Award-Winning Books

Award-winning books in 2016 thus far

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With the start of the academic year, let’s take a moment to recognize the many Cornell University Press titles that have received awards so far in 2016:

Honor, Vengeance, and Social Trouble: Pardon Letters in the Burgundian Low Countries Peter Arnade and Walter Prevenier
Honorable Mention, Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize (Renaissance Society of America)

Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy
Edited by Nicholas Dagen Bloom, Fritz Umbach, and Lawrence J. Vale
Winner, International Planning History Society Book Award

Islam in Saudi Arabia 
David Commins
Winner, Foreign Affairs 2015 Best Book of the Year (Middle East)

“No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy 
Marcia M. Gallo
Winner, Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Nonfiction
Winner, Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction (Publishing Triangle)

Whose Bosnia? Nationalism and Political Imagination in the Balkans, 1840–1914
Edin Hajdarpasic
Winner, Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities)

Emotional Diplomacy: Official Emotion on the International Stage
Todd H. Hall
Cowinner, DPLST Book Prize (Diplomatic Studies Section of the International Studies Association)

French Sociology
Johan Heilbron
Winner, Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award (History of Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association)

Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development and the Making of the Postwar Order 
Eric Helleiner
Winner, Francesco Guicciardini Prize for Best Book in Historical International Relations (International Studies Association)
Winner, Canadian Political Science Association Prize in International Relations

The Concerned Women of Buduburam: Refugee Activists and Humanitarian Dilemmas
Elizabeth Holzer
Winner, Gordon Hirabayashi Human Rights Book Award (American Sociological Association)
Winner, Outstanding Book Award (Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association)
Cowinner, Political Sociology Section Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Award (American Sociological Association)

A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War
Isabel V. Hull
Winner, American Society of International Law Book Award

Nationalist Passions 
Stuart J. Kaufman
Cowinner, Robert E. Lane Award (American Political Science Association)

Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR
Adeeb Khalid
Honorable Mention, Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities)

Clothing the Clergy: Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe, c. 800–1200
Maureen C. Miller
Winner, Otto Gründler Book Prize, Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University
Winner, John Gilmary Shea Prize (American Catholic Historical Association)

Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery
Margaret Ellen Newell
Winner, James A. Rawley Prize (Organization of American Historians)

Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France: Currency, Culture, and the State
Jotham Parsons
Winner, Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Book Prize (Renaissance Society of America)

To Follow in Their Footsteps: The Crusades and Family Memory in the High Middle Ages
Nicholas L. Paul
Cowinner, John Nicholas Brown Prize (Medieval Academy of America)

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy 
Barry R. Posen
Winner, Foreign Affairs 2015 Best Book of the Year (Political and Legal)

Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia 
Madeleine Reeves
Winner, Alec Nove Prize in Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies)
Winner, Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies (Association for the Study of Nationalities)
Honorable Mention, Heldt Prize (Association for Women in Slavic Studies)
Honorable Mention, Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Prize

The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Laura Ackerman Smoller
Winner, La corónica Book Award (Modern Language Association Division on Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply 
David Soll
Cowinner, Herbert H. Lehman Award (New York Academy of History)
Winner, Abel Wolman Award (American Public Works Association Public Works Historical Society)

Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse
Paul Staniland
Winner, Myres Mcdougall Prize (Society of Policy Scientists)
Winner, Peter Katzenstein Book Prize
Winner, Joseph S. Lepgold Book Prize (Georgetown University)

Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World 
David A. Steinberg                                                                                                                                   Winner, Peter Katzenstein Book Prize
Honorable Mention, William H. Riker Award (American Political Science Association)

Making and Unmaking Nations: War, Leadership, and Genocide in Modern Africa 
Scott Straus
Winner, Conflict Processes Section Best Book Award (American Political Science Association)
Winner, 2015 Best Book Award (Human Rights Section, International Studies Association)

Building China: Informal Work and the New Precariat
Sarah Swider
Winner, Sociology of Development Book Award (American Sociological Association)
Honorable Mention, Distinguished Scholarly Book Award (Labor and Labor Movements Section of the American Sociological Association)

Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš
Mark Thompson
Winner, Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies (Nanovic Institute for European Studies)
Winner, Jan Michalski Prize for Literature
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Awards in Biography

The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China
Luigi Tomba
Winner, Joseph Levenson Prize for Books in Chinese Studies, Post-1900 (Association for Asian Studies)

Women without Men: Single Mothers and Family Change in the New Russia 
Jennifer Utrata
Winner, Mirra Komarovsky Book Award (Eastern Sociological Association)

White World Order, Black Power Politics: The Birth of American International Relations
Robert Vitalis
Sussex International Theory Prize (Research Centre for Advanced International Theory)

The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads
Charity Vogel
Cowinner, Herbert H. Lehman Award (New York Academy of History)

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