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1975

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

by Caro, Robert A.

The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping) of twentieth-century New York (city and state) and makes public what few have known: that Robert Moses was, for almost half a century, the single most powerful man of our time in New York.

Turtle Island

by Snyder, Gary

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1975. These Pulitzer Prize-winning poems and essays by the author of No Nature range from the lucid, lyrical, and mystical to the political.

1974

The Denial of Death

by Becker, Ernest

Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence.

1973

The Optimist's Daughter

by Welty, Eudora

A young woman who has left the South, returns to New Orleans several years later when her father is dying. After his death, she and her young stepmother go back to the small Mississippi town where she grew up.

Children of Crisis: A Study of Courage and Fear (Volume I of Children of Crisis)

by Coles, Robert

Reveals the effects of segregation and desegregation battles on children, mainly through their drawings. The first major effort to look at segregationists as if they were normal human beings and not vile mutants.

Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam

by Fitzgerald, Frances

This landmark work, based on Frances FitzGerald's own research and travels, takes us inside Vietnam into the traditional, ancestor-worshiping villages and the corrupt crowded cities, into the conflicts between Communists and anti-Communists, Catholics and Buddhists, generals and monks and reveals the country as seen through Vietnamese eyes.

Migrants, Sharecroppers, Mountaineers (Volume 2 of Children of Crisis)

by Coles, Robert

Recounts the experiences of three groups: the migrant workers who travel the eastern coast picking crops day after day; the sharecroppers who live on isolated southern plantations; and the mountaineers of Appalachia, whose only choice lies between coal mining and starvation.

Luce and His Empire

by Swanberg, W. A.

Henry Luce started Time magazine in the 1940's and went on to create a media empire. He married Clare Booth Luce who became ambassador to Italy.

1972

Angle of Repose

by Stegner, Wallace

An historical novel covering the period 1860 to 1970 and examining the cultural changes of the West and the hopes, fears, and values of four generations.

Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45

by Tuchman, Barbara W.

The life of Joseph Stilwell, the military attaché to China, and commander of US forces, is used here to explore the history of China from the 1911 revolution to the chaos of World War II. It portrays the American relations with China.

1971

The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire 1936-1945

by Toland, John

This Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph 1915-1938

by Thompson, Lawrance

Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915-1938. Volume two of Thompson's Frost biography receives a Pulitzer Prize despite the controversy raised by Thompson's less-than-sympathetic portrait of this American literary giant.

The Carrier of Ladders

by Merwin, W. S.

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1971. Merwin has since won a National Book Award for his selected poems and the 2009 Pulitzer for the Shadow of Sirius.

1970

The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

by Stafford, Jean

These Pulitzer Prize-winning stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day.

Gandhi's Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence

by Erikson, Erik H.

Explore how Gandhi succeeded in mobilizing the Indian people both spiritually and politically, as he became the revolutionary innovator of militant nonviolence and India the motherland of large-scale civil disobedience.

Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department

by Acheson, Dean

In these memoirs by the former Secretary of State, Dean Acheson sees himself as having been "present at the creation" of the American century. Acheson's policies were praised by many and damned by others, including Joseph McCarthy.

1969

House Made of Dawn

by Momaday, N. Scott

The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a stranger in his native land A young Native American, Abel has come home from a foreign war to find himself caught between two worlds.

So Human an Animal

by Dubos, René

At least until cloning becomes the order of the day, René Dubos contends that each human being is unique, unprecedented, unrepeatable. However today each person faces the critical danger of losing this very humanness to his mechanized surroundings.

The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, The Novel as History

by Mailer, Norman

October 21, 1967. Washington DC. Protesters are marching to end the war in Vietnam, Mailer among them. From his perception of the day comes a work that shatters traditional reportage.

1968

The Confessions of Nat Turner

by Styron, William

Historical novel depicting slavery.

1967

The Fixer

by Malamud, Bernard

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction, this magnificent novel is the story of an ordinary man accused of "ritual murder".

The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture

by Davis, David

Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography

by Kaplan, Justin E.

A humorous and thorough investigation of one of America's most infamous personalities.

1966

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

by Porter, Katherine Anne

Katherine Anne Porter is best known for her superb short stories. This volume brings together the collections Flowering Judas; Pale Horse, Pale Rider; and The Leaning Tower; as well as four stories not available elsewhere in book form.

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