Recent Award Winners

Empire of Water: An Environmental and Political History of the New York City Water Supply by David Soll is the winner of the Abel Wolman Award given by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Historical Society

Border Work: Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia by Madeleine Reeve has received Honorable Mention for the Heldt Prize in the category of Best Book in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Studies given by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies

J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood’s Cold War by John Sbardellati is the winner of the 2013 Michael Nelson Prize given by the International Association for Media and History

Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing by Jamie K. McCallum is the winner of the Distinguished Scholarly Book Award given by the Labor and Labor Movements Section of the American Sociological Association

Cleaning Up: How Hospital Outsourcing Is Hurting Workers and Endangering Patients by Dan Zuberi was honored with the Gold Award in the category of Social Sciences for Foreword Reviews’ 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards

The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz is one of 15 Kansas Notable Books for 2014

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Tara Zahra is a MacArthur Fellow!

Tara Zahra, author of Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900–1948, is one of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellows. Watch a video interview with her here.

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New releases

Recent arrivals in our warehouse include:

Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia: Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy by Agnès Nilüfer Kefeli
Watch Your Back!: How the Back Pain Industry Is Costing Us More and Giving Us Less—and What You Can Do to Inform and Empower Yourself in Seeking Treatment by Richard A. Deyo, MD
The Great Wall of Money: Power and Politics in China’s International Monetary Relations, edited by Eric Helleiner and Jonathan Kirshner
American Power after the Financial Crisis by Jonathan Kirshner
Dictators at War and Peace by Jessica L. P. Weeks
For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789 by Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon
The Space That Remains: Reading Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity by Aaron Pelttari
Labor Guide to Labor Law, Fifth Edition by Bruce S. Feldacker and Michael J. Hayes
Cornell: A History, 1940–2015 by Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick
Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence by Ken Miller
Shakespeare’s Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage by Kurt A. Schreyer
The Devil: A New Biography by Philip C. Almond
The American Way of Bombing: Changing Ethical and Legal Norms, from Flying Fortresses to Drones, edited by Matthew Evangelista and Henry Shue
Constructive Illusions: Misperceiving the Origins of International Cooperation by Eric Grynaviski
Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France by Kenneth Loiselle
The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China by Luigi Tomba
Black Vienna: The Radical Right in the Red City, 1918–1938 by Janek Wasserman
Minor Aesthetics: The Photographic Work of Marcel Mariën by Mieke Bleyen
Composing under the Skin: The Music-making Body at the Composer’s Desk by Paul Craenen
Mass Theatre in Inter-War Europe: Flanders and the Netherlands in an International Perspective, edited by Thomas Crombez and Luk Van den Dries
Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City by Filip De Boeck, photographs by Marie-Françoise Plissart
The French Comics Theory Reader, edited by Ann Miller and Bart Beaty
Jan Dibbets, The Photographic Work by Erik Verhagen

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Tom Wilber in the Media on Fracking Ruling by New York State Court of Appeals

Tom Wilber, author of Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale, has been busy speaking about the recent ruling by New York State’s highest court that towns can ban tracking within their borders.

The Brian Lehrer Show: In New York, All Fracking is Local

WXXI News: Home Rule Decision May Set Stage for Limited Fracking if Cuomo Approves

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James Graham Wilson on the late Eduard Shevardnadze

On Medium, James Graham Wilson, author of The Triumph of Improvisation: Gorbachev’s Adaptability, Reagan’s Engagement, and the End of the Cold War, reflects on the importance of the late Eduard Shevardnadze to the end of the Cold War: Eduard Shevardnadze Meets the Reagan Administration

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Cornelia Woll on the Monkey Cage blog

Cornelia Woll, author of The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparison, was interviewed at the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage: Bailing out Banks Is Not a Lucrative Business

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Publicity Roundup

A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War by Isabel V. Hull was reviewed in the June 6 edition of the Wall Street Journal. The reviewer called the book “a strong demonstration of the worth of international law and the laws of war in particular, [that] vindicates Ms. Hull’s standing as one of our greatest historians of modern European politics.”

Abigail Perkiss, author of Making Good Neighbors: Civil Rights, Liberalism, and Integration in Postwar Philadelphia, was interviewed by Marty Moss-Coane on WHYY’s Radio Times: West Mount Airy: Pioneering Racial Integration. Making Good Neighbors was also reviewed in the Liberty City Press: View from Mount Airy

An excerpt from The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety by Amy L. Fraher was featured on Salon: Air travel’s dangerous gamble: The growing perils of airline deregulation

Julia R. Azari, author of Delivering the People’s Message: The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate, published a piece on Politico: Is Obama a Tyrant or a Weakling?

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, author of The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown’s Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism, was interviewed by North Country Public Radio: Women and Abolition the Focus of Lecture in Lake Placid on Saturday

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