Choice Outstanding Academic Titles 2017

Choice, the review magazine from the ALA aimed at academic libraries, has released its annual list of Outstanding Academic Titles, and, as usual, we are proud to find the University of Chicago Press represented by a substantial number of books. Congratulations to all the authors of the books below!


CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, 2017

Robert C. Bartlett, Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras’ Challenge to Socrates

Charles Bernstein, Pitch of Poetry

David Brody, Housekeeping by Design: Hotels and Labor

Alison A. Chapman, The Legal Epic: “Paradise Lost” and the Early Modern Law

Chip Colwell, Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America’s Culture

Helen Anne Curry, Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America

Joel Dinerstein, The Origins of Cool in Postwar America

Niles Elderidge, Telmo Pievani, Emanuele Serreli, and Ilya Temkin, eds, Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Constance M. Furey, Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

John Hollander, The Substance of Shadow: A Darkening Trope in Poetic History

Matthew L. Jones, Reckoning with Matter: Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage

Daniel LaChance, Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States

Frances E. Lee, Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign

Ted Levin, America’s Snake: The Rise and Fall of the Timber Rattlesnake

Scott Lidgard and Lynn K. Nyhart, eds. Biological Individuality: Integrating Scientific and Historical Perspectives

Todd May, A Fragile Life: Accepting Our Vulnerability

Alan Mikhail, Under Osman’s Tree: The Ottoman Empire, Egypt, and Environmental History

D. A. Miller, Hidden Hitchcock

Jeffrey K. Olick, The Sins of the Fathers: Germany, Memory, Method

Karen C. Pinto, Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

William Rankin, After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

Brian Roberts, Blackface Nation: Race, Reform, and Identity in American Popular Music

Nathan F. Sayre, The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science

Jutta Schikore, About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Forrest Stuart, Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row

Fritz Trümpi, The Political Orchestra: The Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics During the Third Reich