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From the Pulitzer timeline: 1975
Editorial Cartooning: "Doonesbury" Garry Trudeau, cartoonist, distributed by Universal Press Syndicate
Letters, Drama, and Music
The Killer Angels
by Michael Shaara (McKay)
by Edward Albee
Jefferson and His Time, Vols. I-V
by Dumas Malone (Little)
Biography or Autobiography
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
by Robert Caro (Knopf)
by Gary Snyder (New Directions)
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
by Annie Dillard (Harper's Magazine Press)
From the Diary of Virginia Woolf
by Dominick Argento
For medium voice and piano, commissioned by the Schubert Club of St. Paul, and premiered January 5, 1975 in Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis.
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The Boston Globe
For its massive and balanced coverage of the Boston school desegregation crisis.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
Xenia (OH) Daily Gazette
For its coverage, under enormous difficulties, of the tornado that wrecked the city on April 3, 1974.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
For its disclosures of local police corruption and dilatory law enforcement, resulting in a cleanup of both the Police Department and the office of the County Prosecutor.
Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele of
The Philadelphia Inquirer
For their series "Auditing the Internal Revenue Service," which exposed the unequal application of Federal tax laws.
-photographer of the
For their coverage of famine in Africa and India.
Mary McGrory of
The Washington Star
For her commentary on public affairs during 1974.
Roger Ebert of
For his film criticism during 1974.
John Daniell Maurice of
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
For his editorials about the Kanawha County schoolbook controversy.
Garry Trudeau of
Universal Press Syndicate
For his cartoon strip Doonesbury.
Spot News Photography
Gerald H. Gay of
The Seattle Times
For his photograph of four exhausted firemen, "Lull in the Battle."
Matthew Lewis of
The Washington Post
For his photographs in color and black and white.