Annal: 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Results of the Pulitzer Prize in the year 1992.

Book:Fortunate Son

Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller, Jr.

Lewis B. Puller, Jr.

Lewis B. Puller, Jr.’s memoir is a moving story of a man born into a proud military legacy who struggles to rebuild his world after the Vietnam War has shattered his body and his ideals. Raised in the shadow of his father, Marine General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, a hero of five wars, young Lewis went to Southeast Asia at the height of the Vietnam War and served with distinction as an officer in his father’s beloved Corps. But when he tripped a booby-trapped howitzer round, triggering an explosion that would cost him his legs, his career as a soldier ended—and the battle to reclaim his life began

Book:Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

William S. McFeely

Former slave, orator, journalist, autobiographer; revolutionary on behalf of a just America, Frederick Douglass was a towering figure, at once consummately charistmatic and flawed. His Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1945) galvanized the antislavery movement and is one of the truly seminal works of African-American literature.

In this masterful and compelling biography, William S. McFeely captures the many sides of Douglass—his boyhood on the Chesapeake; his self-education; his rebellion and rising expectations; his marriage, affairs, and intense friendships; his bitter defeats and trascendent courage—and recreates the high drama of a turbulent era.

Book:Orwell: The Authorized Biography

Orwell: The Authorized Biography

Michael Shelden

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