The following titles are among the nominees and winners of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Letters. The complete list can be found at http://www.pulitzer.org/awards/2013 .
The Barbarous Years: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675 by
Bernard Bailyn 973.2 B
A respected historian recounts the violence and chaos encountered by many of North America's earliest inhabitants.
The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of
Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss B DUMAS
Reiss examines the life of General Alexandre Dumas and makes a case that he inspired several of his son's great novels, including The Count of Monte Cristo.
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn
of a New America by Gilbert King 305.896 K
Four young black men are accused of raping a 17-year-old white woman and, as a result, Thurgood Marshall becomes involved in perhaps his career's most important civil rights case.
Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's
Vietnam by Fredrik Logevall 959.7041 L
History professor Logevall shares the results of 12 years of research on how and why America followed essentially the same doomed path in Vietnam as taken by France prior to U.S. involvement.
The Orphan Master's Son by Chris Ewan FIC JOH
A North Korean orphan begins as a tunnel soldier and rises through the ranks to become, among other things, a professional kidnapper.
The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P.
Kennedy by David Nasaw B KENNEDY
After spending six years combing through papers not previously studied by other scholars, Nasaw presents an in-depth look at a much discussed public figure.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey FIC GRE
A childless couple's difficult existence becomes bearable when a mysterious little girl comes into their lives.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories by
Nathan Englander FIC HAR
Eight stories in this collection touch on various subjects such as Israel and survival but, at the heart of each story, is a tale of the human condition.