The Armies of the Night

The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel/The Novel as History is a nonfiction novel recounting the October 1967 March on the Pentagon written by Norman Mailer and published by New American Library in 1968. It won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction and the National Book Award in category Arts and Letters. Mailer’s unique rendition of the non-fiction novel was perhaps his most successful example of new journalism, and received the most critical attention. In Cold Blood (1965) by Truman Capote and Hell’s Angels (1966) by Hunter S. Thompson had already been published, and three months later Tom Wolfe would contribute The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968).