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Forty-Five Cambridge University Press Books Among Prestigious CHOICE List of Outstanding Academic Titles

Each January, CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, a publication of the ACRL, publishes a list of their chosen Outstanding Academic Titles from the previous year. A very select ten percent of approximately 7,000 eligible reviewed titles are awarded.  

The criteria applied while awarding the Outstanding Academic Titles include: 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.

CHOICE magazine and CHOICE Reviews Online reaches nearly every undergraduate college and university library in the United States.

For further information on CHOICE and the CHOICE awards, please visit

The following Cambridge titles were selected:

A History of Modern Aesthetics edited by Paul Guyer

The Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literature edited by Scott Herring

The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy edited by Robert Audi

The Precolonial State in West Africa by J. Cameron Monroe

In Search of the New Woman by Gillian Sutherland

Out of Poverty by Benjamin Powell

A Concise History of Japan by Brett L. Walker

The Computing Universe by Tony Hey and Gyuri Papay

The Crisis of German Historicism by Liisi Keedus

Privacy, Big Data, and the Public Good edited by Julia Lane, Victoria Stodden, Stefan Bender and Helen Nissenbaum

The Iran-Iraq War by Williamson Murray and Kevin M. Woods

Women and Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century by Fiona Ritchie

The Ancient Jews from Alexander to Muhammad by Seth Schwartz

Understanding Evolution by Kostas Kampourakis

The Cambridge Companion to the City in Literature edited by Kevin R. McNamara

Civil rights and the Making of the Modern American State by Megan Ming Francis

Rice edited by Francesca Bray, Peter A. Coclanis, Edda L. Fields-Black, Dagmar Schaefer

The Letters of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett, edited by George Craig, Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Dan Gunn, Lois More Overbeck

A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction by Laura F. Edwards

Thomas Jefferson's Ethics and the Politics of Human Progress by Ari Helo

Elizabeth I and Ireland edited by Brendan Kane and Valerie McGowan-Doyle

From Classrooms to Conflict in Rwanda by Elisabeth King

Too Weak to Govern by Peter Hanson

Global Energy Justice by Benjamin K. Sovacool and Michael H. Dworkin

The Anthropology of Childhood by David F. Lancy

The Scientific Exploration of Venus by Frederic W. Taylor

Party in the Street by Michael T. Heaney and Fabio Rojas

The Surprising Mathematics of Longest Increasing Subsequences  by Dan Romik

The Economics and Uncertainties of Nuclear Power by Francois Leveque

The French Army and the First World War by Elizabeth Greenhalgh

Unequal Political Participation Worldwide by Professor Aina Gallego

A Richer, Brighter Vision for American High Schools by Nel Noddings

The Geography of Strabo by Duane W. Roller

Creating a New Medina by Venkat Dhulipala

Anger and Racial Politics by Antoine J. Banks

Trees by Peter A. Thomas

From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel by Gregory Mann

The Cambridge Companion to Women's Writing in the Romantic Period edited by Devoney Looser

 Urban Ecology by Richard T. T. Forman

The Language of Organizational Styling by Lionel Wee

Chopsticks by Q. Edward Wang

An Age of Neutrals by Dr. Maartje Abbenhuis

Korean History in Maps by Lee Injae, Owen Miller, Park Jinhoon, Yi Hyun-Hae and edited by Michael D. Shin

The Cambridge World Prehistory edited by Colin Renfrew and Paul Bahn

Corruption, Contention, and Reform by Michael Johnston

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