From the Pulitzer timeline: 1970
1970 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

Collected Stories by Jean Stafford (Farrar)
No Place To Be Somebody by Charles Gordone
Present At The Creation: My Years In The State Department by Dean Acheson (Norton)
Biography or Autobiography
Huey Long by T. Harry Williams (Knopf)
Untitled Subjects by Richard Howard (Atheneum)
General Nonfiction
Gandhi's Truth by Erik H. Erikson (Norton)
Time's Encomium by Charles Wuorinen
Premiered in its entirety at the Berkshire Music Festival on August 16, 1969.

Special Citations

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Public Service
Newsday, Garden City, NY
For its three-year investigation and exposure of secret land deals in eastern Long Island, which led to a series of criminal convictions, discharges and resignations among public and political officeholders in the area.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Thomas Fitzpatrick of Chicago Sun-Times
For his article about the violence of youthful radicals in Chicago, "A Wild Night's Ride With SDS."
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
Harold Eugene Martin of Montgomery Advertiser and Alabama Journal
For his expose of a commercial scheme for using Alabama prisoners for drug experimentation and obtaining blood plasma from them.
National Reporting
William J. Eaton of Chicago Daily News
For disclosures about the background of Judge Clement F. Haynesworth Jr., in connection with his nomination for the United States Supreme Court.
International Reporting
Seymour M. Hersh of Dispatch News Service, Washington, DC
For his exclusive disclosure of the Vietnam War tragedy at the hamlet of My Lai.
Marquis W. Childs of St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For distinguished commentary during 1969.
Ada Louise Huxtable of The New York Times
For distinguished criticism during 1969.
Editorial Writing
Philip L. Geyelin of The Washington Post
For his editorials during 1969.
Editorial Cartooning
Thomas F. Darcy of Newsday, Garden City, NY
For his editorial cartooning during 1969.
Spot News Photography
Steve Starr of Associated Press, Albany (NY) Bureau
For his news photo taken at Cornell University, "Campus Guns."
Feature Photography
Dallas Kinney of Palm Beach Post, West Palm Beach, FL
For his portfolio of pictures of Florida migrant workers, "Migration to Misery."