Award Winning Books: General Interest

Animals at Play

Rules of the Game

Marc Bekoff

Animal Behavior Society's Outstanding Children's Book Award, 2009

What can we learn from watching animals play?

32 pages | 9 x 7 | 24 color illustrations

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Boathouse Row

Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing

Dotty Brown

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia 2018 Preservation Education Award

A magisterial history of Philadelphia's iconic Boathouse Row

288 pages | 10 x 8 | 63 color photos, 3 line drawings, 110 halftones

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Closure

The Rush to End Grief and What It Costs Us

Nancy Berns

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Book from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 2013
Honorable Mention from the Sociology of Emotions section of the American Sociological Association, 2012

Do we really need closure after bad things happen?

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table

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Critical White Studies

Looking Behind the Mirror

Edited by Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1997

Over 100 closely edited selections critically examine the notion of whiteness and its relation to social power

704 pages | 7 x 10

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Death in the Dining Room and Other Tales of Victorian Culture

Kenneth L. Ames

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1994

A richly illustrated and provocative discussion of Victorian culture through an exploration of common household goods

280 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 192 halftones

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Do Right by Me

Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces

Valerie I. Harrison and Kathryn Peach D'Angelo

2021 NAACP Image Award Nominee: Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional

Invites readers into a conversation on how best to raise black children in white families and white communities

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 2 color illustrations

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The Eagles Encyclopedia

Champions Edition

Ray Didinger with Robert S. Lyons

Ray Didinger, recipient of the 2019 Stan Hochman Award

An updated edition of the best-selling book The Eagles Encyclopedia celebrating the Super Bowl Champions, the E-A-G-L-E-S!

512 pages | 8.3125 x 10.875 | 33 color photos, 368 halftones

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Forklore

Recipes and Tales from an American Bistro

Ellen Yin

Winner of a Pewter award in the Gold Ink Awards in the cookbook category, 2008
Winner of the Gold ADDY Award — Publication Design — Cover, 2008
Winner of the Silver ADDY Award — Publication Design — Editorial Spread or Feature, 2008

True-life tales and scrumptious recipes from Philly's trendsetting restaurant

288 pages | 8 x 9.25 | 115 color illustrations

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More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

Jane Golden, Robin Rice and Natalie Pompilio, photographs by David Graham and Jack Ramsdale

Second prize winner of 2006 UCF Jane Jacobs Publication Award

The sequel to the bestselling story of the largest public art program in the nation

160 pages | 9 x 11 | 114 color illustrations

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Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

Jane Golden, Robin Rice, and Monica Yant Kinney

Athenæum of Philadelphia’s Literary Award, 2004

The most important public art program in the United States

160 pages | 9 x 11

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The Philadelphia Orchestra

A Century of Music

Philadelphia Orchestra Assoc., edited by John Ardoin

Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 2000

Dedicated to the millions of people who have experienced the joy of The Philadelphia Orchestra

256 pages | 9 x 12 | 241 duotones

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Poisoned Ivy

Lesbian and Gay Academics Confronting Homophobia

Toni A. H. McNaron

Honorable Mention for Outstanding Books Awards, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America, 1997

A startling look at the way academia opens its arms to gay and lesbian scholarship but not to gay and lesbian scholars

256 pages | 6 x 9

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The Red Atlantis

Communist Culture in the Absence of Communism

J. Hoberman

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1999
Philadelphia Book Clinic Certificate of Award, 1999
Association of American University Presses Book Jacket Award, 1999

A delightful and witty examination of Communism as an art form

326 pages | 5 x 9

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Regarding Animals

Arnold Arluke, and Clinton R. Sanders

Charles Horton Cooley Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 1997

Questioning our conflicting views of the role of animals

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Rude Democracy

Civility and Incivility in American Politics

Susan Herbst

Doris Graber Award, American Political Science Association, 2013
Association of American University Presses Book Jacket Award, 2011

How American politics can become more civil and amenable to public policy solutions, while still allowing for effective argument

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables

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Rude Democracy

Civility and Incivility in American Politics

Susan Herbst

Awards from the previous edition: 
 Doris Graber Award, American Political Science Association, 2013
Association of American University Presses Book Jacket Award, 2011

A look at how civility and incivility are strategic weapons on the state of American democracy, now with a new Preface for 2020

226 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 4 tables

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The Scrapbook in American Life

Edited by Susan Tucker, Katherine Ott, and Patricia Buckler

Winner of the Allen Noble Award for best edited book, 2006

The first book about the history and practice of keeping scrapbooks

344 pages | 7 x 10 | 72 halftones

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The Smoke of the Gods

A Social History of Tobacco

Eric Burns

A "Best of the Best from the University Presses" program selection at the 2007 American Library Association Annual Conference

From the author of The Spirits of America, an energetic history of tobacco use

296 pages | 6 x 9

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The Spirits of America

A Social History of Alcohol

Eric Burns

A "Best of the Best from the University Presses" program selection at the 2004 American Library Association Annual Conference

A history of "the great American thirst"

344 pages | 6 x 9

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Suicide Squeeze

Taylor Hooton, Rob Garibaldi, and the Fight against Teenage Steroid Abuse

William C. Kashatus

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 2017

A heartbreaking story of steroids-related suicides by two promising young amateur baseball players that mobilized Major League Baseball’s campaign against steroid use

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figure, 35 halftones

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The Textures of Time

Agency and Temporal Experience

Michael G. Flaherty

Charles Horton Cooley Award for Best Book from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, 2012

A thoughtful exploration of time and how we make it do our bidding

192 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables

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The Trial Lawyer's Art

Sam Schrager

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1999

The truth about courtroom craft

264 pages | 6 x 9

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Voice Over

The Making of Black Radio

William Barlow

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice, 1999

The whole story of the making of Black radio

334 pages | 6 x 9 | 21 halftones

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The Wild Animal Story

edited by Ralph H. Lutts

Association of American University Presses Book Jacket Award, 1999

An anthology of some of the most celebrated animal stories ever collected

328 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 figs., 15 halftones

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A is for Art Museum

Katy Friedland and Marla K. Shoemaker

Honorable mention in the AAM (American Association of Museums) design competition

From the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a fun-filled primer for children and grown-ups to share

64 pages | 8.25 x 8.25 | 145 tables, 37 color illustrations

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