Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Biography by Heinz-D. Fischer PDF

By Heinz-D. Fischer

ISBN-10: 3598301707

ISBN-13: 9783598301704

ISBN-10: 3598301901

ISBN-13: 9783598301902

Quantity 20 of the sequence describes the improvement of the award for Biographies and Autobiographies from 1917 via 2006. furthermore, the total jury stories from this era are reprinted by means of facsimile. So it may be documented how the yearly deliberations went till a winner was once chosen. one of the prize-winners have been John F. Kennedy ahead of his presidency, the diplomat George F. Kennan or the aviator Charles Lindbergh

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62. Biography Jury Report, December 15,1988, pp. 1 ff. Columbia University, The Pulitzer Prizes, op. , p. 62. GARROW 32 knowledge of early modern political history and of Machiavelli's literary work, but the reader is attractively challenged to explore that world... In some of the finest descriptive prose we have encountered in recent years," the jury report said about the second book, "Jill Ker Conway in The Road from Coorain tells of her upbringing on a remote sheep ranch in Australia. " 188 The third book on the short list was Clear Pictures - First Loves, First Guides, by Reynolds Price.

The best among them, in the jury's opinion, was and is Arthur Walworth's two-volume biography, Woodrow Wilson... The result is a sympathetic portrayal of the life of Woodrow Wilson and an appraisal of his career as teacher, university president, Governor of New Jersey, President of the United States, and participant in the shaping of international policy and international institutions. The biography, well-written and well-paced, is marked by industry and imagination in the gathering and weighting of relevant material.

Pp. 3 f. Columbia University, The Pulitzer Prizes, op. , p. 62. Biography Jury Report, December 27,1990, pp. 2 f. Columbia University, The Pulitzer Prizes, op. , p. 62. " 193 The Board voted in favor of Fortunate Son - The Healing of a Vietnam Vet and Lewis B. Puller Jr. earned the award. 194 The jurors of 1993 nominated these three finalists: Genius - The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, by James Gleick; Kissinger - A Biography, by Walter Isaacson; and Truman, by David McCullough. " 195 So thought the members of the Pulitzer Prize Board, too, and they declared the Truman book by David McCullough as the winner in this award category.

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