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From the Pulitzer timeline: 1973
Spot News Photography: "The Terror of War" Huynh Cong Ut, photographer, Associated Press
Letters, Drama, and Music
The Optimist's Daughter
by Eudora Welty (Random)
That Championship Season
by Jason Miller
People of Paradox: An Inquiry Concerning the Origins of American Civilization
by Michael Kammen (Knopf)
Biography or Autobiography
Luce and His Empire
by W. A. Swanberg (Scribner)
by Maxine Kumin (Harper)
Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
by Frances Fitzgerald (Little)
Children of Crisis, Vols. II and III
by Robert Coles (Little)
String Quartet No. 3
by Elliott Carter
Premiered by the Juilliard String Quartet at Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, on January 23, 1973.
Special Awards and Citations - Letters
George Washington, Vols. I-IV,
James Thomas Flexner
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The Washington Post
For its investigation of the Watergate case.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
For uncovering flagrant violations of voting procedures in the primary election of March 21, 1972.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
The Sun Newspapers of Omaha
For uncovering the large financial resources of Boys Town, Nebraska, leading to reforms in this charitable organization's solicitation and use of funds contributed by the public.
Robert Boyd and Clark Hoyt of
For their disclosure of Senator Thomas Eagleton's history of psychiatric therapy, resulting in his withdrawal as the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee in 1972.
Max Frankel of
The New York Times
For his coverage of President Nixon's visit to China in 1972.
David S. Broder of
The Washington Post
For his columns during 1972.
Ronald Powers of
For his critical writing about television during 1972.
Roger B. Linscott of
, Pittsfield, MA
For his editorials during 1972.
Spot News Photography
Huynh Cong Ut of
For his photograph, "The Terror of War," depicting children in flight from a napalm bombing.
Brian Lanker of
For his sequence on child birth, as exemplified by his photograph, "Moment of Life."