1966 Pulitzer Prize

The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1966.

Journalism awards

Letters, Drama and Music Awards

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A Delicate Balance (film)

A Delicate Balance is a 1973 American-Canadian-British drama film directed by Tony Richardson, and starring Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick, Kate Reid, Joseph Cotten, and Betsy Blair. The screenplay by Edward Albee is based on his 1966 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name.

The film was the second in a series produced by Ely Landau for his American Film Theatre, a subscription-based program of screen adaptations of notable stage plays shown in five hundred theaters in four hundred cities.

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr. (; born Arthur Bancroft Schlesinger; October 15, 1917 – February 28, 2007) was an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual. The son of the influential historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. and a specialist in American history, much of Schlesinger's work explored the history of 20th-century American liberalism. In particular, his work focused on leaders such as Harry S. Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the 1952 and 1956 presidential campaigns, he was a primary speechwriter and adviser to the Democratic presidential nominee, Adlai Stevenson II. Schlesinger served as special assistant and "court historian" to President Kennedy from 1961 to 1963. He wrote a detailed account of the Kennedy administration, from the 1960 presidential campaign to the president's state funeral, titled A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House, which won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography.

In 1968, Schlesinger actively supported the presidential campaign of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, which ended with Kennedy's assassination in Los Angeles. Schlesinger wrote a popular biography, Robert Kennedy and His Times, several years later. He later popularized the term "imperial presidency" during the Nixon administration in his book of the same name.

Bethany, Connecticut

Bethany is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 5,563 at the 2010 census.

Capable of Honor

Capable of Honor is a 1966 political novel written by Allen Drury. It is the second sequel to Advise and Consent, for which Drury was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1960.Capable of Honor examines the role that journalists play during a US presidential campaign.

Advise and Consent and its sequels had been out of print for almost 15 years until WordFire Press reissued them in paperback and e-book format in 2014.

Jack Jones (journalist)

John E. Jones, Jr. (June 14, 1924 – May 12, 2011), better known as Jack Jones, was an American journalist. He was part of a Los Angeles Times team whose coverage of the August 1965 Watts Riots and its aftermath won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize in the Local General or Spot News Reporting category.

James Wines

James Wines (born 1932) is an American artist and architect associated with environmental design. Wines is founder and president of SITE, a New York City -based architecture and environmental arts organization chartered in 1970. This multi-disciplinary practice focuses on the design of buildings, public spaces, environmental art works, landscape designs, master plans, interiors and product design. The main focus of his design work is on green issues and the integration of buildings with their surrounding contexts.

Wines is currently a professor of architecture at Penn State University. In addition to critical writing, he has lectured in fifty-two countries on green topics since 1969. In 1987, his book De-Architecture was released by Rizzoli International Publications. There have been twenty two monographic books museum catalogues have published his drawings, models and built works for SITE. In total, Wines has designed more than 150 projects for private and municipal clients in eleven countries. He has won twenty-five writing and design awards including the 1995 Chrysler Design Award.Wines explicitly expresses his own "concern for the Earth." Having written at length on new modes of architecture, design, and planning:

The [20th] century began with architects being inspired by an emerging age of industry and technology. Everybody wanted to believe a building could somehow function like a combustion engine. As an inspirational force in 1910, one can understand it. But as a continuing inspiration in our post-industrial world, or our new world of information and ecology, it doesn't make any sense.

--from the film Ecological Design: Inventing the Future

Joliet Central High School

Joliet Central High School is a public secondary school located in Joliet, Illinois. Central is part of Joliet Township High Schools, along with Joliet West and Joliet East (now defunct). Before the opening of Joliet East and West, the school was called Joliet Township High School. In 1993, when Joliet Central and Joliet West combined many of their athletic and other competitive extracurricular programs, the combined program took the old "Joliet Township" name.

In 1982, the school building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was designed by Frank Shaver Allen.

The school's notable alumni have gone on to careers in fields from arts and letters to science and technology.

Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter (May 15, 1890 – September 18, 1980) was an American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Her 1962 novel Ship of Fools was the best-selling novel in America that year, but her short stories received much more critical acclaim. She is known for her penetrating insight; her work deals with dark themes such as betrayal, death and the origin of human evil.

Kyōichi Sawada

Kyōichi Sawada (沢田 教一, Sawada Kyōichi, February 22, 1936 – October 28, 1970) was a Japanese photographer with United Press International who received the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Photography for his combat photography of the Vietnam War during 1965. Two of these photographs were selected as "World Press Photos of the Year" in 1965 and 1966. The 1965 photograph shows a Vietnamese mother and children wading across a river to escape a US bombing. The famous 1966 photograph shows U.S soldiers of the 1st Infantry division dragging a dead Viet Cong fighter to a burial site behind their M113 armored personnel carrier, after he was killed in a fierce night attack by several Viet Cong battalions against Australian forces during the Battle of Long Tan on 18 August 1966.

Sawada died together with Frank Frosch, UPI Phnom Penh branch chief, in 1970 while on their way to the Kirrirom Pass in Cambodia.

Leslie Bassett

Leslie Raymond Bassett (22 January 1923 – 4 February 2016) was an American composer of classical music

List of St. Paul's School alumni

The following is a list of alumni of St. Paul's School. SPS is a preparatory, coeducational boarding school in Concord, New Hampshire, affiliated with the Episcopal Church.

Martin Nolan

Martin F. Nolan is an American journalist. A longtime reporter and editor for The Boston Globe, Martin F. Nolan has covered American politics with a distinctive style that deployed allusions from Shakespeare to baseball.

His reporting was innovative. In 1971, he began a year-end tradition of recalling the year's notable obituaries, an “Auld Lang Syne” feature widely copied by other newspapers and magazines.[1]

In 1970, he was the first reporter to use “Joe SixPack” to describe a working-class American voter.[2]

Nolan wrote for the Globe from 1961 to 2001. While working as a White House correspondent, his name appeared on President Richard Nixon's “enemies list” in 1973. [3]

He was a general assignment reporter, manning the Globe desk at Boston police headquarters overnight on the “lobster shift.” After covering Boston City Hall and the Massachusetts State House, Nolan was assigned to Washington. In 1969, he was named Washington bureau chief and in 1981 became the Globe's editorial page editor.

Born in Boston on March 28, 1940, he was the fifth of five children born to Neil and Martina Nolan. After attending St. Patrick's Grammar School in Roxbury, and Boston College High School, he received a B.A. in history from Boston College. He later received fellowships at Duke, Harvard and Stanford Universities.

From 1963 to 1965, Nolan was a private in the U.S. Army. He taught what the military called “applied journalism” at the Army and Defense Information Schools.

While off-duty, he reported for the Globe on a free-lance basis, interviewing Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy, Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller.

The Globe assigned him to Washington in 1965, where he worked until 1981, covering Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court and other government agencies.

He was a member of the Globe investigative team awarded the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for “meritorious and disinterested public service.” The paper reported conflicting testimony from a Federal judgeship nominee supported by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. The nominee had served as an aide to the family patriarch, former Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy.

Nolan covered presidential campaigns from 1968 to 2004. He interviewed 12 U.S. Presidents, from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, before, during or after their presidencies. Overseas, he interviewed Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat and politicians in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

After he became the Globe's Washington bureau chief in 1969, he won approval from his peers, including John Chancellor and Walter Mears, co-authors of The News Business. On NBC, Chancellor called Nolan “one of the very best political reporters in Washington, as savvy and careful as they come.” [4] Mears, of the Associated Press, wrote that “Nolan was a talented, insightful reporter.” [5]

In Boys on the Bus, a 1973 book on campaign journalism, the author, Timothy Crouse, described him this way:

Nolan, a witty man in his middle 30s, had the unshaven, slack-jawed, nuts-to-you-too look of a bartender in a sailors’ cafe. He grew up in Dorchester, then a poor section of Boston, and asked his first tough political question at the age of 12. “Sister, how do you know Dean Acheson’s a Communist?,” he had challenged a reactionary nun in his parochial school, and the reprimand hadn't daunted him from asking wiseacre questions ever since.[6]

Nolan seldom described political leaders and their predicaments as solemnly as their staffs and campaign handlers did. In 1972, he told Globe readers about a “more precise” Massachusetts senator:

Interviewing Edward Kennedy used to be like watching an haute-cinemateque French movie. The dialogue was often reduced to soulful stares and meaningful grunts. [7]

He compared George Meany the AFL-CIO boss to Shakespeare's King Lear,

a cigar stub as his orb and a plumber's wrench as his sceptre....presiding over the final hours of labor's dominance in Democratic Party politics. [8]

Reporting from Portland, OR after a volcano eruption, he wrote:

Church services were canceled Sunday in reluctant homage to Mount St, Helens.

As citizens of these ecology-minded states swept volcanic ash off homes and cars, many of their shrines of scenery were shrouded in Biblical gray.

If clergymen needed an Old Testament text, they could have chosen Genesis 18:27 in which Abraham argues with the Lord to spare cities, noting that he is still ‘but dust and ashes.’” [9]

In 1973, Nolan was elected to Washington’s Gridiron Club, devoted to an elite annual white-tie dinner “roasting” politicians. In February 1974, the club voted to continue its policy of refusing membership to women reporters. Nolan resigned, the first Gridiron member to quit since the 19th century. [10]

He called the vote “an active policy of discrimination,” as well as “unprofessional, unfair and ungentlemanly.” Protests from female reporters and their political supporters helped change the policy. In November 1974, the Gridiron Club, founded in 1885, voted to admit women for the first time.

In Washington, Nolan continued to follow Massachusetts politics. In 1975, Globe editor Thomas Winship assigned him to help cover Boston's mayoral election. Nolan also reported on the 1978 Bay State elections.

In 1981, Globe publisher William O. Taylor named him editorial page editor. He continued to report on politics and won several awards. In 1985, he was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary. In 1991, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in editorial writing.

The fate of the Boston Red Sox has been one of Nolan's passions and preoccupations for decades. He has been a season ticket holder at Fenway Park since 1982.

In 1986, he helped the Globe recruit writers for a special edition for the World Series: Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Halberstam, Stephen King, John Updike and George Will. The articles were collected in the 1991 book, The Red Sox Reader. Its first sentences come is from Nolan's essay on Fenway Park, often cited in exhibitions of baseball art:

The ballpark is the star.

In the age of Tris Speaker and Babe Ruth, the era of Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams, through the empty-seats epoch of Don Buddin and Willie Tasby and unto the decades of Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice, the ballpark is the star.

A crazy-quilt violation of city planning principles, an irregular pile of architecture, a menace to marketing consultants, Fenway Park works. It works as a symbol of New England's pride, as a repository of evergreen hopes, as a tabernacle of lost innocence. It works as a place to watch baseball. [11]

The words adorned a book and art display shown in U. S. museums. [12] After new ownership came to Fenway in 2000, Red Sox president Larry Lucchino ordered the first sentences printed on the wall of the team's conference room.

In 2003, in his book on the Red Sox, The Teammates, David Halberstam quoted Nolan on life as a Red Sox fan: "The Red Sox killed my father, and now they're coming after me." [13] In 2012, the team commissioned Nolan to write a centenary essay marking Fenway Park's 100th birthday. “The Fenway Century,” printed in the ballpark's official tour book, concludes that

For ten dynamic decades, a prosaic pile of bricks assembled in a reclaimed swamp has housed the passionate poetry of hope. The park defines the intensity of history and tradition in Boston, an old city on the edge of the continent. [14]

In 1991, after 10 years of editing the Globe's editorial page Nolan returned to reporting on city, state and national politics. Boston Magazine profiled

a reporter whose curiosity, skill and spirit combine to catch the essence of the town....It is hard to be iconoclastic in an age without idols, but Marty Nolan comes close.[15]

After a fellowship at Stanford's Hoover Institution, Nolan returned to California in 1995 to become the Globe's West Coast correspondent, writing news stories and columns until 2001, when he retired. He wrote for the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Examiner, the Los Angeles Times and the California Journal.

He became a board member of the Gold Rush Trail Foundation in San Francisco, which aims to replicate Boston's Freedom Trail. The foundation sponsors tours of historic downtown sites in San Francisco for Bay Area schoolchildren.[16]

He has contributed chapters to five books and written in The Atlantic, National Review, New Republic, New York, The New York Observer, The Reporter, Village Voice, Washingtonian and Washington Monthly. His writings have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Washington Star.

Nolan has three children: David, Ellen and Peter; and two stepchildren, Sarah and Rose Weld.

His marriage to Margaret Carroll ended in divorce in 1974.

In 1984, he married Elizabeth New Weld. They have six grandchildren and live in San Francisco.


[1] Nolan, Martin F., (December 31, 1971) “To the real majority” . Boston Globe.

[2] Nolan, Martin F. (August 20, 1970) Boston Globe; Safire, William, May 4, 1998, “On Language: The Return of Joe SixPack” The New York Times Magazine.

[3] http://www.colorado.edu/AmStudies/lewis/film/enemies.htm

[4] Chancellor, John, (June 17, 1972) NBC Radio commentary.

[5] Mears, Walter R., Deadlines Past, Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2003, p. 114.

[6] Crouse, Timothy, The Boys on the Bus, New York: Random House, 1973., p. 17.

[7] Nolan, Martin F., (July 20, 1972) “News Analysis: Meany plays King Lear -- ‘love’s labor lost.’” Boston Globe, p. 1.

[8] Nolan, Martin F., (June 18, 1972) “Kennedy’s VP drama,” Boston Globe.

[9] Nolan, Martin F. (May 27, 1980) “Life after the ashes,”

Boston Globe, p. 3.

[10] Associated Press, (February 9, 1974) “Quits Gridiron in Protest,” The New York Times.

[11] The Red Sox Reader, edited by Dan Riley, Boston: Mariner Books Houghton Mifflin, 1991,p. 3

[12[ Diamonds Are Forever, San Francisco: Chronicle Books 1987, p. 18

[13] Halberstam, David, The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friends, New York: Hyperion Books, 2003., p. 45

[14] Boston Red Sox Baseball Club, Fenway Park: It Never Gets Old, Boston, 2012.

[15] Howard, Margo, “Lunch on the Left Bank: Marty Nolan,” Boston Magazine, October 1993, p. 164

[16] goldrushtrail.org.

Matthew Davies

Matthew Davies may refer to:

Matthew Davies (figure skater) (born 1981), English figure skater

Matthew Davies (footballer) (born 1995), Australian-Malaysian footballer

Matthew Davies (historian), British urban historian

Matthew Davies (died 1615), Member of Parliament for Cardiff

Matthew Henry Davies (1850–1912), Australian politician

Matthew W. Davies (1882–1947), Welsh musician

Matthew Vaughan-Davies, 1st Baron Ystwyth (1840–1935), Welsh politician

Matthew Davies-Kreye, lead singer of the band Funeral for a Friend

Matt Davies (cartoonist) (born 1966), Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist

Pat Oliphant

Patrick Bruce "Pat" Oliphant (born 24 July 1935) is an Australian-born American artist whose career spanned more than sixty years. His body of work as a whole focuses mostly on American and global politics, culture, and corruption; he is particularly known for his caricatures of American presidents and other powerful leaders. Over the course of his long career, Oliphant produced thousands of daily editorial cartoons, dozens of bronze sculptures, as well as a large oeuvre of works on paper and paintings. He retired in 2015.

Pembroke College in Brown University

Pembroke College in Brown University was the coordinate women's college for Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. It was founded in 1891 and merged into Brown in 1971.

Peter Arnett

Peter Gregg Arnett, ONZM (born 13 November 1934) is a New Zealand-born journalist holding both New Zealand and US citizenship.Arnett worked for National Geographic magazine, and later for various television networks, most notably CNN. He is known for his coverage of the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. He was awarded the 1966 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting for his work in Vietnam from 1962 to 1965, mostly reporting for the Associated Press. In 1994, Arnett's book Live from the Battlefield: From Vietnam to Baghdad, 35 Years in the World's War Zones was published. In March 1997, Arnett interviewed Osama bin Laden. The journalism school at the Southern Institute of Technology that was named after him closed in 2015.

The Life of the Mind in America

The Life of the Mind in America: From the Revolution to the Civil War is a book by Perry Miller It won the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for History.

Variations for Orchestra (Bassett)

Variations for Orchestra is a single-movement composition for orchestra by the American composer Leslie Bassett. The piece was first performed in Rome in 1963 by the RAI National Symphony Orchestra under the conductor Ferruccio Scaglia. It was later given its United States premiere at the Philadelphia Academy of Music on October 22, 1965 by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy. The work was awarded the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Wandering Through Winter

Wandering Through Winter: A Naturalist's Record of a 20,000-Mile Journey Through the North American Winter is a non-fiction book written by Edwin Way Teale, published in 1965 by Dodd, Mead and Company, and winner of the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. The book was republished in 1990 by St Martin's Press.This book documents the travels of a naturalist and his wife, Nellie I. Teale who spent four winter months traveling twenty thousand miles across the southwestern United States and parts of the Midwest, ending in northeastern Maine. He reports on the people, plants, animals, and birds they encountered. It is the final volume in his natural history of the four seasons in North America; a 76,000 miles journey over 15 years, which began with North with the Spring, Journey Into Summer, and Autumn Across America.

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