Multcolib Research Picks: 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Letters
Annotation:A compelling story of a forgotten swashbuckling hero of mixed race whose bold exploits were captured by his son, Alexander Dumas, in famous 19th century novels. (Pulitzer Prize citation).
Annotation:An engrossing book that plunges the reader into an Indian slum in the shadow of gleaming hotels near Mumbai’s airport, revealing a complex subculture where poverty does not extinguish aspiration. (Pulitzer Prize citation)
Annotation:A richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice in the Florida town of Groveland in 1949, involving four black men falsely accused of rape and drawing a civil rights crusader, and eventual Supreme Court justice, into the legal battle. (Pulitzer Prize citation)
Annotation:A half century of poems reflecting a creative author’s commitment to living fully and honestly and to producing straightforward work that illuminates everyday experience with startling clarity. (Pulitzer Prize citation)
Annotation:A monumental work that tells the story of the relentless tycoon who created a dynastic family that helped shape modern American history and also suffered immense tragedy. (Pulitzer Prize citation)
Annotation:An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart. (Pulitzer Prize citation).
Annotation:A striking work examining how orders issued by President Lincoln to govern conduct on battlefields and in prisons during the Civil War have shaped modern laws of armed conflict. (Pulitzer Prize citation).
Annotation:An elegant and enlightening book that brings together the complicated life of a great author and the evolution of his great novel, "The Portrait of a Lady." (Pulitzer Prize citation)
Annotation:A luminous account of how the British colonies took root amid raw brutality, often with terrible consequences for the settlers as well as the native population. (Pulitzer Prize citation)
Annotation:A balanced, deeply researched history of how, as French colonial rule faltered, a succession of American leaders moved step by step down a road toward full-blown war. (Pulitzer Prize citation)
Annotation:An enchanting novel about an older homesteading couple who long for a child amid the harsh wilderness of Alaska and a feral girl who emerges from the woods to bring them hope. (Pulitzer Prize citation).
Annotation:A diverse yet consistently masterful collection of stories that explore Jewish identity and questions of modern life in ways that can both delight and unsettle the reader. (Pulitzer Prize citation).