Random House, Inc. books were awarded 2009 Pulitzer Prizes in three of the five book categories:
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A. Blackmon (Doubleday)
Finalists included Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, by H.W. Brands (Doubleday) for Biography, Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry That Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, by Arthur Herman (Bantam Books) for General Nonfiction and This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, by Drew Gilpin Faust (Alfred A. Knopf) in the History category.
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