Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Biography
Discussions, Decisions and DocumentseBook - 2006
The School of Journalism at Columbia University has awarded the Pulitzer Prize since 1917. Nowadays there are prizes in 21 categories from the fields of journalism, literature and music. The Pulitzer Prize Archive presentsthe history of this award from its beginnings to the present: In parts A toE the awarding oftheprize in each category is documented, commented and arranged chronologically. Part F covers the history of the prize biographically and bibliographically. Part G provides the background to thedecisions.
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Volume 20 of the series describes the development of the award for Biographies and Autobiographies from 1917 through 2006. In addition, the complete jury reports from this period are reprinted by facsimile. So it can be documented how the annual deliberations went until a winner was selected. Among the prize-winners were John F. Kennedy before his presidency, the diplomat George F. Kennan or the aviator Charles Lindbergh.