Ben Lessing, Making Peace in Drug Wars: Crackdowns and Cartels in Latin America. Cambridge University Press, 2017. 

Each January, Choice publishes its Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year. This year’s complete list features 455 books and digital resources from 141 publishers.

New this year, Choice editors will also present a weekly series of “sneak peeks” into the 2018 OAT list, providing an overview of the year’s best academic nonfiction in selected subject areas.  While the eagerly awaited Outstanding Academic Titles list in its entirety is only available to Choice magazine and Choice Reviews subscribers, these mini-lists will be available to non-subscribers as well.

Reflecting on the decision to release selected portions of the list to a wider audience, Choice Editorial Director Bill Mickey remarked, “The list is of great utility to our academic library subscribers, but we also see an opportunity to celebrate the OAT authors, editors, and publishers with a wider cross-section of professionals, faculty, and like-minded readers in and around the academy. After all, who doesn’t like a good book?”