The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer
The Armies of the Night (1968) is a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning nonfiction novel written by Norman Mailer and sub-titled History as a Novel/The Novel as History. Mailer essentially creates his own genre for the narrative, split into historicized and novelized accounts of the October 1967 March on the Pentagon. Mailer's unique rendition of the non-fiction novel was one of only a few at the time, and received the most critical attention.
The 585th greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 50 Memorable Books from 50 Years of Books to Remember (The New York Public Library)
- - Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
- - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)