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Dr. Irwin Unger is Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Book on History

May 5, 1965
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Dr. Irwin Unger, a Brooklyn-born graduate of the City College of New York, was the winner today of the Fulitzer Prize in history for his book, “The Greenback Era,” which had won high critical praise for original research into the post-Civil War period.

Dr. Unger teaches at the University of California, at Davis, Calif. He is 38. The Pulitzer Prize for history carries an award of $500, but the prestige value of the prize is very high.

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