Eric Foner & Ron Chernow Win Pulitzer Prizes

HISTORY AWARDS & APPOINTMENTS:

  • Ron Chernow Wins Pulitzer Prize For Washington Biography: The worlds of journalism and literature turned their attention to the prestigious Pulitzer Prizes Monday when the committee announced the 2011 winners. Ron Chernow won the prize for biography, for his book “Washington: A Life.” Tom spoke with Chernow about the life of America’s first president in October…. – Pulitzer
  • Eric Foner wins the Pulitzer Prize for history: Yesterday, Eric Foner was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History for his book “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.” Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is the author of “Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877,” among other books. “The Fiery Trial” focuses on Lincoln and his dealings with the issue of slavery. Speakeasy interviewed Foner via email shortly after his Pulitzer win was announced…. – WSJ, 4-19-11
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