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09 January 2017

26 Cambridge books among prestigious CHOICE list

An extraordinary 26 Cambridge titles were chosen for this year's prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles list in CHOICE magazine, which sees only ten percent of approximately 7,000 eligible reviewed titles awarded. The decision CHOICE editors base their selections on include the reviewer's evaluation of the work, the editor's knowledge of the field, and the reviewer's record. 

Ella Colvin, Director of Publishing for Academic said: “Inclusion on CHOICE’s Outstanding Academic Titles is an honour for any academic author or publisher. That 26 Cambridge titles were selected is a testament to the excellence of our publishing programme, and the robust scholarship and dedication of our authors and editors. We’re very proud to have received this recognition.”

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and publishes their list of their chosen Outstanding Academic Titles every January from the previous year. 

The criteria for selection in this list includes overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form, originality or uniqueness of treatment, value to undergraduate students, and importance in building undergraduate library collections.

The following Cambridge titles were selected:

A History of American Civil War Literature edited by Coleman Hutchison

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy by Roy W. Perrett  

African American Religions, 1500-2000 by Sylvester A. Johnson

Antiquity Now by Thomas E. Jenkins

Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba by Suzanne Preston Blier

Bach’s Numbers by Ruth Tatlow

The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism edited by Louise D’Arcens

The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare edited by Bruce R. Smith

The Cambridge History of the Second World War edited by John Ferris, Richard Bosworth, Joseph Maiolo, Michael Geyer, and Adam Tooze

The Cambridge Rawls Lexicon edited by Jon Mandle and David A. Reidy

The Conceptual Representation of Consciousness by Thomas Natsoulas

Generations of Feeling by Barbara H. Rosenwein

Global Volcanic Hazards and Risk edited by Susan C. Loughlin, Steve Sparks, Sarah K. Brown, Susanna F. Jenkins, and Charlotte Vye-Brown

The Image of the Artist in Archaic and Classical Greece by Guy Hedreen

The International Atlas of Mars Exploration, 2nd Edition by Philip J. Stooke

Japanese Confucianism by Kiri Paramore

Magic in Western Culture by Brian P. Copenhaver

Mahale Chimpanzees edited by Michio Nakamura, Kazuhiko Hosaka, Noriko Itoh, and Koichiro Zamma

The Mind of James Madison by Colleen A. Sheehan

Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War by Cody Marrs

Political Order and Inequality by Charles Boix  

Reading John Keats by Susan J. Wolfson

When Should State Secrets Stay Secret? By Genevieve Lester

Why Elections Fail by Pippa Norris

Women on the Run by Danny Hayes and Jennifer L. Lawless

Writing the Monarch in Jacobean England by Jane Rickard 

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