Recent Award Winners

The past month brought a remarkable string of prizes for Cornell University Press books. Recent award winners include:

Guillaume de Machaut: Secretary, Poet, Musician by Elizabeth Eva Leach
Winner of the 2012 Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize (Renaissance Society of America)

Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America by Alvin B. Tillery Cowinner, 2011 W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Book of the Year Award (National Conference of Black Political Scientists)

The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring by Paulina Bren
Winner, 2012 Council for European Studies Book Award

The Pseudo-Democrat’s Dilemma: Why Election Monitoring Became an International Norm by Susan D. Hyde
Cowinner, 2011 Chadwick F. Alger Prize (International Organization Section, International Studies Association)

Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions by Elizabeth N. Saunders
Winner, 2012 Robert Jervis and Paul Schroeder Best Book Award (International History and Politics Section, American Political Science Association)

The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America by Jason M. Colby
Honorable Mention, 2012 Ralph Gomory Prize (Business History Conference)

A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment by Carrie M. Lane
Finalist, 2012 Society for Economic Anthropology Book Prize

Imperial Japan at Its Zenith: The Wartime Celebration of the Empire’s 2,600th Anniversary by Kenneth J. Ruoff
Winner, 2012 Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction (Oregon Book Awards, Literary Arts Association)

Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia by Barbara Alpern Engel
Finalist (History Category), 2012 Colorado Book Award (Colorado Humanities Center for the Book)

Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women’s Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne by Anne E. Lester
Winner, 2012 Best First Book of Feminist Scholarship on the Middle Ages (Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship)

Recent Award Winners