Robert Schmuhl's "The Glory and the Burden" a Finalist in the 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Author: Mary Hendriksen


The latest book by Keough-Naughton Faculty Fellow Robert Schmuhl, Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor Emeritus of American Studies and Journalism, has been nominated for the 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump (University of Notre Dame Press, 2019) is a finalist in the category of Political and Social Sciences books.

Professor Schmuhl is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Statecraft and Stagecraft: American Political Life in the Age of Personality, which describes the rise of the personality through the media in contemporary politics, and Wounded Titans: American Presidents and the Perils of Power. In 2016, his historical study, Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising, was published by Oxford University Press and named by the New York Times Book Review as one of the three notable titles issued in 2016 to mark the centenary of the Rising.

Established in 2007, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards honor the best books from university and independent publishers. A panel of over 120 librarians and booksellers take part in the judging, narrowing submissions down to a group of finalists and winners that represent the best books, all independently published, in over 55 categories.

 The winners of the competition will be announced this June.

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