Recent Princeton Book Awards

2018 AWARDS

AMERICAN HISTORY

The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775-1848
Jonathan Israel

  • Honorable Mention for the 2018 PROSE Award in U.S. History, Association of American Publishers

City of Dreams Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles
Jerald Podair

  • Winner of the 2018 Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal, Society for American Baseball Research

Designing San Francisco Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay
Alison Isenberg

  • Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award for Architecture & Urban Planning, Association of American Publishers

ART

Mariposas Nocturnas Moths of Central and South America, A Study in Beauty and Diversity
Emmet Gowin With a foreword by Terry Tempest Williams

  • Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers
  • Honorable Mention for the 2018 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

William Blake and the Age of Aquarius
Stephen F. Eisenman With contributions by Mark Crosby, Elizabeth Ferrell, Jacob Henry Leveton, W. J. T. Mitchell & John P. Murphy

  • Honorable Mention for the 2018 PROSE Award in Art Exhibitions, Association of American Publishers

ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire
Kyle Harper

  • Honorable Mention for the 2018 PROSE Award in Classics, Association of American Publishers

ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

Exoplanetary Atmospheres Theoretical Concepts and Foundations
Kevin Heng

  • Winner of the 2018 Chambliss Astronomical Writing Award, American Astronomical Society

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Darwin's Unfinished Symphony How Culture Made the Human Mind
Kevin N. Laland

  • Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award in Biological Science, Association of American Publishers

BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

Horses of the World
Élise Rousseau Illustrations Yann Le Bris, Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

  • Winner of a 2018 Outstanding Reference Sources Award, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association

ECONOMICS

Adaptive Markets Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
Andrew W. Lo

  • Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers
  • Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award for Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers
  • EUROPEAN HISTORY

    Empire and Revolution The Political Life of Edmund Burke
    Richard Bourke

    • Honorable Mention for the 2018 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, Nanovic Institute

    GENDER STUDIES

    At Home in the World Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present
    Maria DiBattista & Deborah Epstein Nord

    • Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award in Literature, Association of American Publishers

    MUSIC

    The Politics of Opera A History from Monteverdi to Mozart
    Mitchell Cohen

    • Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award in Music & the Performing Arts, Association of American Publishers

    PHYSICS

    Modern Classical Physics Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics
    Kip S. Thorne & Roger D. Blandford

    • Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award in Textbook / Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    PHILOSOPHY

    Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy
    Steven Nadler & Ben Nadler

    • Honorable Mention for the 2018 PROSE Award in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

    PSYCHOLOGY

    The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice
    Chris Chambers

    • Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award in Psychology, Association of American Publishers

    Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions
    Alexander Todorov

    • Honorable Mention for the 2018 PROSE Award in Psychology, Association of American Publishers

    REFERENCE WORKS AND ANTHOLOGIES

    The Atlas of Ancient Rome: Biography and Portraits of the City
    Andrea Carandini

    • Honorable Mention for the 2018 Dartmouth Medal, Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association

    WORLD HISTORY/COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    The House of Government A Saga of the Russian Revolution
    Yuri Slezkine

    • Winner of the 2018 PROSE Award in World History, Association of American Publishers

    The Work of the Dead
    Thomas W. Laqueur

    • Winner of the 2018 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, Nanovic Institute

    A Thirst for Empire How Tea Shaped the Modern World
    Erika Rappaport

    • Winner of a 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Award, U.S. National Winner in “Tea”

    2017 AWARDS

     

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power
    Leah Wright Rigueur

    • Winner of the 2017 Crader Family Book Prize in American Values, Crader Family Endowment at Southeast Missouri State University

    The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
    Madeline Y. Hsu

    • Winner of the 2017 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Best Book in History

    The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern
    Thomas J. Knock

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Biography & Autobiography, Association of American Publishers

    Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era
    Thomas C. Leonard

    • Finalist for the 2017 Hayek Prize, The Manhattan Institute
    • Winner of the 2017 Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize, History of Economics Society

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    For Love of the Prophet An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State
    Noah Salomon

    • Winner of the 2017 Albert Hourani Book Award, Middle East Studies Association

    ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

    The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire
    Kyle Harper

    • One of The Times Literary Supplement's Books of the Year 2017

    ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM, AND LANDSCAPE

    Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory
    Charles Waldheim

    • Shortlisted for the 2017 Urban Design Book Award, Urban Design Group

    The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright
    Neil Levine

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Architecture & Urban Planning, Association of American Publishers

    ART

    Bosch and Bruegel: From Enemy Painting to Everyday Life
    Joseph Leo Koerner

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Art History & Criticism, Association of American Publishers

    Still Lives: Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master
    Maria H. Loh

    • Shortlisted for the 2016 Art Book Prize, Authors’ Club

    The Art of Philosophy: Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment
    Susanna Berger

    • Shortlisted for 2017 “The Bridge” Book Award, American Initiative for Italian Culture

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    Welcome to the Universe
    Neil deGrasse Tyson Michael A. Strauss and J. Richard Gott

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Cosmology and Astronomy, Association of American Publishers

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees
    Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia J. Messinger Carril

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Single Volume Reference/Science, Association of American Publishers

    CLASSICS

    A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome
    Meghan J. DiLuzio

    • A Winner of the 2017 CAMWS First Book Award, Classical Association of the Middle West and South

    Ireland's Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth
    Mark Williams

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Literature, Association of American Publishers

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa
    Mark Sanders

    • Longlisted for the 2017 Alan Paton Award for Non-Fiction, Sunday Times

    The Plural of Us Poetry and Community in Auden and Others
    Bonnie Costello

    • Winner of the 2017 Warren-Brooks Award for Outstanding Literary Criticism, Robert Penn Warren Center and Western Kentucky University

    Kafka: The Early Years
    Reiner Stach

    • Longlisted for the 2017 National Translation Award, American Literary Translators Association

    Lydia Ginzburg's Prose Reality in Search of Literature
    Emily Van Buskirk

    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Slavic Languages and Literatures, Modern Language Association
    • Winner of the 2017 AATSEEL Prize for the Best Book in Literary Studies, American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages

    COMPUTER SCIENCE

    Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction
    Arvind Narayanan Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller and Steven Goldfeder

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Computing and Information Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    ECONOMICS

    Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible
    William N. Goetzmann

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 Ralph Gomory Prize, Business History Conference

    Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
    Andrew W. Lo

    • One of the CNBC 13 Best Business Books of 2017
    • Shortlisted for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

     

    The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
    Walter Scheidel

    • Shortlisted for the 2017 Cundill History Prize, McGill University
    • Shortlisted for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
    • One of the CNBC 13 Best Business Books of 2017
    • One of the Strategy+Business Best Business Books 2016 in Economics

     

    The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
    Robert J. Gordon

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in U.S. History, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2017 Excellence in Financial Journalism Book Award, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

    The Curse of Cash
    Kenneth S. Rogoff

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

    The Euro and the Battle of Ideas
    Markus K. Brunnermeier, Harold James & Jean-Pierre Landau

    • Winner of the 2017 Gold Medal in International Business / Globalization, Axiom Business Book Awards

    Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy
    Robert H. Frank

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

    Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China
    Matthew E. Kahn and Siqi Zheng

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Environmental Science, Association of American Publishers

    A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy
    Joel Mokyr

    • Finalist for the 2017 Hayek Prize, The Manhattan Institute
    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in European and World History, Association of American Publishers

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    The Princeton History of Modern Ireland
    Richard Bourke and Ian McBride

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Single Volume Reference/Humanities and Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    HIGHER EDUCATION

    Wisdom's Workshop: The Rise of the Modern University
    James Axtell

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Education Theory, Association of American Publishers

    'Keep the Damned Women Out": The Struggle for Coeducation
    Nancy Weiss Malkiel

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Education Practice, Association of American Publishers

    JEWISH STUDIES

    The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew
    Yair Mintzker

    • Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in History (Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award)

    The Origin of the Jews The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age
    Steven Weitzman

    • Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Education and Jewish Identity (In Memory of Dorothy Kripke)

    MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

    A History of the ‘Alawis From Medieval Aleppo to the Turkish Republic
    Stefan Winter

    • Winner of the 2017 M. Fuat Köprülü Book Prize, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association

    Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture
    Eve Krakowski

    • Winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Women’s Studies (Barbara Dobkin Award)
    • Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in Scholarship (Nahum Sarna Memorial Award)

    PHILOSOPHY

    Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
    Peter Singer

    • Longlisted for the 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, Pen American Center

    The Philosopher: A History in Six Types
    Justin E.H. Smith

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

    PHYSICS

    Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists
    A. Zee

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Textbook/Best in Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Resolve in International Politics
    Joshua D. Kertzer

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 Alexander L. George Book Award, International Society of Political Psychology

    Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741–1860
    Heather A. Haveman

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 Barrington Moore Book Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    The New Deal: Global History
    Kiran Klaus Patel

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 World History Association Jerry Bentley Book Prize

    Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
    Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2017 David O. Sears Book Award, International Society of Political Psychology

    Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932–1965
    Eric Schickler

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 J. David Greenstone Book Prize, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association
    • Winner of the 2017 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, American Political Science Association

    Economic Interdependence and War
    Dale C. Copeland

    • Winner of the 2017 ISA Annual Best Book Award, International Studies Association

    Nations under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy
    Anna Grzymała-Busse

    • Winner of the 2016 Best Book Award, European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Science Association
    • Winner of the 2017 Luebbert Best Book Award, Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association
    • Winner of the 2017 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, Nanovic Institute

    Political Turbulence How Social Media Shape Collective Action
    Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale, & Taha Yasseri

    • Winner of the 2017 W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize, Political Studies Association

    ISIS: A History
    Fawaz A. Gerges

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Government and Politics, Association of American Publishers
    • 2017 Gold Medal Winner in Current Events
    • (Political/Economic/Foreign Affairs), Independent Publisher Book Awards

      POPULAR SCIENCE

      Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting
      Thomas D. Seeley

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Popular Science and Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    Silent Sparks
    Sara Lewis

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Popular Science and Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe
    Roger Penrose

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Chemistry & Physics, Association of American Publishers

    Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation
    Timothy J. Jorgensen

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in History of Science, Medicine & Technology, Association of American Publishers

    The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe
    J. Richard Gott

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy, Association of American Publishers

    Marx's Inferno The Political Theory of Capital
    William Clare Roberts

    • Winner of the 2017 Deutscher Memorial Prize

    Investigating the President Congressional Checks on Presidential Power
    Douglas L. Kriner & Eric Schickler

    • Winner of the 2017 Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize, Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association
    • Winner of the 2017 Richard E. Neustadt Award, Presidents and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

    RELIGION

    The Story of Hebrew
    Lewis Glinert

    • Finalist for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award in History (Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award)

    SOCIOLOGY

    Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food
    Michaela DeSoucey

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association

    Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe
    Richard Alba & Nancy Foner

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 ENMISA Distinguished Book Award, Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Section the International Studies Association

    Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil
    Tianna S.

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 Herbert Jacob Book Award, Law and Society Association
    • Winner of the 2017 Gordon Hirabayashi Book Award, Human Rights Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Winner of the 2017 SSSP Global Division Book Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems
    • Co-Winner of the 2017 Barrington Moore Book Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award, Division for Racial and Ethnic Minorities of the Society for the Study of Social Problems
    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 Best Scholarly Book Award, Global and Transnational Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 Book Award, Section on Development of the American Sociological Association

    WORLD HISTORY / COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History
    Tonio Andrade

    • Winner of a 2017 Distinguished Book Award, Society of Military History

    The House of Government A Saga of the Russian Revolution
    Yuri Slezkine

    • Selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, 8-24-17
    • One of The Spectator 2017 Books of the Year
    • One of The Times Literary Supplement’s Books of the Year 2017
    • One of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2017

    2016 AWARDS

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s
    Nancy Woloch

    • Winner of the 2016 Philip Taft Labor History Award, Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations

    F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature
    William J. Maxwell

    • Winner of a 2016 American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation
    • Shortlisted for the 2016 MSA Book Prize, Modernist Studies Association

    The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
    Madeline Y. Hsu

    • Winner of the 2016 Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
    • Runner-Up for the 2016 Hamilton Book Awards, University Co-operative Society, University of Texas at Austin

    Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present
    Gary Gerstle

    • Winner of the 2016 Ellis W. Hawley Prize, Organization of American Historians

    The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power
    Leah Wright Rigueur

    • Winner of the 2016 James P. Hanlan Book Award, New England Historical Association

    Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest
    Andrew Needham

    • Winner of the 2016 George Perkins Marsh Prize, American Society for Environmental History

    Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine
    Alexander Nemerov

    • Finalist for the 2016 Marfield Prize, The National Award for Arts Writing, Arts Club of Washington

    AMERICAN LITERATURE

    The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973
    Mark Greif

    • Winner of the 18th Annual (2016) Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
    Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

    • Winner of the 2016 Gregory Bateson Prize, The Society for Cultural Anthropology
    • Winner of the 2016 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, Society for Humanistic Anthropology
    • Finalist for the 2016 Northern California Book Awards in General Nonfiction, Northern California Book Reviewers

    Sounding the Limits of Life Essays in the Anthropology of Biology and Beyond
    Stefan Helmreich

    • Winner of the 2016 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts

    ARCHAELOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

    1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
    Eric H. Cline

    • Selected as the 'Book of the Semester' Fall 2016, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University

    The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
    Adrienne Mayor

    • Winner of the 2016 Sarasvati Award for Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology, Association for the Study of Women & Mythology

    ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM, AND LANDSCAPE

    Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs, 1945–1965
    Barbara Miller Lane

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Architecture & Urban Planning, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2016 Historic Preservation Book Prize, University of Mary Washington’s Center for Historic Preservation

    ART

    Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts
    Edited by Marc Michael Epstein
    With contributions by Eva Frojmovic, Jenna Siman Jacobs, Hartley Lachter, Shalom Sabar, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Ágnes Vető, Susan Vick, Barbara Wolff & Diane Wolfthal

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Art History & Criticism, Association of American Publishers

    Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network
    Caroline Levine

    • Winner of the 2016 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture, Media Ecology Association
    • Winner of the 2015 James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association

    ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

    The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
    Ellen D. Wu

    • Winner of the 2016 AAAS Award for Best Book in History, Association for Asian American Studies

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    Astrophysics in a Nutshell Second Edition
    Dan Maoz

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    How Do You Find an Exoplanet?
    John Asher Johnson

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data
    Željko Ivezić, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas & Alexander Gray

    • Winner of the 2016 IAA Outstanding Publication Award, International Astrostatistics Association

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Mutualistic Networks
    Jordi Bascompte & Pedro Jordano

    • Winner of the 2016 BES Marsh Christian Trust Book Award, British Ecological Association

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    Birds of New Guinea Second Edition
    Thane K. Pratt & Bruce M. Beehler

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Quantitative Viral Ecology:Dynamics of Viruses and Their Microbial Hosts
    Joshua S. Weitz

    • Winner of the 2016 Postgraduate Textbook Prize, Royal Society of Biology

    Warbler Guide App
    Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award for Best App/eProduct

    CLASSICS

    Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome
    Anthony Corbeill

    • Winner of a 2016 Charles Goodwin Award of Merit, Society for Classical Studies

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa
    Mark Sanders

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form
    David J. Alworth

    • Winner of the 2016 Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction, Media Ecology Association

    In the Shadow of World Literature Sites of Reading in Colonial Egypt
    Michael Allan

    • Co-Winner of the 2016 MLA Prize for a First Book, Modern Language Association

    EARTH SCIENCES

    Modern Observational Physical Oceanography: Understanding the Global Ocean
    Carl Wunsch

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Textbook/Physical Sciences & Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    ECONOMICS

    Adam Smith: His Life, Thought, and Legacy
    Edited by Ryan Patrick Hanley

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
    Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman

    • 2016 Outstanding Book of the Year “Most Likely to Save the Planet,” Independent Publisher Book Awards

    Finding Equilibrium: Arrow, Debreu, McKenzie and the Problem of Scientific Credit
    Till Düppe & E. Roy Weintraub

    • Winner of the 2016 Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize, History of Economics Society

    How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network
    Shane Greenstein

    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Schumpeter Prize Competition, International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society

    Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception
    George A. Akerlof & Robert J. Shiller

    • Winner of the 2016 Gold Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards
    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

    The Process Matters: Engaging and Equipping People for Success
    Joel Brockner

    • Winner of the 2016 Bronze Medal in Operations Management / Lean / Continuous Improvement, Axiom Business Book Awards
    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers

    The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
    Robert J. Gordon

    • Shortlisted for the 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
    • Longlisted for the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, McGill University

    The Curse of Cash
    Kenneth S. Rogoff

    • Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2016

    Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy
    Robert H. Frank

    • Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2016
    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke
    Richard Bourke

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Biography & Autobiography, Association of American Publishers

    On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
    Sheila Fitzpatrick

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century
    Konrad H. Jarausch

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2016 Bronisław Geremek Prize, College of Europe

    The Princeton History of Modern Ireland
    Edited by Richard Bourke & Ian McBride

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War
    Udi Greenberg

    • Winner of the 2016 European Studies Book Award, Council for European Studies

    HIGHER EDUCATION

    Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education
    William G. Bowen & Eugene M. Tobin

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Education Theory, Association of American Publishers

    Wisdom’s Workshop: The Rise of the Modern University
    James Axtell

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    JEWISH STUDIES

    After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition
    Hillel Halkin

    • Long-listed for the 2017 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize

    Makers of Jewish Modernity: Thinkers, Artists, Leaders, and the World They Made
    Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinberg, Idith Zertal

    • Winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award in Anthologies and Collections, Jewish Book Council

    Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud
    Moulie Vidas

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jewish History & Culture in Antiquity, Association for Jewish Studies

    LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
    Stuart B. Schwartz

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 Marysa Navarro Best Book Prize, New England Council on Latin American Studies (NECLAS)

    LITERATURE: PRIMARY WORKS AND LETTERS

    The Essential Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    MATHEMATICS

    Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns
    Frank A. Farris

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    Leonhard Euler: Mathematical Genius in the Enlightenment
    Ronald S. Calinger

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History
    Annette Imhausen

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation
    Michael Harris

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math
    Jennifer Beineke & Jason Rosenhouse

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Proof and the Pudding: What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common
    Jim Henle

    • Shortlisted for the 2016 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, in Digital E-Books

    PHILOSOPHY

    How Propaganda Works
    Jason Stanley

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

    On Inequality
    Harry G. Frankfurt

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World
    Carlos Fraenkel

    • Longlisted for the 2016 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Arabic Culture in Other Languages

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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

    • Winner of the 2016 AAPOR Book Award, American Association for Public Opinion Research

    American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction
    Adam Seth Levine

    • Winner of the 2016 Best Book Award, Experimental Research Section of the American Political Science Association

    Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
    Marie Gottschalk

    • Winner of the 2016 Michael Harrington Book Award, New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association

    Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
    Christopher H. Achen & Larry M. Bartels

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media
    Diana C. Mutz

    • Winner of the 2016 David O. Sears Book Award, International Society of Political Psychology

    ISIS: A History
    Fawaz A. Gerges

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations
    Keren Yarhi-Milo

    • Co-Winner of the 2016 DPLST Book Prize, Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association

    Nations under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy
    Anna Grzymała-Busse

    • Winner of the 2016 Best Book Award, European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Science Association

    On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
    Sheila Fitzpatrick

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers
    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

    Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972
    Robert Mickey

    • Winner of the 2016 J. David Greenstone Book Prize, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association

    Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America
    James E. Campbell

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach
    David A. Baldwin

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece
    Josiah Ober

    • Winner of the 2016 Douglass C. North Research Award, Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE)
    • Shortlisted for the 2016 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society

    Sailing the Water’s Edge: The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy
    Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley

    • Winners of the 2016 Gladys M. Kammerer Award, American Political Science Association

    When Movements Anchor Parties: Electoral Alignments in American History
    Daniel Schlozman

    • Winner of the 2016 Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association

    White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics
    Marisa Abrajano & Zoltan L. Hajnal

    • Winners of the 2016 Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association

    POPULAR SCIENCE

    How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction
    Beth Shapiro

    • 2016 Gold Medal Winner in Science, Independent Publisher Book Awards
    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult Science Books
    • Shortlisted for the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, Phi Beta Kappa Society

    Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation
    Timothy J. Jorgensen

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins
    David R. Begun

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions
    Paul B. Wignall

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    PSYCHOLOGY

    Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
    Andrew Scull

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Psychology, Association of American Publishers

    The Quotable Jung
    Collected and edited by Judith Harris

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    REFERENCE WORKS AND ANTHOLOGIES

    One Day in the Life of the English Language: A Microcosmic Usage Handbook
    Frank L. Cioffi

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    RELIGION

    What's Divine about Divine Law? Early Perspectives
    Christine Hayes

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Theology & Religious Studies, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2016 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jewish History & Culture in Antiquity, Association for Jewish Studies

    What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic
    Shahab Ahmed

    • Winner of the 2016 Best First Book in the History of Religions, American Academy of Religion

    Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report
    Saba Mahmood

    • Winner of the 2016 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion, Society for the Anthropology of Religion

    What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic
    Shahab Ahmed

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    SOCIOLOGY

    American Zoo: A Sociological Safari
    David Grazian

    • Winner of the 2016 Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Sociology & Social Work, Association of American Publishers

    The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict
    Justin Farrell

    • Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Published Book Award, Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Section of the American Sociological Association

    Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600–1757
    Emily Erikson

    • Winner of the 2016 James Coleman Award for Outstanding Book, Rationality and Society Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Winner of the 2016 Gaddis Smith International Book Prize, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University

    Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville
    Daniel B. Cornfield

    • Shortlisted for the 2016 ASAP Book Prize, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

    Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food
    Michaela DeSoucey

    • Winner of the 2016 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, Consumers and Consumption Section of the American Sociological Association

    In Harm's Way: The Dynamics of Urban Violence
    Javier Auyero & María Fernanda Berti

    • Winners of the 2016 Robert E. Park Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741–1860
    Heather A. Haveman

    • Co-Winner of the 2016 CITAMS Book Award, Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics
    Gabriel Abend

    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Viviana Zelizer Award for Best Book, Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
    Lauren A. Rivera

    • Winner of the 2016 Max Weber Book Award, Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Winner of the 2016 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Distinguished Book Award, Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Silver Medal in Career (Job Search, Career Advancement), Axiom Business Book Awards

    Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream
    Christopher Bail

    • Winner of the 2016 Distinguished Book Award, Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association

    There Goes the Gayborhood?
    Amin Ghaziani

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 Robert E. Park Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    WORLD HISTORY / COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    Capitalism: A Short History
    Jürgen Kocka

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World: With a new preface by the authors
    Scott L. Montgomery & Daniel Chirot

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains
    Thomas W. Laqueur

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2016 George L. Mosse Prize, American Historical Association
    • 2016 Gold Medal Winner in World History, Independent Publisher Book Awards
    • Winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, McGill University
    • Winner of the 2016 Stansky Book Prize, North American Conference on British Studies

    2015 AWARDS

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics
    Adam Ewing

    • Winner of the 2015 Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

    Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America
    Eberhard L. Faber

    • Winner of the 2015 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History, Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association

    A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s
    Nancy Woloch

    • Winner of the 2015 William G. Bowen Award, Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Legal History/Biography, Langum Charitable Trust

    The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
    Ellen D. Wu

    • Finalist for the 2015 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society

    F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature
    William J. Maxwell

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
    Madeline Y. Hsu

    • Winner of the 2015 CALA Best Book Award in Nonfiction, Chinese American Librarians Association
    • Winner of the 2015 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society
    • Honor Book, 2015 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature, Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association

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

    • Winner of the 2015 GANYC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Book Writing, The Guides

    Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest
    Andrew Needham

    • Winner of the 2015 Hal K. Rothman Prize, Western History Association
    • Winner of the 2015 David J. Weber-Clements Prize, Western History Association
    • Winner of a 2015 Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association
    • Winner of the 2015 Caughey Western History Prize, Western History Association

    Rough Country: How Texas Became America’s Most Powerful Bible-Belt State
    Robert Wuthnow

    • Winner of the 2015 Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize, Texas State Historical Association

    AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street
    Paula Rabinowitz

    • Winner of the 2015 SHARP DeLong Book History Book Prize, The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

    The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973
    Mark Greif

    • Winner of the 2015 Morris D. Forkosch Book Prize, Journal of the History of Ideas

    Moral Imagination: Essays
    David Bromwich

    • Shortlisted for the 2015 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, Pen American Center

    Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities
    James Turner

    • Winner of the 2015 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Language & Linguistics, Association of American Publishers
    • Shortlisted for the 2015 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
    Eric H. Cline

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Archeology & Anthropology, Association of American Publishers

    Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation
    Alexei Yurchak

    • Winner of the 2015 Prosvetitel (Enlightener) Book Prizes

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

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 Delmos Jones and Jagna Scharff Memorial Book Award, Society for the Anthropology of North America

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

    • Winner of the 2015 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology, American Anthropological Association

    ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

    Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World
    Michael Scott

    • Shortlisted for the 2015 Runciman Award, Anglo-Hellenic League

    ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM, AND LANDSCAPE

    Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs, 1945–1965
    Barbara Miller Lane

    • Winner of the 2015 Athenaeum Literary Award (for Art and Architecture), The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

    ART

    Art as History: Calligraphy and Painting as One
    Wen C. Fong

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    BIOLOGY

    40 Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Finches on Daphne Major Island
    Peter R. Grant & B. Rosemary Grant

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Biological Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    Visual Ecology
    Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall & Eric J. Warrant

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Textbook/Biological & Life Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    The Bee: A Natural History
    Noah Wilson-Rich
    With contributions from Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Andrea Quigley

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 National Outdoor Book Awards, Nature and the Environment, NOBA Foundation

    Beetles of Eastern North America
    Arthur V. Evans

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 National Outdoor Book Awards, Nature and the Environment, NOBA Foundation

    Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide
    Paul H. Williams, Robbin W. Thorp, Leif L. Richardson & Sheila R. Colla

    • Winner of a 2015 Outstanding Reference Sources Award, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association

    The Passenger Pigeon
    Errol Fuller

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 National Outdoor Book Awards, Nature and the Environment, NOBA Foundation

    Trees of Eastern North America
    Gil Nelson, Christopher J. Earle & Richard Spellenberg
    Illustrations by David More
    Edited by Amy K. Hughes

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Outstanding Work by a Trade Publisher, Association of American

    CLASSICS

    Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy
    Joshua Billings

    • Winner of a 2015 Charles Goodwin Award of Merit, Society for Classical Studies

    COGNITIVE SCIENCE

    Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain
    Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Biomedicine & Neuroscience, Association of American Publishers

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi
    Rivkah Zim

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 René Wellek Prize, American Comparative Literature Association

    Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales
    Jack Zipes

    • Winner of the 2015 Chicago Folklore Prize, American Folklore Society and the University of Chicago

    Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton’s Epic
    David Quint

    • Winner of the 2015 James Holly Hanford Award, The Milton Society of America
    • Shortlisted for the 2015 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society

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

    • Winner of the 2015 Barbara Perkins and George Perkins Prize, The International Society for the Study of Narrativer

    Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic
    Christopher Prendergast

    • Winner of the 2015 R. Gapper Prize, Society for French Studies

    The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman
    Galawdewos Translated and edited by Wendy Laura Belcher & Michael Kleiner

    • Winner of the 2015 Best Scholarly Edition in Translation, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

    EARTH SCIENCES

    Invisible in the Storm: The Role of Mathematics in Understanding Weather
    Ian Roulstone & John Norbury

    • Winner of the 2015 Louis J. Battan Author’s Award, American Meteorological Society

    The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World
    Oliver Morton

    • Longlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction

    ECONOMICS

    Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600–1757
    Emily Erikson

    • Co-Winner of the 2015 Sharlin Memorial Award, Social Science History Association
    • Co-Winner of the 2015 Ralph Gomory Prize, Business History Conference

    The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It
    Ian Goldin & Mike Mariathasan

    • Finalist for the 2015 Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize

    Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
    Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman

    • Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015

    The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance
    Eswar S. Prasad

    • Winner of the 2015 Gold Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards

    Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future
    Cormac Ó Gráda

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Fortune Tellers: The Story of America's First Economic Forecasters
    Walter A. Friedman

    • Winner of the 2015 Hagley Prize in Business History, Hagley Museum and Library and Business History Conference

    GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
    Diane Coyle

    • Winner of the 2015 Bronze Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards

    Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deceptiony
    George A. Akerlof & Robert J. Shiller

    • Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015

    A Social Strategy: How We Profit from Social Media
    Mikołaj Jan Piskorski

    • Winner of the 2015 Gold Medal in Networking, Axiom Business Book Awards

    The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility
    Gregory Clark
    With Neil Cummins, Yu Hao and Daniel Diaz Vidal

    • Winner of 2015 Gyorgy Ranki Prize, Economic History Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

    Why Gender Matters in Economics
    Mukesh Eswaran

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Textbook/Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers
    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    The Age of the Vikings
    Anders Winroth

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers

    Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945–1960
    Frederick Cooper

    • Winner of the George Louis Beer Prize 2015, American Historical Association
    • Winner of the Martin A. Klein Prize 2015, American Historical Association

    The Match Girl and the Heiress
    Seth Koven

    • Winner of the 2015 Stansky Prize, North American Conference on British Studies
    • Winner of the 2015 NAVSA Best book of the Year Award, North American Victorian Studies Association

    On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
    Sheila Fitzpatrick

    • 2015 Silver Winner in History, ForeWord Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards

    A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia
    Ekaterina Pravilova

    • Winner of the 2015 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies
    • Winner of the George L. Mosse Prize 2015, American Historical Association
    • Winner of the 2015 Historia Nova Prize, Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 J. Willard Hurst Book Prize, Law and Society Association
    • Longlisted for the 2015 Historia Nova Prize, Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press

    Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre
    Jonathan Israel

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers

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

    • Winner of the 2015 Otto Gründler Book Prize, The Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University

    Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke
    Richard Bourke

    • Co-Winner of the 2015 István Hont Book Prize, Institute of Intellectual History

    FINANCE

    The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance
    Eswar S. Prasad

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers

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

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers

    HIGHER EDUCATION

    The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II
    Roger L. Geiger

    • Winner of the 2015 AERA Division J Outstanding Publication Award, American Educational Research Association

      HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

      Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin
      Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny & Bob Montgomerie

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in History of Science, Medicine & Technology, Association of American Publishers

    Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age
    W. Bernard Carlson

    • Winner of the 2015 Sally Hacker Prize, Society for the History of Technology
    • Winner of the 2015 IEEE William and Joyce Middleton Electrical Engineering History Award, History Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

    JEWISH STUDIES

    Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter
    Jonathan Marc Gribetz

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe
    Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers

    Leaving the Jewish Fold: Conversion and Radical Assimilation in Modern Jewish History
    Todd M. Endelman

    • Finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in Modern Jewish Thought & Experience (Dorot Foundation Award), Jewish Book Council

    Maimonides: Life and Thought
    Moshe Halbertal

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Theology & Religious Studies, Association of American Publishers

    Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts
    Edited by Marc Michael Epstein
    With contributions by Eva Frojmovic, Jenna Siman Jacobs, Hartley Lachter, Shalom Sabar, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Ágnes Vető, Susan Vick, Barbara Wolff & Diane Wolfthal

    • Winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in Visual Arts, Jewish Book Council
    • Finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in Scholarship (Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award), Jewish Book Council

    What's Divine about Divine Law? Early Perspectives
    Christine Hayes

    • Winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in Scholarship (Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award), Jewish Book Council

    LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
    Stuart B. Schwartz

    • Winner of the 2015 Gustav Ranis International Book Prize, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 ASLI Choice Award in History, Atmospheric Science Librarians International
    • Shortlisted for the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, McGill University

    LAW

    The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle
    Peter Baldwin

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Law & Legal Studies, Association of American Publishers

    A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia
    Ekaterina Pravilova

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 J. Willard Hurst Book Prize, Law and Society Association

    LITERATURE: PRIMARY WORKS AND LETTERS

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 150th Anniversary Edition
    Lewis Carroll
    Illustrated by Salvador Dalí
    Edited by Mark Burstein

    • Winner of a 2015 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award

    The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition
    Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Translated and edited by Jack Zipes
    Illustrated by Andrea Dezsö

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    MATHEMATICS

    Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game
    Andrew Hodges

    • Winner of the 2015 (27th) USC Libraries Scripter Award, University of Southern California Libraries

    Beautiful Geometry
    Eli Maor & Eugen Jost

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    The Fascinating World of Graph Theory
    Arthur Benjamin, Gary Chartrand & Ping Zhang

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation
    Michael Harris

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Topics in Quaternion Linear Algebra
    Leiba Rodman

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

    Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia
    Nadav Samin

    • Runner-Up for the 2016 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies

    Soft Force: Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening
    Ellen Anne McLarney

    • Winner of the 2016 JMEWS Book Award, Journal of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies and Association of Middle East Women’s Studies

    Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World
    Avi Max Spiegel

    • Winner of a Washington Post Abu Aardvark 2015 Middle East Book Award
    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Book Award, Religion and International Relations Section, International Studies Association

    They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide
    Ronald Grigor Suny

    • Winner of the 2016 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies

    PHILOSOPHY

    Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz
    John Marenbon

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World
    Carlos Fraenkel
    Foreword by Michael Walzer

    • Winner of the 2015 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction, Quebec Writers’ FederationFinalist for the 2015 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction, Quebec Writers’ Federation

    Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong
    David Edmonds

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

    POETRY

    Carnations: Poems
    Anthony Carelli

    • Winner of a 2015 Whiting Award, Whiting Foundation

    On Elizabeth Bishop
    Colm Tóibín

    • Nominee for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism

    The Ruined Elegance: Poems
    Fiona Sze-Lorrain

    • Finalist for the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Economic Interdependence and War
    Dale C. Copeland

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media
    Diana C. Mutz

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015
    • Finalist for the 2015 Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism and Mass Communication Research Award

    Liberalism: The Life of an Idea
    Edmund Fawcett

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

    Making Human Rights a Reality
    Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

    • A Winner of the 2015 ISA Annual Best Book Award, International Studies Association

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

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 Hubert Morken Award for Best Book, Religion and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

    The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights
    Karen J. Alter

    • Winner of the 2015 Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship, American Society of International Law
    • Winner of the 2015 International Law Best Book Award, International Law Section of the International Studies Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 Chadwick Alger Award, International Studies Association

    Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict
    Vipin Narang

    • Winner of the 2015 Best Book, International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association

    Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy: Islam, Western Europe, and the Danish Cartoon Crisis
    Paul M. Sniderman, Michael Bang Petersen, Rune Slothuus & Rune Stubager

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action
    William G. Howell

    • Winner of the 2015 Legacy Award, Presidents and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

    Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance
    Jessica F. Green

    • Winner of the 2015 Levine Prize, International Political Science Association’s Research Committee on the Structure and Organization of Government
    • Winner of the 2014-2015 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association
    • Winner of the 2015 Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize, Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

    Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy
    Rahul Sagar

    • Winner of the 2015 Myres S. McDougal Prize, Society of Policy Scientists

    The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions
    Christopher F. Karpowitz & Tali Mendelberg

    • Winner of the 2015 David O. Sears Book Award, International Society of Political Psychology
    • Winner of the 2015 Robert E. Lane Award, Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association
    • Co-Winners of the 2015 Best Book Award, Experimental Research Section of the American Political Science AssociationCo-Winners of the 2015 Best Book Award, Experimental Research Section of the American Political Science Association

    War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy
    Matthew A. Baum & Philip B. K. Potter

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics
    Marisa Abrajano & Zoltan L. Hajnal

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better
    Peter H. Schuck

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

    POPULAR SCIENCE

    How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction
    Beth Shapiro

    • Finalist for the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & Technology

    Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable
    Paul G. Falkowski

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction
    Charles L. Adler

    • Co-Winner of the 2015 AIP Science Writing Award for Books, American Institute of Physics

    REFERENCE WORKS AND ANTHOLOGIES

    Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon
    Edited by Barbara Cassin
    Translation edited by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra & Michael Wood

    • Winner of a 2015 Outstanding Reference Sources Award, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association

    The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History
    Edited by Joseph C. Miller
    Vincent Brown, Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Laurent Dubois & Karen Ordhal Kupperman, associate editors

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
    Robert E. Buswell Jr. & Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    • Winner of the 2015 Dartmouth Medal, Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association

    RELIGION

    Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae: A Biography
    Bernard McGinn.

    • Honorable Mention, 2015 Catholic Press Association Book Award, History Category

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    Why Gender Matters in Economics
    Mukesh Eswaran

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Textbook/Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    SOCIOLOGY

    After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace
    Gabriel Abend

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award, Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the American Sociological Association

    American Zoo: A Sociological Safari
    David Grazian

    • Winner of the 2015 Athenaeum Literary Award, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

    The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict
    Justin Farrell

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South
    Martin Ruef

    • Winner of the 2015 Viviana Zelizer Award for Best Book, Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    The Hero's Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State
    Patricia Fernández-Kelly

    • Finalist for the 2015 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems

    The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics
    John D. Skrentny

    • Co-Winner of the 2015 Outstanding Published Book Award, Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Section of the American Sociological Association

    Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
    Lauren A. Rivera

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972
    Edited by Peter V. Marsden

    • Winner of the 2015 AAPOR Book Award, American Association for Public Opinion Research

    Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States
    Adam D. Reich

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream
    Christopher Bail

    • Winner of the 2015 ARNOVA Award for Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research

    There Goes the Gayborhood?
    Amin Ghaziani

    • Selected for the 2015 Over the Rainbow Project book list, American Library Association

    WORLD HISTORY / COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
    Adrienne Mayor

    • 2015 Silver Medal Winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, World History category

    Cowardice: A Brief History
    Chris Walsh

    • 2015 Bronze Medal Winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, World History category

    2014 AWARDS

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    Art and the Second World War
    Monica Bohm-Duchen

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    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
    • Honorable Mention for the 2014 Arthur Ross Book Award, Council on Foreign Relations
    • Shortlisted for the 2014 Lionel Gelber Prize, Lionel Gelber Foundation

    The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
    Ellen D. Wu

    • Winner of the 2014 Best First Book, Immigration and Ethnic History Society

    AMERICAN LITERATURE

    The Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau: Volume 1: 1834 - 1848
    Henry D. Thoreau
    Edited by Robert N. Hudspeth

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

    • Winner of the 2014 JMEWS Book Award, Journal of Middle Eastern Women's Studies and Association of Middle East Women's Studies

    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

    When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects
    Adriana Petryna

    • Honorable Mention for the 2014 Diana Forsythe Prize, Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing of the General Anthropology Division, and the Society for the Anthropology of Work

    ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

    1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
    Eric H. Cline

    ART AND ARCHITECTURE

    Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record
    Errol Fuller

    Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine
    Lital Levy

    • Co-Winner of the 2014 MLA Prize for a First Book, Modern Language Association

    Time, History, and Literature: Selected Essays of Erich Auerbach
    Erich Auerbach
    Edited & with an introduction by James I. Porter
    Translated by Jane O. Newman

    • Jane O. Newman, Co-Winner of the 2014 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature, Modern Language Association

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

    • Winner of the 2014 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize
    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014
    • Longlisted for the 2014 PEN Translation Award, Pen American Center

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

    • Shortlisted for the 2014 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society

      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

      EARTH SCIENCES

      Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History
      Donald E. Canfield
    • Winner of the 2014 ASLI Choice Award, Atmospheric Science Librarians International

    Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World
    Gillen D’Arcy Wood

    • Honorable Mention for the 2014 ASLI Choice Award in History, Atmospheric Science Librarians International
    • Winner of the 2015 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts

    ECONOMICS

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

    GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
    Diane Coyle

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

    FINANCE

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

    Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age
    W. Bernard Carlson

    The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice
    Yaacob Dweck

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

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    MUSIC

    Mozart's Grace
    Scott Burnham

    • Winner of the 2014 Otto Kinkeldey Award, American Musicological Society

      PHILOSOPHY

      Philosophy of Biology
      Peter Godfrey-Smith

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong
    David Edmonds

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    PHYSICS

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

    • One of Physics World's Top Ten Books of the Year for 2014

    Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction
    Charles L. Adler

    • One of Physics World's Top Ten Books of the Year for 2014

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America
    Christopher S. Parker & Matt A. Barreto

    In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism
    John S. Ahlquist & Margaret Levi

    • Co-Winner of the 2014 Best Book Award, The Labor Project of the American Political Science Association

    The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century
    Angela E. Stent

    • Winner of the 2014 Douglas Dillon Award, American Academy of Diplomacy
    • One of Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Books of 2014, chosen by Dan Fuss

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

    • Winner of the 2014 Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize, Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics Section of the 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

      Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy
      Rahul Sagar

    • Winner of the 2014 Louis Brownlow Book Award, National Academy of Public Administration
    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority
    Mariah Zeisberg

    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

    Atlas of Cities
    Edited by Paul Knox
    With a foreword by Richard Florida

    RELIGION

    Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities
    Anna Sun

    • Winner of the 2014 Best Book Award, Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Winner of the 2014 Best First Book in the History of Religions Award, American Academy of Religion

    The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India
    Peter van der Veer

    • Finalist for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Religion in Analytical-Descriptive Studies, American Academy of Religion
    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    SOCIOLOGY

    After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace
    John D. Skrentny

    • Winner of the 2014 Richard A. Lester Award for the Outstanding Book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics, Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University
    • Finalist for the 2014 Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change National Book Award, The University of Memphis

    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

    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

    The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century
    Jürgen Osterhammel

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014
    • One of Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Books of 2014, chosen by Satiyajit Das
    • One of Marginal Revolution.com’s (Tyler Cowen) Best Non-Fiction Books of 2014

    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

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

    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

    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

    The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?
    Peter Ward

    • One of the 2009 New York Times Magazine’s 9th Annual Featured Books in Ideas

    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

    Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
    Ayala Fader

    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
    olitics and the Pursuit of Power
    Leah Wright Rigueur

    • Winner of the 2017 Crader Family Book Prize in American Values, Crader Family Endowment at Southeast Missouri State University

    The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
    Madeline Y. Hsu

    • Winner of the 2017 Association for Asian American Studies Award for Best Book in History

    The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern
    Thomas J. Knock

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Biography & Autobiography, Association of American Publishers

    Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era
    Thomas C. Leonard

    • Finalist for the 2017 Hayek Prize, The Manhattan Institute
    • Winner of the 2017 Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize, History of Economics Society

    ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

    The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire
    Kyle Harper

    • One of The Times Literary Supplement's Books of the Year 2017

    ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM, AND LANDSCAPE

    Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory
    Charles Waldheim

    • Shortlisted for the 2017 Urban Design Book Award, Urban Design Group

    The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright
    Neil Levine

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Architecture & Urban Planning, Association of American Publishers

    ART

    Bosch and Bruegel: From Enemy Painting to Everyday Life
    Joseph Leo Koerner

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Art History & Criticism, Association of American Publishers

    Still Lives: Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master
    Maria H. Loh

    • Shortlisted for the 2016 Art Book Prize, Authors’ Club

    The Art of Philosophy: Visual Thinking in Europe from the Late Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment
    Susanna Berger

    • Shortlisted for 2017 “The Bridge” Book Award, American Initiative for Italian Culture

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    Welcome to the Universe
    Neil deGrasse Tyson Michael A. Strauss and J. Richard Gott

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Cosmology and Astronomy, Association of American Publishers

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees
    Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia J. Messinger Carril

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Single Volume Reference/Science, Association of American Publishers

    CLASSICS

    A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome
    Meghan J. DiLuzio

    • A Winner of the 2017 CAMWS First Book Award, Classical Association of the Middle West and South

    Ireland's Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth
    Mark Williams

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Literature, Association of American Publishers

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa
    Mark Sanders

    • Longlisted for the 2017 Alan Paton Award for Non-Fiction, Sunday Times

    Kafka: The Early Years
    Reiner Stach

    • Longlisted for the 2017 National Translation Award, American Literary Translators Association

    COMPUTER SCIENCE

    Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction
    Arvind Narayanan Joseph Bonneau, Edward Felten, Andrew Miller and Steven Goldfeder

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Computing and Information Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    ECONOMICS

    Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible
    William N. Goetzmann

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 Ralph Gomory Prize, Business History Conference

    Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought
    Andrew W. Lo

    • One of the CNBC 13 Best Business Books of 2017
    • Shortlisted for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

     

    The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century
    Walter Scheidel

    • Shortlisted for the 2017 Cundill History Prize, McGill University
    • Shortlisted for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
    • One of the CNBC 13 Best Business Books of 2017
    • One of the Strategy+Business Best Business Books 2016 in Economics

     

    The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
    Robert J. Gordon

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in U.S. History, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2017 Excellence in Financial Journalism Book Award, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

    The Curse of Cash
    Kenneth S. Rogoff

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

    The Euro and the Battle of Ideas
    Markus K. Brunnermeier, Harold James & Jean-Pierre Landau

    • Winner of the 2017 Gold Medal in International Business / Globalization, Axiom Business Book Awards

    Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy
    Robert H. Frank

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

    Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China
    Matthew E. Kahn and Siqi Zheng

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Environmental Science, Association of American Publishers

    A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy
    Joel Mokyr

    • Finalist for the 2017 Hayek Prize, The Manhattan Institute
    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in European and World History, Association of American Publishers

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    The Princeton History of Modern Ireland
    Richard Bourke and Ian McBride

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Single Volume Reference/Humanities and Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    HIGHER EDUCATION

    Wisdom's Workshop: The Rise of the Modern University
    James Axtell

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Education Theory, Association of American Publishers

    'Keep the Damned Women Out": The Struggle for Coeducation
    Nancy Weiss Malkiel

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Education Practice, Association of American Publishers

    PHILOSOPHY

    Ethics in the Real World: 82 Brief Essays on Things That Matter
    Peter Singer

    • Longlisted for the 2017 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, Pen American Center

    The Philosopher: A History in Six Types
    Justin E.H. Smith

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

    PHYSICS

    Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists
    A. Zee

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Textbook/Best in Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Resolve in International Politics
    Joshua D. Kertzer

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 Alexander L. George Book Award, International Society of Political Psychology

    Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741–1860
    Heather A. Haveman

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 Barrington Moore Book Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    The New Deal: Global History
    Kiran Klaus Patel

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 World History Association Jerry Bentley Book Prize

    Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
    Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2017 David O. Sears Book Award, International Society of Political Psychology

    Racial Realignment: The Transformation of American Liberalism, 1932–1965
    Eric Schickler

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 J. David Greenstone Book Prize, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association
    • Winner of the 2017 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award, American Political Science Association

    Economic Interdependence and War
    Dale C. Copeland

    • Winner of the 2017 ISA Annual Best Book Award, International Studies Association

    Nations under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy
    Anna Grzymała-Busse

    • Winner of the 2016 Best Book Award, European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Science Association
    • Winner of the 2017 Luebbert Best Book Award, Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association
    • Winner of the 2017 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies, Nanovic Institute

    ISIS: A History
    Fawaz A. Gerges

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Government and Politics, Association of American Publishers
    • 2017 Gold Medal Winner in Current Events
    • (Political/Economic/Foreign Affairs), Independent Publisher Book Awards

      POPULAR SCIENCE

      Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting
      Thomas D. Seeley

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Popular Science and Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    Silent Sparks
    Sara Lewis

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Popular Science and Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe
    Roger Penrose

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Chemistry & Physics, Association of American Publishers

    Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation
    Timothy J. Jorgensen

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in History of Science, Medicine & Technology, Association of American Publishers

    The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe
    J. Richard Gott

    • Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy, Association of American Publishers

    Marx's Inferno The Political Theory of Capital
    William Clare Roberts

    • Winner of the 2017 Deutscher Memorial Prize

    Investigating the President Congressional Checks on Presidential Power
    Douglas L. Kriner & Eric Schickler

    • Winner of the 2017 Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize, Legislative Studies Section of the American Political Science Association
    • Winner of the 2017 Richard E. Neustadt Award, Presidents and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

    SOCIOLOGY

    Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food
    Michaela DeSoucey

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association

    Strangers No More: Immigration and the Challenges of Integration in North America and Western Europe
    Richard Alba & Nancy Foner

    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 ENMISA Distinguished Book Award, Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Section the International Studies Association

    Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil
    Tianna S.

    • Co-Winner of the 2017 Herbert Jacob Book Award, Law and Society Association
    • Winner of the 2017 Gordon Hirabayashi Book Award, Human Rights Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Winner of the 2017 SSSP Global Division Book Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems
    • Co-Winner of the 2017 Barrington Moore Book Award, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Outstanding Book Award, Division for Racial and Ethnic Minorities of the Society for the Study of Social Problems
    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 Best Scholarly Book Award, Global and Transnational Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2017 Book Award, Section on Development of the American Sociological Association

    WORLD HISTORY / COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History
    Tonio Andrade

    • Winner of a 2017 Distinguished Book Award, Society of Military History

    The House of Government A Saga of the Russian Revolution
    Yuri Slezkine

    • Selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice, 8-24-17
    • One of The Spectator 2017 Books of the Year
    • One of The Times Literary Supplement’s Books of the Year 2017

    2016 AWARDS

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s
    Nancy Woloch

    • Winner of the 2016 Philip Taft Labor History Award, Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations

    F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature
    William J. Maxwell

    • Winner of a 2016 American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation
    • Shortlisted for the 2016 MSA Book Prize, Modernist Studies Association

    The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
    Madeline Y. Hsu

    • Winner of the 2016 Robert H. Ferrell Book Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
    • Runner-Up for the 2016 Hamilton Book Awards, University Co-operative Society, University of Texas at Austin

    Liberty and Coercion: The Paradox of American Government from the Founding to the Present
    Gary Gerstle

    • Winner of the 2016 Ellis W. Hawley Prize, Organization of American Historians

    The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power
    Leah Wright Rigueur

    • Winner of the 2016 James P. Hanlan Book Award, New England Historical Association

    Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest
    Andrew Needham

    • Winner of the 2016 George Perkins Marsh Prize, American Society for Environmental History

    Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine
    Alexander Nemerov

    • Finalist for the 2016 Marfield Prize, The National Award for Arts Writing, Arts Club of Washington

    AMERICAN LITERATURE

    The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973
    Mark Greif

    • Winner of the 18th Annual (2016) Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
    Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

    • Winner of the 2016 Gregory Bateson Prize, The Society for Cultural Anthropology
    • Winner of the 2016 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing, Society for Humanistic Anthropology
    • Finalist for the 2016 Northern California Book Awards in General Nonfiction, Northern California Book Reviewers

    ARCHAELOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

    1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
    Eric H. Cline

    • Selected as the 'Book of the Semester' Fall 2016, David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University

    The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
    Adrienne Mayor

    • Winner of the 2016 Sarasvati Award for Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology, Association for the Study of Women & Mythology

    ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM, AND LANDSCAPE

    Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs, 1945–1965
    Barbara Miller Lane

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Architecture & Urban Planning, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2016 Historic Preservation Book Prize, University of Mary Washington’s Center for Historic Preservation

    ART

    Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts
    Edited by Marc Michael Epstein
    With contributions by Eva Frojmovic, Jenna Siman Jacobs, Hartley Lachter, Shalom Sabar, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Ágnes Vető, Susan Vick, Barbara Wolff & Diane Wolfthal

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Art History & Criticism, Association of American Publishers

    Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network
    Caroline Levine

    • Winner of the 2016 Dorothy Lee Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Culture, Media Ecology Association
    • Winner of the 2015 James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association

    ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

    The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
    Ellen D. Wu

    • Winner of the 2016 AAAS Award for Best Book in History, Association for Asian American Studies

    ASTRONOMY AND COSMOLOGY

    Astrophysics in a Nutshell Second Edition
    Dan Maoz

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    How Do You Find an Exoplanet?
    John Asher Johnson

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data
    Željko Ivezić, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas & Alexander Gray

    • Winner of the 2016 IAA Outstanding Publication Award, International Astrostatistics Association

    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Mutualistic Networks
    Jordi Bascompte & Pedro Jordano

    • Winner of the 2016 BES Marsh Christian Trust Book Award, British Ecological Association

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    Birds of New Guinea Second Edition
    Thane K. Pratt & Bruce M. Beehler

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Quantitative Viral Ecology:Dynamics of Viruses and Their Microbial Hosts
    Joshua S. Weitz

    • Winner of the 2016 Postgraduate Textbook Prize, Royal Society of Biology

    Warbler Guide App
    Tom Stephenson & Scott Whittle

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award for Best App/eProduct

    CLASSICS

    Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome
    Anthony Corbeill

    • Winner of a 2016 Charles Goodwin Award of Merit, Society for Classical Studies

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    Learning Zulu: A Secret History of Language in South Africa
    Mark Sanders

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Site Reading: Fiction, Art, Social Form
    David J. Alworth

    • Winner of the 2016 Erving Goffman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the Ecology of Social Interaction, Media Ecology Association

    EARTH SCIENCES

    Modern Observational Physical Oceanography: Understanding the Global Ocean
    Carl Wunsch

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Textbook/Physical Sciences & Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    ECONOMICS

    Adam Smith: His Life, Thought, and Legacy
    Edited by Ryan Patrick Hanley

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
    Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman

    • 2016 Outstanding Book of the Year “Most Likely to Save the Planet,” Independent Publisher Book Awards

    Finding Equilibrium: Arrow, Debreu, McKenzie and the Problem of Scientific Credit
    Till Düppe & E. Roy Weintraub

    • Winner of the 2016 Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize, History of Economics Society

    How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network
    Shane Greenstein

    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Schumpeter Prize Competition, International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society

    Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception
    George A. Akerlof & Robert J. Shiller

    • Winner of the 2016 Gold Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards
    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

    The Process Matters: Engaging and Equipping People for Success
    Joel Brockner

    • Winner of the 2016 Bronze Medal in Operations Management / Lean / Continuous Improvement, Axiom Business Book Awards
    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers

    The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
    Robert J. Gordon

    • Shortlisted for the 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award
    • Longlisted for the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, McGill University

    The Curse of Cash
    Kenneth S. Rogoff

    • Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2016

    Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy
    Robert H. Frank

    • Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2016
    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke
    Richard Bourke

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Biography & Autobiography, Association of American Publishers

    On Stalin's Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
    Sheila Fitzpatrick

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century
    Konrad H. Jarausch

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2016 Bronisław Geremek Prize, College of Europe

    The Princeton History of Modern Ireland
    Edited by Richard Bourke & Ian McBride

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Weimar Century: German Émigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War
    Udi Greenberg

    • Winner of the 2016 European Studies Book Award, Council for European Studies

    HIGHER EDUCATION

    Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education
    William G. Bowen & Eugene M. Tobin

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Education Theory, Association of American Publishers

    Wisdom’s Workshop: The Rise of the Modern University
    James Axtell

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    JEWISH STUDIES

    After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition
    Hillel Halkin

    • Long-listed for the 2017 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize

    Makers of Jewish Modernity: Thinkers, Artists, Leaders, and the World They Made
    Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, Michael P. Steinberg, Idith Zertal

    • Winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award in Anthologies and Collections, Jewish Book Council

    Tradition and the Formation of the Talmud
    Moulie Vidas

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jewish History & Culture in Antiquity, Association for Jewish Studies

    LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
    Stuart B. Schwartz

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 Marysa Navarro Best Book Prize, New England Council on Latin American Studies (NECLAS)

    LITERATURE: PRIMARY WORKS AND LETTERS

    The Essential Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    MATHEMATICS

    Creating Symmetry: The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns
    Frank A. Farris

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    Leonhard Euler: Mathematical Genius in the Enlightenment
    Ronald S. Calinger

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History
    Annette Imhausen

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation
    Michael Harris

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math
    Jennifer Beineke & Jason Rosenhouse

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Proof and the Pudding: What Mathematicians, Cooks, and You Have in Common
    Jim Henle

    • Shortlisted for the 2016 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, in Digital E-Books

    PHILOSOPHY

    How Propaganda Works
    Jason Stanley

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

    On Inequality
    Harry G. Frankfurt

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World
    Carlos Fraenkel

    • Longlisted for the 2016 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Arabic Culture in Other Languages

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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

    • Winner of the 2016 AAPOR Book Award, American Association for Public Opinion Research

    American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction
    Adam Seth Levine

    • Winner of the 2016 Best Book Award, Experimental Research Section of the American Political Science Association

    Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics
    Marie Gottschalk

    • Winner of the 2016 Michael Harrington Book Award, New Political Science Section of the American Political Science Association

    Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
    Christopher H. Achen & Larry M. Bartels

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media
    Diana C. Mutz

    • Winner of the 2016 David O. Sears Book Award, International Society of Political Psychology

    ISIS: A History
    Fawaz A. Gerges

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations
    Keren Yarhi-Milo

    • Co-Winner of the 2016 DPLST Book Prize, Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association

    Nations under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy
    Anna Grzymała-Busse

    • Winner of the 2016 Best Book Award, European Politics and Society Section of the American Political Science Association

    On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
    Sheila Fitzpatrick

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers
    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, Australian Government Department of Communications and the Arts

    Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972
    Robert Mickey

    • Winner of the 2016 J. David Greenstone Book Prize, Politics and History Section of the American Political Science Association

    Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America
    James E. Campbell

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    Power and International Relations: A Conceptual Approach
    David A. Baldwin

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece
    Josiah Ober

    • Winner of the 2016 Douglass C. North Research Award, Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics (SIOE)
    • Shortlisted for the 2016 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society

    Sailing the Water’s Edge: The Domestic Politics of American Foreign Policy
    Helen V. Milner & Dustin Tingley

    • Winners of the 2016 Gladys M. Kammerer Award, American Political Science Association

    When Movements Anchor Parties: Electoral Alignments in American History
    Daniel Schlozman

    • Winner of the 2016 Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association

    White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics
    Marisa Abrajano & Zoltan L. Hajnal

    • Winners of the 2016 Ralph J. Bunche Award, American Political Science Association

    POPULAR SCIENCE

    How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction
    Beth Shapiro

    • 2016 Gold Medal Winner in Science, Independent Publisher Book Awards
    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult Science Books
    • Shortlisted for the 2016 Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, Phi Beta Kappa Society

    Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation
    Timothy J. Jorgensen

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Real Planet of the Apes: A New Story of Human Origins
    David R. Begun

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions
    Paul B. Wignall

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    PSYCHOLOGY

    Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
    Andrew Scull

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Psychology, Association of American Publishers

    The Quotable Jung
    Collected and edited by Judith Harris

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    REFERENCE WORKS AND ANTHOLOGIES

    One Day in the Life of the English Language: A Microcosmic Usage Handbook
    Frank L. Cioffi

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    RELIGION

    What's Divine about Divine Law? Early Perspectives
    Christine Hayes

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in Theology & Religious Studies, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2016 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Biblical Studies, Rabbinics, and Jewish History & Culture in Antiquity, Association for Jewish Studies

    What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic
    Shahab Ahmed

    • Winner of the 2016 Best First Book in the History of Religions, American Academy of Religion

    Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report
    Saba Mahmood

    • Winner of the 2016 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion, Society for the Anthropology of Religion

    What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic
    Shahab Ahmed

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    SOCIOLOGY

    American Zoo: A Sociological Safari
    David Grazian

    • Winner of the 2016 Award for Distinguished Scholarship, Animals and Society Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 PROSE Award in Sociology & Social Work, Association of American Publishers

    The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict
    Justin Farrell

    • Winner of the 2016 Outstanding Published Book Award, Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Section of the American Sociological Association

    Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600–1757
    Emily Erikson

    • Winner of the 2016 James Coleman Award for Outstanding Book, Rationality and Society Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Winner of the 2016 Gaddis Smith International Book Prize, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University

    Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville
    Daniel B. Cornfield

    • Shortlisted for the 2016 ASAP Book Prize, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present

    Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food
    Michaela DeSoucey

    • Winner of the 2016 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award, Consumers and Consumption Section of the American Sociological Association

    In Harm's Way: The Dynamics of Urban Violence
    Javier Auyero & María Fernanda Berti

    • Winners of the 2016 Robert E. Park Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741–1860
    Heather A. Haveman

    • Co-Winner of the 2016 CITAMS Book Award, Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics
    Gabriel Abend

    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Viviana Zelizer Award for Best Book, Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
    Lauren A. Rivera

    • Winner of the 2016 Max Weber Book Award, Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Winner of the 2016 Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, Sociology of Culture Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Distinguished Book Award, Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Silver Medal in Career (Job Search, Career Advancement), Axiom Business Book Awards

    Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream
    Christopher Bail

    • Winner of the 2016 Distinguished Book Award, Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 Charles Tilly Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award, Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section of the American Sociological Association

    There Goes the Gayborhood?
    Amin Ghaziani

    • Honorable Mention for the 2016 Robert E. Park Award, Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    WORLD HISTORY / COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    Capitalism: A Short History
    Jürgen Kocka

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Shape of the New: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World: With a new preface by the authors
    Scott L. Montgomery & Daniel Chirot

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2016

    The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains
    Thomas W. Laqueur

    • Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers
    • Winner of the 2016 George L. Mosse Prize, American Historical Association
    • 2016 Gold Medal Winner in World History, Independent Publisher Book Awards
    • Winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, McGill University
    • Winner of the 2016 Stansky Book Prize, North American Conference on British Studies

    2015 AWARDS

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics
    Adam Ewing

    • Winner of the 2015 Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

    Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America
    Eberhard L. Faber

    • Winner of the 2015 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History, Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association

    A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s–1990s
    Nancy Woloch

    • Winner of the 2015 William G. Bowen Award, Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Legal History/Biography, Langum Charitable Trust

    The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
    Ellen D. Wu

    • Finalist for the 2015 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society

    F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature
    William J. Maxwell

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority
    Madeline Y. Hsu

    • Winner of the 2015 CALA Best Book Award in Nonfiction, Chinese American Librarians Association
    • Winner of the 2015 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award, Immigration and Ethnic History Society
    • Honor Book, 2015 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature, Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association

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

    • Winner of the 2015 GANYC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Book Writing, The Guides

    Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest
    Andrew Needham

    • Winner of the 2015 Hal K. Rothman Prize, Western History Association
    • Winner of the 2015 David J. Weber-Clements Prize, Western History Association
    • Winner of a 2015 Southwest Book Award, Border Regional Library Association
    • Winner of the 2015 Caughey Western History Prize, Western History Association

    Rough Country: How Texas Became America’s Most Powerful Bible-Belt State
    Robert Wuthnow

    • Winner of the 2015 Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize, Texas State Historical Association

    AMERICAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street
    Paula Rabinowitz

    • Winner of the 2015 SHARP DeLong Book History Book Prize, The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

    The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973
    Mark Greif

    • Winner of the 2015 Morris D. Forkosch Book Prize, Journal of the History of Ideas

    Moral Imagination: Essays
    David Bromwich

    • Shortlisted for the 2015 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, Pen American Center

    Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities
    James Turner

    • Winner of the 2015 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Language & Linguistics, Association of American Publishers
    • Shortlisted for the 2015 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society

    ANTHROPOLOGY

    1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
    Eric H. Cline

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Archeology & Anthropology, Association of American Publishers

    Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation
    Alexei Yurchak

    • Winner of the 2015 Prosvetitel (Enlightener) Book Prizes

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

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 Delmos Jones and Jagna Scharff Memorial Book Award, Society for the Anthropology of North America

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

    • Winner of the 2015 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology, American Anthropological Association

    ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

    Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World
    Michael Scott

    • Shortlisted for the 2015 Runciman Award, Anglo-Hellenic League

    ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM, AND LANDSCAPE

    Houses for a New World: Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs, 1945–1965
    Barbara Miller Lane

    • Winner of the 2015 Athenaeum Literary Award (for Art and Architecture), The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

    ART

    Art as History: Calligraphy and Painting as One
    Wen C. Fong

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    BIOLOGY

    40 Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Finches on Daphne Major Island
    Peter R. Grant & B. Rosemary Grant

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Biological Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    Visual Ecology
    Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall & Eric J. Warrant

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Textbook/Biological & Life Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    BIRDS AND NATURAL HISTORY

    The Bee: A Natural History
    Noah Wilson-Rich
    With contributions from Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Andrea Quigley

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 National Outdoor Book Awards, Nature and the Environment, NOBA Foundation

    Beetles of Eastern North America
    Arthur V. Evans

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 National Outdoor Book Awards, Nature and the Environment, NOBA Foundation

    Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide
    Paul H. Williams, Robbin W. Thorp, Leif L. Richardson & Sheila R. Colla

    • Winner of a 2015 Outstanding Reference Sources Award, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association

    The Passenger Pigeon
    Errol Fuller

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 National Outdoor Book Awards, Nature and the Environment, NOBA Foundation

    Trees of Eastern North America
    Gil Nelson, Christopher J. Earle & Richard Spellenberg
    Illustrations by David More
    Edited by Amy K. Hughes

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Outstanding Work by a Trade Publisher, Association of American

    CLASSICS

    Genealogy of the Tragic: Greek Tragedy and German Philosophy
    Joshua Billings

    • Winner of a 2015 Charles Goodwin Award of Merit, Society for Classical Studies

    COGNITIVE SCIENCE

    Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain
    Timothy Verstynen & Bradley Voytek

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Biomedicine & Neuroscience, Association of American Publishers

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi
    Rivkah Zim

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 René Wellek Prize, American Comparative Literature Association

    Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms' Folk and Fairy Tales
    Jack Zipes

    • Winner of the 2015 Chicago Folklore Prize, American Folklore Society and the University of Chicago

    Inside Paradise Lost: Reading the Designs of Milton’s Epic
    David Quint

    • Winner of the 2015 James Holly Hanford Award, The Milton Society of America
    • Shortlisted for the 2015 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society

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

    • Winner of the 2015 Barbara Perkins and George Perkins Prize, The International Society for the Study of Narrativer

    Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic
    Christopher Prendergast

    • Winner of the 2015 R. Gapper Prize, Society for French Studies

    The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman
    Galawdewos Translated and edited by Wendy Laura Belcher & Michael Kleiner

    • Winner of the 2015 Best Scholarly Edition in Translation, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

    EARTH SCIENCES

    Invisible in the Storm: The Role of Mathematics in Understanding Weather
    Ian Roulstone & John Norbury

    • Winner of the 2015 Louis J. Battan Author’s Award, American Meteorological Society

    The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World
    Oliver Morton

    • Longlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction

    ECONOMICS

    Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600–1757
    Emily Erikson

    • Co-Winner of the 2015 Sharlin Memorial Award, Social Science History Association
    • Co-Winner of the 2015 Ralph Gomory Prize, Business History Conference

    The Butterfly Defect: How Globalization Creates Systemic Risks, and What to Do about It
    Ian Goldin & Mike Mariathasan

    • Finalist for the 2015 Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize

    Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet
    Gernot Wagner & Martin L. Weitzman

    • Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015

    The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance
    Eswar S. Prasad

    • Winner of the 2015 Gold Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards

    Eating People Is Wrong, and Other Essays on Famine, Its Past, and Its Future
    Cormac Ó Gráda

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Fortune Tellers: The Story of America's First Economic Forecasters
    Walter A. Friedman

    • Winner of the 2015 Hagley Prize in Business History, Hagley Museum and Library and Business History Conference

    GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
    Diane Coyle

    • Winner of the 2015 Bronze Medal in Economics, Axiom Business Book Awards

    Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deceptiony
    George A. Akerlof & Robert J. Shiller

    • Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year 2015

    A Social Strategy: How We Profit from Social Media
    Mikołaj Jan Piskorski

    • Winner of the 2015 Gold Medal in Networking, Axiom Business Book Awards

    The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility
    Gregory Clark
    With Neil Cummins, Yu Hao and Daniel Diaz Vidal

    • Winner of 2015 Gyorgy Ranki Prize, Economic History Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

    Why Gender Matters in Economics
    Mukesh Eswaran

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Textbook/Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers
    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    EUROPEAN HISTORY

    The Age of the Vikings
    Anders Winroth

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers

    Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945–1960
    Frederick Cooper

    • Winner of the George Louis Beer Prize 2015, American Historical Association
    • Winner of the Martin A. Klein Prize 2015, American Historical Association

    The Match Girl and the Heiress
    Seth Koven

    • Winner of the 2015 Stansky Prize, North American Conference on British Studies
    • Winner of the 2015 NAVSA Best book of the Year Award, North American Victorian Studies Association

    On Stalin’s Team: The Years of Living Dangerously in Soviet Politics
    Sheila Fitzpatrick

    • 2015 Silver Winner in History, ForeWord Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards

    A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia
    Ekaterina Pravilova

    • Winner of the 2015 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies
    • Winner of the George L. Mosse Prize 2015, American Historical Association
    • Winner of the 2015 Historia Nova Prize, Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 J. Willard Hurst Book Prize, Law and Society Association
    • Longlisted for the 2015 Historia Nova Prize, Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press

    Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre
    Jonathan Israel

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers

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

    • Winner of the 2015 Otto Gründler Book Prize, The Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University

    Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke
    Richard Bourke

    • Co-Winner of the 2015 István Hont Book Prize, Institute of Intellectual History

    FINANCE

    The Dollar Trap: How the U.S. Dollar Tightened Its Grip on Global Finance
    Eswar S. Prasad

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers

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

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers

    HIGHER EDUCATION

    The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II
    Roger L. Geiger

    • Winner of the 2015 AERA Division J Outstanding Publication Award, American Educational Research Association

      HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE, PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

      Ten Thousand Birds: Ornithology since Darwin
      Tim Birkhead, Jo Wimpenny & Bob Montgomerie

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in History of Science, Medicine & Technology, Association of American Publishers

    Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age
    W. Bernard Carlson

    • Winner of the 2015 Sally Hacker Prize, Society for the History of Technology
    • Winner of the 2015 IEEE William and Joyce Middleton Electrical Engineering History Award, History Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

    JEWISH STUDIES

    Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter
    Jonathan Marc Gribetz

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe
    Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers

    Leaving the Jewish Fold: Conversion and Radical Assimilation in Modern Jewish History
    Todd M. Endelman

    • Finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in Modern Jewish Thought & Experience (Dorot Foundation Award), Jewish Book Council

    Maimonides: Life and Thought
    Moshe Halbertal

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Theology & Religious Studies, Association of American Publishers

    Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts
    Edited by Marc Michael Epstein
    With contributions by Eva Frojmovic, Jenna Siman Jacobs, Hartley Lachter, Shalom Sabar, Raymond P. Scheindlin, Ágnes Vető, Susan Vick, Barbara Wolff & Diane Wolfthal

    • Winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in Visual Arts, Jewish Book Council
    • Finalist for the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in Scholarship (Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award), Jewish Book Council

    What's Divine about Divine Law? Early Perspectives
    Christine Hayes

    • Winner of the 2015 National Jewish Book Award in Scholarship (Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award), Jewish Book Council

    LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

    Sea of Storms: A History of Hurricanes in the Greater Caribbean from Columbus to Katrina
    Stuart B. Schwartz

    • Winner of the 2015 Gustav Ranis International Book Prize, MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 ASLI Choice Award in History, Atmospheric Science Librarians International
    • Shortlisted for the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature, McGill University

    LAW

    The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle
    Peter Baldwin

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Law & Legal Studies, Association of American Publishers

    A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia
    Ekaterina Pravilova

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 J. Willard Hurst Book Prize, Law and Society Association

    LITERATURE: PRIMARY WORKS AND LETTERS

    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, 150th Anniversary Edition
    Lewis Carroll
    Illustrated by Salvador Dalí
    Edited by Mark Burstein

    • Winner of a 2015 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award

    The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition
    Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Translated and edited by Jack Zipes
    Illustrated by Andrea Dezsö

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    MATHEMATICS

    Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film The Imitation Game
    Andrew Hodges

    • Winner of the 2015 (27th) USC Libraries Scripter Award, University of Southern California Libraries

    Beautiful Geometry
    Eli Maor & Eugen Jost

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

    The Fascinating World of Graph Theory
    Arthur Benjamin, Gary Chartrand & Ping Zhang

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation
    Michael Harris

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Topics in Quaternion Linear Algebra
    Leiba Rodman

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

    Of Sand or Soil: Genealogy and Tribal Belonging in Saudi Arabia
    Nadav Samin

    • Runner-Up for the 2016 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies

    Soft Force: Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening
    Ellen Anne McLarney

    • Winner of the 2016 JMEWS Book Award, Journal of Middle Eastern Women’s Studies and Association of Middle East Women’s Studies

    Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World
    Avi Max Spiegel

    • Winner of a Washington Post Abu Aardvark 2015 Middle East Book Award
    • Co-Winner of the 2016 Book Award, Religion and International Relations Section, International Studies Association

    They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide
    Ronald Grigor Suny

    • Winner of the 2016 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies

    PHILOSOPHY

    Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz
    John Marenbon

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World
    Carlos Fraenkel
    Foreword by Michael Walzer

    • Winner of the 2015 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction, Quebec Writers’ FederationFinalist for the 2015 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction, Quebec Writers’ Federation

    Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong
    David Edmonds

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

    POETRY

    Carnations: Poems
    Anthony Carelli

    • Winner of a 2015 Whiting Award, Whiting Foundation

    On Elizabeth Bishop
    Colm Tóibín

    • Nominee for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism

    The Ruined Elegance: Poems
    Fiona Sze-Lorrain

    • Finalist for the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Economic Interdependence and War
    Dale C. Copeland

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media
    Diana C. Mutz

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015
    • Finalist for the 2015 Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism and Mass Communication Research Award

    Liberalism: The Life of an Idea
    Edmund Fawcett

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

    Making Human Rights a Reality
    Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

    • A Winner of the 2015 ISA Annual Best Book Award, International Studies Association

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

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 Hubert Morken Award for Best Book, Religion and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

    The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights
    Karen J. Alter

    • Winner of the 2015 Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship, American Society of International Law
    • Winner of the 2015 International Law Best Book Award, International Law Section of the International Studies Association
    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 Chadwick Alger Award, International Studies Association

    Nuclear Strategy in the Modern Era: Regional Powers and International Conflict
    Vipin Narang

    • Winner of the 2015 Best Book, International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association

    Paradoxes of Liberal Democracy: Islam, Western Europe, and the Danish Cartoon Crisis
    Paul M. Sniderman, Michael Bang Petersen, Rune Slothuus & Rune Stubager

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Power without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action
    William G. Howell

    • Winner of the 2015 Legacy Award, Presidents and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

    Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance
    Jessica F. Green

    • Winner of the 2015 Levine Prize, International Political Science Association’s Research Committee on the Structure and Organization of Government
    • Winner of the 2014-2015 Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, Environmental Studies Section of the International Studies Association
    • Winner of the 2015 Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize, Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics Section of the American Political Science Association

    Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy
    Rahul Sagar

    • Winner of the 2015 Myres S. McDougal Prize, Society of Policy Scientists

    The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions
    Christopher F. Karpowitz & Tali Mendelberg

    • Winner of the 2015 David O. Sears Book Award, International Society of Political Psychology
    • Winner of the 2015 Robert E. Lane Award, Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association
    • Co-Winners of the 2015 Best Book Award, Experimental Research Section of the American Political Science AssociationCo-Winners of the 2015 Best Book Award, Experimental Research Section of the American Political Science Association

    War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy
    Matthew A. Baum & Philip B. K. Potter

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics
    Marisa Abrajano & Zoltan L. Hajnal

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better
    Peter H. Schuck

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

    POPULAR SCIENCE

    How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction
    Beth Shapiro

    • Finalist for the 2015 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & Technology

    Life's Engines: How Microbes Made Earth Habitable
    Paul G. Falkowski

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction
    Charles L. Adler

    • Co-Winner of the 2015 AIP Science Writing Award for Books, American Institute of Physics

    REFERENCE WORKS AND ANTHOLOGIES

    Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon
    Edited by Barbara Cassin
    Translation edited by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra & Michael Wood

    • Winner of a 2015 Outstanding Reference Sources Award, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association

    The Princeton Companion to Atlantic History
    Edited by Joseph C. Miller
    Vincent Brown, Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Laurent Dubois & Karen Ordhal Kupperman, associate editors

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
    Robert E. Buswell Jr. & Donald S. Lopez Jr.

    • Winner of the 2015 Dartmouth Medal, Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association

    RELIGION

    Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae: A Biography
    Bernard McGinn.

    • Honorable Mention, 2015 Catholic Press Association Book Award, History Category

    SOCIAL SCIENCE

    Why Gender Matters in Economics
    Mukesh Eswaran

    • Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award in Textbook/Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers

    SOCIOLOGY

    After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace
    Gabriel Abend

    • Honorable Mention for the 2015 Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award, Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section of the American Sociological Association

    American Zoo: A Sociological Safari
    David Grazian

    • Winner of the 2015 Athenaeum Literary Award, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

    The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and the Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict
    Justin Farrell

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South
    Martin Ruef

    • Winner of the 2015 Viviana Zelizer Award for Best Book, Economic Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

    The Hero's Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State
    Patricia Fernández-Kelly

    • Finalist for the 2015 C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems

    The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics
    John D. Skrentny

    • Co-Winner of the 2015 Outstanding Published Book Award, Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity Section of the American Sociological Association

    Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
    Lauren A. Rivera

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972
    Edited by Peter V. Marsden

    • Winner of the 2015 AAPOR Book Award, American Association for Public Opinion Research

    Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States
    Adam D. Reich

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2015

    Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream
    Christopher Bail

    • Winner of the 2015 ARNOVA Award for Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research

    There Goes the Gayborhood?
    Amin Ghaziani

    • Selected for the 2015 Over the Rainbow Project book list, American Library Association

    WORLD HISTORY / COMPARATIVE HISTORY

    The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
    Adrienne Mayor

    • 2015 Silver Medal Winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, World History category

    Cowardice: A Brief History
    Chris Walsh

    • 2015 Bronze Medal Winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, World History category

    2014 AWARDS

    AMERICAN HISTORY

    Art and the Second World War
    Monica Bohm-Duchen

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    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
    • Honorable Mention for the 2014 Arthur Ross Book Award, Council on Foreign Relations
    • Shortlisted for the 2014 Lionel Gelber Prize, Lionel Gelber Foundation

    The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority
    Ellen D. Wu

    • Winner of the 2014 Best First Book, Immigration and Ethnic History Society

    AMERICAN LITERATURE

    The Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau: Volume 1: 1834 - 1848
    Henry D. Thoreau
    Edited by Robert N. Hudspeth

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

    • Winner of the 2014 JMEWS Book Award, Journal of Middle Eastern Women's Studies and Association of Middle East Women's Studies

    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

    When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects
    Adriana Petryna

    • Honorable Mention for the 2014 Diana Forsythe Prize, Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing of the General Anthropology Division, and the Society for the Anthropology of Work

    ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANCIENT HISTORY

    1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed
    Eric H. Cline

    ART AND ARCHITECTURE

    Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record
    Errol Fuller

    Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine
    Lital Levy

    • Co-Winner of the 2014 MLA Prize for a First Book, Modern Language Association

    Time, History, and Literature: Selected Essays of Erich Auerbach
    Erich Auerbach
    Edited & with an introduction by James I. Porter
    Translated by Jane O. Newman

    • Jane O. Newman, Co-Winner of the 2014 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for a Translation of a Scholarly Study of Literature, Modern Language Association

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

    • Winner of the 2014 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize
    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014
    • Longlisted for the 2014 PEN Translation Award, Pen American Center

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

    • Shortlisted for the 2014 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Society

      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

      EARTH SCIENCES

      Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History
      Donald E. Canfield
    • Winner of the 2014 ASLI Choice Award, Atmospheric Science Librarians International

    Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World
    Gillen D’Arcy Wood

    • Honorable Mention for the 2014 ASLI Choice Award in History, Atmospheric Science Librarians International
    • Winner of the 2015 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts

    ECONOMICS

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

    GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
    Diane Coyle

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

    FINANCE

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

    Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age
    W. Bernard Carlson

    The Scandal of Kabbalah: Leon Modena, Jewish Mysticism, Early Modern Venice
    Yaacob Dweck

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

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    MUSIC

    Mozart's Grace
    Scott Burnham

    • Winner of the 2014 Otto Kinkeldey Award, American Musicological Society

      PHILOSOPHY

      Philosophy of Biology
      Peter Godfrey-Smith

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong
    David Edmonds

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    PHYSICS

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

    • One of Physics World's Top Ten Books of the Year for 2014

    Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction
    Charles L. Adler

    • One of Physics World's Top Ten Books of the Year for 2014

    POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Change They Can't Believe In: The Tea Party and Reactionary Politics in America
    Christopher S. Parker & Matt A. Barreto

    In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism
    John S. Ahlquist & Margaret Levi

    • Co-Winner of the 2014 Best Book Award, The Labor Project of the American Political Science Association

    The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century
    Angela E. Stent

    • Winner of the 2014 Douglas Dillon Award, American Academy of Diplomacy
    • One of Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Books of 2014, chosen by Dan Fuss

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

    • Winner of the 2014 Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize, Science, Technology, and Environmental Politics Section of the 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

      Secrets and Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy
      Rahul Sagar

    • Winner of the 2014 Louis Brownlow Book Award, National Academy of Public Administration
    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority
    Mariah Zeisberg

    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

    Atlas of Cities
    Edited by Paul Knox
    With a foreword by Richard Florida

    RELIGION

    Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities
    Anna Sun

    • Winner of the 2014 Best Book Award, Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological Association
    • Winner of the 2014 Best First Book in the History of Religions Award, American Academy of Religion

    The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India
    Peter van der Veer

    • Finalist for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Religion in Analytical-Descriptive Studies, American Academy of Religion
    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014

    SOCIOLOGY

    After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace
    John D. Skrentny

    • Winner of the 2014 Richard A. Lester Award for the Outstanding Book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics, Industrial Relations Section of Princeton University
    • Finalist for the 2014 Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change National Book Award, The University of Memphis

    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

    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

    The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century
    Jürgen Osterhammel

    • One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2014
    • One of Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Books of 2014, chosen by Satiyajit Das
    • One of Marginal Revolution.com’s (Tyler Cowen) Best Non-Fiction Books of 2014

    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

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

    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

    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

    The Medea Hypothesis: Is Life on Earth Ultimately Self-Destructive?
    Peter Ward

    • One of the 2009 New York Times Magazine’s 9th Annual Featured Books in Ideas

    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

    Mitzvah Girls: Bringing Up the Next Generation of Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn
    Ayala Fader

    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