Prize-Winning Publications

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Gallaudet University Press

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George Mason University Press

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Georgetown University Press
  • Moral Evil by Andrew Michael Flescher
    Award for Excellence in Theology & Religious Studies, PROSE Awards, 2013

  • Law's Virtues: Fostering Autonomy and Solidarity in American Society by Cathleen Kaveny
    Faithful Citizenship Award, Catholic Press Association, 2013

  • Water: Asia's New Battleground by Brahma Chellaney
    Bernard Schwartz Book Award, Asia Society, 2012

  • How Information Matters: Networks and Public Policy Information by Kathleen Hale
    Best Book Award, Academy of Management Public and Nonprofit Division, 2012

  • The Dynamics of Performance Management: Constructing Information and Reform by Donald P. Moynihan
    Herbert Simon Book Award, American Political Science Association Public Administration Section, 2012

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University of Georgia Press
  • Blood, Bone, and Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews by Ted Geltner
    Best Books 2016, Non Fiction, Publishers Weekly
  • American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning by Kate Sweeney
    "20 People to Watch in 2014," Creative Loafing
  • Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers by Frank X Walker
    NAACP Image Award, Poetry, 2014
    "Best Poetry Books of 2013," Slate Book Review

  • Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson by Joshua D. Rothman
    Michael V.R. Thomason Book Award, Gulf South Historical Association, 2013
    Frank L. and Harriet Owsley Award, Southern Historical Association, 2013

  • Bear Down, Bear North: Stories by Melinda Moustakis
    O. Henry Award, 2013

  • Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery: An Illustrated History and Guide by Ren and Helen Davis
    Georgia Author of the Year Award, Specialty Book, 2013

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Getty Publications
  • Twentieth-Century Color Photographs: Identification and Care by Sylvie Penichon
    Award for Excellence in History of Science, Medicine, & Technology, PROSE Awards, 2013

  • The Visions of Tondal
    eProduct/Best in Humanities Award, PROSE Awards, 2012

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Harvard University Press
  • Madison's Hand: Revisiting the Constitutional Convention by Mary Sarah Bilder
    Bancroft Prize Winner2016
  • Border Law: The First Seminole War and American Nationhood by Deborah A. Rosen
    Bancroft Prize Winner2016
  • The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France by Ethan B. Katz
    Winner—Writing Based on Archival Material, National Jewish Book Awards2015
  • Trusting What You're Told: How Children Learn from Others by Paul L. Harris
    Co-winner, Eleanor Maccoby Book Award, American Psychological Association, 2014

  • Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks edited by Joanne Pillsbury, Miriam Doutriaux, Reiko Ishihara-Brito, and Alexandre Tokovinine
    Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award, College Art Association, 2013

  • Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet by John G. Turner
    Best Biography Award, Mormon History Association, 2013
    Francis Armstrong Madsen Best Utah History Book Award, Utah State Historical Society, 2013

  • The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression by Angus Burgin
    Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize, History of Economics Society, 2013
    Merle Curti Award in Intellectual History, Organization of American Historians, 2013
    Book of Exceptional Merit, S-USIH Book Award, Society for Intellectual History, 2013

  • The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail by W. Jeffrey Bolster
    Bancroft Prize, Columbia University, 2013

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University of Hawai'i Press
  • Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia by L. Ayu Saraswati
    Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award, National Women's Studies Association, 2013

  • Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory by Anwei Skinsnes Law
    Samuel M. Kamakau Award for Hawai'i Book of the Year, International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations, 2013
    Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Hawaiian Language, Culture, and History, Hawaii Book Publishers Association, 2013

  • Big Happiness: The Life and Death of a Modern Hawaiian Warrior by Mark Panek
    Elliot Cades Award for Literature, Hawaii Literary Arts Council, 2013
    Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Nonfiction, Hawaii Book Publishers Association, 2012

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University of Illinois Press
  • The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience by Stephen Wade
    Deems Taylor Award, ASCAP, 2013
    Best Research in Folk, Ethnic, or World Music Award, Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2013

  • Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir by Josh Graves and edited by Fred Bartenstein
    Certificate of Merit, Best Research in Recorded Country Music, Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2013

  • Rebels and Runaways: Slave Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Florida by Larry Eugene Rivers
    Bronze, Nonfiction, Florida Book Awards, 2012
    Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award, Florida Historical Society, 2013

  • The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture by Jared Gardner
    Best Book, American Periodical Studies, EBSCOhost-RSAP, 2013

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IMF Publications

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Indiana University Press
  • Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russian and America by Alice Nakhimovsky and Roberta Newman
    Winner—Anthologies and Collections, National Jewish Book Awards2015
  • The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television by Maria San Filippo
    Lambda Literary Award, Bisexual Nonfiction, 2014

  • Butterflies of Indiana: A Field Guide by Jeffrey E. Belth
    Nature Guidebook Award, National Outdoor Book Awards, 2013

  • The Great War in Russian Memory by Karen Petrone
    Heldt Prize, Association for Women in Slavic Studies, 2013

  • Looking toward Ararat: Armenia in Modern History by Ronald Grigor Suny
    Distinguished Contributions to Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies Award, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2013

  • The Jewish Origins of Cultural Pluralism: The Menorah Association and American Diversity by Daniel Greene
    Saul Viener Book Prize, American Jewish Historical Society, 2013

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University of Iowa Press
  • Stories We Tell Ourselves: "Dream Life" and "Seeing Things" by Michelle Herman
    Finalist, Essay, PEN Awards, 2014

  • What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death by Douglas Bauer
    PEN New England Award, Nonfiction, 2014

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Island Press
  • Seeds of Sustainability: Lessons from the Birthplace of the Green Revolution in Agriculture edited by Pamela Matson
    Sustainability Science Award, Ecological Society of America, 2013

  • Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living by the Union of Concerned Scientists
    Scientific Award, Green Book Festival, 2013

  • Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times by Marc J. Kuchner
    Gold, Business, Axiom Business Book Awards, 2013

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Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Cut These Words into My Stone: Ancient Greek Epitaphs translated by Michael Wolfe
    Finalist, PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, 2014

  • Hotel Dreams: Luxury, Technology, and Urban Ambition in America, 1829–1929 by Molly Berger
    Sally Hacker Prize, Society for the History of Technology, 2013

  • The Prodigious Muse: Women's Writing in Counter-Reformation Italy by Virginia Cox
    Book Award, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, 2013

  • Bureaucratic Ambition: Careers, Motives, and the Innovative Administrator by Manuel P. Teodoro
    Book Award, American Society for Public Administration, Section on Public Administration and Research, 2013

  • "In Other Words" Video Interview Series
    Gold, Web Video/Educational, MarCom Awards, 2013

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University Press of Kansas
  • Three Roads to Magdalena: Coming of Age in a Southwest Borderland, 1890-1990 by David Wallace Adams
    2017 David J. Weber-William P. Clements Prize, Western History Association
    2017 Robert G. Athearn Award for Best Book on the Twentieth-Century American West, Western History Association
  • MacArthur’s Korean War Generals by Stephen R. Taaffe
    2017 Lukaszewicz Award for Best Book on U.S. Military History, U.S. Military History Group, 2017
  • The Mediterranean Air War: Airpower and Allied Victory in World War II by Robert S. Ehlers
    2017 Jakobczak Award for Outstanding Book on U.S. Military History from 1917-1945, U.S. Military History Group, 2017
  • Author Louis Fisher
    2017 Recipient for the Career Service Award for the APSA Presidents & Executive Politics Section, Presidents and Executive Politics Group, 2017
  • Grant Invades Tennessee by Timothy B. Smith
    2016 Tennessee History Book Award, Tennessee Library Association, 2016
    2017 Douglass Southall Freeman History Award, Military Order of the Stars and Bars, 2017
    Inaugural Emerging Civil War Book Award, Emerging Civil War, 2017
  • Russia’s Sisters of Mercy and the Great War by Laurie S. Stoff
    Best Book in Slavic Studies, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, 2017
  • The Last Wild Places of Kansas by George Frazier
    Winner, Nature, Midwest Book Awards, 2017
    Hamlin Garland Prize in Popular History, Midwestern History Association, 2017
    2017 Kansas Notable Book, State Library of Kansas, 2017
  • Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds by Michal John Haddock, Craig C. Freeman, & Janet E. Bare
    Prairie Heritage Book Award for Books Published in 2015, The Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award Committee
  • American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains by Dan Flores
    2017 Western Heritage Awards honor for Nonfiction Book Category, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 2017
    Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, 2017
    Finalist for Best Western Historical Nonfiction, Western Writers of America Spur Awards, 2017
    Finalist for the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize, 2017
  • The One-Party Presidential Contest: Adams, Jackson and 1824’s Five-Horse Race by Donald Ratcliffe
    Richard E. Neustadt Book Prize, American Politics Group, 2016
  • Thunder and Flames: Americans in the Crucible of Combat, 1917-1918 by Edward G. Lengel
    Army History Foundation Distinguished Book Award, Army Historical Foundation, 2016
  • Stopping the Panzers: The Untold Story of D-Day by Marc Milner
    Brigadier General James L. Collins Jr. Book Prize in Military History, U.S. Commission on Military History, 2016
  • Russia’s Sisters of Mercy and the Great War by Laurie S. Stoff
    Smith Award for Best Book in European History, 2016
  • Battleground Alaska: Fighting Federal Power in America’s Last Wilderness by Stephen Haycox
    James H. Ducker Historian of the Year, Alaska Historical Society, 2016
  • Conrad Crane, published with UPK: (1) American Airpower Strategy in Korea, 1950-1953, (2) Bombs, Cities, and Civilians: American Airpower Strategy in World War II, and (3) American Airpower Strategy in World War II: Bombs, Cities, Civilians, and Oil
    Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for Lifetime Contributions in the Field of Military History, 2016
  • John Miller, Published with UPK: Small-Town Dreams: Stories of Midwestern Boys Who Shaped America and Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet
    Frederick Jackson Turner Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of Midwestern History, 2016
  • Field Guide to the Common Grasses of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska by Iralee Barnard
    Jan Garton Prairie Hertage Book Award, 2016
  • Friend at the Front: Social Media in the American War Zone by Lisa Ellen Silvestri
    James W. Carey Award, Carol Crouch Center for Social and Internet Research, 2016
  • Hoover’s FBI and the Fourth Estate: The Campaign to Control the Press and the Bureau’s Image by Matthew Cecil
    Frank Luther Mott/Kappa Tau Alpha Award, The American Society of Legal Writers, 2016
  • Iran-Contra: Reagan’s Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power by Malcolm Bynes
    Outstanding Academic Title, 2016
  • Sacrificing Childhood: Children and the Soviet State in the Great Patriotic War by Julie K. deGraffenried
    Guittard Book Award for Historical Scholarship, 2016

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Kent State University Press
  • Poachers Were My Prey: Eighteen Years as an Undercover Wildlife Officer by Robert Stewart
    Excellence in Craft Award, Outdoor Writers Association of America, 2013

  • The Heart's Truth: Essays on the Art of Nursing by Cortney Davis
    Bronze, Evergreen Medals for Health and Wellness, 2013

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University Press of Kentucky
  • The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event by James C. Nicholson
    Kentucky History Award, Kentucky Historical Society, 2013

  • Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia by Helen Matthews Lewis, edited by Patricia D. Beaver and Judith Jennings
    Book of the Year, Nonfiction, Appalachian Writers Association, 2012
  • Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place by bell hooks
    Black Caucus of the ALA Award, Poetry, 2013

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Leuven University Press
  • Aux rives de la lumière by Aline Smeesters-Lelubre
    Jozef IJsewijn Prize, International Assocation for Neo-Latin Studies, 2012

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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

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Liverpool University Press
  • Thinking Barcelona: Ideologies of a Global City by Edgar Illas
    Outstanding Work in Catalan Studies, North American Catalan Society Prize, 2013

  • Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History by Faye Hammill
    Award for Literatures in the English Language, European Society for the Study of English, 2012

 

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Louisiana State University Press
  • The Same-Different by Hannah Sanghee Park
    Walt Whitman Award, Academy of American Poets, 2014

  • Black Aperture by Matt Rasmussen
    Finalist, Poetry, National Book Award, 2013

  • Public Spaces, Private Gardens: A History of Designed Landscapes in New Orleans by Lake Douglas
    Honor Award, Louisiana Chapter, American Society of Landscape Architects, 2013
    Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, 2013
    F. Kemper and Leila Williams Prize for Louisiana History, 2013

  • Blacksnake at the Family Reunion: Poems by David Huddle
    Book of the Year, Appalachian Writers Associations, 2013
    L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award, 2013

  • Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agriculture in the New South by Jeannie Whayne
    Arkansiana Award, Arkansas Library Association, 2013
    J.G. Ragsdale Book Award, Arkansas Historical Association, 2013

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Manchester University Press

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University of Manitoba Press
  • Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature by Keavy Martin
    Gabrielle Roy Prize, Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures, 2012

  • Imagining Winnipeg: History through the Photographs of L.B. Foote by Esyllt W. Jones
    Best Illustrated Book, Manitoba Book Awards, Manitoba Historical Society, 2013

  • Community and Frontier: A Ukrainian Settlement in the Canadian Parkland by John C. Lehr
    Manitoba Day Award, Association for Manitoba Archives, 2013
    Scholarly History, Margaret McWilliams Award, Manitoba Historical Society, 2011

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Marquette University Press

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University of Massachusetts Press
  • Writing the Record: The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism by Devon Powers
    "Best Music Books of 2013," Spin Magazine

  • The Mistakes of Yesterday, the Hopes of Tomorrow: The Story of the Prisonaires by John Dougan
    Best Music Book of 2013, Nashville Scene

  • Bounce: Rap Music and Local Identity in New Orleans by Matt Miller
    Certificate of Merit, Historical Recorded Sound Research in Blues, R& B, Hip-Hop, or Soul, Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2013

  • Reading Places: Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War America by Christine Pawley
    Eliza Atkins Gleason Award, American Library Association, 2013

  • Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation's Journalism by Christopher B. Daly
    Media & Cultural Studies Award, PROSE Awards, 2012

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McGill-Queen's University Press
  • Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page by Sandra Djwa
    Governor General's Award for Nonfiction, Governor General of Canada, 2013
    Finalist, Gabrielle Roy Prize, Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures, 2012

  • Stage Turns: Canadian Disability Theatre by Kirsty Johnston
    Honorable Mention, The Ann Saddlemyer Award, The Canadian Association for Theatre Research, 2013

  • In Search of R.B. Bennett by P.B. Waite
    Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award, 2013

  • A Two-Edged Sword: The Navy as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy by Nicholas Tracy
    John Lyman Book Award, North American Society of Oceanic History, 2012

 

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Medieval Institute Publications

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Mercer University Press

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University of Michigan Press
  • Lebanese Blonde by Joseph Geha
    Best Fiction Book Award, Arab American Museum, 2013

  • The Myopia and Other Plays by David Greenspan, edited by Marc Robinson
    LGBT Drama Award, Lambda Literary Awards, 2013

  • Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics by Ramon Rivera-Servera
    LGBT Studies Award, Lambda Literary Awards, 2013

  • Illusive Utopia: Theater, Film, and Everyday Performance in North Korea by Suk-Young Kim
    James B. Palais Book Prize, Association for Asian Studies, 2013

  • Influence of Campaign Contributions in State Legislatures: The Effects of Institutions and Politics in 2013 by Lynda W. Powell
    Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize, American Political Science Association, Legislative Studies Section, 2013

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Michigan State University Press
  • Beyond Pontiac's Shadow: Michilimackinac and the Anglo-Indian War of 1763 by Keith R. Widder
    Michigan Notable Book Award, Michigan Department of Education and the Library of Michigan, 2014
    Historical Society of Michigan State History Award, 2013

  • Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide by Joe T. Darden and Richard W. Thomas
    Michigan Notable Book Award, Michigan Department of Education and the Library of Michigan, 2014

  • The Great Lake Sturgeon edited by Nancy Auer and Dave Dempsey
    Michigan Notable Book Award, Michigan Department of Education and the Library of Michigan, 2014

  • Bleeder by Shelby Smoak
    Gold, Autobiography/Memoir, IPPY/Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2013

  • The Forbidden: Poems from Iran and its Exiles edited by Sholeh Wolpé
    Midwest Book Award, Midwest Independent Publishers Association, 2013

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Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Asian Flavors
    Regional Emmy, Cultural Documentary, Upper Midwest Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 2013

  • My Mother Is Now Earth by Anthony Rolo
    Finalist, Minnesota Book Award, Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, 2013
    Finalist, Northeastern Minnesota Book Award, 2013

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University of Minnesota Press

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University Press of Mississippi
  • Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942 by Christopher Wilkinson
    Best Research in Recorded Jazz Music, Association for Recorded Sound Collections, 2013

  • Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass by Susan Kirtley
    Best Academic/Educational, Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, 2013

  • Recess Battles: Play, Fighting, and Storytelling by Anna R. Beresin
    Opie Prize, American Folklore Society, Children's Folklore Section, 2013

  • Larry Brown: A Writer's Life by Jean Cash
    C. Hugh Holman Award, Society for the Study of Southern Literature, 2012

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University of Missouri Press

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MIT Press
  • Hate Spin: The Manufactre of Religious Offense and Its Threat to Democracy by Cherian George
    Best Books 2016, Religion, Publishers Weekly
  • The Neural Basis of Free Will: Criteria Causation by Peter Ulric Tse
    Award for Excellence in Biological & Life Sciences, PROSE Awards, 2013
    Award for Excellence in Biomedicine & Neuromedicine, PROSE Awards, 2013

  • The Outer Limits of Reason: What Science, Mathematics, and Logic Cannot Tell Us by Noson S. Yanofsky
    Award for Excellence in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, PROSE Awards, 2013

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Modern Language Association

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Museum of Modern Art
  • Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art by Leah Dickerman
    Art Exhibitions Award, PROSE Awards, 2012

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