Edith Wharton: A Biography by R. W. B. Lewis (Harper)

1975 The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro (Knopf)

1974 O’Neill, Son and Artist by Louis Sheaffer (Little)

1973 Luce and His Empire by W. A. Swanberg (Scribner)

1972 Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash (Norton)

1971 Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915 -1938 by Lawrance Thompson (Holt)

1970 Huey Long by T. Harry Williams (Knopf)

1969 The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends by Benjamin Lawrence Reid (Oxford Univ. Press)

1968 Memoirs by George F. Kennan (Little)

1967 Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain by Justin Kaplan (Simon & Schuster)

1966 A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger

1965 Henry Adams, three volumes by Ernest Samuels (Harvard Univ. Press)

1964 John Keats by Walter Jackson Bate (Harvard Univ. Press)

1963 Henry James by Leon Edel (Lippincott)

1962 (No Award)

1961 Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War by David Donald (Knopf)

1960 John Paul Jones by Samuel Eliot Morison (Little)

1959 Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet by Arthur Walworth (Longmans)

1958 George Washington, Volumes I-VI by Douglas Southall Freeman

1957 Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy (Harper)

1956 Benjamin Henry Latrobe by Talbot Faulkner Hamlin (Oxford Univ. Press)

1955 The Taft Story by William S. White (Harper)

1954 The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles A. Lindbergh (Scribner)

1953 Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803 by David J. Mays (Harvard Univ. Press)

1952 Charles Evans Hughes by Merlo J. Pusey (Macmillan)

1951 John C. Calhoun: American Portrait by Margaret Louise Coit (Houghton)

1950 John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy by Samuel Flagg Bemis (Knopf)

1949 Roosevelt and Hopkins by Robert E. Sherwood (Harper)

1948 Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow by Margaret Clapp (Little)

1947 The Autobiography of William Allen White by William Allen White (Macmillan)

1946 Son of the Wilderness by Linnie Marsh Wolfe (Knopf)

1945 George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel by Russell Blaine Nye (Knopf)

1944 The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F B. Morse by Carleton Mabee (Knopf)

1943 Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison (Little)

1942 Crusader in Crinoline by Forrest Wilson (Lippincott)

1941 Jonathan Edward by Ola Elizabeth Winslow (Macmillan)

1940 Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. Vols. VII and VIII by Ray Stannard Baker (Doubleday)

1939 Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren (Viking)

1938 Andrew Jackson, 2 vols. by Marquis James (Bobbs)

1938 Pedlar’s Progress by Odell Shepard (Little)

1937 Hamilton Fish by Allan Nevins (Dodd)

1936 The Thought and Character of William James by Ralph Barton Perry (Little)

1935 R. E. Lee by Douglas S. Freeman (Scribner)

1934 John Hay by Tyler Dennett (Dodd)

1933 Grover Cleveland by Allan Nevins (Dodd)

1932 Theodore Roosevelt by Henry F. Pringle (Harcourt)

1931 Charles W. Eliot by Henry James (Houghton)

1930 The Raven by Marquis James (Bobbs)

1929 The Training of an American: The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page by Burton J. Hendrick (Houghton)

1928 The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas by Charles Edward Russell (Doubleday)

1927 Whitman by Emory Holloway (Knopf)

1926 The Life of Sir William Osler, 2 vols. by Harvey Cushing (Oxford Univ. Press)

1925 Barrett Wendell and His Letters by M. A. Dewolfe Howe (Little)

1924 From Immigrant to Inventor by Michael Idvorsky Pupin (Scribner)

1923 The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page by Burton J. Hendrick (Houghton)

1922 A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland (Macmillan)

1921 The Americanization of Edward Bok by Edward Bok (Scribner)

1920 The Life of John Marshall, 4 vols. by Albert J. Beveridge (Houghton)

1919 The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams (Houghton)

1918 Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed by William Cabell Bruce (Putnam)

1917 Julia Ward Howe by Laura E. Richards and Maude Howe Elliott assisted by Florence Howe Hall (Houghton)

General Nonfiction
2008 The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedländer (HarperCollins)

2007 The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (Alfred A. Knopf)

2006 Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins

2005 Ghost Wars by Steve Coll (The Penguin Press)

2004 Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum (Doubleday)

2003 “A Problem From Hell:” America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power (Basic Books)

2002 Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter (Simon & Schuster)

2001 Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix (HarperCollins)

2000 Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower (W.W. Norton & Company/The New Press)

1999 Annals of the Former World by John McPhee (Farrar)

1998 Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond (W.W. Norton)

1997 Ashes To Ashes: America’s Hundred-Year Cigarette War, The Public Health, And The Unabashed Triumph Of Philip Morris by Richard Kluger (Alfred A. Knopf)

1996 The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism by Tina Rosenberg (Random House)

1995 The Beak Of The Finch: A Story Of Evolution In Our Time by Jonathan Weiner (Alfred A. Knopf)

1994 Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days Of The Soviet Empire by David Remnick (Random House)

1993 Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America by Garry Wills (Simon & Schuster)

1992 The Prize: The Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin (Simon & Schuster)

1991 The Ants by Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson (Belknap/Harvard University Press)

1990 And Their Children After Them by Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson (Pantheon)

1989 A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan (Random House)

1988 The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes (Simon and Schuster)

1987 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land by David K. Shipler (Times Books)

1986 Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas (Alfred A. Knopf)

1986 Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White by Joseph Lelyveld (Times Books)

1985 The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two by Studs Terkel (Pantheon)

1984 The Social Transformation Of American Medicine by Paul Starr (Basic Books)

1983 Is There No Place On Earth For Me? by Susan Sheehan (Houghton Mifflin)

1982 The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder (Atlanti’Little)

1981 Fin-De Siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture by Carl E. Schorske (Knopf)

1980 Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter (Basic Books)

1979 On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson (Harvard Univ. Press)

1978 The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan (Random House)

1977 Beautiful Swimmers by William W. Warner (Atlantic Little Brown)

1976 Why Survive? Being Old In America by Robert N. Butler (Harper)

1975 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (Harper’s Magazine Press)

1974 The Denial of Death by the late Ernest Becker (Free Press/Macmillan)

1973 Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances Fitzgerald (Little)

1973 Children of Crisis, Vols. II and III by Robert Coles (Little)

1972 Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-1945 by Barbara W. Tuchman (Macmillan)

1971 The Rising Sun by John Toland (Random)

1970 Gandhi’s Truth by Erik H. Erikson (Norton)

1969 The Armies Of The Night by Norman Mailer (World)

1969 So Human An Animal by Rene Jules Dubos (Scribner)

1968 Rousseau And Revolution, The Tenth And Concluding Volume Of The Story Of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant (Simon & Schuster)

1967 The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture by David Brion Davis (Cornell Univ. Press)

1966 Wandering Through Winter by Edwin Way Teale (Dodd)

1965 O Strange New World by Howard Mumford Jones (Viking)

1964 Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter (Random)

1963 The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman (Macmillan)

1962 The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore H. White (Atheneum)

History
2008 “What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815-1848” by Daniel Walker Howe (Oxford University Press)

2007 The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf)

2006 Polio: An American Story by David M. Oshinsky (Oxford University Press)

2005 Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (Oxford University Press)

2004 A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration by Steven Hahn (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)

2003 An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt and Company)

2002 The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand (Farrar)

2001 Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis (Alfred A. Knopf)

2000 Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 by David M. Kennedy (Oxford University Press)

1999 Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace (Oxford University Press)

1998 Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson (BasicBooks)

1997 Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution by Jack N. Rakove (Alfred A. Knopf)

1996 William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic by Alan Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf)

1995 No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster)

1994 (No Award)

1993 The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood (Alfred A. Knopf)

1992 The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties by Mark E. Neely

1991 A Midwife’s Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Alfred A. Knopf)

1990 In Our Image: America’s Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow (Random House)

1989 Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson (Oxford University Press)

1989 Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963 by Taylor Branch (Simon and Schuster)

1988 The Launching of Modern American Science 1846-1876 by Robert V. Bruce (Alfred A. Knopf)

1987 Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution by Bernard Bailyn (Alfred A. Knopf)

1986 …the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age by Walter A. McDougall (Basic Books)

1985 Prophets of Regulation by Thomas K. McCraw (Belknap/Harvard)

1984 (No Award)

1983 The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790 by Rhys L. Isaac (U. North Carolina Press)

1982 Mary Chesnut’s Civil War edited by C. Vann Woodward (Yale U. Press)

1981 American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876 by Lawrence A. Cremin (Harper & Row)

1980 Been in the Storm So Long by Leon F. Litwack (Knopf)

1979 The Dred Scott Case by Don E. Fehrenbacher (Oxford Univ. Press)

1978 The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business by Alfred D. Chandler

1977 The Impending Crisis, 1841-1867 by David M. Potter (Harper)

1976 Lamy of Santa Fe by Paul Horgan (Farrar)

1975 Jefferson and His Time, Vols. I-V by Dumas Malone (Little)

1974 The Americans: The Democratic Experience by Daniel J. Boorstin (Random)

1973 People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization by Michael Kammen (Knopf)

1972 Neither Black Nor White by Carl N. Degler (Macmillan)

1971 Roosevelt: The Soldier Of Freedom by James MacGregor Burns (Harcourt)

1970 Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department by Dean Acheson (Norton)

1969 Origins of the Fifth Amendment by Leonard W. Levy (Oxford Univ. Press)

1968 The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn (Harvard Univ. Press)

1967 Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West by William H. Goetzmann (Knopf)

1966 The Life of the Mind in America by the late Perry Miller (Harcourt)

1965 The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger (Princeton Univ. Press)

1964 Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town by Sumner Chilton Powell (Wesleyan Univ. Press)

1963 Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878 by Constance McLaughlin Green (Princeton Univ. Press)

1962 The Triumphant Empire: Thunder-Clouds Gather in the West 1763-1766 by Lawrence H. Gipson (Knopf)

1961 Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference by Herbert Feis (Princeton Univ. Press)

1960 In the Days of McKinley by Margaret Leech (Harper)

1959 The Republican Era: l869-1901 by Leonard D. White

1958 Banks and Politics in America by Bray Hammond (Princeton Univ. Press)

1957 Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-192O by George F. Kennan (Princeton Univ. Press)

1956 The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter (Knopf)

1955 Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History by Paul Horgan (Rinehart)

1954 A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton (Doubleday)

1953 The Era of Good Feelings by George Dangerfield (Harcourt)

1952 The Uprooted by Oscar Handlin (Little)

1951 The Old Northwest, Pioneer Period 1815-1840 by R. Carlyle Buley (Towers)

1950 Art and Life in America by Oliver W. Larkin (Rinehart)

1949 The Disruption of American Democracy by Roy Franklin Nichols (Macmillan)

1948 Across the Wide Missouri by Bernard Devoto (Houghton)

1947 Scientists Against Time by James Phinney Baxter 3rd (Little)

1946 The Age of Jackson by Arthur Meier Schlesinger

1945 Unfinished Business by Stephen Bonsal (Doubleday)

1944 The Growth of American Thought by Merle Curti (Harper)

1943 Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes (Houghton)

1942 Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865 by Margaret Leech (Harper)

1941 The Atlantic Migration, 1607-1860 by Marcus Lee Hansen (Harvard Univ. Press)

1940 Abraham Lincoln: The War Years by Carl Sandburg (Harcourt)

1939 A History of American Magazines by Frank Luther Mott (Harvard Univ. Press)

1938 The Road to Reunion, 1865-1900 by Paul Herman Buck (Little)

1937 The Flowering of New England 1815-1865 by Van Wyck Brooks (Dutton)

1936 A Constitutional History of the United States by Andrew C. McLaughlin (Appleton)

1935 The Colonial Period of American History by Charles McLean Andrews (Yale Univ. Press)

1934 The People’s Choice by Herbert Agar (Houghton)

1933 The Significance of Sections in American History by Frederick J. Turner (Holt)

1932 My Experiences in the World War by John J. Pershing (Stokes)

1931 The Coming of the War 1914 by Bernadotte E. Schmitt (Scribner)

1930 The War of Independence by Claude H. Van Tyne (Houghton)

1929 The Organization and Administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865 by Fred Albert Shannon (A.H. Clark)

1928 Main Currents in American Thought, 2 vols. by Vernon Louis Parrington (Harcourt)

1927 Pinckney’s Treaty by Samuel Flagg Bemis (Johns Hopkins)

1926 A History of the United States by Edward Channing (Macmillan)

1925 History of the American Frontier by Frederic L. Paxson (Houghton)

1924 The American Revolution — A Constitutional Interpretation by Charles Howard McIlwain (Macmillan)

1923 The Supreme Court in United States History by Charles Warren (Little)

1922 The Founding of New England by James Truslow Adams (Little)

1921 The Victory at Sea by William Sowden Sims in collaboration with Burton J. Hendrick (Doubleday)

1920 The War with Mexico, 2 vols. by Justin H. Smith (Macmillan)

1919 (No Award)

1918 A History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 by James Ford Rhodes (Macmillan)

1917 With Americans of Past and Present Days by His Excellency J.J. Jusserand

Poetry
2008 Time and Materials by Robert Hass (Ecco/HarperCollins)

2008 Failure by Philip Schultz (Harcourt)

2007 Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey (Houghton Mifflin)

2006 Late Wife by Claudia Emerson (Louisiana State University Press)

2005 Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser (Copper Canyon Press)

2004 Walking to Martha’s Vineyard by Franz Wright (Alfred A. Knopf)

2003 Moy Sand and Gravel by Paul Muldoon (Farrar)

2002 Practical Gods by Carl Dennis (Penguin Books)

2001 Different Hours by Stephen Dunn (W.W. Norton & Company)

2000 Repair by C.K. Williams (Farrar)

1999 Blizzard of One by Mark Strand (Alfred A. Knopf)

1998 Black Zodiac by Charles Wright (Farrar)

1997 Alive Together: New and Selected Poems by Lisel Mueller (Louisiana State University Press)

1996 The Dream of the Unified Field by Jorie Graham (The Ecco Press)

1995 The Simple Truth by Philip Levine (Alfred A. Knopf)

1994 Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa (Wesleyan University Press/University Press of New England)

1993 The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck (The Ecco Press)

1992 Selected Poems by James Tate (Wesleyan University Press)

1991 Near Changes by Mona Van Duyn (Alfred A. Knopf)

1990 The World Doesn’t End by Charles Simic (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)

1989 New and Collected Poems by Richard Wilbur (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)

1988 Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems by William Meredith (Alfred A. Knopf)

1987 Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove (Carnegie-Mellon University Press)

1986 The Flying Change by Henry Taylor (Louisiana State University Press)

1985 Yin by Carolyn Kizer (BOA Editions)

1984 American Primitive by Mary Oliver (Atlanti’Little)

1983 Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell (Houghton Mifflin)

1982 The Collected Poems by the late Sylvia Plath (a posthumous publication) (Harper & Row)

1981 The Morning of the Poem by James Schuyler (Farrar)

1980 Selected Poems by Donald Justice (Atheneum)

1979 Now and Then by Robert Penn Warren (Random)

1978 Collected Poems by Howard Nemerov (Univ. of Chicago)

1977 Divine Comedies by James Merrill (Atheneum)

1976 Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery (Viking)

1975 Turtle Island by Gary Snyder (New Directions)

1974 The Dolphin by Robert Lowell (Farrar)

1973 Up Country by Maxine Kumin (Harper)

1972 Collected Poems by James Wright (Wesleyan Univ. Press)

1971 The Carrier of Ladders by William S. Merwin (Atheneum)

1970 Untitled Subjects by Richard Howard (Atheneum)

1969 Of Being Numerous by George Oppen (New Directions)

1968 The Hard Hours by Anthony Hecht (Atheneum)

1967 Live or Die by Anne Sexton (Houghton)

1966 Selected Poems by Richard Eberhart (New Directions)

1965 77 Dream Songs by John Berryman (Farrar)

1964 At The End Of The Open Road by Louis Simpson (Wesleyan Univ. Press)

1963 Pictures from Brueghel by the late William Carlos Williams (New Directions)

1962 Poems by Alan Dugan (Yale Univ. Press)

1961 Times Three: Selected Verse From Three Decades by Phyllis McGinley (Viking)

1960 Heart’s Needle by W. D. Snodgrass (Knopf)

1959 Selected Poems 1928-1958 by Stanley Kunitz (Little)

1958 Promises: Poems 1954-1956 by Robert Penn Warren (Random)

1957 Things of This World by Richard Wilbur (Harcourt)

1956 Poems – North & South by Elizabeth Bishop (Houghton)

1955 Collected Poems by Wallace Stevens (Knopf)

1954 The Waking by Theodore Roethke (Doubleday)

1953 Collected Poems 1917-1952 by Archibald MacLeish (Houghton)

1952 Collected Poems by Marianne Moore (Macmillan)

1951 Complete Poems by Carl Sandburg (Harcourt)

1950 Annie Allen by Gwendolyn Brooks (Harper)

1949 Terror and Decorum by Peter Viereck (Scribner)

1948 The Age of Anxiety by W. H. Auden (Random)

1947 Lord Weary’s Castle by Robert Lowell (Harcourt)

1946 (No Award)

1945 V-Letter and Other Poems by Karl Shapiro (Reynal)

1944 Western Star by the late Stephen Vincent Benet (Farrar)

1943 A Witness Tree by Robert Frost (Holt)

1942 The Dust Which Is God by William Rose Benet (Dodd)

1941 Sunderland Capture by Leonard Bacon (Harper)

1940 Collected Poems by Mark Van Doren (Holt)

1939 Selected Poems by John Gould Fletcher (Farrar)

1938 Cold Morning Sky by Marya Zaturenska (Macmillan)

1937 A Further Range by Robert Frost (Holt)

1936 Strange Holiness by Robert P. Tristram Coffin (Macmillan)

1935 Bright Ambush by Audrey Wurdemann (John Day)

1934 Collected Verse by Robert Hillyer (Knopf)

1933 Conquistador by Archibald Macleish (Houghton)

1932 The Flowering Stone by George Dillon (Viking)

1931 Collected Poems by Robert Frost (Holt)

1930 Selected Poems by Conrad Aiken (Scribner)

1929 John Browns Body by Stephen Vincent Benet (Farrar)

1928 Tristram by Edwin Arlington Robinson (Macmillan)

1927 Fiddler’s Farewell by Leonora Speyer (Knopf)

1926 What’s O’Clock by the late Amy Lowell (Houghton)

1925 The Man Who Died Twice by Edwin Arlington Robinson (Macmillan)

1924 New Hampshire: A Poem with Notes and Grace Notes by Robert Frost (Holt)

1923 The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver: A Few Figs from Thistles: Eight Sonnets in American Poetry, 1922. A Miscellany by Edna St. Vincent Millay (Harper)

1922 Collected Poems by Edwin Arlington Robinson (Macmillan)

1919 Corn Huskers by Carl Sandburg

1919 Old Road to Paradise by Margaret Widdemer
1918
Love Songs by Sara Teasdale

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