Independent Publisher magazine has announced the winners of the 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Read on to see which HUP books took home honors.
Gold (tie): A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever, by Josh Karp (Chicago Review Press) and Putnam Camp: Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the Purpose of American Psychology, by George Prochnik (Other Press)
Silver: Brando Unzipped: A Revisionist and Very Private Look at America's Greatest Actor, by Darwin Porter (Blood Moon Productions)
Bronze: In Search of Nella Larsen: A Biography of the Color Line, by George Hutchinson (Belknap/Harvard); A Woman At War: Marlene Dietrich Remembered, edited by J. David Riva (Wayne State University Press); Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women’s Rights, by Diane Eickhoff (Quindaro Press); Crazy Horse: A Lakota Life, by Kingsley M. Bray (University of Oklahoma Press)
Silver: Chernobyl: Confessions of a Reporter, by Igor Kostin (Umbrage Editions)
Bronze: Dry: Life Without Water (Harvard University Press); The Forager's Harvest: Edible Wild Plants (Forager’s Harvest); Green to Gold (Yale University Press)
Gold: Chicago in the Sixties, by Neal Samors (Chicago’s Neighborhoods Inc.)
Bronze: The General and Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage and a Revolution, by Bruce Chadwick (Sourcebooks); Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art, by Robert E. Greenspan (Ponteverde Press); Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance, by Cary D. Wintz (Sourcebooks); Not in a Thousand Years (Geoff Fernald); Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement, by Robert Cooney Jr. (American Graphic Press)
Silver: Intervention: Confronting the Real Risks of Genetic Engineering and Life on a Biotech Planet, by Denise Caruso (The Hybrid Vigor Institute)
Bronze: The Owners Manual for the Brain, by Pierce J. Howard, PhD (Bard Press); The Origins of the Future: Ten Questions for the Next Ten Years, by John Gribbin (Yale University Press); MEN: Evolutionary and Life History, by Richard G. Bribiescas (Harvard University Press)
Congratulations to all the authors and publishers honored this year.