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Honors & Awards 

We Are Aztlán!: Chicanx Histories in the Northern Borderlands
Edited by Jerry García
2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

All for the Greed of Gold: Will Woodin’s Klondike Adventure
Edited by Catherine Holder Spude
2017 Mary Lee Spence Documentary Book Award, Mining History Association

Atomic Geography: A Personal History of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation
Melvin R. Adams
2016 ForeWord Magazine Top Ten University Pick

Encounters with the People: Written and Oral Accounts of Nez Perce Life to 1858
Compiled and edited by Dennis Baird, Diane Mallickan, and William R. Swagerty
2016 CHOICE Academic Book of the Year
2016 Western History Association Dwight L. Smith Award
2015 Idaho Book Award Honorable Mention, Idaho Library Association

Red Light to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster
Angela Day
2015 Spur Award for Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction, Western Writers of America
2015 Outstanding University Press Title, American Library Association
2014 Finalist, IndieFAB History and IndieFAB Ecology & Environment, Foreword Magazine

Rugged Mercy: A Country Doctor in Idaho’s Sun Valley
Robert Wright
2014 Outstanding University Press Title, American Library Association

The Crimson Spoon: Plating Regional Cuisine on the Palouse
Jamie Callison with Linda Burner Augustine
Photographs by E. J. Armstrong
2014 Finalist, Professional Kitchens category, International Association of Culinary Professionals

Be Brave, Tah-hy!: The Journey of Chief Joseph’s Daughter
Jack R. Williams
Jo Proferes, illustrator
2012 Idaho Book Award Honorable Mention, Idaho Library Association

Greenscapes: Olmsted’s Pacific Northwest
Joan Hockaday
2010 Outstanding University Press Title, American Library Association

Finding Chief Kamiakin: The Life and Legacy of a Northwest Patriot
Richard D. Scheuerman and Michael O. Finley
Photographs by John Clement
Finalist, 2009 Washington State Book Award

America’s Nuclear Wastelands: Politics, Accountability, and Cleanup
Max S. Power
2009 Best of the Best from the University Presses, American Library Association

Catastrophe to Triumph: Bridges of the Tacoma Narrows
Richard S. Hobbs
Fall 2007 Washington Reads Selection, Washington State Library

Spokane and the Inland Empire: An Interior Pacific Northwest Anthology
David H. Stratton
Summer 2007 Washington Reads Selection, Washington State Library

The Funhouse Mirror: Reflections on Prison
Robert Gordon
Spring 2007 Washington Reads Selection, Washington State Library

The Mapmaker’s Eye: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau
Jack Nisbet
2006 Best of the Best from the University Presses, American Association of School Librarians

Captured Honor: POW Survival in the Philippines and Japan
Bob Wodnik
2004 Best of the Best from the University Presses, American Association of School Librarians

The Oil Prince
Karl May
Translated by Herbert Windolf
Illustrations by Caryn Lawton
2004 Best of the Best from the University Presses, American Association of School Librarians

Native River: The Mid-Columbia Remembered
William D. Layman
Fall 2004 Washington Reads selection, Washington State Library

The Restless Northwest: A Geological Story
Hill Williams
2003 Washington State Book Award

The Funhouse Mirror: Reflections on Prison
Robert Ellis Gordon
2001 Washington State Book Award

Home Mountains: Reflections from a Western Middle Age
Susan Swetnam
2001 Idaho Book Award Honorable Mention, Idaho Library Association

Company Town: Potlatch, Idaho, and the Potlatch Lumber Company
Keith C. Petersen
Award of Merit, American Association for State and Local History

Fighting the Odds: The Life of Senator Frank Church
LeRoy Ashby and Rod Gramer
1994 Evans Award for the outstanding biography of a Westerner

Panoramas of Promise: Pacific Northwest Cities and Towns on Nineteenth-Century Lithographs
John W. Reps
1989 Washington Centennial Commission, 100 Outstanding Books on Washington

Renegade Tribe: The Palouse Indians and the Invasion of the Inland Pacific Northwest
Clifford E. Trafzer and Richard D. Scheuerman
1986 Washington Governor’s Writer’s Award

Grubstaking the Palouse: Gold Mining in the Hoodoo Mountains of North Idaho, 1860-1950
Richard C. Waldbaue
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1986 “Outstanding Book on Idaho” Citation, Idaho Library Association

Fabric Traditions of Indonesia
Bronwen and Garrett Solyom
1985 International Bronze Medal, Council for Advancement and Support of Education