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Congratulations to our IndieFab Award Winners!

Congratulations to our winners of the 2013 IndieFab Award for the Foreword Reviews’ 16th Annual Book Of The Year Awards. Foreword Reviews announced the winners on Friday, June 27th at the 2014 American Library Association Annual Conference.

Gold Winner: Architecture

American Ski Resort: Architecture, Style, Experience

By Margaret Supplee Smith

Supplee Smith








In this magnificent book, architectural historian Margaret Supplee Smith traces the evolution of the ski resort in North America. Brimming with photographs of spectacular scenery, intriguing buildings, and colorful personalities, American Ski Resort is the first book to explore the combined phenomena of skiing, tourism, and architecture from a national perspective.


Gold Winner: Translations

Sandalwood Death: A Novel

By Mo Yan

Translated by Howard Goldblatt

Mo Yan








This powerful novel by Mo Yan—one of contemporary China’s most famous and prolific writers—is both a stirring love story and an unsparing critique of political corruption during the final years of the Qing Dynasty, China’s last imperial epoch.


Bronze Winner: Nature

Conversations with Barry Lopez: Walking the Path of Imagination

By William E. Tydeman









This invigorating book invites readers to sit down with Lopez and his friend William E. Tydeman to engage with their conversations about activism, the life of the mind, and all things literary.


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Q&A with Thomas A. Petrie, author of “Following Oil: Four Decades of Cycle-Testing Experiences and What They Foretell about U.S. Energy Independence”

Following Oil

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In a forty-year career as an oil and gas investment analyst and as an investment banker and strategic adviser on petroleum-sector mergers, acquisitions, and financings, Thomas A. Petrie has witnessed dramatic changes in the business. In Following Oil, he shares useful lessons he has learned about domestic and global trends in population and economic growth, a maturing resource base, variable national energy policies, and dynamic changes in geopolitical forces—and how these variables affect energy markets. More important, he applies those lessons to charting a course of energy development for the nation as the twenty-first century unfolds.

Question: Why is energy so topical now?

Answer:  We are at a major inflection point regarding the interrelationship of developing the energy supplies needed for global economic growth versus legitimate environmental considerations. Technological advances in communications and rising economic aspirations around the world necessitate a focused and rational assessment of strategies to meet these human needs. Only a decade ago there was rising fear of a global peak in conventional oil output. That has now been meaningfully postponed by the revolution in developing unconventional fossil fuels. However, it will be critical to pursue these new sources wisely while evaluation and validation of alternatives involving renewable sources continues to advance over a realistic timeframe.

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Robert M. Lindholm and W. Ray Wood win Western Heritage Wrangler Award!


Robert M. Lindholm and W. Ray Wood are shown here as special honorees at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City Saturday evening, April 12. Their book, “Karl Bodmer’s America Revisited: Landscape Views Across Time”, published by the University of Oklahoma Press in 2013, received the museum’s Western Heritage Wrangler Award for best art book published in 2013. Here Bob (right) and Ray are shown signing books at the museum prior to their receiving the award.

Karl Bodmer

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Along the way, Bodmer created numerous sketches and watercolor depictions of what he and the Prince encountered, many of them landscapes both east of the Mississippi River and west of it to central Montana. To discover how the areas Bodmer depicted have changed over time, photographer Bob Lindholm and anthropologist Ray Wood made several trips more than 150 years later (from 1985 to 2002), to locate and record the same sites—all the way from Boston Harbor, where Maximilian and Bodmer began their journey, to Fort McKenzie, in modern-day western Montana—in stunning photographs that mirror the perspective of Bodmer’s sketches and watercolors.  Pairing sixty-seven Bodmer works side by side with Lindholm’s photographs of the same sites, Karl Bodmer’s America Revisited compares the old and new images to reveal alterations through time, including the encroachment of a built environment, across a remarkable diversity of landscapes.

W. Raymond Wood is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is coauthor of The Prehistory of Missouri and Early Fur Trade on the Northern Plains: Canadian Traders among the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians, 1738–1818, also published by the University of Oklahoma Press. Robert M. Lindholm, retired as Assistant Attorney General in Missouri, is a photographer living in Lindsborg, Kansas.