Recent Award-Winning Books from Cornell University Press
(alphabetical by author)


Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity: Toward a Phenomenology of Value
by Charles Altieri
A 2013 Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title"


Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950–1992
by Charles K. Armstrong

Winner, 2014 John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History (American Historical Association)


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

A 2013 Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title"


Capitalist Diversity on Europe's Periphery
by Dorothee Bohle and Béla Greskovits
Winner, 2013 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research (European Consortium for Political Research)


Stagestruck: The Business of Theater in Eighteenth-Century France and Its Colonies
by Lauren R. Clay

Finalist, 2014 George Freedley Memorial Award (New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Theatre Library Association)


In the Museum of Man: Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850–1950
by Alice L. Conklin

Winner, 2014 Ohio Academy of History Publication Award


Heart-Pine Russia: Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest
by Jane T. Costlow

Winner, 2014 University of Southern California Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies/USC Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures)


Only Muslim: Embodying Islam in Twentieth-Century France
by Naomi Davidson
Honorable Mention, 2012–2013 Alf Andrew Heggoy Book Prize (French Colonial Historical Society)


The Mind of Thucydides
by Jacqueline de Romilly
edited by Hunter R. Rawlings III & Jeffrey Rusten, translated by Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings

A 2013 Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title"


Between Two Motherlands: Nationality and Emigration among the Greeks of Bulgaria, 1900–1949
by Theodora Dragostinova

Honorable Mention, 2014 Edmund Keeley Book Prize (Modern Greek Studies Association)


Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States
by Gerald M. Easter

•Winner, 2013 Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)
•Winner, 2013 Ed A. Hewett Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)


Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State
by Cynthia G. Falk

Winner, 2013 Peter C. Rollins Book Award (Northeast Popular Culture Association)


Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy
by Chuck Freilich

Winner, 2014 Tshetshik Prize in Security Studies (Institute for National Security Studies)


Kith, Kin, and Neighbors: Communities and Confessions in Seventeenth-Century Wilno
by David Frick

•Winner, 2013 Przegląd Wschodni Award, Foreign Works (Warsaw University School of Eastern Europe)
•Winner, 2014 Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities)
•Winner, 2014 Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)


Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston
by Shannon Gleeson

Honorable Mention, 2014 Thomas and Znaniecki Award (International Migration Section, American Sociological Association)


Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools
by Max Harris
•Winner, 2013 Otto Gründler Book Prize (Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University)
•Winner, 2012 David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies (Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society)


Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
by Jeffrey Hilgert

Cowinner, 2014 Best Book in Human Rights Award (Human Rights Section, American Political Science Association)


The Universe Unraveling: American Foreign Policy in Cold War Laos
by Seth Jacobs

Winner, 2013 James P. Hanlan Book Award (New England Historical Association)


Poor Numbers: How We Are Misled by African Development Statistics and What to Do about It
by Morten Jerven

A 2013 Foreign Affairs Magazine Best Book of the Year


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

A 2013 Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title"


Desperate Magic: The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia
by Valerie Kivelson

Honorable Mention, 2014 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)


The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas
by Vera M. Kutzinski

Shortlist, 2013 Christian Gauss Award (Phi Beta Kappa Society)


The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism
by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz
A 2014 Kansas Notable Book (State Library of Kansas)


Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society, 1949–56
by Katherine Lebow

Winner, 2014 Barbara Jelavich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)


State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia
by Lawrence P. Markowitz

Honorable Mention, 2014 Ed A Hewett Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)


Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing
by Jamie K. McCallum

Winner, 2014 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award (Labor and Labor Movements Section, American Sociological Association)


Murder Most Russian: True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia
by Louise McReynolds

Honorable Mention, 2013 Heldt Prize for the Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Women's Studies (Association for Women in Slavic Studies)


Dividing Citizens: Gender and Federalism in New Deal Public Policy
by Suzanne Mettler
Winner, 2013 Martha Derthick Best Book Award (Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Organized Section, American Political Science Association)


The Memory of All Ancient Customs: Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley
by Tom Arne Midtrød

2013 Recipient, Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of the State Archives (New York State Archives)


Peacebuilding in Practice: Local Experience in Two Bosnian Towns
by Adam Moore

Winner, 2014 Julian Minghi Outstanding Research Award (Political Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers)


Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria
by Mary C. Neuburger

Winner, 2013 Barbara S. Jelavich Book Prize (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)


Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York
by Grey Osterud

Winner, 2013 Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award (Agricultural History Society)


Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia
by Madeleine Reeves

•Honorable Mention, 2014 Heldt Prize for Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Studies (Association for Women in Slavic Studies)
•Honorable Mention, 2014 Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Prize


With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital
by Adam D. Reich
Honorable Mention, 2013 Distinguished Scholarly Monograph (Labor and Labor Movements Section, American Sociological Association)


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


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


Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul
by E. Natalie Rothman

•Winner, 2013 Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Book Prize (Renaissance Society of America)
•Winner, 2012 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize given (American Historical Association)
•Winner, 2012 Helen and Howard R. Marraro Prize (American Historical Association)


Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia
by Janina M. Safran

Winner, 2014 Premio del Rey (American Historical Association)


J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood's Cold War
by John Sbardellati

Winner, 2013 Michael Nelson Prize for a Work in Media and History (International Association for Media and History)


The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina
by William Michael Schmidli

A 2013 Foreign Affairs Magazine Best Book of the Year


Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820–1909
by David Schuyler
Winner, 2013 Ruth Emery Award (Victorian Society in America)


The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas
by Kathleen C. Schwartzman

Winner, 2013 William M. LeoGrande Prize for Best Book on U.S.-Latin American Relations (School of Public Affairs/Center for Latin American & Latino Studies, American University)


Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply
by David Soll

Winner, 2014 Abel Wolman Award (Public Works Historical Society/American Public Works Association)


Francis of Assisi: A New Biography
by Augustine Thompson, O.P.
•Winner, 2013 Ennio Flaiano Prize in Italian Studies (Directors of Italian Cultural Institutes)
•Honorable Mention, Biography & Autobiography Category, 2012 Prose Awards (Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division)


Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kis
by Mark Thompson
Finalist, 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award–Biography


Priest, Politician, Collaborator: Jozef Tiso and the Making of Fascist Slovakia
by James Mace Ward

Honorable Mention, 2014 Reginald Zelnik Book Prize in History (Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies)


Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale
by Tom Wilber

Finalist, 2013 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism (New York Public Library)


Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights
by Wendy H. Wong

Winner, 2014 Outstanding Book in Nonprofit and Voluntary Action Research (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action)


White Flight/Black Flight: The Dynamics of Racial Change in an American Neighborhood
by Rachael A. Woldoff
•Winner, 2012 Best Book in Urban Affairs Award (Urban Affairs Association)
•Winner, 2012–2013 Eberly College of Arts and Sciences' Outstanding Researcher Award (West Virginia University)
•Finalist, 2012 Scholarly Achievement Award (North Central Sociological Association)


Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients
by Dan Zuberi

Gold Award, 2014 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year in Social Sciences, Adult Nonfiction