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The Cornell University Press Marketing team compiled an informational summary of the most popular awards, publicity, journals, podcasts, author blog posts, and bestsellers of June 2021. Take a look!


Pamela Ballinger’s The World Refugees Made: Decolonization and the Foundation of Postwar Italy, is winner of the American Association for Italian Studies Book Prize.

Erynn Masi de Casanova’s Dust and Dignity: Domestic Employment in Contemporary Ecuador, is winner of the Ecuadorian Studies Section Book Award given by the Ecuadorian Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association.

Giovanni Mantilla’s Lawmaking under Pressure: International Humanitarian Law and Internal Armed Conflict, has won honorable mention for the International Collaboration Section Book Award given by the International Collaboration Section of the American Political Science Association.

Charles W. Mills’s The Racial Contract, is winner of the Benjamin E. Lippincott Award given by the American Political Association.

John Warne Monroe’s Metropolitan Fetish: African Sculpture and the Imperial French Invention of Primitive Art, is winner of the Arnold Rubin Outstanding Publication Award given by the Arts Council of the African Studies Association.

Tom Scott-Smith’s On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief, is winner of the Association for the Study of Food and Society Book Award.

Cathy A. Small’s The Man in the Dog Park: Coming Up Close to Homelessness, is winner of the Viola Awards in the category of Storytelling given by the Flagstaff Arts Council.


Playbill featured the play Paradise Square, conceived by Larry Kirwan, Rockaway BlueThe New York Times credited the author for the conception of the play.

The Atlantic discussed Unrivaled by Michael Beckley, calling it “a richly detailed study.”

The New York Review of Books highlighted Fyodor Dostoevsky—The Gathering Storm (1846-1847) by Thomas Gaiton Marullo. 

USA Today featured an Op-Ed by Dusko Doder, The Inconvenient Journalist.

The Times Literary Supplement reviewed Feeding the Hungry by Michelle Jurkovic, calling it “a concise and insightful analysis.”

New Left Review reviewed Republicanism, Communism, Islam by John T. Sidel, calling it a “major achievement.”

The National Interest featured an article written by Paul J. Heer, Mr. X and the Pacific.

The Washington Post published an article by Paul K. MacDonald, Twilight of the Titans.

The Washington Post referenced Principles in Power by Vanessa Walker.

The Washington Post featured an article written by Kelly M. Greenhill Weapons of Mass Migration.

The Washington Post featured an article co-written by Devorah S. Manekin, Regular Soldiers, Irregular War.

The Washington Post featured an article written by Michael Barnett, Empire of Humanity.

The Hill published an Op-Ed by Samuel Cohn, All Societies Die.

The Economist mentioned Crossing Broadway by Robert W. Snyder.

H-Diplo organized a roundtable review forum for Kissinger and Latin America by Stephen G. Rabe.

Times Higher Education reviewed Can You Beat Churchill? by Michael A. Barnhart.

Reason mentioned a tweet from Jeff Kosseff, The Twenty-Six Words that Created the Internet, in the article. Freedom Bunker mentioned a tweet from Jeff Kosseff in the article.

Le Point reviewed Drunk on Genocide by Edward B. Westermann. New Books Network interviewed the author. New Books Network interviewed the author, calling the book a “thoughtful analysis.” Europe Now named the book an “Editor’s Pick” for May 2021.

New Books Network Podcast interviewed Katarzyna Person, Warsaw Ghetto Police.

Dissent Magazine reviewed Tales from Albarado by Smoki Musaraj.

Civil Eats named Our Changing Menu as one of the “34 Noteworthy Food and Farming Books for the Summer of 2021.” Foreword Reviews reviewed the book, calling it “detailed” and “concise.” ProteinX featured Michael P. Hoffmann as the opening keynote speaker in an upcoming symposium. Foodtank highlighted Our Changing Menu noting that it takes “a novel approach to raising awareness about the climate crisis.” Cornell in Your Community presented a panel discussion by the authors of the book. 

The Conversation featured a film review by Robert W. Snyder, Crossing Broadway. Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences-Newark News featured a Q&A with the author about Washington Heights and the upcoming “In the Heights” movie. 

Church Times reviewed the book Women of the Catacombs edited and translated by Wallace L. Daniel

New York Ag Connection highlighted Private Regulation of Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains by Sarosh Kuruvilla, and noted an upcoming interview webinar with the author.

Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog reviewed Lakefront by Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill calling it “remarkable” and “well-researched.” WGN News interviewed the authors. Legal History Blog featured the book. Reason featured a guest blog by the authors about the origins of the Public Trust Doctrine. Reason featured a guest blog by the authors about the confoundment of the Public Trust Doctrine. Reason highlighted the author’s guest blog, noting the book’s praise. New Private Law featured a blog post reviewing the book, calling it “highly expert and engagingly written.” 

The Ithaca Bound Podcast interviewed The Many-Minded Man by Joel Christensen. The Conversation featured an article written by the author, mentioning the book. WORT 89.9 FM interviewed the author. 

The Bulletin: Swarthmore College highlighted The Floating Pool Lady by Ann Buttenwieser in “Hot Type: New releases by Swarthmoreans.” North Salem News highlights the book.

Empire State Engagements with Dr. Robert Chiles interviewed Brad Edmondson, A Wild Idea. 

Taipei Times reviewed Time and Migration by Ken Chih-Yan Sun, noting the book’s “enduring value.”

National Kidney Donation Organization promoted Kidney to Share by Martha Gershun and John D. Lantos. The Hastings Center published an essay by the authors, telling their story. 

The Strategy Bridge reviewed How to Prevent Coups d’État by Erica De Bruin, calling it a “long-awaited release.”

Marx and Philosophy Review of Books reviewed Despotism on Demand by Alex J. Wood noting the it’s “insightful analysis” and “well-deserved praise.”

Democrat & Chronicle mentioned Justin Murphy, Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger, his work as a reporter, and the forthcoming book.

Books & Ideas reviewed The Neoliberal Republic by Antoine Vauchez and Pierre France

Terrain reviewed When Birds Are Near by Susan Fox Rogers, calling it an “engaging narrative and intimate reflection.”

The Humanities Pod interviewed Adin E. Lears, World of Echo, as a guest on the podcast.

Political Studies Review reviewed International Intervention and the Problem of Legitimacy by Andrew Gilbert, noting that it is “highly recommended.”

Armed Groups and International Law, Opinio Juris highlighted posts from the Book Symposium with Giovanni Mantilla, Lawmaking under Pressure, noting expressions that describe the book as “landmark history” and “mandatory reading.”

Al-Masāq reviewed The Other Side of Empire.

American Historical Review reviewed Understanding Others.

Canadian Slavonic Papers reviewed Russian Conservatism.

Choice reviewed American Catholic.

Choice reviewed Behind the Times.

Choice reviewed Bernard of Clairvaux.

Choice reviewed Black Lives and Spatial Matters.

Choice reviewed Policing the Frontier.

Choice reviewed The Vanishing Tradition.

Communication Booknotes Quarterly reviewed Arguing about Alliances.

European History Quarterly reviewed War Tourism.

French Studies reviewed Understanding Others.

H-Net H-Environment reviewed Civilization and Disease.

Isis: A Journal of the History of Science Society reviewed Sovereign Necropolis.

Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society reviewed Chronicles in Stone.

Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society reviewed The Stuff of Soldiers.

Journal of Urban Affairs reviewed Last Subway.

Labour / Le Travail reviewed Disrupting Deportability.

New Technology, Work and Employment reviewed Despotism on Demand.

New York Review of Books reviewed Fyodor Dostoevsky—The Gathering Storm (1846-1847).

PoLAR reviewed Laura Nader.

Political Science Quarterly reviewed Strategies for Governing.

Political Theology reviewed Divorcing Traditions.

Progress in Development Studies reviewed Food for All in Africa.

Russian Review reviewed Polymaths of Islam.

Russian Review reviewed Witchcraft in Russia and Ukraine.

South East Asia Research reviewed Cinema and the Cultural Cold War.

Technology and Culture reviewed The Future of Change.

The Developing Economies reviewed Mobilizing for Development.

The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory reviewed History, Metaphors, Fables.


1869, Ep. 106 with Arnout van der Meer, author of Performing Power

Cover image of Performing Power and author photo.

Top-10 Author Blog Posts

  1. Racial Politics in Putin’s Russia
  2. Witchcraft and Magic in Russian and Ukrainian Lands Before 1900
  3. How to Prevent Coups d’État
  4. The Japanese Economy Before and After Covid-19
  5. American Jews as Liberal as Ever
  6. Nagase Kiyoko: Pioneering Japanese Feminist and poet
  7. The Wedge Strategy Logic of US-Russia Dialogue
  8. The Oil Wars Myth and International Conflict
  9. The Questions Get Some Answers on Jews and Organized Crime
  10. Climate Change and Its Effect on Our Food

June Bestsellers

  1. Handbook of Nature Study
  2. Possessed
  3. To Kill Nations
  4. Lakefront
  5. The Cold War from the Margins (OA ebook!)
  6. The Birds of Costa Rica, 2nd edition
  7. The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages (OA ebook)
  8. Beekeeper’s Handbook 5th Ed.
  9. Rich Thanks to Racism
  10. Weeds of the Northeast

*Featured photo: Beachview in Rhode Island, USA. Credit: Mac Reddin.

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