Robert Vance Bruce
1959 -1977: Year of Violence.
1973 - Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude; this book was chosen one of fifty notable books of 1974, by the American Library Association and also one of five finalists for the National Book Award in biography.
1981- Lincoln and the Riddle of Death (pamphlet).
1987- The Launching of Modern American Science.
In 1988 Dr. Bruce was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in History for his book, The Launching of Modern American Science. During his career he enjoyed the friendship of many of his colleagues and students. They kept in touch and were always anxious to discuss history, politics, their own careers and the inspiration Dr. Bruce had given them. Dr. Bruce received many awards and recognitions. Among them were: Guggenheim Fellow, 1957-1958.
Huntington Library Fellow, 1966.
Fellow of the Society of American Historians, 1974
President of The Lincoln Group of Boston 1969-1974
R. Gerald McMurtry Lecturer on Abraham Lincoln, 1981
Fortenbaugh Lecturer on the Civil War, Gettysburg College, 1989 Along with his distinguished career, he was also a loving brother to his sister Marilyn and a wonderful advisor and teacher to his two nieces, Constance and Deborah. His unending wit and satire along with the quality of his friendships and the depth of his knowledge will be remembered and missed by all of us who knew and loved him. Condolences may be left online for the family by clicking on "View Guestbook" below. Copy and paste the web address below to the internet toolbar to read an article published about Dr. Bruce in the Boston Globe January 30, 2008