Recent Award Winners

Nuclear Statecraft: History and Strategy in America’s Atomic Age by Francis J. Gavin is one of four runners-up for the Robert W. Hamilton Book Award given by the University of Texas at Austin and The University Co-operative Society

Not Quite Shamans: Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia by Morten Axel Pedersen and Weapons of the Wealthy: Predatory Regimes and Elite-Led Protests in Central Asia by Scott Radnitz were shortlisted for the 2012 Central Eurasian Studies Association Book Prize

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States by Gerald M. Easter is the winner of the Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies and the the Ed A. Hewett Book Prize given by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, both given by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria by Mary C. Neuburger is the winner of the Barbara S. Jelavich Book Prize given by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia by Louise McReynolds has received Honorable Mention for the Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women’s Studies, given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies

Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State by Cynthia G. Falk is Winner of the Peter C. Rollins Northeast Popular Culture Association Book Award

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Capitalist Diversity on Europe’s Periphery by Dorothee Bohle and Béla Greskovits is the Winner of the Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research given by the European Consortium for Political Research

The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos by Seth Jacobs is the winner of the James P. Hanlan Book Award given by the New England Historical Association

The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas by Vera M. Kutzinski is shortlisted for the Christian Gauss Award given by the Phi Beta Kappa Society

Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale was a Finalist for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism given by the New York Public Library

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Dividing Citizens: Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy by Suzanne Mettler is the winner of the Martha Derthick Best Book Award given by the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Organized Section of the American Political Science Association

Putting the Barn Before the House by Grey Osterud is the winner of the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award given by the Agricultural History Society

Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by Augustine Thompson O.P. is the winner of the Premio Flaiano Prize for Italian Studies given by the Directors of Italian Cultural Institutes

Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain by Richard Huzzey is Runner-up for the 2013 Whitfield Book Prize given by the Royal Historical Society

Only Muslim: Embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France by Naomi Davidson has received Honorable Mention for the 2012–2013 Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize given by the French Colonial Historical Society

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools by Max Harris is the winner of the Otto Gründler Book Prize given by the Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University

Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence by Joshua Rovner is the winner of the 2011 Edgar S. Furniss Book Award given by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State University

Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul by E. Natalie Rothman is the winner of the 2013 Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Book Prize given by the Renaissance Society of America

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Peter Del Tredici, author of Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast: A Field Guide will receive the Veitch Memorial Medal from the Royal Horticultural Society on May 20 at the Chelsea Flower Show

My Reach: A Hudson River Memoir by Susan Fox Rogers is Shortlisted for the 2013 ASLE Award in Environmental Creative Writing given by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Hunger in the Balance: The New Politics of International Food Aid by Jennifer is Shortlisted for the Donner Prize given by the Donner Canadian Foundation

Recent Award Winners

Recent award winners

White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood by Rachael A. Woldoff is Winner of the 2012 Best Book in Urban Affairs Award given by the Urban Affairs Association

Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by Augustine Thompson O.P. has won Honorable Mention in the Biography and Autobiography category of the 2012 PROSE Awards given by the Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division

Recent award winners

Recent Award Winners

Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire That Lost the Cultural Cold War by Kristin Roth-Ey is Winner of the 2012 AATSEEL Award for Best Book in Literary/Cultural Studies. The committee’s comments follow: “With Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War, Kristin Roth-Ey has written an ambitious, original, and fascinating account of Soviet film, television, and radio in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, when the Soviet Union cultivated a mass culture intended to rival western dominance internationally. To her considerable credit, Roth-Ey’s does not tell the typical story of a Soviet Cold War failure, however. Indeed, the very success of the Soviet mass culture enterprise upended cultural politics, individual freedoms, and public tastes in unexpected ways. Adducing evidence from archives, interviews, and printed sources, Roth-Ey convincingly argues that during those three transformative decades, as sundry forms of public experience became private, Soviet culture gradually came to mirror those of its western counterpart. Meticulously researched, well-written, and extremely engaging, Moscow Prime Time is an extraordinary ‘must read’ for students and scholars of 20th-century history and culture.”

Morten Axel Pedersen’s Not Quite Shamans: Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia and Scott Radnitz’s Weapons of the Wealthy: Predatory Regimes and Elite-Led Protests in Central Asia were Shortlisted for the 2012 Central Eurasian Studies Association Book Prize

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Handel Reynolds’s The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram is Second Place winner in the Consumer Health Category of the American Journal of Nursing 2012 Book of the Year Award

Jane O. Newman’s Benjamin’s Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque has won Honorable Mention for the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures given by the Modern Language Association

Kyle Beardsley’s The Mediation Dilemma is a 2012 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

Miroslav Nincic’s The Logic of Positive Engagement is a 2012 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

E. Natalie Rothman’s Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul has won the 2012 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize given by the American Historical Association AND the 2012 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize given by the American Historical Association

Daniel R. Reichman’s The Broken Village: Coffee, Migration, and Globalization in Honduras has received an Honorable Mention for the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing given by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, a Section of the American Anthropological Association

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Susan D. Hyde’s The Pseudo-Democrat’s Dilemma: Why Election Monitoring Became an International Norm is cowinner of the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize given by the MacMillan Center, Yale University

Anne Jacobson Schutte’s By Force and Fear: Taking and Breaking Monastic Vows in Early Modern Europe is winner of the Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize given by the American Catholic Historical Association

Helen M. Kinsella’s The Image before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian has received Honorable Mention for the Joseph S. Lepgold Book Prize given by Georgetown University

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Paulina Bren’s The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring is the winner of the 2012 Center for Austrian Studies Book Prize

Joshua Rovner’s Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence is winner of the International Security Studies Book Award given by the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association

Alexander Thompson’s Channels of Power: The UN Security Council and U.S. Statecraft in Iraq is the winner of the J. David Singer Best Book Award given by the Midwest International Studies Association

Barbara Alpern Engel’s Breaking the Ties That Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia has received Honorable Mention for the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History given by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Kristin Roth-Ey’s Moscow Prime Time: How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire That Lost the Cultural Cold War has received Honorable Mention for the Bruce Lincoln Book Prize given by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Erin P. Finley’s Fields of Combat: Understanding PTSD among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan is winner of the Margaret Mead Award given jointly by the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology

Michael Barnett’s Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism is cowinner of the Yale H. Ferguson Book Award given by the International Studies Association, Northeast

Li Zhang’s In Search of Paradise: Middle-Class Living in a Chinese Metropolis is winner of the Robert E. Park Award for Best Book given by the Community and Urban Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association

Carrie M. Lane’s A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment is the winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Work 2012 Book Prize

Caitrin Lynch’s Retirement on the Line: Age, Work, and Value in an American Factory is one of three finalists for the Society for the Anthropology of Work 2012 Book Prize

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Vico and Naples: The Urban Origins of Modern Social Theory by Barbara Ann Naddeo has won the 2011 Jacques Barzun Prize in Cultural History given by the American Philosophical Society

The Image before the Weapon: A Critical History of the Distinction between Combatant and Civilian by Helen M. Kinsella is the winner of the Sussex International Theory Prize 2012 given by the Research Centre for Advanced International Theory

By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria by Jennifer E. Sessions is the winner of the Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Prize given by the French Colonial Historical Society

The Pseudo-Democrat’s Dilemma: Why Election Monitoring Became an International Norm by Susan D. Hyde is the Winner of the Comparative Democratization Section Best Book Award given by the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association

Not Quite Shamans: Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia by Morten Axel Pedersen received Honorable Mention for the Bateson Prize given by the Society for Cultural Anthropology

Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery by John C. Hartsock is a Finalist for the Roederer Awards 2012 (Category 7: International Wine Book of the Year 2012)

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria by Jennifer E. Sessions is the winner of the Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Prize given by the French Colonial Historical Society

The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides by Clare L. Stacey is the winner of the Recent Contribution Award given by the Emotions Section of the American Sociological Association

Heresy and the Politics of Community: The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate by Marina Rustow is the Winner of the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award for 2007-2011 in the category of Ancient and Medieval Jewish History (Association for Jewish Studies)

From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China, edited by Sarosh Kuruvilla, Ching Kwan Lee, and Mary E. Gallagher was named a 2011 Noteworthy Book in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics (Princeton University Industrial Relations Section)

Organizing at the Margins: The Symbolic Politics of Labor in South Korea and the United States by Jennifer Jihye Chun is cowinner of the 2012 Distinguished Book Award given by the Race, Gender, and Class Section of the American Sociological Association

Constructing Grievance: Ethnic Nationalism in Russia’s Republics by Elise Giuliano is cowinner of the ENMISA Distinguished Book Award (Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration Section of the International Studies Association)

Recent Award Winners

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