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The Gulf : the making of an American sea / Jack E. Davis.Show details
by Davis, Jack E., 1956- author.
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2017]
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Summary: Significant beyond tragic oil spills and hurricanes, the Gulf has historically been one of the world's most bounteous marine environments, supporting human life for millennia. Based on the premise that nature lies at the center of human existence, Davis takes readers on a compelling and, at times, wrenching journey from the Florida Keys to the Texas Rio Grande, along marshy shorelines and majestic estuarine bays, both beautiful and life-giving, though fated to exploitation by esurient oil men and real-estate developers. Davis shares previously untold stories, parading a vast array of historical characters past our view: sports-fishermen, presidents, Hollywood executives, New England fishers, the Tabasco king, a Texas shrimper, and a New York architect who caught the "big one". Sensitive to the imminent effects of climate change, and to the difficult task of rectifying the assaults of recent centuries, this book suggests how a penetrating examination of a single region's history can inform the country's path ahead. --
Award: Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History.
List: Pulitzer Prize for History
Collection: Adult Nonfiction
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Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy / Heather Ann Thompson.Show details
by Thompson, Heather Ann, 1963- author.
New York : Vintage Books, [2017]
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Summary: Historian Heather Ann Thompson offers the first definitive telling of the Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice. Drawing from more than a decade of extensive research, Thompson sheds new light on every aspect of the uprising and its legacy, giving voice to all those who took part in this forty-five-year fight for justice: prisoners, former hostages, families of the victims, lawyers and judges, and state officials and members of law enforcement.
Award: Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for History.
Pulitzer Prize Award in History, 2017.
List: Pulitzer Prize for History
Collection: Adult Nonfiction
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Custer's trials : a life on the frontier of a new America / T.J. Stiles.Show details
by Stiles, T. J., author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
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Summary: A new biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. Historian T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a volatile, contradictory, intense person--capable yet insecure, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (he was court-martialed twice in six years). The key to understanding Custer, Stiles writes, is keeping in mind that he lived on a frontier in time. During Custer's lifetime, Americans saw their world remade. In the Civil War, the West, and many areas overlooked in previous biographies, Custer helped to create modern America, but he could never adapt to it. His admirers saw him as the embodiment of the nation's gallant youth, of all that they were losing; his detractors despised him for resisting a more complex and promising future. He freed countless slaves, yet rejected new civil rights laws. He proved his heroism, but missed the dark reality of war for so many others. Native Americans fascinated him, but he could not see them as fully human. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer's tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie; their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household; as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts surprising new light on a near-mythic American figure.--Adapted from book jacket.
Award: Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History.
List: Pulitzer Prize for History
Collection: Adult Biography
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The internal enemy : slavery and war in Virginia, 1772-1832 / Alan Taylor.Show details
by Taylor, Alan, 1955-
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2013]
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Summary: Drawn from new sources, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian presents a narrative that recreates the events that inspired hundreds of slaves to pressure British admirals into becoming liberators by using their intimate knowledge of the countryside to transform the war.
Award: Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for History.
List: Pulitzer Prize for History
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Embers of war : the fall of an empire and the making of America's Vietnam / Fredrik Logevall.Show details
by Logevall, Fredrik, 1963-
New York : Random House, c 2012.
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Summary: A history of the four decades leading up to the Vietnam War offers insights into how the U.S. became involved, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant political factors.
Award: Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for History.
List: Pulitzer Prize for History
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Malcolm X : a life of reinvention / Manning Marable.Show details
by Marable, Manning, 1950-2011.
New York : Viking, 2011.
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Summary: Draws on new research to trace the life of Malcolm X from his troubled youth through his involvement in the Nation of Islam, his activism in the world of Black Nationalism, and his assassination.
Award: Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History.
List: Pulitzer Prize for History
Collection: Adult Biography
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The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery / Eric Foner.Show details
by Foner, Eric.
New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2010.
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Summary: In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth.
Award: Pulitzer Prize for History, 2011.
List: Pulitzer Prize for History
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Lords of finance : the bankers who broke the world / Liaquat Ahamed.Show details
by Ahamed, Liaquat.
New York : Penguin Press, 2009.
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Summary: With penetrating insights for today, this vital history of the world economic collapse of the late 1920s offers unforgettable portraits of four men--Montagu Norman, Amile Moreau, Hjalmar Schacht, and Benjamin Strong--whose personal and professional actions as heads of their respective central banks changed the course of the twentieth century.
Award: Pulitzer Prize for History, 2010.
List: Pulitzer Prize for History
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The Hemingses of Monticello : an American family / Annette Gordon-Reed.Show details
by Gordon-Reed, Annette.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.
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Summary: Historian and legal scholar Gordon-Reed presents this epic work that tells the story of the Hemingses, an American slave family and their close blood ties to Thomas Jefferson.
Award: Pulitzer Prize for History, 2009.
National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2008.
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What hath God wrought : the transformation of America, 1815-1848 / Daniel Walker Howe.Show details
by Howe, Daniel Walker.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Series: Oxford history of the United States (Unnumbered)
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Award: Pulitzer Prize for History, 2008.
List: Pulitzer Prize for History
Collection: Adult Nonfiction
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