Biography: Autobiography Awards 1917-1992 by Heinz-Dietrich Fischer & Erika J. Fischer

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Holman Hamilton, Zachary Taylor Soldier in the White House; 5. "108 Although further reasons for this choice were not given and a ranking was omitted, the Advisory Board accepted the author who ranked first and honored the book by Merlo J. 109 The same jurors as in 1952 also formed the jury in 1953, once again coming to the decision to provide a list of five books as a "recommendation for the Pulitzer award in Biography: 1. David J. Mays, Edmund Pendleton, 17211803; 2. Dixon Wecter, 5am Clemens of Hannibal; 3.

Fischer/Erika J. ), The Pulitzer Prize Archive, Vol. 4: Political Editorial 1916-1988, München - London - New York - Paris 1990, pp. 29 f. 94 For the awards year of 1948 the appointed jury (J. Donald Adams, Julian P. Boyd and Harry M. "95 This course of proceeding proved to be suitable as the jurors' opinions concerning the ranking differed considerably. ) Wilson - The Road to the White House, by Arthur S. 98 Obviously the following argumentation by the sole member of the jury that pleaded for the book turned out to be very convincing: "This is, I think, the bestrounded of the biographies, and one of the best written.

161 The jury of 1971 (John Barkham, Walter J. Bate and Barbara W. Tuchman) also 155 John Barkham/Julian P. Boyd/Louis Morton, Report of the Pulitzer Prize Biography Jury, New York, undated (end of December, 1968), p. 3. 2. , p. 3. 158 Ibid. ), The Pulitzer Prizes, op. , p. 61. 160 Norman Cousins/Mason W. Gross/Arthur Walworth, Report of the Pulitzer Prize Biography Jury, New York, December 8, 1969, p. 1. ), The Pulitzer Prizes, op. , p. 62. "162 The biography of Frost, the report explains in another passage, "seemed to us a work which plowed fresh ground, and presented the rugged, supposedly lovable New England poet in a new and more realistic light...

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