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National Academies Press

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National Gallery of Art

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Naval Institute Press

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University of Nebraska Press
  • This Strange Wilderness by Nancy Plain
    Gold Medal—Environmental Issues, Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, 2015
  • Body Geographic by Barrie Jean Borich
    Lambda Literary Award, Lesbian Memoir/Biography, 2014

  • Called to Justice: The Life of a Federal Trial Judge by Warren K. Urbom
    Nebraska Book Award, Nonfiction (Autobiography), 2013

  • The History of the Holocaust in Romania translated by Jean Ancel and Yaffa Murcano; edited by Leon Volovici
    National Jewish Book Award, Writing Based on Archival Material, Jewish Book Council, 2012

  • Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail by Suzanne Roberts
    Winner, Outdoor Literature, National Outdoor Book Awards, 2012

  • Empires, Nations, and Families: A History of the North American West, 1800-1860 by Anne F. Hyde
    Bancroft Prize, Columbia University, 2012

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University of Nevada Press
  • The Last Shepherd by Martin Etchart
    Finalist, Young Adult, New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards, 2013

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University Press of New England
  • The Men's Section: Orthodox Jewish Men in an Egalitarian World by Elana Maryles Sztokman
    National Jewish Book Award, Women's Studies, Jewish Book Council, 2012

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University of New Mexico Press
  • Frontier Naturalist: Jean Louis Berlandier and the Exploration of Northern Mexico and Texas by Russell M. Lawson
    Presidio La Bahia Award, Sons of the Republic of Texas, 2013

  • Begging for Vultures: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2009 by Lawrence Welsh
    Finalist, Poetry, PEN Southwest Book Award, 2013

  • Art of the Natural Parks: Historic Connections, Contemporary Interpretations by Susan Hallsten McGarry, Jean Stern, and Terry Lawson Dunn
    New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, Best Book & Arts, 2013

  • A Growing Season by Sue Boggio and Mare Pearl
    New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, Best Fiction, 2013

  • Cuauhtémoc's Bones: Forging National Identity in Modern Mexico by Paul Gillingham
    Mexican History Book Prize, Conference on Latin American History, 2012

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University of New South Wales
  • University of New South Wales Press
    Small Publisher of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards, 2017
New York University Press
  • Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli by Ted Merwin
    Winner—Education and Jewish Identity, National Jewish Book Awards2015
  • Leg over Leg Vol. 1 by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, edited and translated by Humphrey Davies
    Longlist, Best Translated Book Award, 2014

  • Parental Incarceration and the Family: Psychological and Social Effects of Imprisonment on Children, Parents, and Caregivers by Joyce A. Arditti
    Outstanding Book Award, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2014

  • Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America by Antonio Lopez
    Runner-Up, MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies, 2014

  • Your Ad Here: The Cool Sell of Guerrilla Marketing by Michael Serazio
    Book of the Year, Visual Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2013

  • Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters by Julie A. Greenberg
    Bullough Award, Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, 2013

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University of North Carolina Press
  • The American Synthetic Organic Chemicals Industry, War and Politics 1910-1930 by Katheryn Steen
    Ralph Gomory Prize, 2015
  • Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine One Plate at a Time by Adrian Miller
    James Beard Foundation Book Award, Reference and Scholarship, 2014

  • The Chesapeake House: Architectural Investigation by Colonial Williamsburg, edited by Cary Carson and Carl R. Lounsbury
    Book Award, Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, 2013

  • Benjamin Elijah Mays: Schoolmaster of the Movement by Randal Maurice Jelks
    Black Caucus of the ALA Award, Nonfiction, 2013

  • Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil by Paulina L. Alberto
    Roberto Reis Award, Brazilian Studies Association, 2012

  • Turning the Tables: Restaurants and the Rise of the American Middle Class, 1880-1920 by Andrew P. Haley
    James Beard Foundation Book Award, Reference and Scholarship, 2012
    Finalist, Culinary History Book Award, International Association of Culinary Professionals, 2012

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University of North Texas Press
  • Rawhide Ranger, Ira Aten: Enforcing Law on the Texas Frontier by Bob Alexander
    Best Book, Wild West History Association, 2012

  • Ground Pounder: A Marine's Journey through South Vietnam, 1968-1969 by Gregory V. Short
    History/Military Book Club Selection, 2012
    Branson Stars and Flags Book Award, Military Writers Society of America, 2012

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Northern Illinois University Press
  • The Blue Kind by Kathryn Born
    Fantasy/SciFi/Horror/Paranormal Fiction Winner, Midwest Book Awards, Midwest Independent Booksellers Association, 2013

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Northwestern University Press
  • Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel by Leah Garrett
    Finalist—American Jewish Studies, National Jewish Book Awards2015
  • The Abundance of Nothing by Bruce Weigl
    Finalist, Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2013

  • The Geographical Enyclopedia of the Holocaust in Hungary by Randolph L. Braham
    National Jewish Book Award, Holocaust, 2013

  • Fowling Piece by Heidy Steidlmayer
    Kate Tufts Discovery Award, 2013

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University of Notre Dame Press
  • The Sword and the Pen: Women, Politics, and Poetry in Sixteenth-Century Siena by Konrad Eisenbichler
    Flaiano International Prize for Italian Scholarship, 2013

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Ohio University Press

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Ohio State University Press

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University of Oklahoma Press
  • The Old Man's Love Story by Rudolfo Anaya
    IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award, 2014

  • Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison by Kristin Makholm
    Minnesota Book Award, Minnesota, 2014

  • Sandalwood Death by Mo Yan, translated by Howard Goldblatt
    Longlist, Best Translated Book Award, 2014

  • George Rogers Clark: "I Glory in War" by William Nester
    Excellence in U.S. Army History Writing, Biography, Army Historical Foundation, 2013

  • Custer, the Seventh Cavalry, and the Little Big Horn: A Bibliography by Michael O'Keefe
    Distinguished Writing Award, Reference, U.S. Army Historical Foundation, 2012
    Joseph Sills, Jr. Book of the Year, Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association, 2012
    John M. Carroll Book of the Year, Little Big Horn Associates, 2012
    Excellence in U.S. Army History Writing, Reference, Army Historical Foundation, 2013
    Book Award, Custer Battlefield Historical and Museum Association, 2013
    Book Award, Little Big Horn Association, 2013

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Oregon State University Press

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University of Ottawa Press

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Oxford University Press
  • The Archive Thief: The Man Who Salvaged French Jewish History in the Wake of the Holocaust by Lisa Moses Leff
    Finalist—Writing Based on Archival Material, National Jewish Book Awards2015
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food & Drink in America, Second Edition by Andrew F. Smith
    Beverage/ Reference/ Technical Award, Intl. Assoc. of Culinary Professionals, 2014

  • Encyclopedia of Social Work Online
    eProduct/Best in Social Sciences, PROSE Awards, 2013

  • Out of the Mountains: The Coming of Age of the Urban Guerrilla by David Kilcullen
    Award for Excellence in Government and Politics, PROSE Awards, 2013

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University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Next Year in Marienbad: The Lost Worlds of Jewish Spa Culture by Mirjam Zadoff
    Salo Baron Prize, American Academy for Jewish Research, 2013

  • The Crusades and the Christian World of the East: Rough Tolerance by Christopher MacEvitt
    John Nicholas Brown Prize, Medieval Academy of America, 2012

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The Pennsylvania State University Press
  • Thomas Hart Benton and the American Sound by Leo G. Mazow
    Charles C. Eldredge Prize, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
  • Vision and the Visionary in Raphael by Christian Kleinbub
    Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities, Council of Graduate Schools, 2013

  • The Wake of Iconoclasm: Painting the Church in the Dutch Republic by Angela Vanhaelen
    Roland Bainton Award in Art and Music History, Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, 2013

  • Philadelphia on Stone: Commercial Lithography in Philadelphia, 1828–1878 edited by Erika Piola
    Ewell L. Newman Award, American Historical Print Collector's Society

  • Infinite Autonomy: The Divided Individual in the Political Thought of G. W. F. Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche by Jeffrey Church
    Best First Book Award, American Political Science Association, Foundations of Political Theory Section, 2013

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University of Pittsburgh Press
  • The Government of Nature by Afaa Michael Weaver
    Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, 2014

  • Blowout by Denise Duhamel
    NBCC Award Finalist, Poetry, 2013

  • Dignifying Argentina: Peronism, Citizenship, and Mass Consumption by Eduardo Elena
    Social Sciences Book Prize, Latin American Studies Association, 2013

  • First Films of the Holocaust: Soviet Cinema and the Genocide of the Jews, 1938–1946 by Jeremy Hicks
    Vucinich Book Prize, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, 2013

  • Looking for The Gulf Motel by Richard Blanco
    2013 Inaugural Poet
    Paterson Poetry Prize, Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, 2013
    Thom Gunn Award, The Publishing Triangle, 2013

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Edizioni Plus/Pisa University

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Princeton University Press
  • What's Divine About Divine Law? Early Perscpectives by Christine Hayes
    Winner—Scholarship, National Jewish Book Awards2015
  • Skies of Parchment, Seas of Ink: Jewish Illuminated Manuscripts by Lisa Moses Leff
    Winner—Visual Arts, National Jewish Book Awards2015
    Finalist—Scholarship, National Jewish Book Awards, 2015
  • Leaving the Jewish Fold: Conversation and Radical Assimilation in Modern Jewish History by Todd M. Endelman
    Finalist—Modern jewish Thought and Experience, National Jewish Book Awards2015
  • Between Monopoly and Free Trade: The English East India Company, 1600-1757 by Emily Erikson
    Ralph Gomory Prize, 2015
  • Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters by Walter A. Friedman
    Hagley Prize, 2015
  • Kafka: The Years of Insight by Reiner Stach; translated by Shelley Frisch
    Finalist, PEN Translation Award, 2014

  • Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas by Natasha Dow Schüll
    Sharon Stephens First Book Prize, American Ethnological Society, 2013
    Honorable Mention, Gregory Bateson Prize, Society for Cultural Anthropology, 2013
    One of the Atlantic editors' "The Best Book I Read This Year" for 2013

  • The Bankers' New Clothes: What's Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig
    Award for Excellence in Business, Finance, & Management, PROSE Awards, 2013
    One of BloombergBusinessweek Best Books of 2013
    One of Financial Times Best Economics Books of 2013
    One of the Wall Street Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2013
    Shortlisted, Deutsche Wirtschaftsbuchpreis (German Business and Economics Book Award), Handelsblatt, the Frankfurt Book Fair, and Goldman Sachs, 2013

  • Distant Tyranny: Markets, Power, and Backwardness in Spain, 1650-1800 by Regina Grafe
    Gyorgy Ranki Biennial Prize, Economic History Association, 2013

  • College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be by Andrew Delbanco
    Gold, Education II: Commentary/Theory, Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2013
    O.L. Davis, Jr. Book Award, American Association for Teaching and Curriculum, 2013
    Philip E. Frandson Award, University Professional and Continuing Higher Education Association, 2013

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University of Puerto Rico Press

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Purdue University Press

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RAND Corporation

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University of Regina Press

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RIT Press

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University of Rochester Press

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Rockefeller University Press

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Russell Sage Foundation

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Rutgers University Press
  • Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism by Sarah Bunin Benor
    Runner-up, Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, Jewish Book Council, 2014

  • In the Public Interest: Medical Licensing and the Disciplinary Process by Ruth Horowitz
    Outstanding Book Award, American Sociological Association, Sociology of Law Section, 2013

  • Everyday Revolutionaries: Gender, Violence, and Disillusionment in Postwar El Salvador by Irina Carlota Silber
    Best First Book, Nonfiction, International Latino Book Awards, 2013

  • The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950 by Robert Bone and Richard A. Courage
    Washington Irving Book Award, Westchester Library Association, 2013
    Jean F. Block Award, Hyde Park Historical Society, 2013
    Superior Achievement Publication, Illinois State Historical Society, 2012

  • Moving Color: Early Film, Mass Culture, Modernism by Joshua Yumibe
    Honorable Mention, Best First Book Award, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2013

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