Honors for Jack Davis. And deserved.

Jack Davis, Department of History, University of Florida, has just won the Pulitzer Prize in history for his book, The Gulf; The Making of an American Sea. His book was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Gulf is an environmental history of the region. Published by Liveright in a hardback edition, came out in paper this past month –  March, 2018.

See my review elsewhere on this site.

Book Prizes, 2017.

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Bancroft Prize.

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson. Pantheon Books. Bancroft Prize.

Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers by Nancy Tomes. University of North Carolina Press. Bancroft Prize.

Never Caught; The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong. Atria Books. National Book Award.

The Evangelicals; The Struggle to Shape America. By Frances FitzGerald. Atria Books. National Book Award.

The Future Is History; How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia by Masha Gessen. Granta. National Book Award.

Killers of the Flower Moon; The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Doubleday. National Book Award.

Democracy in Chains; The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for American by Nancy MacLean. Scribe Publications. National Book Award.

Locking Up Our Own; Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman, Jr. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. National Book Award.

No Is Not Enough; Resisting Trump’s shock Politics and Winning the World We Need by Naomi Klein. Haymarket Books. National Book Award.

The Color of Law; A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. W.W. Norton. National Book Award.

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy Tyson. Simon & Schuster. National Book Award.

Bunk; The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young. Graywolf Press. National Book Award.