From Development to Dictatorship Wins Thomas McGann Award

From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era by

Thomas C. Field Jr. is the winner of the Thomas McGann Award given by the Rocky Mountain Council on Latin American Studies.

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Honorable Mention for Zoned in the USA

 Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation by Sonia A. Hirt has won Honorable Mention for the Best Book in Urban Affairs Award (Urban Affairs Association)

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Susan Greenhalgh’s letter to the editor in the New York Times

Susan Greenhalgh, author of Fat-Talk Nation: The Human Costs of America’s War on Fat, responded to an article in the New York Times, “The Problem With ‘Fat Talk'” with a March 24, 2015 letter to the editor: “‘Fat Talk’ Damages People and Society”

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Andrew Mertha interviewed by the New York Times

Andrew Mertha, author most recently of Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975–1979, was interviewed on the New York Times Sinosphere blog on March 30, 2015: China is Urged to Confront Its Own History

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Voices in the Band in the New York Times

Voices in the Band: A Doctor, Her Patients, and How the Outlook on AIDS Care Changed from Doomed to Hopeful by

Susan C. Ball  was reviewed in the New York Times on March 30, 2015: A World Shared With H.I.V. ”

“More than any doctor who has written about AIDS, Dr. Ball movingly parses out the mixed emotions accompanying the weird descent from providing transcendent medical care back to doing more ordinary work. Now we can save our patients; back then, we could care for them. Let the philosophers of medicine explain that one.”

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Recent Award Winners

The Next Crash: How Short-Term Profit Seeking Trumps Airline Safety by Amy L. Fraher is Winner of a Silver Medal, 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards (Business Commentary) (The Jenkins Group)

The Specter of “the People”: Urban Poverty in Northeast China by Mun Young Cho is Winner of the Anthony Leeds Prize in Urban Anthropology (Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology Section of the American Anthropological Association)

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Suzanne Gordon on NPR

Suzanne Gordon, coeditor most recently of Collaborative Caring: Stories and Reflections on Teamwork in Health Care and coauthor of Bedside Manners: Play and Workbook, was interviewed for an NPR special series on injured nurses: Hospital to Nurses: Your Injuries Are Not Our Problem.

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