Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction
Book Title Author Date
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America Gilbert King 2013
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern Stephen Greenblatt 2012
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Siddhartha Mukherjee 2011
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy David E. Hoffman 2010
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II Douglas A. Blackmon 2009
The Years of Extermination Saul Friedlander 2008
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright 2007
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya Caroline Elkins 2006
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden from Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 Steve Coll 2005
Gulag: A History Anne Applebaum 2004
"A Problem from Hell": America and the Age of Genocide Samantha Power 2003
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama: The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution Diane McWhorter 2002
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan Herbert B. Pix 2001
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II John W. Dower 2000
The Annals of the Former World John McPhee 1999
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Jared Diamond 1998
Ashes to Ashes Richard Kluger 1997
The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism Tina Rosenberg 1996
The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time Jonathan Weiner 1995
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire David Remnick 1994
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America Garry Wills 1993
Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power Daniel Yergin 1992
Ants Bert Holldobler 1991
And Their Children After Them Michael Williamson 1990
A Bright Shining Lie Michael Sheehan 1989
The Making of the Atomic Bomb Richard Rhodes 1988
Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land David K. Shipler 1987
Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families Anthony Lukas 1986
The Good War: An Oral History of World War II Studs Turkel 1985
The Social Transformation of American Medicine Paul Starr 1984
Is There No Place on Earth for Me? Susan Sheehan 1983
The Soul of a New Machine Tracy Kidder 1982
Fin-de-siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture Carl Schorske 1981
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid Douglas R. Hofstadter 1980
On Human Nature Edward Osborne Wilson 1979
Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence Carl Sagan 1978
Beautiful Swimmers William W. Warner 1977
Why Survive?: Being Old in America Robert N. Butler 1976
Pilgrim At Tinker Creek Annie Dillard 1975
The Denial of Death Ernest Becker 1974
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam Frances Fitzgerald 1973
Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 Barbara W. Tuchman 1972
The Rising Sun John Toland 1971
Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence Erik H. Erikson 1970
Armies of the Night: History As a Novel\the Novel As History Norman Mailer 1969
Rousseau & Revolution Story of CIV Volume 10 Will Durant 1968
The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture David Brion Davis 1967
Wandering Through Winter Edwin Way Teale 1966
O Strange New World Howard M. Jones 1965
Anti-intellectualism in America Douglas R. Hofstadter 1964
The Guns of August Barbara W. Tuchman 1963
The Making of the President, 1960 Theodore H. White 1962