Sunday, July 25

Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

2019 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke Jeffrey C. Stewart

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

Jeffrey C. Stewart

2018 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder Caroline Fraser

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

2017 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between Hisham Matar

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

Hisham Matar

2016 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life William Finnegan

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan

2015 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe David I. Kertzer

The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

David I. Kertzer

2014 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life Megan Marshall

Margaret Fuller: A New American Life

Megan Marshall

2013 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo Tom Reiss

The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo

Tom Reiss

2012 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

George F. Kennan: An American Life John Lewis Gaddis

George F. Kennan: An American Life

John Lewis Gaddis

2011 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Washington: A Life Ron Chernow

Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow

2010 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt T.J. Stiles

The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

T.J. Stiles

2009 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House Jon Meacham

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

Jon Meacham

2008 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father John Matteson

Eden’s Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

John Matteson

2007 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher Debby Applegate

The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher

Debby Applegate

2006 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer

Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin

2005 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

de Kooning: An American Master Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan

de Kooning: An American Master

Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan

2004 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Khrushchev: The Man and His Era William Taubman

Khrushchev: The Man and His Era

William Taubman

2003 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson Robert A. Caro

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Robert A. Caro

2002 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

John Adams David McCullough

John Adams

David McCullough

2001 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

W. E. B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century 1919-1963 David Levering Lewis

W. E. B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century 1919-1963

David Levering Lewis

2000 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Vera, Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov Stacy Schiff

Vera, Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov

Stacy Schiff

1999 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Lindbergh A. Scott Berg

Lindbergh

A. Scott Berg

1998 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Personal History Katharine Graham

Personal History

Katharine Graham

1997 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Angela's Ashes: A Memoir Frank McCourt

Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir

Frank McCourt

1996 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

God: A Biography Jack Miles

God: A Biography

Jack Miles

1995 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life Joan D. Hedrick

Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Joan D. Hedrick

1994 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868–1919 David Levering Lewis

W. E. B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868–1919

David Levering Lewis

1993 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Truman David McCullough

Truman

David McCullough

1992 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller Jr. Lewis B. Puller

Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller Jr.

Lewis B. Puller

1991 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

Jackson Pollock: An American Saga

Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

1990 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Machiavelli in Hell Sebastian de Grazia

Machiavelli in Hell

Sebastian de Grazia

1989 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Oscar Wilde Richard Ellmann

Oscar Wilde

Richard Ellmann

1988 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe David Herbert Donald

Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe

David Herbert Donald

1987 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

David J. Garrow

1986 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Louise Bogan: A Portrait Elizabeth Frank

Louise Bogan: A Portrait

Elizabeth Frank

1985 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Life and Times of Cotton Mather Kenneth Silverman

The Life and Times of Cotton Mather

Kenneth Silverman

1984 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901–1915

Louis R. Harlan

1983 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Growing Up Russell Baker

Growing Up

Russell Baker

1982 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Grant: A Biography William S. McFeely

Grant: A Biography

William S. McFeely

1981 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

Peter the Great: His Life and World

Robert K. Massie

1980 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Edmund Morris

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Edmund Morris

1979 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews

Leonard Baker

1978 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Samuel Johnson Walter Jackson Bate

Samuel Johnson

Walter Jackson Bate

1977 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T. E. Lawrence

John E. Mack

1976 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

Edith Wharton: A Biography

R. W. B. Lewis

1975 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

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

Robert Caro

1974 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

O'Neill, Son and Artist Louis Sheaffer

O’Neill, Son and Artist

Louis Sheaffer

1973 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Luce and His Empire W. A. Swanberg

Luce and His Empire

W. A. Swanberg

1972 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Eleanor and Franklin Joseph P. Lash

Eleanor and Franklin

Joseph P. Lash

1971 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915–1938, Lawrance Thompson

Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915–1938,

Lawrance Thompson

1970 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Huey Long Thomas Harry Williams

Huey Long

Thomas Harry Williams

1969 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends

Benjamin Lawrence Reid

1968 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Memoirs George F. Kennan

Memoirs

George F. Kennan

1967 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain Justin Kaplan

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain

Justin Kaplan

1966 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

1965 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Henry Adams, 3 vols., Ernest Samuels

Henry Adams, 3 vols.,

Ernest Samuels

1964 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

John Keats Walter Jackson Bate

John Keats

Walter Jackson Bate

1963 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Henry James Leon Edel

Henry James

Leon Edel

1962 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

No award given

No award given

1961 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War David Donald

Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War

David Donald

1960 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

John Paul Jones Samuel Eliot Morison

John Paul Jones

Samuel Eliot Morison

1959 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet Arthur Walworth

Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet

Arthur Walworth

1958 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

George Washington, Volumes I-VII Douglas Southall Freeman with John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth

George Washington, Volumes I-VII

Douglas Southall Freeman with John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth

1957 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Profiles in Courage John F. Kennedy

Profiles in Courage

John F. Kennedy

1956 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Benjamin Henry Latrobe Talbot Faulkner Hamlin

Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Talbot Faulkner Hamlin

1955 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Taft Story William S. White

The Taft Story

William S. White

1954 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Spirit of St. Louis Charles A. Lindbergh

The Spirit of St. Louis

Charles A. Lindbergh

1953 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Edmund Pendleton 1721–1803 David J. Mays

Edmund Pendleton 1721–1803

David J. Mays

1952 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Charles Evans Hughes Merlo J. Pusey

Charles Evans Hughes

Merlo J. Pusey

1951 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

John C. Calhoun: American Portrait Margaret Louise Coit

John C. Calhoun: American Portrait

Margaret Louise Coit

1950 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy

Samuel Flagg Bemis

1949 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Roosevelt and Hopkins Robert E. Sherwood

Roosevelt and Hopkins

Robert E. Sherwood

1948 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow Margaret Clapp

Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow

Margaret Clapp

1947 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Autobiography of William Allen White William Allen White

The Autobiography of William Allen White

William Allen White

1946 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir Linnie Marsh Wolfe

Son of the Wilderness: The Life of John Muir

Linnie Marsh Wolfe

1945 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel Russel Blaine Nye

George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel

Russel Blaine Nye

1944 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F. B. Morse

Carleton Mabee

1943 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Admiral of the Ocean Sea Samuel Eliot Morison

Admiral of the Ocean Sea

Samuel Eliot Morison

1942 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Crusader in Crinoline: The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Forrest Wilson

Crusader in Crinoline: The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Forrest Wilson

1941 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Jonathan Edwards, 1703–1758: a biography Ola Elizabeth Winslow

Jonathan Edwards, 1703–1758: a biography

Ola Elizabeth Winslow

1940 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. Vols. VII and VIII Ray Stannard Baker

Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. Vols. VII and VIII

Ray Stannard Baker

1939 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin Carl Van Doren

Benjamin Franklin

Carl Van Doren

1938 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Andrew Jackson, 2 vols. Marquis James

Andrew Jackson, 2 vols.

Marquis James

1937 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Hamilton Fish Allan Nevins

Hamilton Fish

Allan Nevins

1936 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Thought and Character of William James Ralph Barton Perry

The Thought and Character of William James

Ralph Barton Perry

1935 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

R. E. Lee Douglas S. Freeman

R. E. Lee

Douglas S. Freeman

1934 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

John Hay Tyler Dennett

John Hay

Tyler Dennett

1933 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage Allan Nevins

Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage

Allan Nevins

1932 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Theodore Roosevelt: A Biography Henry F. Pringle

Theodore Roosevelt: A Biography

Henry F. Pringle

1931 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, 1869–1901 Henry James

Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard University, 1869–1901

Henry James

1930 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston Marquis James

The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston

Marquis James

1929 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Training of an American: The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page Burton J. Hendrick

The Training of an American: The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page

Burton J. Hendrick

1928 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas Charles Edward Russell

The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas

Charles Edward Russell

1927 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Whitman Emory Holloway

Whitman

Emory Holloway

1926 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

The Life of Sir William Osler, 2 vols.

Harvey Cushing

1925 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Barrett Wendell and His Letters M. A. Dewolfe Howe

Barrett Wendell and His Letters

M. A. Dewolfe Howe

1924 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

From Immigrant to Inventor Michael I. Pupin

From Immigrant to Inventor

Michael I. Pupin

1923 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page

Burton J. Hendrick

1922 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

A Daughter of the Middle Border Hamlin Garland

A Daughter of the Middle Border

Hamlin Garland

1921 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Americanization of Edward Bok Edward Bok

The Americanization of Edward Bok

Edward Bok

1920 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

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

The Life of John Marshall, 4 vols.

Albert J. Beveridge

1919 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

The Education of Henry Adams Henry Adams

The Education of Henry Adams

Henry Adams

1918 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed William Cabell Bruce

Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed

William Cabell Bruce

1917 Pulitzer Prize – Biography or Autobiography

Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards and Maud Howe Elliott, assisted by Florence Howe Hall

Julia Ward Howe

Laura E. Richards and Maud Howe Elliott, assisted by Florence Howe Hall