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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 November 2021. Take a look!


Krista A. Goff’s Nested Nationalism: Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus, is Winner of the Baker-Burton Award given by the European Section of the Southern Historical Association

Theresa Keeley’s Reagan’s Gun-Toting Nuns: The Catholic Conflict over Cold War Human Rights Policy in Central America, is winner of the John Gilmary Shea Prize given by the American Catholic Historical Association

Valerie A. Kivelson and Christine D. Worobec, editors, Witchcraft in Russia and Ukraine, 1000–1900: A Sourcebook, is a Finalist for the Marc Raeff Book Prize given by the Eighteenth Century Russian Studies Association

Noelle Molé Liston’s The Truth Society:Science, Disinformation, and Politics in Berlusconi’s Italy, has received Honorable Mention for the William A. Douglass Book Prize in Europeanist Anthropology given by theSociety for the Anthropology of Europe

Maya Nadkarni’s Remains of Socialism: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary, has won Honorable Mention for the Barbara Heldt Prize for Best Book by a woman in any area of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies)


Times Literary Supplement reviewed Singing Like Germans by Kira Thurman, calling it a “revelatory and thoroughly-researched book.” The New York Times included the author’s classical music recommendations in an article highlighting opera. The New Yorker mentioned the book, calling it “remarkable.” Seminary Co-Op included the book in its fall gift guide.

The Wall Street Journal listed Lives of Weeds by John Cardina n a holiday gift recommendation roundup.

The Guardian published an article that mentions Decolonizing Palestine by Somdeep Sen.

NPR Weekend Edition Sunday interviewed Danielle Eiseman, Our Chaning Menu, about the book and climate change. 

Counter Punch discusses Dusko Doder, The Inconvenient Journalist, and mentions his new book. 

ABC Radio National interviewed Sara Ritchey, Acts of Care.

Foreign Exchanges published a piece, part of a series, by the Michael Franczak, Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s.

Freedom’s Ring Radio interviewed Andrew R. Polk, Faith in Freedom

France Internationale interviewed Grant T. Harward about Romania’s Holy War. The Page 99 Test featured the book.

Languagehat reviewed All Future Plunges to the Past by José Vergara, noting that he “heartily recommend[s] it.”

Lowy Institute published an article by the author Mina Roces, The Filipino Migration Experience.

RSA Conference reviewed A Vulnerable System by Andrew J. Stewart, calling it a “book that must be read.”

Hadassah Magazine published an article by Martha Gershun discussing Kidney to Share

Black News Channel interviewed John Horgan, Small Arms.

Live Science quoted Elizabeth Reis, Damned Women, in an article

The Louise Brooks Society recommended Silent Serial Sensations by Barbara Lupack in a blog post.

Reformed Forum, Christ the Center podcast, interviewed D.G. Hart, American Catholic

Duck of Minerva interviewed author Erica De Bruin about How to Prevent Coups d’État.

Michigan War Studies Review reviewed Prevail until the Bitter End by Alexandra Lohse.

The London School of Economics and Political Science included The Racial Contract by Charles W. Mills in its reading list for racial equity.

World Wide Work bulletin listed The Caring Class by Richard Schweid in a roundup of new books.

Team USA listed Skis in the Art of War by K.B.E.E. Eimeleus as a resource in their Biathlon Library.

The Eric Metaxas Radio Show interviewed Paul Gottfried, Antifacscism.

Armenian Life announced a recent honorable mention for Russia’s Entangled Embrace by Stephen Riegg.

Stanford News wrote a profile on Oriana Skylar Mastro, mentioning The Costs of Conversation.

Boothham Register published an article by Jeffery Wells and Allison Wells, Birds of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.

Newsweek linked to an article by Benedict Beckeld, Western Self-Contempt, previously published on Quillette that discusses Oikophobia. 

Public Books interviewed Matt Tierney, Dismantlings.

Empire State Engagements interviewed Marisa Scheinfeld, The Borscht Belt.

Working Class Perspectives published an article by Jack Metzgar, Bridging the DividePortside published an article by the author.

American Anthropologist reviewed Remains of Socialism

Choice reviewed Beyond Medicine

Choice reviewed Cinema and the Culture Cold War

Choice reviewed Hiding the Guillotine

Choice reviewed Imperial Romance

Choice reviewed Institutionalizing gender

Choice reviewed Is Russia Fascist

Choice reviewed Principles in Power

Choice reviewed Reinventing Licentiousness

Choice reviewed Resisting Independence

Choice reviewed Ways of the World

Choice reviewed Woman Between Two Kingdoms

French Review reviewed Roger Martin du Gard and Maumort 

Futures and Foresight Science reviewed Remains of Socialism

German Historical Institute London Bulletin reviewed Bowling for Communism 

H-Diplo reviewed Black Gold and Black Mail

H-Diplo reviewed Covert Regime Change

H-Diplo reviewed The Oil Wars Myth

H-War reviewed The Oil Wars Myth

H-War reviewed Twilight of the Titans

Hungarian Studies Review reviewed Remains of Socialism

Hungarian Geographical Bulletin reviewed Remains of Socialism

Journal of Military History reviewed The Politics of Veteran Benefits in the Twentieth Century

Middle East Journal reviewed Decolonizing Palestine

Review for Religious reviewed The Imperial Church

Social Science Japan Journal reviewed Waste

Technology and Culture reviewed Mass Vaccination

The Journal of American History reviewed Silent Serial Sensations

Zeitschrift für Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung (Journal of East Central European Studies) reviewed Intimate Violence


1869, Ep. 113 with José Vergara, author of All Future Plunges to the Past

1869 Podcast ep.113

November Author Blog Posts

  1. Walking the Ground of Romania’ Holy War by Grant T. Harward
  2. The Forgotten History of Slavery in New York by Andrea C. Mosterman
  3. Destination Elsewhere by Ruth Balint
  4. We Have Badly Misunderstood These Institutions for More Than a Century by Timothy J. Sinclair

November Bestsellers

  1. Doob/The Idea of the Labyrinth… (OA ebook)
  2. Cleland/Irregular Unions (OA ebook)
  3. Sammataro/Beekeeper’s Handbook 5th Ed.
  4. Corngold/Franz Kafka (OA ebook)
  5. Mills/The Racial Contract (ebook)
  6. Weinberg/Red Dynamite (OA ebook)
  7. DuLong/Saved at the Seawall (ebook)
  8. Jenkins/Mosses of the Northern Forest (photo)
  9. Comstock/Handbook of Nature Study
  10. Garrigues/Birds of Costa Rica 2nd ed

*Featured photo by Anne Nygard

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