Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for biography: discussions, decisions and documents
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.
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DEVELOPMENT OF THE PULITZER BIOGRAPHY PRIZE
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