The 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winners

General Nonfiction

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For a distinguished and appropriately documented book of nonfiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).

Awarded to "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation," by Dan Fagin (Bantam Books), a book that deftly combines investigative reporting and historical research to probe a New Jersey seashore town’s cluster of childhood cancers linked to water and air pollution.

Lee C. Bollinger, President of Columbia University (left), presents the 2014 General Nonfiction Prize to Dan Fagin.


Also nominated as finalists in this category "The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger and a Forgotten Genocide," by Gary J. Bass (Alfred A. Knopf), a disquieting exploration of the role played by the American president and his national security advisor in the 1971 Pakistani civil war, a bloodbath that killed hundreds of thousands and created millions of refugees; and "The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War," by Fred Kaplan (Simon & Schuster), an engrossing look at how a tenacious general became the ringleader of efforts to reshape America’s military strategy in the post-Cold War age.