From the Pulitzer timeline: 1952
1952 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk (Doubleday)
The Shrike by Joseph Kramm
The Uprooted by Oscar Handlin (Little)
Biography or Autobiography
Charles Evans Hughes by Merlo J. Pusey (Macmillan)
Collected Poems by Marianne Moore (Macmillan)
Symphony Concertante by Gail Kubik
Performed at Town Hall, January, 7, 1952.

Special Citations

Special Awards and Citations - Journalism
Max Kase of New York Journal-American
For his exclusive exposures of bribery and other forms of corruption in the popular American sport of basketball, which exposures tended to restore confidence in the game's integrity.

Kansas City Star, MO
For the news coverage of the great regional flood of 1951 in Kansas and Northwestern Missouri-a distinguished example of editing and reporting that also gave the advance information that achieved the maximum of public protection.

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Press Releases

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Public Service
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For its investigation and disclosures of wide spread corruption in the Internal Revenue Bureau and other departments of the government.
Local Reporting
George De Carvalho of San Francisco Chronicle
For his stories of a "ransom racket" extorting money from Chinese in the United States for relations held in Red China.
National Reporting
Anthony Leviero of The New York Times
For his exclusive article of April 21, 1951, disclosing the record of conversations between President Truman and General of the Army Douglas MacArthur at Wake Island in their conference of October, 1950.
International Reporting
John M. Hightower of Associated Press
For the sustained quality of his coverage of news of international affairs during the year.
Editorial Writing
Louis LaCoss of St. Louis Globe Democrat
For his editorial entitled, "The Low Estate of Public Morals."
Editorial Cartooning
Fred L. Packer of New York Mirror
For "Your Editors Ought to Have More Sense Than to Print What I Say!"
John Robinson and Don Ultang of Des Moines Register and Tribune
For their sequence of 6 pictures of the Drake-Oklahoma A & M football game of October 20, 1951, in which player Johnny Bright's jaw was broken.