LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE 
FOR 
BIOGRAPHY
1981-2004
 
 

The Los Angeles Times awards several prizes to honor achievement on literature by recognizing writers who have demonstrated outstanding craftsmanship and vision. A writer need not be an American citizen and need not have written originally in English, but the winning book must have been published in English in the United States during the eligible year. Awards are made for works published in the preceding year. The Prizes awarded for Biography are as follows.

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2004 Neil Smith American Empire: Roosevelt's Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization
2003 Robert A. Caro Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Vol. 3
2002 Edmund Morris Theodore Rex
2001 William Cooper, Jr. Jefferson Davis, American
2000 Judith Thurman Secrets of the Flesh
1999 A. Scott Berg Lindbergh
1998 Sam Tanenhaus Whittaker Chambers
1997 Frank McCourt Angela's Ashes
1996 Doris Lessing Under My Skin
1995 Mikal Gilmore Shot in the Heart
1994 John Mack Faragher Daniel Boone
1993 Blanche Wiesen Cook Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One, 1884-1933
1992 T. H. Watkins Righteous Pilgrim
1991 Geoffrey C. Ward A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt
1990 Tobias Wolff This Boy's Life
1989 Brenda Maddox Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom
1988 Kenneth S. Lynn Hemingway
1987 Maynard Mack Alexander Pope: A Life
1986 Michael Scammell Solzhenitsyn
1985 Ernst Pawel The Nightmare of Reason
1984 Seymour Hersh The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House
1983 Gay Wilson Allen Waldo Emerson: A Biography
1982 David McCullough Mornings on Horseback
1981 Ronald Steel Walter Lippmann and the American Century

 
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