By Heinz-D. Fischer
Quantity 20 of the sequence describes the advance of the award for Biographies and Autobiographies from 1917 via 2006. additionally, the whole jury experiences from this era are reprinted by means of facsimile. So it may be documented how the yearly deliberations went till a winner was once chosen. one of the prize-winners have been John F. Kennedy prior to his presidency, the diplomat George F. Kennan or the aviator Charles Lindbergh
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120 121 122 123 Biography Jury Report, January 5,1963, p. 1. Columbia University, The Pulitzer Prizes, op. , p. 61. Biography Jury Report, January 31,1964, pp. 1 f. Columbia University, The Pulitzer Prizes, op. cit, p. 61. ,?. 276. 21 ι. Βφττιτϋ f ουίiJuJu J TTQTKTfl R ' TI ju TV; AK1 i~i U laτivi. ojii\ ^^fit, A . JOHN F. ' r „V· 'J. · >. ' r « -ν*. & 22 your jurors have selected their recommendation for the prize. During the year Ernest Samuels... , the third and concluding volume of a literary enterprise launched some fifteen years ago...
McCullough's Roosevelt is the man who will not be avoided in the future; he is the figure who will become a vital part of our History as it will be written from now on... William S. McFeely's Grant is preeminent in two essential ways. First, it authoritatively establishes a new place in our historic memory of an important American, deepens our understanding of his private character as well as of his public experience. Second, it is exemplary in its exploitation of the biographer's art... Above all McFeely presents throughout the stubbornly surviving quality of this extraordinary-ordinary man which surfaced in his autobiography.
Cf. ibid. Biography Jury Report, December 18,1973, p. 2. 151 In 1975 the jurors also found a favorite to everyone's liking in Robert A. Caro's book The Power Broker - Robert Moses and the Fall of New York. The jury, according to its report, regarded this piece of work as "gargantuan in theme and impact as well as size. It is shattering, enormously vital, and original in a sense that no other book is... The research is as impressive, prodigious, and thorough as it could be. Caro's achievement goes well beyond that of the comparatively conventional biographies...
Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Biography by Heinz-D. Fischer