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Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

The Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction is awarded to a distinguished book of non-fiction by an American author.  Previous winners and finalists have included:

Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America / Gilbert King The swerve : how the world became modern / Stephen Greenblatt The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer / Siddhartha Mukherjee Behind the beautiful forevers / Katherine Boo One hundred names for love : a stroke, a marriage, and the language of healing / Diane Ackerman The shallows : what the Internet is doing to our brains / Nicholas Carr Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history / S.C. Gwynne How markets fail : the logic of economic calamities / John Cassidy The looming tower : Al-Qaeda and the road to 9/11 / Lawrence Wright Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001 / Steve Coll A problem from hell : America and the age of genocide / Samantha Power Hirohito and the making of modern Japan / Herbert P. Bix The evolution of God / Robert Wright Guns, germs, and steel : the fates of human societies / Jared Diamond The haunted land : facing Europe's ghosts after communism / Tina Rosenberg The beak of the finch : the story of evolution in our time / Jonathan Weiner Fiasco : the American military adventure in Iraq / Thomas E. Ricks The assassins' gate : America in Iraq / George Packer The devil's highway : a true story / Luis Alberto Urrea The blank slate : the modern denial of human nature / Steven Pinker Lincoln at Gettysburg : the words that remade America / Garry Wills The prize : the epic quest for oil, money, and power / Daniel Yergin A bright shining lie : John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam / by Neil Sheehan The making of the atomic bomb / Richard Rhodes War in a time of peace : Bush, Clinton, and the generals / David Halberstam Newjack : guarding Sing Sing / Ted Conover A heartbreaking work of staggering genius ; Mistakes we knew we were making : notes, corrections, clarifications, apologies, addenda / by Dave Eggers The elegant universe : superstrings, hidden dimensions, and the quest for the ultimate theory / Brian Greene Common ground : a turbulent decade in the lives of three American families / J. Anthony Lukas The nurture assumption : why children turn out the way they do / Judith Rich Harris

updated 1/16/2014