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2014 AWARDS

AMERICAN HISTORY

The Battle of Bretton Woods:
John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

Benn Steil

  • One of The Motley Fool's (John Reeves) 10 Great Books on American Economic History
  • Shortlisted for the 2014 Lionel Gelber Prize, Lionel Gelber Foundation
  • Shortlisted for the 2014 Arthur Ross Book Award, Council on Foreign Relations
  • ANTHROPOLOGY

    The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa
    Duana Fullwiley

  • Winner of the 2014 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology, American Anthropological Association
  • The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New Mexico
    Joseph Masco

  • Winner of the 2014 J.I. Staley Prize, School of Advanced Research
  • COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    Kafka: The Years of Insight
    Reiner Stach
    Translated by Shelley Frisch

  • Winner of the 2014 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize
  • Longlisted for the 2014 PEN Translation Award, Pen American Center
  • No Joke: Making Jewish Humor
    Ruth R. Wisse

  • Shortlisted for the 2014 Sophie Brody Medal, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association

    ECONOMICS

    The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
    Anat Admati & Martin Hellwig

  • Co-Winners of the 2014 Bronze Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards

    The Battle of Bretton Woods:
    John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

    Benn Steil

  • Co-Winners of the 2014 Bronze Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards

    The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters
    Diane Coyle

  • Longlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2014

    Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit
    Charles W. Calomiris & Stephen H. Haber

  • Longlisted for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2014

    The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality
    Angus Deaton

  • Shortlisted for the 2014 Spear's Book Awards in Financial History

    Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change
    Edmund Phelps

  • Winner of the 2014 Gold Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards

    Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form
    Damon J. Phillips

  • Finalist for the 2014 George R. Terry Book Award, Academy of Management

    Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being
    Zoltan J. Acs

  • Finalist for the 2014 George R. Terry Book Award, Academy of Management

    Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
    Jeremy Adelman

  • Winner of the 2014 Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize, History of Economics Society

    EDUCATION

    Uneducated Guesses: Using Evidence to Uncover Misguided Education Policies
    Howard Wainer

  • Winner of the 2014 AERA Division D Significant Contribution to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology Award, American Educational Research Association

    FINANCE

    The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup
    Noam Wasserman

  • Winner of the 2014 Entrepreneurship Practice Award, Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    Jews and the Military: A History
    Derek J. Penslar

  • Shortlisted for the 2014 Sophie Brody Medal, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of the American Library Association

    HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

    Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age
    W. Bernard Carlson

  • Longlisted for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

    LAW

    Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law
    Margaret Jane Radin

  • Winner of the 2014 Scribes Book Award, The American Society of Legal Writers

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns
    Rasmus Kleis Nielsen

  • Winner of the 2014 Doris Graber Award, Political Communication Section of the American Political Science Association

    He Runs, She Runs: Why Gender Stereotypes Do Not Harm Women Candidates
    Deborah Jordan Brooks

  • Winner of the 2014 David O. Sears Book Award, International Society of Political Psychology
  • Winner of the 2014 Victoria Schuck Award, American Political Science Association
  • The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration
    Martin Ruhs

  • Winner of the 2014 Best Book Award, Migration and Citizenship Section of the American Political Science Association

    War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority
    Mariah Zeisberg

  • Winner of the 2014 Richard E. Neustadt Award, Presidents and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

    Why Adjudicate? Enforcing Trade Rules in the WTO
    Christina L. Davis

  • Winner of the 2014 Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize, Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Foundation
  • REFERENCE WORKS AND ANTHOLOGIES

    A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day
    Edited by Abdelwahab Meddeb & Benjamin Stora

  • One of the Outstanding Reference Sources for 2014, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), American Library Association

    SOCIOLOGY

    Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb
    Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson & David N. Kinsey

  • Co-winners of the 2014 Robert E. Park Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
  • Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End
    Nina Eliasoph

  • Winner of a 2014 Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award

    Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal
    Cybelle Fox

  • Co-Winner of the 2014 Barrington Moore Book Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    WORLD HISTORY / COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics
    Daniel Stedman Jones

  • Finalist for the 2014 Presidents' Book Award, Western Social Science Association

    2013 AWARDS

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    The Battle of Bretton Woods:
    John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

    Benn Steil

  • One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best History Books of 2013
  • Featured in The Sunday Times 2013 Holiday Roundup

    Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective
    Donna R. Gabaccia

  • Winner, 2013 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society

    The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How to Fix It
    Peter Temin & David Vines

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    AMERICAN LITERATURE

    Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem
    Catherine Robson

  • Winner of the 2013 NAVSA Best Book of the Year Award, North American Victorian Studies Association

    The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics: Fourth Edition
    Roland Greene, editor in chief; Stephen Cushman, general editor
    Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani & Paul Rouzer, associate editors

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    The Story of America: Essays on Origins
    Jill Lepore

  • Runner-up for the 2013 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, PEN American Center

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas
    Natasha Dow Schüll

  • Winner of the 2013 Sharon Stephens First Book Prize, American Ethnological Society
  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 Gregory Bateson Prize, The Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • The Atlantic Editors' "The Best Book I Read This Year" for 2013, chosen by senior editor Alexis C. Madrigal

    The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power
    Partha Chatterjee

  • One of HistoryToday's Books of the Year 2013, chosen by Chandak Sengoopta

    Depression in Japan: Psychiatric Cures for a Society in Distress
    Junko Kitanaka

  • Co-Winner of the 2013 Frances Hsu Prize, Society for East Asian Anthropology

    Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community
    Kenneth T. MacLeish

  • Third Place for the 2013 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, Society for Humanistic Anthropology and American Anthropological Association

    Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa
    Thomas Blom Hansen

  • Finalist for the 2013 Melville J. Herskovits Award, African Studies Association

    Tobacco Capitalism: Growers, Migrant Workers, and the Changing Face of a Global Industry
    Peter Benson

  • Winner of the 2013 Delmos Jones and Jagna Sharff Memorial Prize for the Critical Study of North America, Society for the Anthropology of North America / American Anthropological Association

    ART AND ARCHITECTURE

    Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures
    Leonard Barkan

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica
    T. J. Clark

  • One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best Art Books of 2013
  • Shortlisted for the Apollo Awards Book of the Year 2013, Apollo Magazine

    Wartime Kiss: Visions of the Moment in the 1940s
    Alexander Nemerov

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities
    Anna Sun
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    Heart of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe
    Jeremiah P. Ostriker & Simon Mitton

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles Top 25 Academic Books for 2013
  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy, Association of American Publishers

    The Milky Way: An Insider's Guide
    William H. Waller

  • One of SkyNews Best Astronomy Books of the Year 2013, chosen by SkyNews editor, Terence Dickinson

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Bugs Rule!: An Introduction to the World of Insects
    Whitney Cranshaw & Richard Redak

  • One of the New Scientist's Best Science Books of 2013

    Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life
    Enrico Coen

  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

    Nature's Compass: The Mystery of Animal Navigation
    James L. Gould & Carol Grant Gould

  • Longlisted for the 2013 Society of Biology Book Awards in General Biology

    The Unfeathered Bird
    Katrina van Grouw

  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Biological Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    The Crossley ID Guide: Britain and Ireland
    Richard Crossley & Dominic Couzens

  • One of The Guardian's Best Nature Books of 2013, chosen by Stephen Moss

    The Crossley ID Guide: Raptors
    Richard Crossley, Jerry Liguori & Brian Sullivan

  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 National Outdoor Book Awards, Nature Guidebooks

    The Kingdom of Fungi
    Jens H. Petersen

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History
    Carol Gracie

  • 2013 Merit Award Book Cover/Jacket, New York Book Show, in the category Professional, Reference

    The Unfeathered Bird
    Katrina van Grouw

  • Third Place for the 2013 BB/BTO Best Bird Book of the Year, British Birds and the British Trust for Ornithology>

    The Warbler Guide
    Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle, Drawings by Catherine Hamilton

  • Second Place for the 2013 BB/BTO Best Bird Book of the Year, British Birds and the British Trust for Ornithology
  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Single Volume Reference/Science, Association of American Publishers

    The World's Rarest Birds
    Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Robert Still

  • Fourth Place for the 2013 BB/BTO Best Bird Book of the Year, British Birds and the British Trust for Ornithology
  • One of Library Journal's Best Sci-Tech Books for 2013

    BRITISH LITERATURE

    Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War
    Andrew N. Rubin

  • Winner of a 2013 Lannan Literary Fellowship for Nonfiction, Lannan Foundation

    Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel
    David Kurnick

  • Co-Winner of the 2013 Sonia Rudikoff Prize, Northeast Victorian Studies Association

    The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860-1930
    Meredith Martin

  • Winner, 2013 Warren-Brooks Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism, Robert Penn Warren Center and Western Kentucky University
  • Co-Winner of the 2013 Sonia Rudikoff Prize, Northeast Victorian Studies Association

    CLASSICS

    Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
    Peter Brown

  • Winner of the 2013 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History, American Philosophical Society
  • Winner of the 2013 Philip Schaff Prize, American Society of Church History
  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, McGill University
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    No Joke: Making Jewish Humor
    Ruth R. Wisse

  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Language & Linguistics, Association of American Publishers

    The Pity of Partition: Manto's Life, Times, and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide
    Ayesha Jalal

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    ECONOMICS

    The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
    Anat Admati & Martin Hellwig

  • One of Bloomberg/Businessweek Best Books of 2013, selected by Jason Furman (chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors)
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013
  • One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best Economics Books of 2013
  • One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2013
  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Deutsche Wirtschaftsbuchpreis (German Business and Economics Book Award), sponsored by Handelsblatt, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and Goldman Sachs

    The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
    Marc Levinson

  • One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best Business Books of 2013 (chosen by guest critic Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft)

    The Battle of Bretton Woods:
    John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order

    Benn Steil

  • One of Bloomberg News' Top Business Books of 2013
  • One of Bloomberg/Businessweek Best Books of 2013, as selected individually by Fredrik Erixon (director of the European Center for International Political Economy in Brussels), Scott Minerd (chief investment officer of Guggenheim Partners), Olli Rehn (European Union economic and monetary affairs commissioner) and Alan Greenspan (former Federal Reserve chairman)
  • One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Nonfiction Books of the Year for 2013 in Business and Economics
  • Shortlisted for the 2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards in Finance & Economics

    Distant Tyranny: Markets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800
    Regina Grafe

  • Winner of the 2013 Gyorgy Ranki Biennial Prize, Economic History Association

    Finance and the Good Society
    Robert J. Shiller

  • 2013 Winner of a Bronze Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Economics

    The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality
    Angus Deaton

  • One of Bloomberg/Businessweek Best Books of 2013, selected by Christopher L. Eisgruber (president of Princeton University)
  • One of Forbes Magazine's Best Books of 2013
  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers
  • Longlisted for the 2013 Business Book of the Year Award, Financial Times/Goldman Sachs
  • A "Best Business Book of the Year for 2013" selected on LinkedIn by Matthew Bishop, Economics Editor of The Economist
  • Featured in The Sunday Times 2013 Holiday Roundup

    Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change
    Edmund Phelps

  • One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best Economics Books of 2013
  • A "Best Business Book of the Year for 2013" selected on LinkedIn by Matthew Bishop, Economics Editor of The Economist

    An Uncertain Glory: India and its Contradictions
    Jean Drèze & Amartya Sen

  • One of Bloomberg/Businessweek Best Books of 2013, selected by Edmund Phelps (Nobel-laureate professor at Columbia University, PUP author of Mass Flourishing)

    The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present
    Paul Seabright

  • One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best Economics Books of 2013

    Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
    Jeremy Adelman

  • One of Bloomberg/Businessweek Best Books of 2013, selected by Ollie Rehn (European Union economic and monetary affairs commissioner)
  • One of Financial Times (Alphachat)'s Econ Books of the Year for 2013
  • One of The Guardian Best Books of 2013, chosen by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Biography & Autobiography, Association of American Publishers

    EDUCATION

    Between Citizens and the State: The Politics of American Higher Education in the 20th Century
    Christopher P. Loss

  • Winner, 2013 Outstanding Book Award, American Educational Research Association

    College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be
    Andrew Delbanco

  • 2013 Gold Medal Winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Education II (Commentary/Theory) category
  • Winner of the 2013 O.L. Davis, Jr. Book Award, American Association for Teaching and Curriculum
  • Winner, 2013 Philip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Continuing Education, University Professional and Continuing Higher Education Association
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society
    Steven A. Barnes
  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Award

    Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
    S. Frederick Starr

  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in European and World History, Association of American Publishers

    Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962
    Gail Kligman & Katherine Verdery

  • Winner of the 2013 SRS Book Prize, The Society for Romanian Studies

    Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century: A Surrealist History
    Derek Sayer

  • One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best History Books of 2013

    Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation
    Robert Bartlett

  • Winner of the 2013 PROSE Award in European and World History, Association of American Publishers

    FINANCE

    The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It
    Anat Admati & Martin Hellwig

  • Winner of the 2013 PROSE Award in Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers
  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Spear's Book Award in Business

    The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order
    Benn Steil

  • Winner of the 2013 Spear's Book Award in Financial History

    The Founder's Dilemmas: Anticipating and Avoiding the Pitfalls That Can Sink a Startup
    Noam Wasserman

  • 2013 Winner of a Silver Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Entrepreneurship
  • Finalist for the 2013 George R. Terry Book Award, Academy of Management

    HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

    Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian
    A. Douglas Stone

  • One of Scientific American's Best 2013 Books for the Physics Fan, chosen by Jennifer Ouellette
  • One of Science Friday's Science Book Picks for 2013, chosen by Ira Flatow

    Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age
    W. Bernard Carlson

  • One of Amazon.com's 2013 Best Science Books
  • One of Booklist Online's Top 10 Science & Health Books for 2013
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013
  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Biography & Autobiography, Association of American Publishers

    JEWISH STUDIES

    Maimonides: Life and Thought
    Moshe Halbertal

  • Winner of the 2013 National Jewish Book Award in Scholarship, Jewish Book Council

    LAW

    Climbing Mount Laurel: The Struggle for Affordable Housing and Social Mobility in an American Suburb
    Douglas S. Massey, Len Albright, Rebecca Casciano, Elizabeth Derickson & David N. Kinsey

  • Winner of the 2013 Paul Davidoff Award, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

    LITERATURE: PRIMARY WORKS AND LETTERS

    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work
    Edwidge Danticat

  • Winner, 2013 Association of Caribbean Writers Grand Prize for Literature

    Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel
    Jonathan Lamb

  • Shortlisted for the 2013 MSA Book Prize, Modernist Studies Association

    Italo Calvino: Letters, 1941-1985
    Italo Calvino
    Selected and with an introduction by Michael Wood
    Translated by Martin McLaughlin

  • One of The Guardian Best Books of 2013, chosen by Pankaj Mishra
  • Selected for the SFG Gift Guide 2013

    Kafka: The Decisive Years
    Reiner Stach
    Translated by Shelley Frisch

  • The Guardian Best Books of 2013, chosen by Colm Tóibín

    Kafka: The Years of Insight
    Reiner Stach
    Translated by Shelley Frisch

  • Finalist for the 2013 National Jewish Book Award in History, Jewish Book Council
  • One of The Guardian Best Books of 2013, chosen by Colm Tóibín

    The Lives of the Novel: A History
    Thomas G. Pavel

  • Winner of the 2013 PROSE Award in Literature, Association of American Publishers

    The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume Five: The Dissolution
    Translated by David Tod Roy

  • One of The Wall Street Journal Bookshelf Best Books of 2013, chosen by Tash Aw

    The Things Things Say
    Jonathan Lamb

  • Honorable Mention, 2013 Barbara and George Perkins Prize, The International Society for the Study of Narrative

    MATHEMATICS

    The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible
    Lance Fortnow

  • One of Amazon.com's 2013 Best Science Books
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013
  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry
    Glen Van Brummelen

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013
  • Shortlisted for the 2013 BSHM Neumann Book Prize, British Society for the History of Mathematics

    Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks
    Persi Diaconis & Ron Graham

  • Winner, 2013 Euler Book Prize, Mathematical Association of America

    Mathematical Excursions to the World's Great Buildings
    Alexander J. Hahn

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

    Europe and the Islamic World: A History
    John Tolan, Henry Laurens & Gilles Veinstein
    With a foreword by John L. Esposito

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement
    Carrie Rosefsky Wickham

  • One of The Middle East Channel's Top Five Books of 2013, chosen by Marc Lynch

    Nasser's Gamble: How Intervention in Yemen Caused the Six-Day War and the Decline of Egyptian Power
    Jesse Ferris

  • Winner of the 2013 Reuven Chaikin Prize, University of Haifa
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    The Young Turks' Crime against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire
    Taner Akçam

  • Co-Winner of the 2013 Albert Hourani Book Award, Middle East Studies

    MUSIC

    Mozart's Grace
    Scott Burnham

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    PHILOSOPHY

    The Quotable Kierkegaard
    Edited by Gordon Marino

  • One of The Wall Street Journal Bookshelf Best Books of 2013, chosen by Mike Tyson

    Philosophy of Physics: Space and Time
    Tim Maudlin

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    PHYSICS

    Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell
    A. Zee

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Affluence and Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America
    Martin Gilens

  • Winner of the 2013 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, American Political Science Association
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles Top 25 Academic Books for 2013

    The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integrations
    Jonathan Laurence

  • Winner of the 2013 Hubert Morken Award for Best Book, Religion and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association
  • Co-Winner of the 2013 Best Book Award in Migration and Citizenship, American Political Science Association

    Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice
    Kristen Renwick Monroe

  • Winner of the 2013 Giovanni Sartori Best Book Award, Qualitative Methods Section of the American Political Science Association
  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 Robert L. Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award, International History and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

    Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government
    Jeffery A. Jenkins & Charles Stewart III

  • One of Choice's Editors' Picks for 2013

    The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election
    John Sides & Lynn Vavreck

  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

    Henri Poincaré: A Scientific Biography
    Jeremy Gray

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    Local Elections and the Politics of Small-Scale Democracy
    J. Eric Oliver
    With Shang E. Ha & Zachary Callen

  • Winner of the 2013 Best Book Award, Urban Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association

    Monitoring Democracy: When International Election Observation Works, and Why It Often Fails
    Judith G. Kelley

  • Co-Winner of the 2013 Chadwick F. Alger Prize, International Studies Association
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    On Global Justice
    Mathias Risse

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States
    David Vogel

  • Winner of the 2013 Levine Prize, Research Committee on the Structure of Government of the International Political Science Association

    Roosevelt's Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War
    Frank Costigliola

  • Winner, 2013 Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

    The Soldier and the Changing State: Building Democratic Armies in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas
    Zoltan Barany

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It
    Amy Gutmann & Dennis Thompson

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    Waiting for José: The Minutemen's Pursuit of America
    Harel Shapira

  • Winner of a 2013 Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association

    Why Adjudicate? Enforcing Trade Rules in the WTO
    Christina L. Davis

  • Co-Winner of the 2013 Chadwick F. Alger Prize, International Studies Association

    Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Matters
    Jonathan M. Ladd

  • Winner, 2013 Goldsmith Book Prize, Academic Category (Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)

    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

    The Making of Modern Liberalism
    Alan Ryan
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles Top 25 Academic Books for 2013

    REFERENCE WORKS AND ANTHOLOGIES

    The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought
    Edited by Gerhard Bowering
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles Top 25 Academic Books for 2013
  • 2013 Merit Award Book Cover/Jacket, New York Book Show, in the category Professional, Reference

    RELIGION

    Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
    Jon D. Levenson

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church
    Timothy Matovina

  • First Place, 2013 Catholic Press Association Book Award, History Category

    Lives of Great Religious Books: The Book of Mormon: A Biography
    Paul C. Gutjahr

  • Winner of the 2013 Book Cover/Jacket Merit Award in the Professional, Scholarly Series category, New York Book Show
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    Lives of Great Religious Books:
    The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography
    John J. Collins
    The I Ching: A Biography
    Richard J. Smith

  • Winner of the 2013 Book Cover/Jacket Merit Award in the Professional, Scholarly Series category, New York Book Show

    Red State Religion: Faith and Politics in America's Heartland
    Robert Wuthnow

  • Finalist, 2013 Christianity Today Awards, Christianity and Culture category

    Why Tolerate Religion?
    Brian Leiter

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    SELF-HELP

    The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking
    Edward B. Burger & Michael Starbird

  • 2013 Silver Medal Winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, Self-Help category

    SOCIOLOGY

    Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger
    Harvey Molotch

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking
    E. Gabriella Coleman

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine
    Elizabeth Popp Berman

  • Winner of the 2013 Pierre Bourdieu Award for Best Book, Sociology of Education Section of the American Sociological Association
  • Winner of the 2013 Max Weber Book Award, Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section, American Sociological Association

    The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East
    Marcia C. Inhorn

  • Shortlisted for the 2013 Book Prize, Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness of the British Sociological Association

    The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City
    William B. Helmreich

  • Honorable Mention for the 2013 PROSE Award in Sociology & Social Work, Association of American Publishers

    Small-Town America: Finding Community, Shaping the Future
    Robert Wuthnow

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    Talk at the Brink: Deliberation and Decision during the Cuban Missile Crisis
    David R. Gibson

  • Winner, 2013 Melvin Pollner Prize, Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Section, American Sociological Association

    Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal
    Cybelle Fox

  • Winner of the 2013 Distinguished Book Award, Latina/o Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
  • Winner of the 2013 Thomas and Znaniecki Best Book Award, International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association
  • Co-Winner, 2013 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, Political Sociology Section, American Sociological Association

    War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present
    Hans Joas & Wolfgang Knöbl

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013

    WORLD HISTORY / COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking
    Michael Keevak

  • Winner of the 2013 Academia Sinica Scholarly Monograph Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences

    Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society
    Steven A. Barnes

  • Winner of the 2013 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize, American Historical Association

    2012 AWARDS

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960
    Lawrence P. Jackson

  • Winner of the 2012 BCALA Literary Award, Nonfiction Category
  • Winner, 2012 CLA Book Award, College Language Association

    Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border
    Rachel St. John

  • Finalist, 2012 Spur Award for Best Western Nonfiction - Contemporary (1900-Present), Western Writers of America

    No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor
    Cindy Hahamovitch

  • Winner, 2012 James A. Rawley Prize, Organization of American Historians
  • Winner, 2012 Merle Curti Award, Organization of American Historians
  • Winner, 2012 Philip Taft Labor History Award, Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations

    Roosevelt's Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War
    Frank Costigliola
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Award,, U.S. History, Association of American Publishers

    The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America
    Margot Canaday
  • Winner, The 2012 Order of the Coif Biennial Book Award

    AMERICAN LITERATURE

    The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene
    Aidan Wasley
  • Winner, 2012 SAMLA Studies Award, South Atlantic Modern Language Association

    The Global Remapping of American Literature
    Paul Giles
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 BAAS Book Prize, British Association of American Studies
  • Shortlisted, 2012 American Studies Network Prize

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times
    Peter S. Wells
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Award, Archeology & Anthropology, Association of American Publishers

    Scripting Addiction: The Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety
    E. Summerson Carr
  • Winner, 2012 Edward Sapir Book Prize, Society for Linguistic Anthropology

    Tobacco Capitalism: Growers, Migrant Workers, and the Changing Face of a Global Industry
    Peter Benson
  • Winner, 2012 James Mooney Award, Southern Anthropological Society
  • Finalist, 2012 Society for the Anthropology of Work Book Prize

    ART AND ARCHITECTURE

    Ambitious Form: Giambologna, Ammanati, and Danti in Florence
    Michael W. Cole
  • Finalist, 2012 Charles Rufus Morey Book Award, College Art Association

    A General Theory of Visual Culture
    Whitney Davis
  • 2012 Winner of the Susanne K. Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Symbolic Form, Media Ecology Awards, Media Ecology Association

    Mathematical Excursions to the World's Great Buildings
    Alexander J. Hahn
  • Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Architecture & Urban Planning, Association of American Publishers

    Weiwei-isms
    Ai Weiwei
  • Huffington Post's Best Art Books of 2012: Our List of the 50 Greatest Creative Publications
  • Big Think's Best Art Books of 2012
  • One of "Our Favorite Books of 2012", The Village Voice

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form?
    Abraham Loeb
  • Winner, 2012 Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award, American Astronomical Society

    The Visioneers: How a Group of Elite Scientists Pursued Space Colonies, Nanotechnologies, and a Limitless Future
    W. Patrick McCray

  • Winner of the 2012 Eugene E. Emme Award for Astronautical Literature, American Astronautical Society

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Phase Transitions
    Ricard V. Solé
  • 2012 First Place Book Series, New York Book Show, in the category Professional, Scholarly

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds
    Richard Crossley
  • 2012 Bronze Medal Co-Winner, Independent Publisher Book Awards, Environment/Ecology/Nature Category

    Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History
    Carol Gracie

  • Honorable Mention, 2012 National Outdoor Book Awards, Nature & Environment Category

    BRITISH LITERATURE

    How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain
    Leah Price

  • Honorable Mention for the 2012 James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association

    The Rise and Fall of Meter: Poetry and English National Culture, 1860-1930
    Meredith Martin

  • Winner of the 2012 MLA Prize for a First Book, Modern Language Association

    Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity
    Simon Goldhill

  • Winner, 2012 Robert Lowry Patten Award, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, Rice University

    CLASSICS

    Aesopic Conversations: Popular Tradition, Cultural Dialogue, and the Invention of Greek Prose
    Leslie Kurke
  • Winner, 2012 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association
  • Shortlisted for the 2012 Runciman Award, Anglo-Hellenic League

    Rethinking the Other in Antiquity
    Erich S. Gruen
  • Shortlisted for the 2012 Runciman Award, Anglo-Hellenic League

    Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
    Peter Brown
  • Winner of the 2012 Gold Medal Book of the Year Award, History category, ForeWord Reviews
  • Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Classics & Ancient History, Association of American Publishers
  • Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award for Humanities, Association of American Publishers
  • Winner of the 2012 R.R. Hawkins Award, American Publishers Awards

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre
    Jack Zipes
  • Co-Winner of the 2012 Wayland D. Hand Prize, History and Folklore Section, American Folklore Societye

    The Novel and the Sea
    Margaret Cohen
  • Winner, 2012 Barbara and George Perkins Prize, The International Society for the Study of Narrative

    EARTH SCIENCES

    The Global Carbon Cycle
    David Archer
  • 2012 Second Place Book Series, New York Book Show, in the category Professional, Scholarly

    How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind (Revised and Expanded Edition)
    Charles H. Langmuir & Wally Broecker
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Award, Earth Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate
    David Archer
  • Selected to appear on ClimateUnited's Booklist of Top Books on Climate Change

    Princeton Primers in Climate
  • Winner, 2012 ASLI Choice - Popular Award, Atmospheric Science Librarians International

    ECONOMICS

    Creating Wine: The Emergence of a World Industry, 1840-1914
    James Simpson
  • Winner of the 2012 OIV Award in History, International Organisation of Vine and Wine

    The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good
    Robert H. Frank
  • 2012 Winner of a Bronze Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Economics

    The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters
    Diane Coyle
  • One of The Globalist's Top Books of 2012

    Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us
    John Quiggin
  • 2012 Co-Winner of a Gold Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Economics

    EDUCATION

    College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be
    Andrew Delbanco
  • Finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year Award in Education, ForeWord Reviews
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Award, Education, Association of American Publishers

    Unlocking the Gates: How and Why Leading Universities Are Opening Up Access to Their Courses
    Taylor Walsh for Ithaka S+R
    With a foreword by William G. Bowen
  • Winner, 2012 Philip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Continuing Education, University Professional and Continuing Education Association

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    The Hoods: Crime and Punishment in Belfast
    Heather Hamill
  • Winner of the 2012 James S. Donnelly, Sr. Prize for Books on History and the Social Sciences, American Conference for Irish Studies

    Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962
    Gail Kligman & Katherine Verdery
  • Winner, 2012 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies, ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)
  • Winner, 2012 Barbara Jelavich Book Prize, ASEEES
  • Winner, 2012 Heldt Prize for Best Book by a Woman in any area of Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Studies, Association for Women in Slavic Studies
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize, ASEEES

    The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s
    Richard Wolin
  • Named one of the Financial Times "Best Books of 2012", History Category

    FINANCE

    Finance and the Good Society
    Robert J. Shiller
  • Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award for Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers
  • Winner, 2012 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards, Finance & Economics
  • Shortlist, 2012 Best Finance Books in China, Caijing Magazine

    The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable in Financial Risk Management: Measurement and Theory Advancing Practice
    Edited by Francis X. Diebold, Neil A. Doherty & Richard J. Herring
  • Winner, 2012 Kulp-Wright Book Award, American Risk and Insurance Association

    JEWISH STUDIES

    The Book of Genesis: A Biography
    Ronald Hendel
  • One of Jewish Ideas Daily.com's "40 Best Jewish Books of 2012"

    The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image
    Daniel B. Schwartz
  • Co-Winner of the 2012 Salo Wittmayer Baron Prize, American Academy for Jewish Research

    The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492
    Maristella Botticini & Zvi Eckstein
  • Winner of the 2012 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Scholarship
  • One of Jewish Ideas Daily.com's "40 Best Jewish Books of 2012

    The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image
    Daniel B. Schwartz
  • Finalist, 2012 National Jewish Book Award in the category of History

    Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
    Jon D. Levenson
  • Best Nonfiction Jewish Book of 2012, Jewish Ideas Daily.com

    The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice
    Yaacob Dweck
  • Finalist, 2012 Best First Book in the History of Religions Award, American Academy of Religion

    LAW

    Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India
    Devesh Kapur
  • Co-Winner, 2012 ENMISA (Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Section of ISA) Distinguished Book Award

    Mafias on the Move: How Organized Crime Conquers New Territories
    Federico Varese
  • Winner of the 2012 Outstanding Publication Award, International Association for the Study of Organized Crime

    Who Are the Criminals? The Politics of Crime Policy from the Age of Roosevelt to the Age of Reagan
    John Hagan
  • Winner of the 2012 Harry J. Kalven Prize, Law & Society Association

    Why Adjudicate? Enforcing Trade Rules in the WTO
    Christina L. Davis
  • Winner, 2013 International Law Best Book Award, International Law Section, International Studies Association

    LITERATURE: PRIMARY WORKS AND LETTERS

    On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling
    Michael Dirda
  • Winner, 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, Best Critical/Biographical Category, Mystery Writers of America
  • Finalist, 2012 Marfield Prize: The National Award for Arts Writing, Arts Club of Washington

    The Quotable Thoreau
    Edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer
  • Selected for "The Best of the Best" Program at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference

    The Silicon Jungle: A Novel of Deception, Power, and Internet Intrigue
    Shumeet Baluja
  • 2012 Co-winner of the Mary Shelley Award for Outstanding Fictional Work, Media Ecology Awards, Media Ecology Association

    Slavery and the Culture of Taste
    Simon Gikandi
  • Winner, Fourteenth Annual (2012) Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University
  • Co-winner of the 2012 Melville J. Herskovits Award, African Studies Association
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012

    MATHEMATICS

    Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills
    Paul J. Nahin
  • 2012 Merit Award Cover/Jacket, New York Book Show, in the category Professional, Scholarly

    Fascinating Mathematical People: Interviews and Memoirs
    Edited by Donald J. Albers & Gerald L. Alexanderson
    With a foreword by Philip J. Davis
  • 2012 Merit Award Book, New York Book Show, in the category Professional, Reference

    Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers
    John MacCormick
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Award, Computing & Information Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

    Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector
    Sara Roy
  • Winner of a 2012 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in Middle Eastern Studies
  • Winner, 2012 Academic Award, The Palestine Book Awards (Hosted by the Middle East Monitor)

    Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks
    Jenny White
  • One of ForeignAffairs.com's "Best International Relations Books of 2012" in the "Best Books of 2012 on the Middle East" category

    The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East
    Marcia C. Inhorn
  • A CHOICE Editor's Pick, October 2012

    The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire
    Taner Akçam
  • One of ForeignAffairs.com's "Best International Relations Books of 2012" in the "Best Books of 2012 on the Middle East" category

    PHILOSOPHY

    Manhunts: A Philosophical History
    Grégoire Chamayou
    Translated by Steven Rendall
  • Finalist, 26th Annual Translation Prize (Non Fiction) 2012, French-American Foundation & Florence Gould Foundation

    Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus
    John M. Cooper
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Award, Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

    The Virtues of Our Vices: A Modest Defense of Gossip, Rudeness, and Other Bad Habits
    Emrys Westacott
  • 2012 Third Place Cover/Jacket, New York Book Show, in the category Professional, Scholarly

    POETRY

    Angina Days: Selected Poems
    Günter Eich
    Michael Hofmann
  • Winner of the 2012 Thornton Wilder Prize for Translation, American Academy of Arts and Letters

    Carnations: Poems
    Anthony Carelli
  • Finalist, 2012 Levis Reading Prize, Virginia Commonwealth University

    The Eternal City: Poems
    Kathleen Graber
  • 2012 Merit Award Book, New York Book Show, in the category General Trade, Poetry Series

    New Impressions of Africa
    Raymond Roussel
    Translated and introduced by Mark Ford
  • Runner-up, 2012 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, PEN American Center

    The Two Yvonnes: Poems
    Jessica Greenbaum
  • Library Journal "Best Books 2012: Poetry" List

    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

    Eco-Republic: What the Ancients Can Teach Us about Ethics, Virtue, and Sustainable Living
    Melissa Lane
  • Honor Book, 2012 NJCH Book Award, New Jersey Council for the Humanities
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 Green Book Festival, General Non-Fiction

    On Compromise and Rotten Compromises
    Avishai Margalit
  • Winner of the Philosophical Book Award 2012, The Hannover Institute of Philosophical Research

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals
    David Scheffer
  • 2012 Book of the Year Award from the American National Section of L'Association Internationale de Droit Penal (AIDP)
  • Selected for the Washington Post's "Best of 2012: 50 notable works of nonfiction"

    Attention Deficit Democracy: The Paradox of Civic Engagement
    Ben Berger
  • Winner, 2012 North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Award

    The Constrained Court: Law, Politics, and the Decisions Justices Make
    Michael A. Bailey & Forrest Maltzman
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 C. Herman Pritchett Award, Law and Courts Section, American Political Science Association

    Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India
    Devesh Kapur
  • Co-Winner, 2012 ENMISA (Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Section of ISA) Distinguished Book Award

    The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integrations
    Jonathan Laurence

  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012

    Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy
    Bonnie Honig
  • Co-Winner, 2012 David Easton Award, Foundations of Political Theory Section, American Political Science Association

    How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians
    Quintus Tullius Cicero
    Translated and with an introduction by Philip Freeman
  • Chosen as a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice (8/5/2012)

    The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World
    Tim Büthe & Walter Mattli
  • Winner of the 2012 ISA Best Book Award, International Studies Association

    The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States
    David Vogel
  • Winner of the 2012 ONE Best Book Award, Organizations and the Natural Environment Division, Academy of Management

    The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought
    Edited by Gerhard Bowering
  • One of Library Journal's Best Reference of 2012, Law & Politics

    States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities
    David Stasavage
  • Winner, 2012 Award for the Best Book in European Politics, European Politics and Society Section, American Political Science Association

    Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal
    Cybelle Fox
  • Winner of the 2012 Award for Best Book in Latino Politics, Latino Caucus of the American Political Science Association
  • Winner of the 2012 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems

    The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy
    Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba and Henry E. Brady
  • Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

    Why Americans Don't Join the Party: Race, Immigration, and the Failure (of Political Parties) to Engage the Electorate
    Zoltan L. Hajnal & Taeku Lee
  • Winner of the 2012 Best Book Award, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section, American Political Science Association

    Why Americans Hate the Media and How It Matters
    Jonathan M. Ladd
  • Winner of the 2012 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research, Donald McGannon Communications Research Center
  • Finalist for the 2012 Frank Luther Mott - Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism and Mass Communication Research Award

    PSYCHOLOGY

    Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It
    Max H. Bazerman & Ann E. Tenbrunsel
  • 2012 Winners of a Silver Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Business Ethics

    Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle. (From Vol. 8. of the Collected Works of C. G. Jung)
    C. G. Jung
    Translated by R.F.C. Hull
    With a new foreword by Sonu Shamdasani
  • 2012 First Place Cover/Jacket, New York Book Show, in the category Professional, Scholarly Series

    REFERENCE WORKS AND ANTHOLOGIES

    The New Atlas of World History: Global Events at a Glance
    John Haywood
  • Selected for "The Best of the Best" Program at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference

    RELIGION

    American Religion: Contemporary Trends
    Mark Chaves
  • Winner of the 2012 Christianity Today Award in the Christianity and Culture category

    Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church
    Timothy Matovina
  • 2012 Winner, College Theology Society Best Book Award

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy
    Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba and Henry E. Brady
  • Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    SOCIOLOGY

    Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger
    Harvey Molotch
  • Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Sociology & Social Work, Association of American Publishers

    Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi
    Chandra Mukerji
  • Co-winner, 2012 American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

    Inventing Equal Opportunity
    Frank Dobbin
  • Co-winner, 2012 American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

    Max Weber in America
    Lawrence A. Scaff
  • Winner of the 2012 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, History of Sociology Section, American Sociological Association

    Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962
    Gail Kligman & Katherine Verdery
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award, Political Sociology Section, American Sociological Association
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 Barrington Moore Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section, American Sociological Association

    Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School
    Shamus Rahman Khan
  • Winner of the 2011 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Honorable Mention, 2012 Distinguished Book Award of the Race, Gender and Class Section, American Sociological Association

    Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal
    Cybelle Fox
  • Finalist for the 2012 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems>

    WORLD HISTORY/COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History
    Emma Rothschild
  • Winner of the 2011 Scottish History Book of the Year Award, Saltire Society

    Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics
    Daniel Stedman Jones
  • Shortlist, 2012 Gladstone Prize, Royal Historical Society

    2011 AWARDS

    Go to Author Awards

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine
    Elizabeth Popp Berman
  • Winner of the 2011 President's Book Award, Social Science History Association

    Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink
    Louis Hyman
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America
    Mark Valeri
  • Winner of the 2011 Philip Schaff Prize, American Society of Church History
  • Shortlisted for the 2011 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Historical Study of Religion

    The Quotable Thoreau
    Edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer
  • Recipient of an Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in Humanities, Arts and Humanities Foundation in 2011

    The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America
    Margot Canaday
  • Winner of the 2011 John Boswell Prize, Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History

    The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History
    Jill Lepore
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011
  • Gold Medal Winner of the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the History category
  • Highly Recommended Book, 2011 Annual Awards, Boston Authors Club

    AMERICAN LITERATURE

    The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960
    Lawrence P. Jackson
  • Winner of the 2011 PROSE Award, Literature, Association of American Publishers
  • Finalist of the 2011 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Nonfiction, The Hurston/Wright Foundation
  • Finalist, 2011 National Book Award, Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, University of Memphis

    Last Looks, Last Books: Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill
    Helen Vendler
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since 1960
    Amy Hungerford
  • Shortlisted for the 2011 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Textual Study of Religion

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa
    Duana Fullwiley
  • Winner, 2011 Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology, Royal Anthropological Institute

    Islamism and Democracy in India: The Transformation of Jamaat-e-Islami
    Irfan Ahmad
  • Shortlisted, 2011 ICAS Book Prize for best study in the field of Social Sciences, International Convention of Asian Scholars

    Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria
    Kristen Ghodsee
  • Winner of the 2011 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEES)
  • Winner of the 2011 John D. Bell Memorial Book Prize, Bulgarian Studies Association
  • Winner of the 2011 William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology, Society for the Anthropology of Europe, American Anthropological Association

    Winning: Reflections on an American Obsession
    Francesco Duina
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010-2011 Compilation of Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates

    APPLIED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

    Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science
    Michael Nielsen
  • One of Financial Times (FT.com) non-fiction favourites of 2011 in the Science category
  • One of Anthony Doerr of the The Boston Globe's best books of 2011 on science

    ART AND ARCHITECTURE

    Ambitious Form: Giambologna, Ammanati, and Danti in Florence
    Michael W. Cole
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    The Moment of Caravaggio
    Michael Fried
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Objects of Translation: Material Culture and Medieval "Hindu-Muslim" Encounter
    Finbarr B. Flood
  • Winner of the 2011 Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize, Association for Asian Studies, South Asia Council

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    How Old Is the Universe?
    David A. Weintraub
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life beyond Our Solar System
    Ray Jayawardhana
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011
  • One of Library Journal Reviews' Sci-Tech Best Books for 2011
  • Shortlisted for the 2011 (third annual) Lane Anderson Science Writing Award

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Pollination and Floral Ecology
    Pat Willmer
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    Resolving Ecosystem Complexity (MPB-47)
    Oswald J. Schmitz
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    Cotingas and Manakins
    Guy M. Kirwan & Graeme Green
  • One of The Birdbooker Report's Best Bird Books of 2011

    Frogs and Toads of the World
    Chris Mattison
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Title of 2011

    The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs
    Gregory S. Paul
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Title of 2011

    Trogons: A Natural History of the Trogonidae
    Joseph M. Forshaw
  • One of The Birdbooker Report's Best Bird Books of 2011

    BRITISH LITERATURE

    The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene
    Aidan Wasley
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Title of 2011

    Slavery and the Culture of Taste
    Simon Gikandi
  • Co-Winner, 2011 James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association

    The Things Things Say
    Jonathan Lamb
  • Honorable Mention, 2011 Oscar Kenshur Book Prize, The Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Indiana University

    COGNITIVE SCIENCE

    The Brain and the Meaning of Life
    Paul Thagard
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Title of 2011

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    The Novel and the Sea
    Margaret Cohen
  • Winner of the 2010-2011 Louis Gottschalk Prize, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Second Runner-Up, 2011 Harry Levin Prize, American Comparative Literature Association

    ECONOMICS

    After Adam Smith: A Century of Transformation in Politics and Political Economy
    Murray Milgate & Shannon C. Stimson
  • Winner of the 2011 David and Elaine Spitz Prize, International Conference for the Study of Political Thought

    Beyond Mechanical Markets: Asset Price Swings, Risk, and the Role of the State
    Roman Frydman & Michael D. Goldberg
  • Finalists for the 2011 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award
  • One of Financial Times (FT.com) non-fiction favourites of 2011, commended by Martin Wolf, FT chief economics commentator

    Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance
    Boris Groysberg
  • 2011 Winner of a Gold Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Operations Management/Productivity/TQM

    The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good
    Robert H. Frank
  • Finalist for the 2011 Book of the Year Award in Business & Economics, ForeWord Reviews

    Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future
    Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron & Meera Balarajan
  • Featured as a "Page-turner" and one of the Best Books of 2011 in Politics and Current Affairs, The Economist

    Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
    Raghuram G. Rajan
  • Gold Medal Winner of the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Finance/
    Investment/Economics category
  • Finalist, 2011 Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize

    The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times
    Edited by David S. Landes, Joel Mokyr & William J. Baumol
  • 2011 Winner of a Silver Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Entrepreneurship 2011 Winners of a Silver Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Entrepreneurship

    Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters
    Timothy Besley & Torsten Persson
  • Honorable Mention, 2011 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

    This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
    Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff
  • Finalist, 2011 Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize

    EDUCATION

    The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World
    Ben Wildavsky
  • Winner of the 2011 Philip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Continuing Higher Education, University Professional and Continuing Education Association

    No Longer Separate, Not Yet Equal: Race and Class in Elite College Admission and Campus Life
    Thomas J. Espenshade & Alexandria Walton Radford
  • Winner of the 2011 Pierre Bourdieu Book Award, Sociology of Education Section, American Sociological Association

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    The Age of Social Democracy: Norway and Sweden in the Twentieth Century
    Francis Sejersted
  • A 2011 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

    Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants: A Maritime History of the Early Modern Mediterranean
    Molly Greene
  • Joint Winner of the 2011 Runciman Award, Anglo-Hellenic League

    HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

    The Joy of Secularism: 11 Essays for How We Live Now
    Edited by George Levine
  • One of The New Yorker's Reviewer's Favorites of 2011

    Physics and Technology for Future Presidents: An Introduction to the Essential Physics Every World Leader Needs to Know
    Richard A. Muller
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010-2011 Compilation of Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates

    Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Our Health Care System
    Daniel Callahan
  • Recommended Reading, 2011 James A. Hamilton Award, American College of Healthcare Executives

    JEWISH STUDIES

    The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson
    Samuel Heilman & Menachem Friedman
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    LAW

    Justice in Lüritz: Experiencing Socialist Law in East Germany
    Inga Markovits
  • Co-winner of the 2011 James Willard Hurst Prize for Sociolegal History, Law and Society Association

    The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons
    Colin Dayan
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Title of 2011: Top 25 Books

    Lawyers and Fidelity to Law
    W. Bradley Wendel
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    LITERATURE

    The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales
    Béla Balázs
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work
    Edwidge Danticat
  • Edwidge Danticat Honored with the 2011 Langston Hughes Medal, City College of New York
  • Winner of the 2011 Bocas Lit Fest OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature in the non-fiction category

    MATHEMATICS

    Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers
    Karl Johan Åström & Richard M. Murray
  • Winner of the 2011 Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Prize, International Federation of Automatic Control

    Mathematics in Ancient Iraq: A Social History
    Eleanor Robson
  • Winner of the 2011 Pfizer Award for best scholarly book, History of Science Society

    The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
    Edited by Timothy Gowers
  • Winner of the 2011 Euler Book Prize, Mathematical Association of America

    PHILOSOPHY

    Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality
    Patricia S. Churchland
  • Winner of the 2011 PROSE Award for Excellence in Biological & Life Sciences

    Perpetual Euphoria: On the Duty to Be Happy
    Pascal Bruckner
    Translated by Steven Rendall
  • Finalist, 25th Annual Translation Prize (Non Fiction), French-American Foundation & Florence Gould Foundation

    Soul Dust: The Magic of Consciousness
    Nicholas Humphrey
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    POETRY

    The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue
    W. H. Auden
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    Angina Days: Selected Poems
    Michael Hofmann
  • Runner-up, 2011 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, PEN American Center
  • Runner-up, The 2011 Schlegel-Tieck Prize (for German Translation), The Society of Authors

    The Eternal City: Poems
    Kathleen Graber
  • Winner, 2011 Literary Award for Poetry, Library of Virginia
  • Finalist, 2011 William Carlos Williams Award, Poetry Society of America

    Oranges and Snow: Selected Poems of Milan Djordjevic
    Charles Simic
  • Winner of the 2011 Robert Frost Medal, Poetry Society of America
  • Runner-up, 2011 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, PEN American Center

    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

    The Imperative of Integration
    Elizabeth Anderson
  • Winner of the 2011 Joseph B. Gittler Award, The American Philosophical Association
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010-2011 Compilation of Significant University Press Titles for Undergraduates

    Liberating Judgment: Fanatics, Skeptics, and John Locke's Politics of Probability
    Douglas John Casson
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    The Real World of Democratic Theory
    Ian Shapiro
  • Winner of the 2011 Silver Medal Book of the Year Award in Political Science, ForeWord Reviews
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe
    Mary Elise Sarotte
  • Honorable Mention, 2011 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, Nanovic Institute for European Studies

    The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change, 1510-2010
    John M. Owen IV
  • Winner of the 2011 Lepgold Prize, Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University

    The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics
    Michael C. Horowitz
  • Winner of the 2011 Harold D. Lasswell Prize, Society of Policy Scientists
  • Winner of the 2011 Best Book, International Security Studies Section, International Studies Association

    The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe
    David Marquand
  • One of Financial Times (FT.com) non-fiction favourites of 2011 in the Politics category

    How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace
    Charles A. Kupchan
  • Finalist, 2011 Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize
  • Honorable Mention, 2011 Arthur Ross Book Award, Council on Foreign Relations

    Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, Crisis, and Transformation of the American World Order
    G. John Ikenberry
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    The Litigation State: Public Regulation and Private Lawsuits in the United States
    Sean Farhang
  • Winner of the 2011 C. Herman Pritchett Award, Law and Courts Section, American Political Science Association
  • Winner of the 2011 Gladys M. Kammerer Award, American Political Science Association

    Partisan Balance: Why Political Parties Don't Kill the U.S. Constitutional System
    David R. Mayhew
  • Winner of the 2011 Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award, Political Organizations and Parties Section, American Political Science Association

    Politics and Strategy: Partisan Ambition and American Statecraft
    Peter Trubowitz
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    The Politics of Secularism in International Relations
    Elizabeth Shakman Hurd
  • Co-winner of the 2011 Hubert Morken Award for the Best Publication in Religion and Politics, Religion and Politics Section, American Political Science Association

    Terror in Chechnya: Russia and the Tragedy of Civilians in War
    Emma Gilligan
  • Winner of 2011 Lemkin Award, Institute for the Study of Genocide

    Rational Theory of International Politics: The Logic of Competition and Cooperation
    Charles L. Glaser
  • Honorable Mention for the 2011 Best Book, International Security Studies Section, International Studies Association

    Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA
    Daniel Carpenter
  • Winner of the 2011 Allan Sharlin Memorial Award, Social Science History Association

    Who Are the Criminals? The Politics of Crime Policy from the Age of Roosevelt to the Age of Reagan
    John Hagan
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    PSYCHOLOGY

    Why People Cooperate: The Role of Social Motivations
    Tom R. Tyler
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2011

    SOCIOLOGY

    Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves
    Shehzad Nadeem
  • Finalist for the 2011 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems

    Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945-1975
    Kelly Moore
  • Winner, 2011 Robert K. Merton Book Award, Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section, American Sociological Association

    Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain, and France, 1890s to 1990s
    Marion Fourcade
  • Winner of the 2011 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, American Sociological Association
  • Winner of the 2011 Ludwik Fleck Prize, Society for the Social Studies of Science

    The Entrepreneurial Group: Social Identities, Relations, and Collective Action
    Martin Ruef
  • Winner of the 2011 Max Weber Book Award, Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section, American Sociological Association

    Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School
    Shamus Rahman Khan
  • Winner of the 2011 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems

    Reds, Whites, and Blues: Social Movements, Folk Music, and Race in the United States
    William G. Roy
  • Winner of the 2011 Charles Tilly Best Book Award, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section, American Sociological Association

    Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory
    Randall Collins
  • Winner of the 2011 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, American Sociological Association

    WORLD HISTORY / COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society
    Steven A. Barnes
  • Winner of the 2011 Baker-Burton Award, European History Section, Southern Historical Association

    Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference
    Jane Burbank & Frederick Cooper
  • Winner of the 2011 World History Association Book Prize

    The Great American Mission: Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order
    David Ekbladh
  • Winner of the 2011 Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

    The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History
    Emma Rothschild
  • Winner of the 2011 Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year Award
  • One of The New Yorker's Reviewer's Favorites of 2011

    2010 AWARDS

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    The Empire of Trauma: An Inquiry into the Condition of Victimhood
    Didier Fassin and Richard Rechtman
  • Winner of the 2010 William A. Douglass Prize for Best Book in Europeanist Anthropology
    Sponsored by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, American Anthropological Association

    Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
    Ayala Fader
  • "Highly Commended," 2010 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion, Society for the Anthropology of Religion

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    Heavenly Merchandize: How Religion Shaped Commerce in Puritan America
    Mark Valeri
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race
    Thomas J. Sugrue
  • Finalist, The 2010 Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change National Book Award, The University of Memphis

    Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition
    James T. Kloppenberg
  • A National Public Radio (npr.org/blogs) Mara Liasson Best Book of the Year for 2010)

    The Rise and Fall of Modern American Conservatism: A Short History
    David Farber
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    The Straight State:
    Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America

    Margot Canaday
  • Winner of the 2010 Cromwell Book Prize, American Society for Legal History
  • Winner of the 2010 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize, American Studies Association
  • Winner of the 2010 Ellis W. Hawley Prize, awarded by the Organization of American Historians.
  • Co-winner of the 2010 Gladys M. Kammerer Award, American Political Science Association
  • Winner of the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies by the Lambda Literary Foundation

    The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History
    Jill Lepore
  • 2010 Bronze Medal Winner of the 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards in the History Category
  • Named a 2010 New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
  • One of the Top Debate Worthy Books of 2010, U.S. News & World Report (online version)
  • Honorable Mention for the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in U.S. History, American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

    AMERICAN LITERATURE

    The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960
    Lawrence P. Jackson
  • Winner of the 2010 William Sanders Scarborough Prize, Modern Language Association

    ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

    Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction
    Pierre Briant
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Civilizations of Ancient Iraq
    Benjamin R. Foster & Karen Polinger Foster
  • Winner of the Felicia A. Holton Book Award 2010, Archaeological Institute of America

    The Horse, the Wheel, and Language:
    How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World

    David W. Anthony
  • Winner of the 2010 Society for American Archaeology Book Award.

    Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome
    Edited by Victor Davis Hanson
  • Winner of the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Classics & Ancient History, American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

    The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
    Adrienne Mayor
  • 2010 Gold Medal Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Biography category
  • 2010 Gold Medal Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Biography category
  • Honorable Mention for the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Biography & Autobiography, American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

    ART AND ARCHITECTURE

    Inventing Futurism: The Art and Politics of Artificial Optimism
    Christine Poggi
  • Co-Winner of the 2010 Howard R. Marraro Prize, Modern Language Association

    Michelangelo: A Life on Paper
    Leonard Barkan
  • One of the The Daily Beast's (Brad Gooch) Favorite Books of the Year for 2010

    The Moment of Caravaggio
    Michael Fried
  • Winner of the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Art History & Criticism
  • Named one of T.J. Clark's 2010 Best Books of the Year, ARTFORUM

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    Heaven's Touch: From Killer Stars to the Seeds of Life, How We Are Connected to the Universe
    James B. Kaler
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Ant Encounters: Interaction Networks and Colony Behavior
    Deborah M. Gordon
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs
    Gregory S. Paul
  • One of 2010 Best Reference (Print, Electronic, and Free Reference Resources) in the Sciences category, Library Journal
  • Honorable Mention for the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Single Volume Reference/Science, American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

    Trogons: A Natural History of the Trogonidae
    Joseph M. Forshaw
    Illustrated by Albert Earl Gilbert
  • 2010 Winner of the International Book Awards in the Best Interior Design category
  • 2010 Finalist of the International Book Awards in the Best Cover Design category

    BRITISH LITERATURE

    The Bard: Robert Burns, A Biography
    Robert Crawford
  • Shortlisted for the 2010 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards, Non-Fiction category, by the Scottish Arts Council.

    CLASSICS

    Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens
    Josiah Ober
  • Shortlisted for the Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2010, English PEN
    Awarded by the PEN Literary Foundation

    Recognizing Persius
    Kenneth J. Reckford
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Reconstructing the Roman Republic: An Ancient Political Culture and Modern Research
    Karl-J. Hölkeskamp
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    COGNITIVE SCIENCE

    Honeybee Democracy
    Thomas D. Seeley
  • Named one of the 2010 Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Science & Environment list, Financial Times (FT.com)

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    Cultural Capitals: Early Modern London and Paris
    Karen Newman
  • Honorable Mention, 2010 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies,
    Nanovic Institute for European Studies

    EARTH SCIENCES

    Megadisasters: The Science of Predicting the Next Catastrophe
    Florin Diacu
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Why the Sky Is Blue: Discovering the Color of Life
    Gotz Hoeppe
  • Winner of the 2010 Louis J. Battan Author's Award
    Awarded by the American Meteorological Society

    ECONOMICS

    Animal Spirits:
    How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism

    George A. Akerlof & Robert J. Shiller
  • Co-Winners of a 2010 Silver Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Entrepreneurship
  • Co-Winners of the 2010 Robert Lane Award for the Best Book in Political Psychology by the American Political Science Association

    Banking on the Future: The Fall and Rise of Central Banking
    Howard Davies & David Green
  • Named as one of the 2010 Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Business & Economics list, Financial Times (ft.com)

    Boulevard of Broken Dreams:
    Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed--and What to Do About It

    Josh Lerner
  • Co-Winner of a 2010 Gold Medal in the Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Entrepreneurship

    Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
    Raghuram G. Rajan
  • Winner of the 2010 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year
  • Winner of the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Economics, American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence
  • Gold Medal Winner of the 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards in the Business & Economics Category
  • Finalist for the 2010 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award
  • One of the winners of the 2010 Best Business Books of the Year, strategy+business magazine
  • Best Crisis Book by an Economist and Named one of the 2010 Top Thirty Business Books of the Year, Bloomberg News (bloomberg.com/news)
  • Named as one of the 2010 Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Business & Economics list, Financial Times (FT.com)

    The Hesitant Hand: Taming Self-Interest in the History of Economic Ideas
    Steven G. Medema
  • Winner of the 2010 ESHET Best Book Prize of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought

    Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being
    George A. Akerlof & Rachel E. Kranton
  • Named one of the 2010 Top Thirty Business Books, Bloomberg News (bloomberg.com/news)
  • Honorable Mention for the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Economics, American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

    Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us
    John Quiggin
  • Named one of the 2010 Top Thirty Business Books of the Year, Bloomberg News (bloomberg.com/news)
  • Named one of the 2010 Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Business & Economics list, Financial Times (FT.com)
  • One of the 2011 "Must Read" Economics Books, Naked Capitalism blog, Yves Smith

    EDUCATION

    Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities
    William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos & Michael S. McPherson
  • Winner of the 2010 Pierre Bourdieu Book Award from the Sociology of Education section of the American Sociological Association
  • Honorable Mention for the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence in Education, from the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers

    The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World
    Ben Wildavsky
  • Honorable Mention for the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Education, American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

    Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
    Martha C. Nussbaum
  • One of The Age's (Brenda Walker) Best Books of the Year for 2010

    Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehouses: Solving the Funding-Achievement Puzzle in America's Public Schools
    Eric A. Hanushek & Alfred A. Lindseth
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s
    Richard Wolin
  • Named on of John Wilson's 2010 Favorite Books of the Year in Books & Culture, National Public Radio (NPR.org/blogs)

    FILM STUDIES

    Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War
    Anton Kaes
  • Winner of the 2010 DAAD Book Prize, German Studies Association
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    FINANCE

    Banking on the Future: The Fall and Rise of Central Banking
    Howard Davies & David Green
  • Named as one of the 2010 Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Business & Economics list, Financial Times (FT.com)

    Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance
    Boris Groysberg
  • One of the winners of the 2010 Best Business Books, strategy+business magazine

    Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy
    Raghuram G. Rajan
  • Winner of the 2010 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year
  • Finalist for the 2010 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award
  • One of the winners of the 2010 Best Business Books of the Year, strategy+business magazine
  • Named one of the 2010 Top Thirty Business Books of the Year, Bloomberg News (bloomberg.com/news)
  • Named as one of the 2010 Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Business & Economics list, Financial Times (FT.com)
  • Finalist of the 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Business and Economics Category

    Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being
    George A. Akerlof & Rachel E. Kranton
  • Named one of the 2010 Top Thirty Business Books, Bloomberg News (bloomberg.com/news)

    The Known, the Unknown, and the Unknowable in Financial Risk Management: Measurement and Theory Advancing Practice
    Edited by Francis X. Diebold, Neil A. Doherty & Richard J. Herring
  • Finalist for the 2010 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award

    This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
    Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff
  • Winner of the 2010 TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award
  • 2010 Gold Medal Co-Winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Finance/Investment/Economics category
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles
  • Shortlisted for the 2010 Financial History of the Year by Spear's Book Awards

    Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us
    John Quiggin
  • Named one of the 2010 Top Thirty Business Books of the Year, Bloomberg News (bloomberg.com/news)
  • Named one of the 2010 Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Business & Economics list, Financial Times (FT.com)

    GENDER STUDIES

    Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria
    Kristen Ghodsee
  • Winner of the 2010 Heldt Prize for Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's studies, Association for Women in Slavic Studies

    HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

    Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age
    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
  • Winner of the 2010 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the field of media ecology by the Media Ecology Association
  • Winner of the 2010 Don K. Price Award for Best Book in Science and Technology Politics, Section on Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics (STEP) by the American Political Science Association

    How to Read Historical Mathematics
    Benjamin Wardhaugh
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    The Measure of Merit: Talents, Intelligence, and Inequality in the French and American Republics, 1750-1940
    John Carson
  • Winner of the 2010 Cheiron Book Prize from Cheiron, the International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences

    JEWISH STUDIES

    The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492
    Translated, Edited & Introduced by Peter Cole
  • Winner of the 2010 TLS Risa Domb/Porjes Translation Prize, Jewish Book Council

    Early Modern Jewry: A New Cultural History
    David B. Ruderman
  • Winner of the 2010 National Jewish Book Award in the category of History, Jewish Book Council

    Greece--a Jewish History
    K. E. Fleming
  • Winner of the Prix Alberto Benveniste for 2010
    Sponsored by Le Centre Alberto Benveniste, Paris, France.

    The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson
    Samuel Heilman & Menachem Friedman
  • Winner of the 2010 National Jewish Book Award in the category of American Jewish Studies, Jewish Book Council

    LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Insurgent Citizenship: Disjunctions of Democracy and Modernity in Brazil
    James Holston
  • Co-Winner of the 2010 BRASA Roberto Reis Book Prize by the Brazilian Studies Association

    LITERATURE: PRIMARY WORKS AND LETTERS

    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work
    Edwidge Danticat
  • Edwidge Danticat Honored with the 2011 Langston Hughes Medal, City College of New York
  • Named a 2010 New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
  • One of 2010 Best Books, Mosaic Magazine
  • One of 2010 Best Books, The Miami Herald, Between the Covers blog
  • Finalist, 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Biography and Autobiography Category

    MATHEMATICS

    Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology
    David S. Richeson
  • Winner of the 2010 Euler Book Prize
    Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America.

    Numbers Rule: The Vexing Mathematics of Democracy, from Plato to the Present
    George G. Szpiro
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles
  • Honorable Mention for the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Mathematics, American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

    PHILOSOPHY

    On Myself, and Other, Less Important Subjects
    Caspar Hare
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Surviving Death
    Mark Johnston
  • Honorable Mention for the 2010 PROSE Award for Excellence in Theology & Religious Studies, American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence

    POETRY

    The Eternal City: poems
    Kathleen Graber
  • 2010 National Book Award Finalist

    POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

    Alibis of Empire: Henry Maine and the Ends of Liberal Imperialism
    Karuna Mantena
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Demanding Democracy: American Radicals in Search of a New Politics
    Marc Stears
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe
    Mary Elise Sarotte
  • Winner of the 2010 Robert H. Ferrell book Prize Award of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • Co-winner of the 2010 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Boundaries of Contagion: How Ethnic Politics Have Shaped Government Responses to AIDS
    Evan S. Lieberman
  • Winner of the 2010 Giovanni Sartori Book Award in the Qualitative Methods section by the American Political Science Association
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Bounding Power: Republican Security Theory from the Polis to the Global Village
    Daniel H. Deudney
  • Co-winner of the 2010 ISA Book of the Decade Award in International Studies, International Studies Association

    Civil Passions: Moral Sentiment and Democratic Deliberation
    Sharon R. Krause
  • Winner of the 2010 Spitz Prize, Best Book on Liberal or Democratic Theory,
    International Conference for the Study of Political Thought
    Sponsored by the International Society of Political Psychology.

    Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens
    Josiah Ober
  • Shortlisted for the Hessell-Tiltman Prize 2010, English PEN

    The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics
    Michael C. Horowitz
  • Winner, 2010 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award, Mershon Center for International Security Studies

    The Fifth Freedom: Jobs, Politics, and Civil Rights in the United States, 1941-1972
    Anthony S. Chen
  • Winner of 2010 Best Book Award, Race, Ethnicity and Politics section, by the American Political Science Association
  • Co-winner of the 2010 J. David Greenstone Award in the Politics and History section by the American Political Science Association
  • Co-Winner of the 2010 Gladys M. Kammerer Award, American Political Science Association

    Fighting for Democracy: Black Veterans and the Struggle Against White Supremacy in the Postwar South
    Christopher S. Parker
  • Winner of the 2010 Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association

    From Economic Crisis to Reform: IMF Programs in Latin America and Eastern Europe
    Grigore Pop-Eleches
  • Honorable Mention, 2010 Ed A. Hewett Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

    Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture
    Andrei S. Markovits & Lars Rensmann
  • Named as one of the 2010 Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Sports list, Financial Times (FT.com)

    How Terrorism Ends: Understanding the Decline and Demise of Terrorist Campaigns
    Audrey Kurth Cronin
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    How Wars End
    Dan Reiter
  • Winner of the 2010 Best Book Award, Conflict Processes Section, American Political Science Association
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles
  • Shortlisted, 2010 Arthur Ross Book Award from the Council on Foreign Relations
  • Honorable Mention, 2010 International Security Studies Section (ISSS) Book Award, International Studies Association

    The Myth of Digital Democracy
    Matthew Hindman
  • Winner of the 2010 Goldsmith Book Prize (Academic Book)
    Awarded by the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

    The Politics of Global Regulation
    Edited by Walter Mattli & Ngaire Woods
  • Special Recognition, the 2010 Levine Prize in the International Political Science Association's Research Committee on the Structure of Governance (SOG)

    The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being
    Derek Bok
  • Named one of Fiscal Times 2010 Best Books

    The Science of War: Defense Budgeting, Military Technology, Logistics, and Combat Outcomes
    Michael E. O'Hanlon
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    The Sino-Soviet Split: Cold War in the Communist World
    Lorenz M. Lüthi
  • Co-Winner of the 2010 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

    The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe: Religious Conflict, Dynastic Empires, and International Change
    Daniel H. Nexon
  • Winner of the 2010 ISA International Security Studies Section (ISSS) Book Award

    REFERENCE WORKS AND ANTHOLOGIES

    A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism
    Edited by Silvio Pons & Robert Service
  • One of 2010 Best Reference (Print, Electronic, and Free Reference Resources) in the Law & Politics category, Library Journal

    The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History. (Two volume set)
    Edited by Michael Kazin
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    RELIGION

    Medieval Christianity in Practice
    Edited by Miri Rubin
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things
    Ann Taves
  • Winner of 2010 Distinguished Book Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Saving God: Religion after Idolatry
    Mark Johnston
  • Winner of the 2010 Award for Excellence in Religion: Constructive-Reflective Studies, American Academy of Religion
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    A Very Brief History of Eternity
    Carlos Eire
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    SOCIOLOGY

    Codes of the Underworld: How Criminals Communicate
    Diego Gambetta
  • Winner of the 2010 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture by the Media Ecology Association.

    Economic Sociology: A Systematic Inquiry
    Alejandro Portes
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    Economists and Societies:
    Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain, and France, 1890s to 1990s

    Marion Fourcade
  • Winner of the 2010 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in the Sociology of Culture section category by the American Sociological Association
  • Honorable Mention, 2010 Robert K. Merton Book Award for Best Book in the Science, Knowledge and Technology (SKAT) section category by the American Sociological Association
  • Honorable Mention, 2010 Barrington Moore Award for Best Book in the Comparative and Historical Sociology section by the American Sociological Association

    Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture
    Andrei S. Markovits & Lars Rensmann
  • Named as one of the 2010 Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Sports list, Financial Times (FT.com)

    Honeybee Democracy
    Thomas D. Seeley
  • Named as one of the 2010 Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Science & Environment list, Financial Times (FT.com)

    Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi
    Chandra Mukerji
  • Honorable Mention, 2010 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book in the Sociology of Culture Section category by the American Sociological Association

    Inventing Equal Opportunity
    Frank Dobbin
  • Winner of the 2010 Max Weber Award in the Organizations, Occupations, and Work section by the American Sociological Association.

    Social Structures
    John Levi Martin
  • 2010 Winner of The Theory Prize of the American Sociological Association's Theory Section

    WORLD HISTORY / COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference
    Jane Burbank & Frederick Cooper
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles

    The Great American Mission: Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order
    David Ekbladh
  • Winner of the 2010 Best First Book Award, Phi Alpha Theta

    2009 AWARDS

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War
    Dora L. Costa & Matthew E. Kahn
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Awarded by CHOICE Magazine

    The Strategic President: Persuasion and Opportunity in Presidential Leadership
    George C. Edwards III
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Awarded by CHOICE Magazine

    AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    Notes on Sontag
    Phillip Lopate
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Awarded by CHOICE Magazine

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    Bipolar Expeditions: Mania and Depression in American Culture
    Emily Martin
  • Winner of the 2009 Diana Forsythe Prize
    Awarded jointly by the Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) of the General Anthropology Division, and the Society for the Anthropology of Work, American Anthropological Association

    Mitzvah Girls:Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
    Ayala Fader
  • Winner of a 2009 New York City Book Award, given by The New York Society Library

    ARCHAEOLOGY & ANCIENT HISTORY

    428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire
    Giusto Traina
  • One of ChristianityToday.com/Books & Culture's "Best Books of 2009"

    The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
    Adrienne Mayor
  • 2009 National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction
  • One of The Washington Post critics' Holiday Guide's "Best Books of 2009"

    ART & ARCHITECTURE

    Black: The History of a Color
    Michel Pastoureau
  • Bronze Medal Winner for Fine Art Books, Independent Publisher Book Awards 2009
    Sponsored by Jenkins Group Inc. & IndependentPublisher.com.
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    New York Nocturne: The City After Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850-1950
    William Chapman Sharpe
  • Winner of the 2009 Peter C. Rollins Award
    Sponsored by the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
  • Winner of the 2009 MSA Book Prize
    Sponsored by the Modernist Studies Association

    Northern Arts: The Breakthrough of Scandinavian Literature and Art, from Ibsen to Bergman
    Arnold Weinstein
  • Runner Up on The Atlantic "Books of the Year" list
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009

    The Patron's Payoff: Conspicuous Commissions in Italian Renaissance Art
    Jonathan K. Nelson & Richard J. Zeckhauser
    With a foreword by Michael Spence
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    Patronizing the Arts
    Marjorie Garber
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
    Christopher I. Beckwith
  • Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence - World History & Biography/Autobiography

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    Beyond UFOs: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Its Astonishing Implications for Our Future
    Jeffrey Bennett
  • 2009 Silver Winner in the category of Cosmology/New Science, 2009 Nautilus Book Awards
    Sponsored by the Nautilus Book Awards.
  • Finalist, 2008 Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award

    High-Energy Astrophysics
    Fulvio Melia
  • Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence - Cosmology & Astronomy

    Joseph Cornell and Astronomy: A Case for the Stars
    Kirsten Hoving
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009

    The Universe in a Mirror: The Saga of the Hubble Space Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It
    Robert Zimmerman
  • Finalist, 2008 Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    Birds of Eastern North America: A Photographic Guide
    Paul Sterry & Brian E. Small
  • One of Joel Lerner's (The Washington Post) "The Year's Best Gardening Books"

    Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West
    Dennis Paulson
  • Winner of a 2009 National Outdoor Book Award Honorable Mention in the Nature Guidebook Category

    Lars Jonsson's Birds: Paintings from a Near Horizon
    Lars Jonsson
  • Winner of the 2009 National Outdoor Book Award in the Design and Artistic Merit Category

    BRITISH LITERATURE

    Portable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move
    John Plotz
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009

    CLASSICS

    The Fortunes of Apuleius and the Golden Ass: A Study in Transmission and Reception
    Julia Haig Gaisser
  • Winner of the 2009 Charles J. Goodwin Award of Merit, American Philological Association

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
    Edited by Stanley Corngold, Jack Greenberg & Benno Wagner
    Translations by Eric Patton with Ruth Hein
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009

    EARTH SCIENCES

    Archaeological Oceanography
    Edited by Robert D. Ballard
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    Critical Transitions in Nature and Society
    Marten Scheffer
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    Geochemical Kinetics
    Youxue Zhang
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    James Lovelock: In Search of Gaia
    John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    The Long Thaw: How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate
    David Archer
  • Winner of the 2009 Walter P. Kistler Award
    Sponsored by The Foundation For the Future.

  • One of The Australian's Best Books of 2009

    ECONOMICS

    Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism
    George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
  • Winner of the 2009 Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security
    Sponsored by TIAA-CREF.

  • Winner of the getAbstract International Book Award 2009
    Sponsored by getAbstract.

  • Winner of the Finance Book of the Year 2009
    Awarded by CBN (China Business News) Financial Value Ranking, CFV 2009.

  • Shortlisted for the Business Book of the Year 2009
    Sponsored by the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs

    Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship
    and Venture Capital Have Failed--and What to Do About It

    Josh Lerner
  • Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence - Business, Finance & Management

    The Case for Big Government
    Jeff Madrick
  • Runner-up for 2009 in the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction
    Sponsored by the PEN American Center

    Development, Democracy, and Welfare States: Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe
    Stephan Haggard & Robert R. Kaufman
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine

    Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence, and the Poverty of Nations
    Raymond Fisman & Edward Miguel
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine

    Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain, and France, 1890s to 1990s
    Marion Fourcade
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    Famine: A Short History
    Cormac Ó Gráda
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine

    The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates
    Peter T. Leeson
  • One of (Australian) The Week's "Books of the Year 2009" in international non-fiction
  • One of the San Francisco Chronicle's "100 best fiction, nonfiction books of 2009"
  • Gold Medal Winner - 2009 Book of the Year Awards in the Business & Economics Category by ForeWord Reviews

    The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law
    Steven M. Teles
  • Winner of the 2009 Joseph J. Spengler Prize for the best book published in the history of economics
    Sponsored by the History of Economics Society

    The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It
    Robert J. Shiller
  • Bronze Medal Winner in Finance/Investement/Economics, Independent Publisher Book Awards 2009
    Sponsored by Jenkins Group Inc. & IndependentPublisher.com

    This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
    Carmen M. Reinhart & Kenneth S. Rogoff
  • Library Journal Best of 2009 Business Books - Economics/U.S. Economy category
  • An 800-CEO-READ "Business Books Awards 2009" finalist ("Best of the Rest") in the Current Interest Category
  • Honorable Mention for the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence - Economics
  • One of USA Today's "year's best business books to make sense of financial crisis"
  • Listed on Bloomberg.com by James Pressley as one of "our favorite financial-crisis books this year."
  • Runner Up on The Atlantic "Books of the Year" list
  • Listed as one of the Top Ten English Business Books of 2009 in WirtschaftsBlatt
  • Finalist - 2009 Book of the Year Award in the Business & Economics Category by ForeWord Reviews

    EDUCATION

    Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities
    William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos & Michael S. McPherson
  • Honorable Mention for the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence - Education

    FILM STUDIES

    Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War
    Anton Kaes
  • Winner of the 2008-9 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Modern Language Association

    HISTORY

    God and Race in American Politics: A Short History
    Mark A. Noll
  • Winner of the 2009 Christianity Today Award of Merit in History/Biography
    Sponsored by Christianity Today.

    Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee
    Bee Wilson
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine

    Taxation in Colonial America
    Alvin Rabushka
  • Special Recognition in the 2009 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Awards
    Sponsored by the Fraunces Tavern Museum

    HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

    Taming the Beloved Beast: How Medical Technology Costs Are Destroying Out Health Care System
    Daniel Callahan
  • Library Journal Best of 2009 Sci-Tech Books - Health Sciences category

    JEWISH STUDIES

    Greece--a Jewish History
    K. E. Fleming

  • Winner of the 2009 Runciman Award
    Sponsored by the Anglo-Hellenic League
  • Winner of the Prix Alberto Benveniste for 2010
    Sponsored by Le Centre Alberto Benveniste, Paris, France
  • Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
    Ayala Fader

  • Winner of the 2009 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Women's Studies
    Administered by the Jewish Book Council

    LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Insurgent Citizenship: Disjunctions of Democracy and Modernity in Brazil
    James Holston
  • Winner of the 2009 Best Book on Brazil in English
    Sponsored by the Latin American Studies Association
  • Winner of the Leeds Honor Book for 2009
    Sponsored by the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association

    LAW

    A Constitution of Many Minds: Why the Founding Document Doesn't Mean What It Meant Before
    Cass R. Sunstein
  • Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence - Law & Legal Studies

    Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children's Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate
    Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
  • Winner of the APSA's Best Book Award 2009, Human Rights Section
    Sponsored by the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association
    Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk
    James Bessen & Michael J. Meurer
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine

    The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement: The Battle for Control of the Law
    Steven M. Teles
  • Co-Winner of the 2009 Herbert Jacob Book Prize
    Sponsored by the Law and Society Association
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment
    Mark A. R. Kleiman
  • Listed by The Economist as "One of the Best Books of 2009"

    MATHEMATICS

    The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 11: Cumulative Index, Bibliography, List of Correspondence, Chronology, and Errata to Volumes 1-10
    Compiled by A. J. Kox, Tilman Sauer, Diana Kormos Buchwald, Rudy Hirschmann, Osik Moses, Benjamin Aronin & Jennifer Stolper
  • Winner of the Wheatley Medal 2009
    Sponsored by the Society of Indexers.

    Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology
    David S. Richeson
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    The Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems
    Mark Levi
  • One of Amazon.com science editors' "Best of 2009, Top 10 list for Science"
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009

    Mathematics in Ancient Iraq: A Social History
    Eleanor Robson
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
  • Honourable Mention in the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in Middle Eastern Studies 2009
    Sponsored by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies.

    Plato's Ghost: The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics
    Jeremy Gray
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
    Edited by Timothy Gowers
    June Barrow-Green and Imre Leader, associate editors
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009

    MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES:

    Objects of Translation: Material Culture and Medieval "Hindu-Muslim" Encounter
    Finbarr B. Flood
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine

    PHILOSOPHY:

    Moral Agents and Their Deserts: The Character of Mu'tazilite Ethics
    Sophia Vasalou
  • Winner of the 2009 Albert Hourani Book Award
    Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Association

    The Wounded Animal: J. M. Coetzee and the Difficulty of Reality in Literature and Philosophy
    Stephen Mulhall
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine

    PHYSICS:

    Astrophysics in a Nutshell
    Dan Maoz
  • Winner of the 2009 Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award for an academic book
    Sponsored by the American Astronomical Society

    The Atom and the Apple: Twelve Tales from Contemporary Physics
    Sébastien Balibar
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine

    POETRY

    The Bard: Robert Burns, A Biography
    Robert Crawford
  • Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year
    Presented at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh

    Worshipping Walt: The Whitman Disciples
    Michael Robertson
  • 2009 Honor Book, New Jersey Council for the Humanities Book Awards
    Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe
    Mary Elise Sarotte
  • Winner of the 2009 DAAD Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies
    Awarded by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS).

    Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party
    Paul Frymer
  • Winner of the Best Book Award 2009, Organized Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (REP)
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association

    Campaign Talk: Why Elections Are Good for Us
    Roderick P. Hart
  • Winner of the 2009 Doris Graber Book Award
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association Section on Political Communication

    Civil Passions: Moral Sentiment and Democratic Deliberation
    Sharon R. Krause
  • Winner of the 2009 Alexander L. George Book Award
    Sponsored by the International Society of Political Psychology

    The Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the Twenty-first Century
    G. John Ikenberry, Thomas J. Knock, Anne-Marie Slaughter & Tony Smith
  • On the list for "The People's Choice: Carnegie Council Top Ten for 2009"

    Hypocrisy Trap: The World Bank and the Poverty of Reform
    Catherine Weaver
  • Winner of the 2009 Harold D. Lasswell Prize
    Sponsored by the Society of Policy Scientists.
  • Co-Winner of the Chadwick F. Alger Prize 2009
    Sponsored by the International Studies Association

    The Myth of Digital Democracy
    Matthew Hindman
  • Winner of the 2009 Donald McGannon Award for Social and Ethical Relevance in Communications Policy Research, awarded by the Donald McGannon Communications Research Center

    Paying the Human Costs of War: American Public Opinion and Casualties in Military Conflicts
    Christopher Gelpi, Peter D. Feaver & Jason Reifler
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine

    The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Presidential Campaigns
    D. Sunshine Hillygus & Todd G. Shields
  • Winner of the 2009 Robert E. Lane Award for the best book published in political psychology in 2008
    Sponsored by the Political Psychology section of the American Political Science Association.

    The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance
    David E. Lewis
  • Winner of the 2009 Richard E. Neustadt Award for the best 2008 book on the U.S. Presidency
    Sponsored by the APSA's Section on Presidency Research.

  • Honorable Mention, the 2009 Charles H. Levine Memorial Book Prize
    Sponsored by the International Political Science Association's Research Committee on the Structure of Governance.
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    Privatizing Pensions: The Transnational Campaign for Social Security Reform
    Mitchell A. Orenstein
  • Winner of the 2009 Charles H. Levine Memorial Book Prize
    Sponsored by the International Political Science Association's Research Committee on the Structure of Governance.

    Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted
    Eric M. Patashnik
  • Winner of the 2009 Louis Brownlow Book Award
    Sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration.

    The Sino-Soviet Split: Cold War in the Communist World
    Lorenz M. Lüthi
  • Winner of the 2008 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award
    Sponsored by Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University.

    Torture and Democracy
    Darius Rejali
  • Winner of 2009 Lemkin Award
    Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Genocide.

    Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age
    Larry M. Bartels
  • Winner of the 2009 Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award, Political Organizations and Parties Section
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association.
  • Winner of the 2009 Gladys M. Kammerer Award
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association.

    RELIGION

    Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change
    Melissa J. Wilde
  • Honorable Mention: Distinguished Book Award 2009
    Sponsored by the American Sociological Association Section on Sociology of Religion.

    SOCIOLOGY

    Codes of the Underworld: How Criminals Communicate
    Diego Gambetta
  • Winner of the 2009 PROSE Award for Excellence - Sociology & Social Work
  • Listed in the New Scientist blog as one of "The best books of 2009"

    Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human
    Tom Boellstorff
  • Winner of the 2009 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture
    Sponsored by the Media Ecology Association.
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    Disrupting Science: Social Movements, American Scientists, and the Politics of the Military, 1945-1975
    Kelly Moore
  • Honorable Mention, 2009 Charles Tilly Best Book Award, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section
    Sponsored by the American Sociological Association.

    The Failed Welfare Revolution: America's Struggle over Guaranteed Income Policy
    Brian Steensland
  • Winner of the Best Book Award 2009, Political Sociology Section
    Sponsored by the American Sociological Association.
  • Co-Winner of the 2009 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, Section on Sociology of Culture
    Sponsored by the American Sociological Association.

    The Household: Informal Order around the Hearth
    Robert C. Ellickson
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    Inventing Equal Opportunity
    Frank Dobbin
  • One of CHOICE Magazine's Outstanding Academic Titles, 2009
    Sponsored by CHOICE Magazine.

    Partisan Politics: Communication and Contention across Brazilian Youth Activist Networks
    Ann Mische
  • Honorable Mention, Best Book Award 2009, Political Sociology Section
    Sponsored by the American Sociological Association.

    2008 AWARDS

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    A Culture of Corruption
    Daniel Jordan Smith
  • Winner of the 2008 MARGARET MEAD AWARD.
    Sponsored by American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA).

    Global "Body Shopping"
    Xiang Biao
  • Winner of the 2008 ANTHONY LEEDS PRIZE.
    Sponsored by Urban Anthropology, Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology.

    The Nuclear Borderlands
    Joseph Masco
  • Winner of the 2008 RACHEL CARSON PRIZE
    Sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science.

    Will to Live
    João Biehl
    Photographs by Torben Eskerod
  • Joint winner of the 2008 Wellcome Medal for Medical Anthropology,
    Royal Anthropological Institute and the Wellcome Trust
  • Winner of the 2008 DIANA FORSYTHE PRIZE.
    Sponsored by the Society for the Anthropology of Work and the General Anthropology Division's Committee for the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) of the American Anthropological Society.

    APPLIED SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING:

    A Survey of Computational Physics: Introductory Computational Science
    Rubin H. Landau, Manuel José Páez & Cristian C. Bordeianu
  • Rubin H. Landau, winner of the 2008 UNDERGRADUATE COMPUTATIONAL ENGINEERING AND SCIENCES AWARD
    Sponsored by The Krell Institute.

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    The Universe in a Mirror
    Robert Zimmerman
  • An EDITORS' CHOICE for Best Adult Titles of 2008
    Sponsored by Booklist.

    ART & ARCHITECTURE

    The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978
    Sarah Greenough & Diane Waggoner With Sarah Kennel & Matthew S. Witkovsky
  • Winner of the 2008 ALFRED H. BARR, JR. AWARD for the most distinguished museum publication 2006/07.
    Sponsored by the College Art Association.
  • Winner of the 2008 Bronze Independent Publisher Book Medal, Photography Category.
  • Shortlisted for the 2008 KRASZNA-KRAUSZ AWARD for the Best Photography Book
    Sponsored by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation.
  • The National Gallery of Art was awarded First Prize from The American Association of Museums Publication Design Competition for its Exhibition Catalog, The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978
    Sponsored by the American Association of Museums.

    Pre-Modernism
    J. M. Mancini
  • Winner of the 2008 CHARLES C. ELDREDGE PRIZE FOR DISTINGUISHED SHOLARSHIP IN AMERICAN ART
    Sponsored by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    The Mystery of the Missing Antimatter
    Helen R. Quinn & Yossi Nir
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Chemistry and Physics

    The Sun Kings
    Stuart Clark
  • Shortlisted for the 2008 ROYAL SOCIETY PRIZES FOR SCIENCE BOOKS, General Prize
    Sponsored by The Royal Society.

    CLASSICS

    Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens
    Josiah Ober
  • Winner of the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Classics and Ancient History, Association of American Publishers

    Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments
    Sophocles
    Translated and introduced by Reginald Gibbons
  • Winner of the 2008 Sourette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation of a Book
    Sponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters.

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    Franz Kafka: The Office Writings
    Edited by Stanley Corngold, Jack Greenberg & Benno Wagner
    Translations by Eric Patton with Ruth Hein
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Literature, Language, and Linguistics, Association of American Publishers

    EARTH SCIENCES

    How the Ocean Works: An Introduction to Oceanography
    Mark Denny
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Earth Sciences

    ECONOMICS and FINANCE

    A Farewell to Alms
    Gregory Clark
  • Winner of the 2008 Gold Independent Publisher Book Medal, Finance/Investment/Economics Category.

    Social and Economic Networks
    Matthew O. Jackson
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Economics, Association of American Publishers

    The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It
    Robert J. Shiller
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Business, Finance, and Management, Association of American Publishers

    The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World
    Amar Bhidé
  • Winner of the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Business, Finance, and Management, Association of American Publishers

    EDUCATION

    Troublemaker: A Personal History of School Reform Since Sputnik
    Chester E. Finn, Jr.
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Education, Association of American Publishers

    Our Underachieving Colleges
    Derek Bok
  • Winner of the 2008 FREDERIC W. NESS BOOK AWARD
    Sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

    GENDER STUDIES

    Between Women
    Sharon Marcus

  • Winner of the 2008 Alan Bray Memorial Award
    Sponsored by GL/Q Caucus of MLA.
  • Winner of the 2008 Barbara Perkins and George Perkins Prize
    Sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN).
  • Winner of the 2008 Albion Book Prize
    Sponsored by the North American Conference on British Studies.
  • Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe
    Elisheva Baumgarten

  • Winner of the 2008 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in the Category of Gender Studies, Association for Jewish Studies

    HISTORY

    Jews, Germans, and Allies
    Atina Grossmann

  • Winner of the 2008 George L. Mosse Prize.
    Sponsored by the American Historical Association.
  • In Search of Another Country
    Joseph Crespino

  • Winner of the 2008 LILLIAN SMITH BOOK AWARD.
    Sponsored by the Southern Regional Council and University of Georgia Libraries.

    The Shifting Grounds of Race
    Scott Kurashige
  • Winner of the 2008 ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE BOOK AWARD.
    Sponsored by the American Historical Association.
  • Winner of the 2008 Book Award in History.
    Sponsored by the Association for Asian American Studies.

    Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars
    Ethan Pollock
  • Honorable Mention in the 2008 W. BRUCE LINCOLN BOOK PRIZE.
    Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS).

    Swindled
    Bee Wilson
  • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2009
  • Shortlisted for the 2008 André Simon Book Awards
  • JEWISH STUDIES

    Greece--a Jewish History
    K. E. Fleming

  • Winner of the 2008 National Jewish Book Award in the category of Sephardic Culture.
    Administered by the Jewish Book Council.
  • The Price of Whiteness
    Eric L. Goldstein

  • Winner of the 2008 SAMI ROHR PRIZE FOR JEWISH LITERATURE CHOICE AWARD.
    Sponsored by The Jewish Book Council.

    LAW

    Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk
    James Bessen and Michael J. Meurer
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Law and Legal Studies, Association of American Publishers

    LITERARY and CULTURAL STUDIES

    Henry James Goes to Paris
    Peter Brooks
  • Winner of the 2008 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award

    Scott's Shadow
    Ian Duncan
  • Winner of the 2008 Saltire Society/National Library of SCOTLAND RESEARCH BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
    Sponsored by the Saltire Society/National Library of SCOTLAND.

    William Faulkner
    Richard Godden
  • Winner of the BAAS ANNUAL BOOK PRIZE 2007
    Sponsored by the British Association for American Studies.

    MATHEMATICS

    Flatland: The Movie
    On DVD
  • Winner of the Berlin Special Jury Award, MathFilm Festival 2008

    The Princeton Companion to Mathematics
    Edited by Timothy Gowers
    June Barrow-Green and Imre Leader, associate editors
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) for Single Volume Reference/Science, Association of American Publishers

    Sacred Mathematics: Japanese Temple Geometry
    Fukagawa Hidetoshi & Tony Rothman
  • Winner of the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    PHILOSOPHY:

    Made with Words: Hobbes on Language, Mind, and Politics
    Philip Pettit
  • Winner of the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

    POETRY

    The Greener Meadow
    Luciano Erba; Translated by Peter Robinson
  • Winner of the 2008 JOHN FLORIO PRIZE FOR ITALIAN TRANSLATION.
    Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, the British-Italian Society, and the Arts Council of England.

    POLITICAL SCIENCE

    After Anarchy
    Ian Hurd
  • Winner of the 2008 CHADWICK F. ALGER PRIZE
    Sponsored by the International Studies Association, International Organization Section.

    Appeasing Bankers
    Jonathan Kirshner
  • Winner of the 2008 ISSS Best Book Award
    Awarded by the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association.

    The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America
    Susan Wise Bauer
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Media and Cultural Studies, Association of American Publishers

    Barriers to Democracy
    Amaney A. Jamal
  • Winner of the 2008 BEST BOOK AWARD
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association, Comparative Democratization Section.

    Bounding Power
    Daniel H. Deudney
  • Co-winner of the 2008 ROBERT JERVIS AND PAUL SCHROEDER AWARD for the Best Book on International History and Politics
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association, International History and Politics Section.

    Democracy Incorporated
    Sheldon S. Wolin
  • Winner of a 2008 LANNAN NOTABLE BOOK AWARD.
    Sponsored by the Lannan Foundation.

    Expert Political Judgment
    Philip E. Tetlock
  • Winner of the 2008 GRAWEMEYER AWARD for Ideas Improving World Order.
    Sponsored by the University of Louisville.

    The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State
    Noah Feldman
  • Winner of the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Government and Politics, Association of American Publishers

    The Myth of the Rational Voter
    Bryan Caplan
  • Winner of the 2008 Silver Independent Publisher Book Medal, Current Events Category.

    Nuclear Logics
    Etel Solingen
  • Winner of the 2008 WOODROW WILSON FOUNDATION AWARD
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association.
  • Co-winner of the 2008 ROBERT JERVIS AND PAUL SCHROEDER AWARD for the Best Book on International History and Politics
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association, International History and Politics Section.

    Painful Choices
    David A. Welch
  • Winner of the 2008 ISA ISSS BEST BOOK AWARD
    Sponsored by the International Studies Association.

    Political Foundations of Judicial Supremacy
    Keith E. Whittington
  • Winner of the 2008 J. David Greenstone Award, Politics and History Section, American Political Science Association
  • Winner of the 2008 C. Herman Pritchett Award
    Sponsored by the Law and Courts Section of the American Political Science Association.

    The Politics of Presidential Appointments
    David E. Lewis
  • Winner of the 2008 HERBERT SIMON AWARD FOR THE BEST BOOK
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association, Public Administration Section.

    Reputation and International Cooperation
    Michael Tomz
  • Winner of the 2008 GIOVANNI SARTORI AWARD, for the Best Book Developing or Applying Qualitative Methods Published in 2007
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association, Qualitative Methods Section.

    Spying Blind
    Amy Zegart
  • Co-Winner of the 2008 LOUIS BROWNLOW AWARD
    Sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration.

    Torture and Democracy
    Darius Rejali
  • Winner of the 2008 Best Book
    Sponsored by the American Political Science Association, Human Rights Section.

    When Ways of Life Collide
    Paul M. Sniderman & Louk Hagendoorn
  • Winner of the 2008 Robert E. Lane Award, Political Psychology Section, American Political Science Association

    Where Nation-States Come From
    Philip G. Roeder
  • Winner of the 2008 Davis Center Book Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS)

    While Dangers Gather
    William G. Howell and Jon C. Pevehouse
  • Co-Winner of the 2008 RICHARD E. NEUSTADT AWARD, Presidency Research Section, American Political Science Association
    Sponsored by the Presidency Research Section, APSA.

    RELIGION

    Culture and Redemption
    Tracy Fessenden
  • Finalist for the the 2008 Award for BEST FIRST BOOK IN THE HISTORY OF RELIGIONS.
    Sponsored by the American Academy of Religion.

    God Interrupted
    Benjamin Lazier
  • Winner of the 2008 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise
    Sponsored by the FIIT Heidelberg and the John Templeton Foundation.
  • Co-winner of the Best First Book in the History of Religions for 2008
    Sponsored by the American Sociological Association Section on Sociology of Religion.

    SOCIOLOGY

    Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human
    Tom Boellstorff
  • Honorable Mention for the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Media and Cultural Studies, Association of American Publishers

    Cop in the Hood: My Year Policing Baltimore's Eastern District
    Peter Moskos
  • Winner of the 2008 Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in Sociology and Social Work, Association of American Publishers

    From Higher Aims to Hired Hands
    Rakesh Khurana
  • Winner of the 2008 MAX WEBER AWARD FOR BEST BOOK.
    Sponsored by the American Sociological Association, Section on Organization, Occupations and Work

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