Recent Award Winners

Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development by Emily T. Yeh is the winner of the 2015 E. Gene Smith Book Prize on Inner Asia (China and Inner Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies)

Everyday Life in the North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950 by Suzy Kim is the winner of the James B. Palais Prize (Association for Asian Studies and the Northeast Asia Council)

Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence by Ken Miller is the winner of the Journal of the American Revolution 2014 Book of the Year Award

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison during the Vietnam War by Bruce Dancis, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin by Michael S. Gorham, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation by Faith Hillis, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

The Endtimes of Human Rights by Stephen Hopgood, Choice Magazine 2014 Outstanding Academic Title

The Light of Knowledge: Literacy Activism and the Politics of Writing in South India by Francis Cody cowinner of the Edward Sapir Book Prize (Society for Linguistic Anthropology)

Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia by Valerie Kivelson, winner of the Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual History (Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press) and honorable mention, Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Heart-Pine Russia: Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest by Jane T. Costlow, winner of the University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at USC) and shortlisted for the Historia Nova Prize for the Best Book on Russian Intellectual History (Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation and Academic Studies Press)

Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies by Lauren R. Clay, honorable mention for the Barnard Hewitt Award for Outstanding Research in Theatre History (American Society for Theatre Research) and finalist, George Freedley Memorial Award (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Theatre Library Association)

The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety by Amy L. Fraher, finalist in the Business: General category, 2014 USA Best Book Awards (USA Book News)

Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights by Wendy H. Wong, winner of the 2014 Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action [ARNOVA])

Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia by James Mace Ward, honorable mention for the Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia by Lawrence P. Markowitz, honorable mention, Ed A. Hewett Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949–56 by Katherine Lebow, winner of the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Kith, Kin, and Neighbors: Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno by David Frick, winner of the Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)

Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia by Janina M. Safran, winner of the The Premio del Rey (American Historical Association)

Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia by Madeleine Reeves, honorable mention for the Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Prize

Eisenhower’s Sputnik Moment: The Race for Space and World Prestige by Yanek Mieczkowski, finalist for the Emme Award for Astronautical Literature (American Astronautical Society)

Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992 by Charles K. Armstrong, winner of the 2014 John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History (American Historical Association)

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply by David Soll is the winner of the Abel Wolman Award given by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Historical Society

Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia by Madeleine Reeve has received Honorable Mention for the Heldt Prize in the category of Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Studies given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies

J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood’s Cold War by John Sbardellati is the winner of the 2013 Michael Nelson Prize given by the International Association for Media and History

Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing by Jamie K. McCallum is the winner of the Distinguished Scholarly Book Award given by the Labor and Labor Movements Section of the American Sociological Association

Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients by Dan Zuberi was honored with the Gold Award in the category of Social Sciences for Foreword Reviews’ 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards

The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz is one of 15 Kansas Notable Books for 2014

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work by Jeffrey Hilgert is cowinner of the 2014 Best Book in Human Rights Award given by the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association

The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France by Camille Robcis is winner of the 2014 Berkshire Conference First Book Prize given by the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900–1949 by Theodora Dragostinova’s has won honorable mention for the Edmund Keeley Book Prize given by the Modern Greek Studies Association

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas by Kathleen C. Schwartzman is winner of the 2013 William M. LeoGrande Prize for best book on U.S.-Latin American relations, given by the School of Public Affairs and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies at American University

Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It by Morten Jerven and The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina by William Michael Schmidli were both named 2013 Foreign Affairs Magazine Best Books of the Year

Peacebuilding in Practice: Local Experience in Two Bosnian Towns by Adam Moore is winner of the 2014 Julian Minghi Outstanding Research Award, given by the Political Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers

Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy by Charles D. Freilich is winner of the Tshetshik Prize in Security Studies given by the Institute for National Security Studies

Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients by Dan Zuberi is one of six finalists for the ForeWord Book of the Year in the Social Sciences (Adult Nonfiction) category

In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850–1950 by Alice Conklin is winner of the 2014 Ohio Academy of History Publication Award

Recent Award Winners

Recent Award Winners

Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kis by Mark Thompson is a National Book Critics Circle Awards Finalist in Biography

Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU by James Kelly was awarded second place in the 2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards in the categories Critical Care-Emergency Nursing and Public Interest and Creative Works

The following Cornell University Press books were named 2013 Outstanding Academic Titles by Choice magazine:

Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity: Toward a Phenomenology of Value by Charles Altieri

Biology and Conservation of Martens, Sables, and Fishers: A New Synthesis edited by Keith B. Aubry, William J. Zielinski, Martin G. Raphael, Gilbert Proulx, and Steven W. Buskirk

The Mind of Thucydides edited by Hunter R. Rawlings III and Jeffrey Rusten

Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts: Literary and Visual Approaches by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Maidie Hilmo, and Linda Olson

Recent Award Winners

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