What I like about non-fiction is that it covers such a huge territory. The best non-fiction is also creative.
Take some time this summer to read some fantastic Pulitzer Prize winning non-fiction titles. Available at your local library.
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon (Doubleday) Pulitzer winner, 2009
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 by Saul Friedländer (HarperCollins) Pulitzer winner, 2008
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (Alfred A. Knopf) Pulitzer winner, 2007
SAU call number: HV6432.7 .W75 2006
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins (Henry Holt) Pulitzer winner, 2006
SAU call number: DT433.577 .E45 2005
Ghost Wars by Steve Coll (The Penguin Press) Pulitzer winner, 2005
Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum (Doubleday) Pulitzer winner, 2004
SAU call number: HV8964.S65 A67 2003
“A Problem From Hell:” America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power (Basic Books) Pulitzer winner, 2003
Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter (Simon & Schuster) Pulitzer winner, 2002
SAU call number: F334.B69 N449 2001
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix (HarperCollins) Pulitzer winner, 2001
SAU call number: DS889.8 .B59 2000
Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower (W.W. Norton & Company/The New Press) Pulitzer winner, 2000
Annals of the Former World by John McPhee (Farrar) Pulitzer winner, 1999
SAU call number:QE77 .M38 1998
Look for future posts on suggested Pulitzer Prize winning titles in history.