The 1996 Pulitzer Prize Winners


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For a distinguished book upon the history of the United States, three thousand dollars ($3,000).

Awarded to William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic by Alan Taylor (Alfred A. Knopf)

Alan Taylor receives the 1996 Pulitzer Prize from George Rupp, Columbia University President.


Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic" by Lance Banning (Cornell University Press), and "Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb" by Richard Rhodes (Simon & Schuster).