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Howe Wins 2008 Pulitizer Prize for History

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Daniel Walker Howe’s (right) 2007 book, What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1818-1848, has won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for History. It is a part of the Oxford History of the United States series. The citation can be read here. I have not read the book yet but plan to. Appreciate any feedback from those of you who may have already read it.

The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford History of the United States)

What Hath God Wrought
The Transformation of America, 1815-1848

Daniel Walker Howe
ISBN13: 9780195078947
Hardback, Sep 2007
Price: $35.00



photo credit: Julie Franken


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  1. Rene,

    What Hath God Wrought is a superb book — really exceptional. I’ve seen your reading list and know you’re up to your eyeballs already, but make time if you can.

    If you haven’t seen it, the New Yorker review linked below will give you an excellent idea of where Howe is coming from and what to expect.



    April 20, 2008 at 1:49 pm

  2. Thanks so much Elektratig. Just what I was looking for. You’re right…I’m slammed with reading at the moment but will move this up on the list for reading over the next break.

    Thanks again!


    Rene Tyree

    April 20, 2008 at 1:56 pm

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