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Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction

Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists are listed below. The star rating and number of reviews are from Amazon.com. In parentheses after the star rating and number of reviews are the number of pages in the book and any other awards that the book was a finalist for. Award names in red indicate the the book was the winner of that award. Click the buy from Amazon.com link to be taken to the Amazon.com website where you can purchase the book from the premier online bookseller.

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2012 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt Winner!
640 reviews (2011) (356p) (PP Non) (NBA Non) (ALA Non)
Author: TotNom=5 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=2 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=2
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One Hundred Names For Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing by Diane Ackerman
26 reviews (2011) (322p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men by Mara Hvistendahl
25 reviews (2011) (336p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2011 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee Winner!
1305 reviews (2010) (592p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (ALA Non)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
169 reviews (2010) (276p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne
463 reviews (2010) (p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2010 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman Winner!
59 reviews (2009) (p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities by John Cassidy
59 reviews (2009) (400p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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The Evolution of God by Robert Wright
121 reviews (2009) (592p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2009 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon Winner!
104 reviews (2008) (496p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age by Arthur Herman
41 reviews (2008) (736p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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The Bitter Road to Freedom: A New History of the Liberation of Europe by William I. Hitchcock
42 reviews (2008) (464p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2008 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedlander Winner!
31 reviews (2007) (896p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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The Cigarette Century by Allan Brandt
27 reviews (2007) (600p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross
151 reviews (2007) (640p) (PP Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2007 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright Winner!
688 reviews (2006) (480p) (PP Non) (NBA Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness by Pete Earley
69 reviews (2007) (384p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks
420 reviews (2006) (496p) (PP Non) (TIME Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2006 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins Winner!
27 reviews (2005) (496p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
181 reviews (2005) (896p) (PP Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (Amazon 05 EHis)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer
147 reviews (2005) (480p) (PP Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (ALA Non) (Amazon 05 ECE)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2005 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 by Steve Coll Winner!
210 reviews (2004) (738p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=3 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=2 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta
94 reviews (2004) (560p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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The Devil’s Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea
80 reviews (2004) (560p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2004 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum Winner!
198 reviews (2003) (736p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non) (NBA Non) (Amazon Dec EHis)
Author: TotNom=4 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=2
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Rembrandt's Jews by Steven Nadler
7 reviews (2003) (280p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military by Dana Priest
30 reviews (2003) (384p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2003 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power Winner!
268 reviews (2002) (656p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=1 NBANom=0
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The Anthropology of Turquoise: Meditations on Landscape, Art, and Spirit by Ellen Meloy
5 reviews (2002) (336p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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The Blank Slate: the Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
330 reviews (2002) (528p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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2002 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter Winner!
87 reviews (2001) (700p) (PP Non) (TIME Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals by David Halberstam
86 reviews (2001) (560p) (PP Non) (ALA Non)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=2 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon
316 reviews (2001) (576p) (PP Non) (NBA Non) (ALA Non)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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2001 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix Winner!
104 reviews (2000) (832p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Bio)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=1 NBANom=0
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Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover
201 reviews (2000) (352p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non) (Amazon Dec ENon)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=1 NBANom=0
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
1203 reviews (2000) (496p) (PP Non) (NYTimes Non) (TIME Non) (ALA Non) (Amazon 00 C50)
Author: TotNom=3 UnqBooks=3 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=1 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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2000 Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winners and Finalists
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower Winner!
65 reviews (1999) (680p) (PP Non) (ALA Non)
Author: TotNom=2 UnqBooks=2 PPNom=1 PPWin=1 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=1
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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory by Brian Greene
538 reviews (1999) (464p) (PP Non) (ALA Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds by Scott Weidensaul
19 reviews (1999) (432p) (PP Non)
Author: TotNom=1 UnqBooks=1 PPNom=1 PPWin=0 NBCCANom=0 NBCCAWin=0 NBANom=0
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