"The Civil Rights Era" -- written by Hugh Davis Graham, a history professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County -- was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in history pTC awarded earlier this week.
Mr. Graham could not be reached for comment yesterday. Earlier, he described the work, published last fall by Oxford University Press, as a "trilogy on Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon," and a case study on policy relating to civil rights.
A native of Arkansas who grew up in Tennessee, Mr. Graham, 54, completed his undergraduate study at Yale and went on for a Ph.D. at Stanford University. He taught at Johns Hopkins University early in his career, and has been at UMBC since 1971.
Pulitzer juries make up to three recommendations in each category, but the Pulitzer board is not limited to these in awarding the prize.