Publications From Princeton Humanities Faculty Make 2021 ‘Best of’ Lists

December 15, 2021
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As 2021 comes to an end, new publications from Princeton faculty in the humanities have made several “best of” lists for the year.

  • The Economist named “The Gun, the Ship and the Pen” by Linda Colley (History) among the Best Books of 2021.
  • “On the Fringe: Where Science Meets Pseudoscience” by Michael Gordin (History) is listed among Science News’ Favorite Books for 2021.
  • “Robert E. Lee: A Life” by Allen Guelzo (Humanities Council) was selected as one of The Wall Street Journal’s 10 Best Books of 2021.
  • “The War of Words: A Glossary of Globalization” by Harold James (History, SPIA) was named to the Financial Times’ Best Books of 2021: Politics list.
  • “The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present” by Paul McCartney made several lists, including The Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction and People Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2021, and it was named 2021 Book of the Year by Barnes & Noble’s booksellers. The book was edited by Paul Muldoon (Lewis Center for the Arts).
  • The Los Angeles Times added “African Artists: From 1882 to Now” by Chika Okeke-Agulu (Art and Archaeology, African American Studies, African Studies) to its Best Art Books list for holiday gift-giving. 

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