The 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winners

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For a distinguished book upon the history of the United States, Five thousand dollars ($5,000).

Awarded to Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson (Basic Books)


Columbia University President George Rupp (right) presents Edward J. Larson with the Pulitzer Prize for History.

Finalists

Also nominated as finalists in this category were: "Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets off a Struggle for the Soul of America" by J. Anthony Lukas (Simon & Schuster), and "Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History" by Rogers M. Smith (Yale University Press).