Pulitzer Prize Winners - General Non-Fiction

  1. 2016: Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick.
  2. 2015: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert.
  3. 2014: Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin.
  4. 2013: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys by Gilbert King.
  5. 2012: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt.
  6. 2011: The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
  7. 2010: The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy by David E. Hoffman.
  8. 2009: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon.
  9. 2008: The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedländer.
  10. 2007: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright.
  11. 2006: Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins.
  12. 2005: Ghost Wars by Steve Coll.
  13. 2004: Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum.
  14. 2003: A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power.
  15. 2002: Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter.
  16. 2001: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix.
  17. 2000: Embracing Defeat by John W. Dower.
  18. 1999: Annals of the Former World by John McPhee.
  19. 1998: Guns, Germs & Steel by Jared Diamond.
  20. 1997: Ashes to Ashes by Kluger, Richard.
  21. 1996: Haunted Land by Tina Rosenberg.
  22. 1995: Beak of the Finch by Jonathan Weiner.
  23. 1994: Lenin's Tomb by David Remnick.
  24. 1993: Lincoln at Gettysburg by Garry Wills.
  25. 1992: Prize by Daniel H. Yergin.
  26. 1991: Journey to the Ants by Bert Holldobler.
  27. 1990: And Their Children After Them by Dale Maharidge.
  28. 1989: Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan.
  29. 1988: Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes.
  30. 1987: Arab & Jew by David K. Shipler.
  31. 1986:Tie: Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas.
  32. 1986:Tie: Move Your Shadow by Joseph Lelyveld.
  33. 1985: Good War by Studs Terkel.
  34. 1984: Social Transformation of American Medicine by Paul Starr.
  35. 1983: Is There No Place on Earth for Me? by Susan Sheehan.
  36. 1982: Soul of a New Machine by Tracy Kidder.
  37. 1981: Fin-de-Siecle Vienna by Carl E. Schorske.
  38. 1980: Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter.
  39. 1979: On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson.
  40. 1978: Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan.
  41. 1977: Beautiful Swimmers by William W. Warner.
  42. 1976: Why Survive?: Being Old in America by Robert N. Butler.
  43. 1975: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard.
  44. 1974: Denial of Death by Ernest Becker.
  45. 1973: Tie Fire in the Lake by Frances Fitzgerarld.
  46. 1973: Tie Children of Crisis Vol. 3: The South Goes North by Robert Coles.
  47. 1972: Stilwell & the American Experience in China, 1911-1945 by Barbara W. Tuchman.
  48. 1971: Rising Sun by John Toland.
  49. 1970: Gandhi's Truth by Erik H. Erikson.
  50. 1969: Tie: Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer.
  51. 1969: Tie: So Human an Animal by Rene Jules Dubos.
  52. 1968: Rousseau & Revolution by Will Durant.
  53. 1967: Problem of Slavery in Western Culture by David Brion Davis.
  54. 1966: Wandering Through Winter by Edwin Way Teale.
  55. 1965: O Strange New World by Howard M. Jones.
  56. 1964: Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter.
  57. 1963: The Guns of August by Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim.
  58. 1962: Making of the President, 1960 by Theodore H. White.
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These are the Pulitzer Prize winners in Non-Fiction.