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Cornell University Press: Monthly Roundup

Cornell University Press: Monthly Roundup

Take a look at the awards received, publicity and media attention gained, author blog posts written, and the top-10 bestsellers from March 2022!


Elizabeth Andrews Bond’s The Writing Public: Participatory Knowledge Production in Enlightenment and Revolutionary France, is winner of the David H. Pinkney Prize given by the Society for French Historical Studies

Krista A. Goff’s Nested Nationalism: Making and Unmaking Nations in the Soviet Caucasus, is winner of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies Book Award (formerly Richard Stites Award)

Maya Nadkarni’s Remains of Socialism: Memory and the Futures of the Past in Postsocialist Hungary, is shortlisted for the European Studies Book Award given by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University

Stephen Badalyan Riegg’s Russia’s Entangled Embrace: The Tsarist Empire and the Armenians, 1801-1914, is shortlisted for the European Studies Book Award given by the Council for European Studies at Columbia University

Kira Thurman’s Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, is a finalist for the Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing given by the Arts Club of Washington


The New York Times quoted Paul Poast, Arguing About Alliances, in an article. The Plain English interviewed the author on the podcast.

The New York Times cited and linked an article written by Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson, Rising Titans, Falling GiantsForeign Policy published an article co-authored by the author.

The New York Times listed Barns of New York by Cynthia G. Falk as part of pianist Jeremy Denk’s current reading.

The New York Times quoted Erica De Bruin, How to Prevent Coups d’État,in an articleThe Washington Post published an article co-written by the author. New Books Network interviewed the author.

The Wall Street Journal hosted a conversation with the author about the new book. Techdirt interviewed the Jeff Kosseff, The United States of Anonymous, about the book on the podcast. Inside Higher Ed highlighted the new book. Slate published an excerpt from the book. Protocol published an excerpt from the book. Protocol interviewed the author about the book. The Volokh Conspiracy published guest posts by the author. Newsbusters published an article about the book. 

The Washington Post published an article by Igor Logvinenko, Global Finance, Local ControlThe Globe and Mail mentioned the author in an articleKickBack: The Global Anticorruption Podcast interviewed the author on the podcast.

The Washington Post published an article by Caitlin Talmadge, The Dictator’s Army.

The Washington Post listed Wilsonian Visions by James McAllister as one of the “My March 2022 book recommendations.”

The Washington Post published an article co-authored by Alexander B. Downes, Catastrophic SuccessCNN published an Op-Ed by the author.

AP News mentioned Fluid Russia by Vera Michlin-Shapir and quoted the author in an articleCNN interviewed the author.

MSNBC quoted Erica Smiley, The Future We NeedThe Sandpaper highlighted the new book. CounterPunch published an Op-Ed by the authors about the book. published the same Op-Ed

Politico published an Op-Ed by Jessica Pisano, Staging DemocracyThe Michael Medved Show hosted the author on the show.

Jacobin published an article by the Michael Franczak, Global Inequality and American Foreign Policy in the 1970s.

USA Today published an article by Louise Branson, coauthor of The Inconvenient Journalist

Los Angeles Review of Books reviewed All Future Plunges to the Past by José Vega, noting its “illuminating account.” CREECA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison interviewed the author about the book.

Los Angeles Review of Books reviewed Romania’s Holy War by Grant T. Harward, calling it “an important contribution to the field.”

London Review of Books reviewed The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution by Keir A. Leiber and Daryl G. Press.

The New Yorker interviewed the Kira Thurman, Singing Like Germans, about the book. BR-Klassik interviewed the author.

New Books Network interviewed David Harrisville, The Virtuous Wehrmacht, about the book.

New Books Network interviewed Kerry Dean Carso, Follies in America, about the book.

New Books Network interviewed Carl R. Weinberg, Red Dynamite, about the book. The Page 99 Test reviewed the book.

Page 99 Test reviewed Faith in Freedom by Andrew Polk. MTSU On the Record interviewed the author. 

Orion Magazine published an excerpt from The Paradise Notebooks by Richard J. Nevle and Steven Nightingale.

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education listed Barack Obama by Burton I. Kaufman as one of the “Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars”.

Quillette published an excerpt from Western Self-Contempt by Benedict Beckfield.

The Urban Violence Research Network published a piece by Deniz Yonucu, Police, Provocation, Politics.

The World of Chinese reviewed Touring China by Yajun Mo. 

Harvard Business Review reviewed Bridging the Divide by Jack Metzgar, calling it an “enlightening exploration.”

VogueinView reviewed Antifascism by Paul Gottfried.

Big World Podcast interviewed Lauren Carruth, Love and Liberation.

U.S. Naval Institute reviewed Dying to Learn by Michael A. Hunzeker, calling it a “significant contribution.”

Neos Kosmos published several articles by the Joel Christensen, The Many-Minded Man.

The National Interest published an article by Paul Heer, Mr. X and the Pacific

Michigan War Studies Review reviewed The Day After by Brendan R. Gallagher.

Choice highlighted Saigon Sisters by Patricia D. Norland in an Outstanding Academic Titles list, as part of Women’s History Month.

Foreign Affairs published an article by Kellu M. Greenhill, Weapons of Mass MigrationForeign Policy published an article co-authored by the author.

Quintessential Lacrosse Podcast interviewed Christian Swezey, We Showed Baltimore, on the podcastInside Lacrosse published an article by the author.

The Urban Audubon reviewed Learning the Birds by Susan Fox Rogers, calling it “a great read.”

WRAL featured Simon Miles, The Reagan Moment.

Inside Story reviewed Destination Elsewhere by Ruth Balint, calling it an “immensely readable and highly original book.”

H-Soz-Kult reviewed Stalin’s Quest for Gold by Elena Osokina. 

GB News featured David M. Wight, Oil Money, in a news discussion.

Kirk Center reviewed American Catholic by D.G. Hart.

The Ringer hosted Paul Poast, Arguing about Alliances, as a guest on the podcast

Texas Tech Today announced Ryan Hackenbracht, National Reckonings, as Chancellor’s Council Distinguished Research Award recipient.

The Times of Israel published a blog post by Alan Kaufman, Jew Boy

Center for New York City Affairs interviewed Annemarie H. Sammartino, Freedomland, about her new book.

Current interviewed Steven K. Green, Separating Church and State, about the book. 

ChLA International Committee published a blog post by Jenny Kaminer, Haunted Dreams.

Modern is Modernity included an excerpt from Unfinished Spirit by Rowena Kennedy-Epstein. 

Connections with Evan Dawson, WXXI News interviewed Justin Murphy, Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger.

Crawford School of Public Policy published a book discussion with , Sango Mahanty, Unsettled Frontiers.

Pittwire highlighted When Fracking Comes to Town, edited by Sabina E. Deitrick and Illia Murtazashvili.

Ben Franklin’s World interviewed Andrea C. Mosterman, Spaces of Enslavement, on the podcast.

H-Diplo reviewed Secession and the Sovereignty Game by Ryan D. Griffiths, calling it an “important theoretical and empirical contribution.”

Al Jazeera published an opinion piece by Somdeep Sen, Decolonizing Palestine.

National Catholic Reporter highlighted a forum that included a discussion of Elizabeth Seton by Catherine O’Donnell.

The Strategy Bridge cites and discusses Making the Unipolar Movement by Hal Brands in an article.

Hermitix interviewed Glen Cronin, Disenchanted Wanderer, about the book.

Missouri State Journal interviewed Julia Troche, Death, Power, and Apotheosis in Ancient Egypt, about the book.

American Historical Review reviewed Bolshevik Sexual Forensics

American Historical Review reviewed Creating the Suburban School Advantage

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal reviewed The Filipino Migration Experience

Bryn Mawr Classical Review reviewed Greek Warfare beyond the Polis

Bulletin critique des Annales islamologiques reviewed The Dragoman Renaissance

China International Strategy Review reviewed Enduring Alliance

Choice reviewed An Elusive Common

Choice reviewed Land Fictions

Choice reviewed The Rhetorical Sense of Philosophy

Church History reviewed American Catholic 

Church History reviewed Souls under Siege

Cistercian Studies Quarterly reviewed Bernard of Clairvaux

Contemporary Southeast Asia reviewed The Filipino Migration Experience

European History Quarterly reviewed Bolshevik Sexual Forensics

Foreign Affairs reviewed Flying Camelot

Foreign Affairs reviewed Policing China

Foreign Affairs reviewed Religious Pluralism in Indonesia

Gastronomica reviewed On an Empty Stomach

German History reviewed Bowling for Communism 

German History reviewed Drunk on Genocide

Góry—Literatura—Kultura reviewed The Carpathians 

H-Diplo reviewed Wilsonian Visions

H-War reviewed Engaging the Evil Empire

History of Education Quarterly reviewed Undermining Racial Justice

International Affairs reviewed Show Time

Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs reviewed Romania’s Holy War

Journal of Consumer Policy reviewed The Neoliberal Republic

Journal of Japanese Studies reviewed Revolution Goes East

Journal of Japanese Studies reviewed Reworking Japan

Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association reviewed Bishops and the Politics of Patronage in Merovingian Gaul

Journal of the Australian Early Medieval Association reviewed The Avars

Journal of the Early Republic reviewed The Greek Fire

Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences reviewed Institutionalizing Gender

Journal of Theological Studies reviewed Making Martyrs East and West 

Monumenta Nipponica reviewed From Country to Nation

Monumenta Nipponica reviewed Immigrant Japan

Natural Resources & Environment reviewed Lakefront

New York History reviewed Heaven’s Wrath 

New York History reviewed Silent Serial Sensations

Perspectives on Politics reviewed Mobilizing in Uncertainty 

Politique étrangère reviewed Disaggregating China

Religion reviewed To Bring the Good News to All Nations

Sakasha: A Journal of Manchu Studies reviewed Remaking the Chinese Empire

Survival reviewed A Region of Regimes

The China Quarterly reviewed Touring China

The Economic Record reviewed How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

The Journal of American-East Asian Relations reviewed Statebuilding by Imposition 

The Journal of American-East Asian Relations reviewed The Chinese Revolution on the Tibetan Frontier

The Medieval Review reviewed Courting Sanctity

The Middle East Journal reviewed Oil Money 

The Review of International Organizations reviewed Why Noncompliance 

Virginia Wolf Miscellany reviewed Behind the Times 

March Blog Posts


March Bestsellers

  1. Murphy, Your Children Are Very Greatly in Danger
  2. Kosseff, The United States of Anonymous
  3. Sammataro and Avitabile, Beekeeper’s Handbook 5th Ed.
  4. Bildstein, Vultures of the World
  5. Boes, Thomas Mann’s War (OA ebook)
  6. Rogers, Learning the Birds
  7. Steinberg, The Afterlives of the Terror (OA ebook)
  8. Cicero, On Duties
  9. Crandell, Twenty-Two Cents an Hour
  10. Hankins, Flying Camelot

*Featured photo Harald, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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