UC Press congratulates three authors who received recognition in the Association of American Publishers’ 2013 PROSE Awards. The Awards recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content.

M.K. GandhiCharles DiSalvo received an Honorable Mention in the Law and Legal Studies category for M.K. Gandhi, Attorney at Law: The Man before the Mahatma, the first biography of the Mahatma’s early years as a lawyer.

It follows Gandhi as he embarks on a personal journey of self-discovery: from his education in Britain, through the failure of his first law practice in India, to his eventual migration to South Africa. 

Black Against EmpireJoshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin, Jr. received an Honorable Mention in the U.S. History category for Black against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the history and politics of the Black Panther Party.

The authors analyze key political questions, such as why so many young black people across the country risked their lives for the revolution, why the Party grew most rapidly during the height of repression, and why allies abandoned the Party at its peak of influence.