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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 September 2021. Take a look!


Barbara Tepa Lupack’s Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema, is Finalist for the Richard Wall Memorial Award given by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Theatre Library Association.

Danielle L. Lupton’s Reputation for Resolve: How Leaders Signal Determination in International Politics, has won Honorable Mention for the Foreign Policy Section Book Award given by the Foreign Policy Section of the American Political Science Association.

Nurfadzilah Yahaya’s Fluid Jurisdictions: Colonial Law and Arabs in Southeast Asia; and Ruth Streicher’s Uneasy Military Encounters: The Imperial Politics of Counterinsurgency in Southern Thailand, are Shortlisted for the EuroSEAS Book Prize given by the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies.


The Atlantic published an article by Julia C. Morse, The Banker’s Blacklist, about subject matter from her forthcoming book. 

Los Angeles Review of Books published an interview conducted by Jonathan Kirshner, When the Movies Mattered.

Politics & Prose Live! hosted Dusko Doder and Louise Branson, The Inconvenient Journalist, for a live virtual book event.

The New York Times quoted Laura Warren Hill and mentioned her book, Strike the Hammer.

The Washington Post published an Op-Ed by Somdeep Sen, Decolonizing Palestine.

The Washington Post published an article by Jacqueline L. Hazelton, Bullets Not Ballots.

The American Scholar published an article by David Lehman, One Hundred Autobiographies.

New York Magazine published an article that mentions Jessica DuLong and her book. Waterfront Alliance published an excerpt from Saved at the Seawall by Jessica DuLong. The Fox News Rundown Podcast interviewed the author. History News Network published an article by the author about her book. History Unplugged Podcast interviewed the author about her book. Literary Hub published an article by the author about her book. published an article that mentions the author and her book. Brevity published a blog post by the author about her book. Hippocampus Magazine reviewed the book, calling it “carefully researched.” HERstory on the ROCKS Podcast interviewed the author about her book. Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books interviewed the author about her book. New York Post published an adapted excerpt from the author’s book. Daily Beast published an article by the author about her book. Times Union highlighted the author and her book. Center for New York City Affairs published an article by the author about her book. Smithsonian Magazine published an article that included quotations from the author and mentioned her book. CNN published an article by the authorTugster reviewed the book, noting that “the details are palpable, and told with skill.”

The American Conservative reviewed Follies in America by Kerry Dean Carso, calling it “an excellent study.”

CNN published an article mentioning Alexander Colvin, An Introduction to U.S. Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations.

C-Span featured David Madland, Re-Union in the conversation, discussing his book.

Aljazeera interviewed David M. Wight, Oil Money. 

Journal of the American Revolution reviewed Stranger Citizens by John McNelis O’Keefe, noting the “fine ending to [the] detailed book.”

New Voices in Japanese Studies reviewed Immigrant Japan by Gracia Liu-Farrer, calling it “exploratory and inspiring.”

Midwest Book Review reviewed Kidney to Share by Martha Gershun and John D. Lantos, calling it “highly recommended.”

Center for East Asia Studies publicized the ICEA Series, with an upcoming book talk by Ken Chih-Yan Sun, Time and Migration.

Olympic Analysis published an article by Dennis J. Frost, More Than Medals. HUMANITIES published an article by Dennis J. Frost.

Most Notorious: A True Crime History Podcast interviewed Julie Miller about her book Cry of Murder on Broadway.

New Books Network interviewed Cynthia J. Cranford about Home Care Fault Lines, calling it “in-depth, thought-provoking, and insightful work.”

New Books Network interviewed Theodora K. Dragostinova, The Cold War from the Margins.

New Books Network interviewed Zachary M. Howlett about Meritocracy and Its Discontents.

New Books Network interviewed Michael G. Hillard, Shredding Paper.

New Books Network interviewed Tom G. Hoogervorst about Language Ungoverned, noting that the author “paints a rich portrait.”

Expert Opinions interviewed Kimberly Marten, Warlords, on the podcast. 

Dela0 interviewed Grant T. Harward about his new book, Romania’s Holy War.

World Wide Work reviewed Rich Thanks to Racism by Jim Freeman

World Wide Work reviewed What We Mean by the American Dream by Doron Taussig.

Irish Books Arts & Music awarded Larry Kirwan, Rockaway Blue, with the “2021 Performing Arts Award.” The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint published an article about the author and his book. Associated Press published an article about the author and his book. +15 local news outlets republished the Associated Press article about the author and his book

Isthmus featured Keir A. Lieber as a guest on a panel, The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution. 

Righting America interviewed Carl R. Weinberg about Red Dynamite.

WNCT 9 interviewed Michael E. O’Hanlon, Defense 101.

National Endowment for the Humanities published a Q&A with Dennis J. Frost about More Than Medals. The Power of Sports interviewed the author.

BookAuthority listed Decolonizing Palestine by Somdeep Sen as one of the “36 Best New Politics Books to Read in 2021.”

The Marketplace Magazine reviewed To Be an Entrepreneur by Julia Qermezi Huang calling it “an important [and] academic read.”

WORT 89.9 FM interviewed Laura Dresser, The Gloves-Off Economy.

Progressive Farmer highlighted Lives of Weeds by John Cardina.

[proteinX] Next-Gen Protein interviewed Michael P. Hoffmann, Carrie Koplinka-Loehr, and Danielle L. Eiseman about Our Changing Menu.

Austrian Economic Blogs reviewed Unrivaled by Michael Beckley, calling it an “invaluable resource.”

Shostack + Friends Blog reviewed A Vulnerable System by Andrew J. Stewart.

Tony’s Reading List reviewed Eight Dogs or “Hakkenden” by Kyokutei Bakin and translated by Glynne Walley calling it an “excellent introduction.” The Complete Review reviewed the book, calling it an “exceptional work.”

RADIKAAL interviewed Marlene Laruelle, Is Russia Fascist? published an article by Joe Heath, What Actually Took Place and Why So Much Is Still Unknown

Asian Studies Review reviewed Indonesians and their Arab World.

Canadian Journal of Netherlandic Studies reviewed Heaven’s Wrath.

Congress & the Presidency reviewed Constitutional Dysfunction on Trial.

Early Popular Visual Culture reviewed Silent Serial Sensations.

East-West Church Report reviewed The Orthodox Church in Ukraine.

Europe-Asia Studies reviewed Empire and Belonging in the Eurasian Borderlands.

Europe-Asia Studies reviewed Plots Against Russia.

Foreign Affairs reviewed The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier.

Gender Studies reviewed Home Care Fault Lines.

German History reviewed Drunk on Genocide.

H-Net Reviews reviewed Anthropogenic Rivers.

H-Net Reviews reviewed The Dutch Moment.

H-Net Reviews reviewed Warsaw Ghetto Police.

H-Soz-Kult reviewed Yellow Star, Red Star.

Hispanic American Historical Review reviewed The Gathering Storm.

ILR Review reviewed A Precarious Game.

ILR Review reviewed Despotism on Demand.

ILR Review reviewed Reworking Japan.

ILR Review reviewed Reworking Japan.

ILR Review reviewed The Caring Class.

Insight Turkey reviewed Cinema and Cultural Cold War.

Journal of Consumer Policy reviewed The Neoliberal Republic.

Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia reviewed Fluid Jurisdictions.

Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia reviewed Fluid Jurisdictions.

Museum & Society reviewed Crafting History.

Plant Science Bulletin reviewed The Comstocks of Cornell.

Politique étrangère reviewed War and Genocide in South Sudan.

Public Anthropologist reviewed On an Empty Stomach.

Rezensionen reviewed Smoking Under the Tsars.

Slavonic and East European Review reviewed Nested Nationalism.

Slavonic and East European Review reviewed The Things of Life.

Southeastern Europe reviewed Amoral Communities.

Technology and Culture reviewed Silent Serial Sensations.

The China Review reviewed The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier.

The Developing Economies reviewed A Region of Regimes.

The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology reviewed The Frontier Effect.

The Marketplace Magazine reviewed To Be an Entrepreneur.

The Middle East Book Review reviewed When Blame Backfires.

The Middle Ground Journal reviewed Russia’s Entangled Empire.

The US Army War College Quarterly reviewed Small Arms.

The US Army War College Quarterly reviewed The Last Card.

The US Army War College Quarterly reviewed The Sexual Economy of War.

The Year’s Work in English Studies reviewed Dismantlings.

Work and Occupations reviewed A Precarious Game.


1869, Remembering 9/11 with Jane Bunker, Jessica DuLong, and Larry Kirwan

1869 Podcast ep.109

1869, Ep. 110 with Linh Vu, author of Governing the Dead

1869 Podcast ep.110

September Author Blog Posts

  1. Mountain Climbing Pursuit of Freedom
  2. Cornell Studies in Security Affairs a New Generation
  3. Torgsin and Stalins Quest for Gold
  4. Blame It on the Radio
  5. In Memoriam: Charles W. Mills
  6. Architectural Follies Help Us Enjoy Nature

September Bestsellers

  1. Saved at the Seawall
  2. Four Texts on Socrates
  3. Beekeeper’s Handbook 5th Ed.
  4. The Racial Contract
  5. Mosses of the Northern Forest
  6. Handbook of Nature Study
  7. Singing Like Germans
  8. Universal Human Rights 
  9. Bread and Circuses (OA ebook)
  10. The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity through the Middle Ages (OA ebook)

*Featured photo: Orange and Yellow Leaves. Credit: Katie Mourn.

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