This volume concentrates on the first ever awarded Pulitzer Prizes during the World War year 1917. Awards only were given in four catagories - Reporting, Editorial Writing, Biography/Autobiography and American History. Biographical sketches about the four winners are followed by explanations of the circumstances under which the prizes were selected. The award-winning pieces are reprinted in the original typography of the time when they were evaluated by the juries. Attached are lists of award-recipients from the four categories over the span from 1917 to 2020. A Bibliography of all works dealing with the Pulitzer Prize history, published between 1917 and 2021, concludes the book.
Heinz-Dietrich Fischer, EdD, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at the Ruhr-University of Bochum, Germany.