09 December 2019
Choice names 31 Outstanding Academic Titles from the Press in 2019
We’re proud to announce that 31 Press books have been chosen for Choice’s prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles list in 2019.
This improves upon the 29 titles chosen by Choice for its 2018 list.
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.
The following Press titles were selected:
A Student’s Guide to Analytical Mechanics
A Student’s Guide to Atomic Physics
After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory and Sexuality in the 21st Century
Checking Presidential Power: Executive Decrees and the Legislative Process in New Democracies
Conservatives and the Constitution: Imagining Constitutional Restoration in the Heyday of American Liberalism
Cultural Backlash: Trump, Brexit, and the Rise of Authoritarianism Populism
David Garrick and the Mediation of Celebrity
Ideas of Power: The Politics of American Party Ideology Development
Islam and Law in Lebanon: Sharia Within and Without the State
Japan’s Carnival War: Mass Culture on the Home Front, 1937-1945
John Donne in Context
Mozart in Context
Polar Environments and Global Change
Polis Histories, Collective Memories and the Greek World
Political Protest in Contemporary Africa
Population and Economy in Classical Athens
Primate Research and Conservation in the Anthropocene
Qing Travelers to the Far West: Diplomacy and the Information Order in Late Imperial China
Slave Theater in the Roman Republic: Plautus and Popular Comedy
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Brass Instruments
The Cambridge Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders
The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel
The Chief Eunuch of the Ottoman Harem: From African Slave to Power-broker
The First Farmers of Europe: An Evolutionary Perspective
The Justice and Development Party in Turkey: Populism, Personalism, Organization
The Nature of Constitutional Rights: The Invention of Logic of Strict Judicial Scrutiny
The Power of Standards: Hybrid Authority and the Globalisation of Services
The Turnout Gap: Race, Ethnicity, and Political Inequality in a Diversifying America
The Value of Herman Melville
Trade and American Leadership: The Paradoxes of Power and Wealth from Alexander Hamilton to Donald Trump
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