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The prize is given for "a distinguished biography or autobiography by an American author." For more information, including previous winners and finalists, visit the official Pulitzer Prizes website.

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Biography
  Cover Art: The Black Count : Glory Revolution Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo 2013
Reiss, Tom
The Black Count : Glory Revolution Betrayal and the Real Count of Monte Cristo
Explores the life and career of Thomas Alexandre Dumas, a man almost unknown today, but whose swashbuckling exploits appear in The three musketeers and whose trials and triumphs inspired The count of Monte Cristo.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: George F. Kennan : an American Life 2012
Gaddis, John Lewis
George F. Kennan : an American Life
A remarkably revealing view of how this greatest of Cold War strategists came to doubt his strategy and always doubted himself.
2011
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Washington : a Life 2011
Chernow, Ron
Washington : a Life
In "Washington : a Life" celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation, dashing forever the stereotype of a stolid, unemotional man, and revealing an astute and surprising portrait of a canny political genius who knew how to inspire people.
2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt 2010
Stiles, T. J.
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
2009
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 V2633 2009
  Cover Art: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House 2009
Meacham, Jon
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
2008
Adult Nonfiction Book 973.56 M
  Cover Art: Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and her Father 2008
Matteson, John
Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and her Father
2007
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 AL1
  Cover Art: The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher 2007
Applegate, Debby
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book 921 B385
  Cover Art: American Prometheus: The Triumph And Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer 2006
Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
American Prometheus: The Triumph And Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
2006
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: De Kooning: An American Master 2005
Stevens, Mark
De Kooning: An American Master
2004
921 D369
  Cover Art: Khrushchev: The Man and His Era 2004
Taubman, William
Khrushchev: The Man and His Era
2003
921 K4893
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