From the Pulitzer timeline: 1972
1972 Winners


Letters, Drama, and Music

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner (Doubleday)
(No Award)
Neither Black Nor White by Carl N. Degler (Macmillan)
Biography or Autobiography
Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash (Norton)
Collected Poems by James Wright (Wesleyan Univ. Press)
General Nonfiction
Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-1945 by Barbara W. Tuchman (Macmillan)
Windows by Jacob Druckman
Premiered by the Chicago Symphony on March 16, 1972 at Orchestra Hall, Chicago.

Special Citations

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Press Releases

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Public Service
The New York Times
For the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Richard Cooper and John Machacek of Rochester (NY) Times-Union
For their coverage of the Attica, New York prison riot.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
Timothy Leland, Gerard M. O'Neill, Stephen A. Kurkjian and Ann Desantis of The Boston Globe
For their exposure of widespread corruption in Somerville, Massachusetts.
National Reporting
Jack Anderson, a syndicated columnist
For his reporting of American policy decision-making during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.
International Reporting
Peter R. Kann of The Wall Street Journal
For his coverage of the Indo Pakistan War of 1971.
Mike Royko of Chicago Daily News
For his columns during 1971.
Frank Peters Jr. of St. Louis Post-Dispatch
For his music criticism during 1971.
Editorial Writing
John Strohmeyer of Bethlehem (PA) Globe-Times
For his editorial campaign to reduce racial tensions in Bethlehem.
Editorial Cartooning
Jeffrey K. MacNelly of Richmond News-Leader
For his editorial cartooning during 1971.
Spot News Photography
Horst Faas and Michel Laurent of Associated Press
For their picture series, "Death in Dacca."
Feature Photography
Dave Kennerly of United Press International
For his dramatic photographs of the Vietnam War in 1971.