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2005 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Doubt, a parable by John Patrick Shanley Washington’s Crossing by David Hackett Fischer (Oxford University Press) de Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan (Alfred A. Knopf) Ghost Wars by Steve Coll (The Penguin Press)
2004 The Known World by Edward P. Jones (Amistad/ HarperCollins) I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright A Nation Under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration by Steven Hahn (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press) Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman (W.W. Norton) Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum (Doubleday)
2003 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson (Henry Holt and Company) Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro (Alfred A. Knopf) "A Problem From Hell:" America and the Age of Genocide by Samantha Power (Basic Books)
2002 Empire Falls by Richard Russo (Alfred A. Knopf) Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) John Adams by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster) Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution by Diane McWhorter (Simon & Schuster)
2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (Random House) Proof by David Auburn Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis (Alfred A. Knopf) W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963 by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt and Company Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix (HarperCollins)
2000 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri (Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin) Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 by David M. Kennedy (Oxford University Press Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) by Stacy Schiff (Random House) Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II by John W. Dower (W.W. Norton & Company/The New Press)
1999 The Hours by Michael Cunningham (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Wit by Margaret Edson Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 by Edwin G. Burrows and Mike Wallace (Oxford University Press) Lindbergh by A. Scott Berg (G.P. Putnam's Sons) Annals of the Former World by John McPhee (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
1998 American Pastoral by Philip Roth (Houghton Mifflin) How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson (BasicBooks) Personal History by Katharine Graham (Alfred A. Knopf) Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond (W.W. Norton
1997 Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser (Crown) (No Award) Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution by Jack N. Rakove (Alfred A. Knopf) Angela's Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (Scribner) Ashes To Ashes: America's Hundred-Year Cigarette War, The Public Health, And The Unabashed Triumph Of Philip Morris by Richard Kluger (Alfred A. Knopf)
1996 Independence Day by Richard Ford (Alfred A. Knopf) Rent by the late Jonathan Larson William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic by Alan Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf) God: A Biography by Jack Miles (Alfred A. Knopf) The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism by Tina Rosenberg (Random House)
1995 The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields (Viking) The Young Man From Atlanta by Horton Foote No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster) Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life by Joan D. Hedrick (Oxford University Press) The Beak Of The Finch: A Story Of Evolution In Our Time by Jonathan Weiner (Alfred A. Knopf)
1994 The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx (Charles Scribner's Sons) Three Tall Women by Edward Albee (No Award) W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race 1868-1919 by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt) Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days Of The Soviet Empire by David Remnick (Random House)
1993 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler (Henry Holt) Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood (Alfred A. Knopf) Truman by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster) Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America by Garry Wills (Simon & Schuster)
1992 A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley (Alfred A. Knopf) The Kentucky Cycle by Robert Schenkkan The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties by Mark E. Neely, Jr. (Oxford University Press) Fortunate Son: The Healing of a Vietnam Vet by Lewis B. Puller, Jr. (Grove Weidenfeld) The Prize: The Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin (Simon & Schuster)
1991 Rabbit At Rest by John Updike (Alfred A. Knopf) Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon A Midwife's Tale by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Alfred A. Knopf) Jackson Pollock by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith (Clarkson N. Potter) The Ants by Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson (Belknap/Harvard University Press)
1990 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) The Piano Lesson by August Wilson In Our Image: America's Empire in the Philippines by Stanley Karnow (Random House) Machiavelli in Hell by Sebastian de Grazia (Princeton University Press) And Their Children After Them by Dale Maharidge and Michael Williamson (Pantheon)
1989 Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler (Alfred A. Knopf) The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson (Oxford University Press)

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963 by Taylor Branch (Simon and Schuster)

Oscar Wilde by the late Richard Ellmann (Alfred A. Knopf) A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan (Random House)
1988 Beloved by Toni Morrison (Alfred A. Knopf) Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry The Launching of Modern American Science 1846-1876 by Robert V. Bruce (Alfred A. Knopf) Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe by David Herbert Donald (Little, Brown and Company) The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes (Simon and Schuster)
1987 A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf) Fences by August Wilson Voyagers to the West: A Passage in the Peopling of America on the Eve of the Revolution by Bernard Bailyn (Alfred A. Knopf) Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference by David J. Garrow (William Morrow) Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land by David K. Shipler (Times Books)
1986 Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry (Simon & Schuster) (No Award) ...the Heavens and the Earth: A Political History of the Space Age by Walter A. McDougall (Basic Books) Louise Bogan: A Portrait by Elizabeth Frank (Alfred A. Knopf) Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas (Alfred A. Knopf)

Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White by Joseph Lelyveld (Times Books)

1985 Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie (Random House) Sunday in the Park With George by Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine Prophets of Regulation by Thomas K. McCraw (Belknap/Harvard) The Life and Times of Cotton Mather by Kenneth Silverman (Harper & Row) The Good War: An Oral History of World War Two by Studs Terkel (Pantheon)
1984 Ironweed by William Kennedy (Viking) Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet (No Award) Booker T. Washington: The Wizard of Tuskegee, 1901-1915 by Louis R. Harlan (Oxford U. Press) The Social Transformation Of American Medicine by Paul Starr (Basic Books)
1983 The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Harcourt Brace) 'Night, Mother by Marsha Norman The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790 by Rhys L. Isaac (U. North Carolina Press) Growing Up by Russell Baker (Congdon & Weed) Is There No Place On Earth For Me? by Susan Sheehan (Houghton Mifflin)
1982 Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike (Knopf), the latest novel in a memorable sequence A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller Mary Chesnut's Civil War (Yale U. Press) by edited by C. Vann Woodward Grant: A Biography by William McFeely (Norton) The Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder (Atlantic-Little, Brown)
1981 A Confederacy of Dunces by the late John Kennedy Toole (a posthumous publication) (Louisiana State U. Press) Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876 by Lawrence A. Cremin (Harper & Row) Peter the Great: His Life and World by Robert K. Massie (Knopf) Fin-De Siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture by Carl E. Schorske (Knopf)
1980 The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer (Little, Brown) Talley's Folly by Lanford Wilson Been in the Storm So Long by Leon F. Litwack (Knopf) The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (Coward, McCann) Godel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter (Basic Books)
1979 The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever (Knopf) Buried Child by Sam Shepard The Dred Scott Case by Don E. Fehrenbacher (Oxford Univ. Press) Days of Sorrow and Pain: Leo Baeck and the Berlin Jews by Leonard Baker (Macmillan) On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson (Harvard Univ. Press)
1978 Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson (Atlantic Monthly Press) The Gin Game by Donald L. Coburn The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (Harvard Univ. Press) Samuel Johnson by Walter Jackson Bate (Harcourt) The Dragons of Eden by Carl Sagan (Random House)
1977   The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer The Impending Crisis, 1841-1867 by David M. Potter (Harper), a posthumous publication. Manuscript finished by Don E. Fehrenbacher A Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T E. Lawrence by John E. Mack (Little, Brown) Beautiful Swimmers by William W. Warner (Atlantic Little Brown)
1976 Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow (Viking) A Chorus Line by Conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban Lamy of Santa Fe by Paul Horgan (Farrar) Edith Wharton: A Biography by R. W. B. Lewis (Harper) Why Survive? Being Old In America by Robert N. Butler (Harper)
1975 The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara (McKay) Seascape by Edward Albee Jefferson and His Time, Vols. I-V by Dumas Malone (Little) The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert Caro (Knopf) Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard (Harper's Magazine Press)
1974     The Americans: The Democratic Experience by Daniel J. Boorstin (Random) O'Neill, Son and Artist by Louis Sheaffer (Little) The Denial of Death by the late Ernest Becker (Free Press/Macmillan)
1973 The Optimists Daughter by Eudora Welty (Random) That Championship Season by Jason Miller People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization by Michael Kammen (Knopf) Luce and His Empire by W. A. Swanberg (Scribner) Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances Fitzgerald (Little)

Children of Crisis, Vols. II and III by Robert Coles (Little)

1972 Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (Doubleday) The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel Neither Black Nor White by Carl N. Degler (Macmillan) Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash (Norton) Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-1945 by Barbara W. Tuchman (Macmillan)
1971 Collected Stories by Jean Stafford (Farrar) No Place To Be Somebody by Charles Gordone Roosevelt: The Soldier Of Freedom by James MacGregor Burns (Harcourt) Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, 1915 -1938 by Lawrance Thompson (Holt) The Rising Sun by John Toland (Random)
1970     Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department by Dean Acheson (Norton) Huey Long by T. Harry Williams (Knopf) Gandhi's Truth by Erik H. Erikson (Norton)
1969 House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (Harper) The Great White Hope by Howard Sackler Origins of the Fifth Amendment by Leonard W. Levy (Oxford Univ. Press) The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends by Benjamin Lawrence Reid (Oxford Univ. Press) The Armies Of The Night by Norman Mailer (World)

So Human An Animal by Rene Jules Dubos (Scribner)

1968 The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron (Random)   The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn (Harvard Univ. Press) Memoirs by George F. Kennan (Little) Rousseau And Revolution, The Tenth And Concluding Volume Of The Story Of Civilization by Will And Ariel Durant (Simon & Schuster)
1967 The Fixer by Bernard Malamud (Farrar) A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee Exploration and Empire: The Explorer and the Scientist in the Winning of the American West by William H. Goetzmann (Knopf) Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain by Justin Kaplan (Simon & Schuster The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture by David Brion Davis (Cornell Univ. Press)
1966 Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter (Harcourt)   The Life of the Mind in America by the late Perry Miller (Harcourt) A Thousand Days by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (Houghton) Wandering Through Winter by Edwin Way Teale (Dodd)
1965 The Keepers Of The House by Shirley Ann Grau (Random) The Subject Was Roses by Frank D. Gilroy The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger (Princeton Univ. Press) Henry Adams, three volumes by Ernest Samuels (Harvard Univ. Press) O Strange New World by Howard Mumford Jones (Viking)
1964     Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town by Sumner Chilton Powell (Wesleyan Univ. Press) John Keats by Walter Jackson Bate (Harvard Univ. Press) Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter (Random)
1963 The Reivers by William Faulkner (Random)   Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878 by Constance McLaughlin Green (Princeton Univ. Press Henry James by Leon Edel (Lippincott) The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman (Macmillan)
1962 The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor (Little) How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows The Triumphant Empire: Thunder-Clouds Gather in the West 1763-1766 by Lawrence H. Gipson (Knopf)   The Making of the President 1960 by Theodore H. White (Atheneum)
1961 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Lippincott) All The Way Home by Tad Mosel Between War and Peace: The Potsdam Conference by Herbert Feis (Princeton Univ. Press) Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War by David Donald (Knopf)  
1960 Advise and Consent by Allen Drury (Doubleday) Fiorello! by Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, Music by Jerry Bock and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick In the Days of McKinley by Margaret Leech (Harper) John Paul Jones by Samuel Eliot Morison (Little)  
1959 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor (Doubleday) J. B. by Archibald Macleish The Republican Era: l869-1901 by Leonard D. White, with the assistance of Miss Jean Schneider (Macmillan) Woodrow Wilson, American Prophet by Arthur Walworth (Longmans)  
1958 A Death In The Family by the late James Agee (a posthumous publication) (McDowell, Obolensky) Look Homeward, Angel by Ketti Frings Banks and Politics in America by Bray Hammond (Princeton Univ. Press) George Washington, Volumes I-VI by Douglas Southall Freeman, and Volume VII, written by John Alexander Carroll and Mary Wells Ashworth after Dr. Freeman's Death in 1953 (Scribner)  
1957   Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill Russia Leaves the War: Soviet-American Relations, 1917-192O by George F. Kennan (Princeton Univ. Press) Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy (Harper)  
1956 Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor (World Diary of Anne Frank by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter (Knopf) Benjamin Henry Latrobe by Talbot Faulkner Hamlin (Oxford Univ. Press)  
1955 A Fable by William Faulkner (Random) Cat on A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams Great River: The Rio Grande in North American History by Paul Horgan (Rinehart) The Taft Story by William S. White (Harper)  
1954   The Teahouse of the August Moon by John Patrick A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton (Doubleday) The Spirit of St. Louis by Charles A. Lindbergh (Scribner)  
1953 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Scribner) Picnic by William Inge The Era of Good Feelings by George Dangerfield (Harcourt) Edmund Pendleton 1721-1803 by David J. Mays (Harvard Univ. Press)  
1952 The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk (Doubleday) The Shrike by Joseph Kramm The Uprooted by Oscar Handlin (Little) Charles Evans Hughes by Merlo J. Pusey (Macmillan)  
1951 The Town by Conrad Richter (Knopf)   The Old Northwest, Pioneer Period 1815-1840 by R. Carlyle Buley (Towers, Inc.) John C. Calhoun: American Portrait by Margaret Louise Coit (Houghton)  
1950 The Way West by A. B. Guthrie, Jr. (Sloane) South Pacific by Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, 2nd and Joshua Logan Art and Life in America by Oliver W. Larkin (Rinehart) John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy by Samuel Flagg Bemis (Knopf)  
1949 Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens (Harcourt) Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller The Disruption of American Democracy by Roy Franklin Nichols (Macmillan) Roosevelt and Hopkins by Robert E. Sherwood (Harper)  
1948 Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener (Macmillan) A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Across the Wide Missouri by Bernard Devoto (Houghton) Forgotten First Citizen: John Bigelow by Margaret Clapp (Little)  
1947     Scientists Against Time by James Phinney Baxter 3rd (Little) The Autobiography of William Allen White by William Allen White (Macmillan)  
1946   State of the Union by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay The Age of Jackson by Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr. (Little) Son of the Wilderness by Linnie Marsh Wolfe (Knopf)  
1945   Harvey by Mary Chase Unfinished Business by Stephen Bonsal (Doubleday) George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel by Russell Blaine Nye (Knopf)  
1944     The Growth of American Thought by Merle Curti (Harper) The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F B. Morse by Carleton Mabee (Knopf)  
1943   The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder Paul Revere and the World He Lived In by Esther Forbes (Houghton) Admiral of the Ocean Sea by Samuel Eliot Morison (Little)  
1942     Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865 by Margaret Leech (Harper Crusader in Crinoline by Forrest Wilson (Lippincott)  
1941   There Shall Be No Night by Robert E. Sherwood The Atlantic Migration, 1607-1860 by Marcus Lee Hansen (Harvard Univ. Press) Jonathan Edward by Ola Elizabeth Winslow (Macmillan)  
1940   The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan Abraham Lincoln: The War Years by Carl Sandburg (Harcourt) Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters. Vols. VII and VIII by Ray Stannard Baker (Doubleday  
1939   Abe Lincoln in Illinois by Robert E. Sherwood A History of American Magazines by Frank Luther Mott (Harvard Univ. Press) Benjamin Franklin by Carl Van Doren (Viking)  
1938   Our Town by Thornton Wilder The Road to Reunion, 1865-1900 by Paul Herman Buck (Little) Andrew Jackson, 2 vols. by Marquis James (Bobbs)

Pedlar's Progress by Odell Shepard (Little)

1937   You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman The Flowering of New England 1815-1865 by Van Wyck Brooks (Dutton) Hamilton Fish by Allan Nevins (Dodd)  
1936   Idiots Delight by Robert E. Sherwood A Constitutional History of the United States by Andrew C. McLaughlin (Appleton) The Thought and Character of William James by Ralph Barton Perry (Little  
1935   The Old Maid by Zoe Akins The Colonial Period of American History by Charles McLean Andrews (Yale Univ. Press) R. E. Lee by Douglas S. Freeman (Scribner  
1934 Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller (Harper) Men in White by Sidney Kingsley The People's Choice by Herbert Agar (Houghton) John Hay by Tyler Dennett (Dodd)  
1933 The Store by T. S. Stribling (Doubleday) Both Your Houses by Maxwell Anderson The Significance of Sections in American History by Frederick J. Turner (Holt) Grover Cleveland by Allan Nevins (Dodd)  
1932 The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (John Day) Of Thee I Sing by George S. Kaufman, Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin My Experiences in the World War by John J. Pershing (Stokes) Theodore Roosevelt by Henry F. Pringle (Harcourt)  
1931 Years of Grace by Margaret Ayer Barnes (Houghton) Alison's House by Susan Glaspell The Coming of the War 1914 by Bernadotte E. Schmitt (Scribner) Charles W. Eliot by Henry James (Houghton)  
1930 Laughing Boy by Oliver Lafarge (Houghton) The Green Pastures by Marc Connelly The War of Independence by Claude H. Van Tyne (Houghton) The Raven by Marquis James (Bobbs)  
1929 Scarlet Sister Mary by Julia Peterkin (Bobbs) Street Scene by Elmer L. Rice The Organization and Administration of the Union Army, 1861-1865 by Fred Albert Shannon (A.H. Clark) The Training of an American: The Earlier Life and Letters of Walter H. Page by Burton J. Hendrick (Houghton)  
1928 The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder (Boni) Strange Interlude by Eugene O'Neill Main Currents in American Thought, 2 vols. by Vernon Louis Parrington (Harcourt) The American Orchestra and Theodore Thomas by Charles Edward Russell (Doubleday)  
1927 Early Autumn by Louis Bromfield (Stokes) In Abraham's Bosom by Paul Green Pinckney's Treaty by Samuel Flagg Bemis (Johns Hopkins) Whitman by Emory Holloway (Knopf)  
1926 Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis (Harcourt) Craig's Wife by George Kelly A History of the United States by Edward Channing (Macmillan) The Life of Sir William Osler, 2 vols. by Harvey Cushing (Oxford Univ. Press)  
1925 So Big by Edna Ferber (Doubleday) They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard History of the American Frontier by Frederic L. Paxson (Houghton) Barrett Wendell and His Letters by M. A. Dewolfe Howe (Little)  
1924 The Able McLaughlins by Margaret Wilson (Harper) Hell-Bent Fer Heaven by Hatcher Hughes The American Revolution -- A Constitutional Interpretation by Charles Howard McIlwain (Macmillan) From Immigrant to Inventor by Michael Idvorsky Pupin (Scribner)  
1923 One of Ours by Willa Cather (Knopf) Icebound by Owen Davis The Supreme Court in United States History by Charles Warren (Little) The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page by Burton J. Hendrick (Houghton)  
1922 Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington (Doubleday) Anna Christie by Eugene O'Neill The Founding of New England by James Truslow Adams (Little) A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland (Macmillan)  
1921 The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (Appleton) Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale The Victory at Sea by William Sowden Sims in collaboration with Burton J. Hendrick (Doubleday) The Americanization of Edward Bok by Edward Bok (Scribner  
1920 (No Award) Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill The War with Mexico, 2 vols. by Justin H. Smith (Macmillan) The Life of John Marshall, 4 vols. by Albert J. Beveridge (Houghton)  
1919 The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington (Doubleday) (No Award) (No Award) The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams (Houghton)  
1918 His Family by Ernest Poole (Macmillan) Why Marry? by Jesse Lynch Williams A History of the Civil War, 1861-1865 by James Ford Rhodes (Macmillan) Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed by William Cabell Bruce (Putnam)  
1917 (No Award) (No Award) With Americans of Past and Present Days by His Excellency J.J. Jusserand, Ambassador of France to the United States (Scribner) Julia Ward Howe by Laura E. Richards and Maude Howe Elliott assisted by Florence Howe Hall (Houghton)