PUP authors win a record number of PROSE awards

On February 2, 2017, the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers announced the 41st PROSE Awards winners in Washington, DC. We are delighted that 2017 was a record year for PUP, with 24 Awards for titles across disciplines, and we are honored to have our books recognized alongside those of our esteemed colleagues in book publishing. We warmly congratulate all of the winners.

The Urbanism of Frank Lloyd Wright
Neil Levine
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Architecture & Urban Planning, Association of American Publishers

Bosch and Bruegel: From Enemy Painting to Everyday Life
Joseph Leo Koerner
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Art History & Criticism, Association of American Publishers

The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern
Thomas J. Knock
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Biography & Autobiography, Association of American Publishers

Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe
Roger Penrose
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Chemistry & Physics, Association of American Publishers

The Cosmic Web: Mysterious Architecture of the Universe
J. Richard Gott
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy, Association of American Publishers

The Curse of Cash
Kenneth S. Rogoff
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

“Keep the Damned Women Out”: The Struggle for Coeducation
Nancy Weiss Malkiel
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Education Practice, Association of American Publishers

Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation
Timothy J. Jorgensen
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in History of Science, Medicine & Technology, Association of American Publishers

The Philosopher: A History in Six Types
Justin E.H. Smith
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees
Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia J. Messinger Carril
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in Single Volume Reference/Science, Association of American Publishers

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War
Robert J. Gordon
Winner of the 2017 PROSE Award in U.S. History, Association of American Publishers

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction
Arvind Narayanan (et al.)
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Computing & Information Sciences, Association of American Publishers

Welcome to the Universe
Neil deGrasse Tyson, J. Richard Gott, and Michael A. Strauss
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Cosmology & Astronomy, Association of American Publishers

Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy
Robert H. Frank
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Economics, Association of American Publishers

Wisdom’s Workshop: The Rise of the Modern University
James Axtell
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Education Theory, Association of American Publishers

Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China
Matthew E. Kahn and Siqi Zheng
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Environmental Science, Association of American Publishers

A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy
Joel Mokyr
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in European & World History, Association of American Publishers

ISIS: A History
Fawaz A. Gerges
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

Ireland’s Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth
Mark Williams
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Literature, Association of American Publishers

Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting
Thomas D. Seeley
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

Silent Sparks
Sara Lewis
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

The Princeton History of Modern Ireland
Richard Bourke and Ian McBride, eds.
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers

Group Theory in a Nutshell for Physicists
A. Zee
Honorable Mention for the 2017 PROSE Award in Textbook/Best in Physical Sciences & Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

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PROSE

Peter Brown’s Through the Eye of a Needle wins the R.R. Hawkins Award from the PROSE Awards

j9807[1]PROSE honors the best in professional and scholarly publishing, as judged by peer publishers, librarians and academics. This year’s competition attracted 518 entries of books, reference works, journals and electronic products in more than 40 categories — the fifth consecutive year of a record-breaking entries count. “If you are one of the … winners, you have achieved something that’s a very big deal,” said John A. Jenkins, Chairman of the PROSE Awards and President and Publisher Emeritus of CQ Press, at the awards presentation, which was streamed live in a webcast. For the first time, the awards also included live tweeting, with the hashtag #PROSEAwards.

The RR Hawkins Award, the highest PROSE honor, was presented to Princeton University Press for j9685[1]Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD by Peter Brown, the world’s foremost scholar of late antiquityTaking its title from the proverb attributed to Jesus Christ that it is easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to get into heaven, the  book examines the transformation of the early Christian Church through the lens of wealth and poverty in the waning days of the Roman Empire. The book also won the PROSE Award for Excellence in Humanities and the Classics & Ancient History category.

Princeton also won the Award for Excellence in Social Sciences for The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy.

Source: http://elsevierconnect.com/elsevier-wins-6-prose-awards-for-e-products-and-books/

 

Princeton University Press won a total of 15 Awards this year, beginning with the top honor, the 2012 R.R. Hawkins Award. PUP also took two out of five Awards of Excellence, five top category awards, and seven honorable mentions.

The list of PUP 2012 PROSE Awards:

Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Winner of the 2012 R.R. Hawkins Award, PROSE Awards, Association of American Publishers

2 Awards of Excellence
Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award for Excellence in Humanities, Association of American Publishers

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba and Henry E. Brady, The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences, Association of American Publishers

5 Category Award Winners
Alexander J. Hahn, Mathematical Excursions to the World’s Great Buildings
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Architecture & Urban Planning, Association of American Publishers

Robert J. Shiller, Finance and the Good Society
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Business, Finance & Management, Association of American Publishers

Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Classics & Ancient History, Association of American Publishers

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba and Henry E. Brady, The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Government & Politics, Association of American Publishers

Harvey Molotch, Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger
Winner of the 2012 PROSE Award, Sociology & Social Work, Association of American Publishers

 

7 Honorable Mention Winners
Peter S. Wells, How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Archeology & Anthropology, Association of American Publishers

John MacCormick, Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today’s Computers
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Computing & Information Sciences, Association of American Publishers

Charles H. Langmuir and Wally Broecker, How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Earth Sciences, Association of American Publishers

Andrew Delbanco, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Education, Association of American Publishers

John M. Cooper, Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Philosophy, Association of American Publishers

Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham, The Magical Mathematics: The Mathematical Ideas that Animate Great Magic Tricks
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, Popular Science & Popular Mathematics, Association of American Publishers

Frank Costigliola, Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War
Honorable Mention, 2012 PROSE Awards, U.S. History, Association of American Publishers

What an incredible honor this is. Press Director Peter Dougherty was on-hand to accept the award and here in Princeton we gathered in the boardroom to watch the live-televised ceremony. Congratulations to Peter Brown, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, Henry E. Brady, and the rest of our award-winning authors, as well as the staff at Princeton University Press who worked on their books.

To learn more about the PROSE Awards and to see a complete list of the winners, please visit their site.

[2/8/13 – updated with a complete list of winners including all winners and all honorable mentions]