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Past Sperber Prize Recipients

Reporter by Seymour M. Hersh book cover

2019
Reporter
by Seymour M. Hersh


The Voice of America by Mitchell Stephens

2018
The Voice of America: Lowell Thomas and the Invention of 20th-Century Journalism
by Mitchell Stephens


Avid Reader by Robert Gottlieb

2017
Avid Reader: A Life
by Robert Gottlieb


Man in Profile - Joseph Mitchell of the New Yorker

2016
Man in Profile: Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker
by Thomas Kunkel


Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles Blow

2015
Fire Shut Up in My Bones
by Charles M. Blow'


Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist

2014
Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist
by Robert Miraldi


Cronkite

2013
Cronkite
by Douglas Brinkley


The Lives of Margaret Fuller

2012
Lives of Margaret Fuller
by John Matteson


The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century

2011
The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century
by Alan Brinkley


American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone

2010
American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone
by D.D. Guttenplan


Bill Mauldin: Up Front

2009
Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front
by Todd DePastino


All Governments Lie! The Life and Times of I.F. Stone

2007
All Governments Lie! The Life and Times of Rebel Journalist I.F. Stone
by Myra MacPherson


A Matter of Opinion

2006
A Matter of Opinion
Victor Navasky


City Room

2005
City Room
Arthur Gelb


Scotty - James B. Reston and the Rise and Fall of American Journalism  by John F. Stacks

2003
Scotty: James B. Reston and the Rise and Fall of American Journalism
by John F. Stacks


Privileged Son: Otis Chandler and the Rise and Fall of the L.A. Times Dynasty

2002
Privileged Son: Otis Chandler and the Rise and Fall of the L.A. Times Dynasty
by Dennis McDougal


The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst

2001
The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst
by David Nasaw


The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind the New York Times

2000
The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind the New York Times
by Susan E. Tifft and Alex S. Jones


All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of American Slavery

1999
All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of American Slavery
by Henry Mayer