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CHOICE names 29 “Outstanding Academic Titles” from the Press in 2018

We’re proud to announce that 29 Press books have been chosen for Choice’s prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles list in 2018.

Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries is a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Every year in the January issue, Choice publishes their list of chosen Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous year. Only ten percent of approximately 6,000 eligible reviewed titles are awarded each year.

The criteria for selection in this list includes overall the reviewer's evaluation, 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.

“We're thrilled that 29 Cambridge books have been selected for Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles list this year,” Mandy Hill, Managing Director of Academic Publishing at the Press, said. “To be recognized is a testament to the continued excellence of our publishing, and the robust scholarship and dedication of our authors and editors. We're very proud to have received this distinction from the academic library community.”

The following Cambridge titles were selected:

A Concise History of the Netherlands

A Historical and Topographical Guide to the Geography of Strabo

Architecture and Politics in Republican Rome

Building a Nazi Europe

Computer Programming with C++

Empires and Exchanges in Eurasian Late Antiquity

Forbidden Configurations in Discrete Geometry

Foreigners on America’s Death Rows

Gardens of the Roman Empire

Governance for Peace

Introduction to Energy

Jacques Offenbach and the Making of Modern Culture

Making Peace in Drug Wars

Mosaics in the Medieval World

Probability: A Lively Introduction

Reading Jane Austen

Red Fighting Blue

Self-Ownership, Property Rights and the Human Body

Spectral Atlas for Amateur Astronomers

The ABC of the OPT

The Cambridge History of Latina/o American Literature

The Captive’s Quest for Freedom

The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East

The Nature of Human Creativity

The Political Economy of the Kurds of Turkey

Vietnam’s American War

Votes from Seats

War beyond Words

What is a Slave Society?

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