1972 National Book Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Arts and LettersThe Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Charles Rosen
BiographyEleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship, Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers, Joseph P. Lash
Children's BooksThe Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the Hithering Thithering Djinn, Donald Barthelme
Contemporary AffairsThe Last Whole Earth Catalog, Stewart Brand, editor
FictionThe Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor, Flannery O'Connor
HistoryOrdeal of the Union, vols. VII and VIII: The Organized War, 1863–1864 and The Organized War to Victory, Allan Nevins
Philosophy and ReligionRighteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in America, Martin E. Marty
PoetrySelected Poems, Howard Moss
The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara, Frank O'Hara
The SciencesThe Blue Whale, George L. Small
TranslationJacques Monod's Chance and Necessity, Austryn Wainhouse

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