John Taliaferro

All the Great Prizes

The 2013 Douglas Dillon Award for a Book of Distinction
on the Practice of American Diplomacy was given to

All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt
by John Taliaferro, published by Simon & Schuster

All the great prizes


John Taliaferro is a graduate of Harvard College and a former senior editor at Newsweek. He is the author of four previous books: Charles M. Russell: The Life and Legend of America’s Cowboy Artist; Tarzan Forever: The Life of Edgar Rice Burroughs; Great White Fathers: The Story of the Obsessive Quest to Create Mount Rushmore; and In a Far Country: The True Story of a Mission, a Marriage, a Murder, and the Remarkable Reindeer Rescue of 1898. He and his wife, artist Malou Flato, live in Austin, Texas, and Pray, Montana.


John Taliaferro gives remarks on his award-winning book, All the Great Prizes