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Jihad and Jew-Hatred Wins Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal

We won! Telos Press Publishing was awarded the First Prize Gold Medal in the Religion category for Jihad and Jew-Hatred, by Matthias Küntzel, in the prestigious Independent Publisher Book Awards.

This award is conducted annually to honor the year’s best independently published titles that exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing.

Telos Press Publishing is very proud of this recognition for an enormously important book. Nearly all of the credit goes to the author, Matthias Küntzel, for his excellent volume, as well as to Jeffrey Herf, who provided a superb introduction. Thanks also to Colin Meade, who provided the translation, and to the staff at Telos for a job well done.

Jihad and Jew-Hatred breaks the silence around the central role of antisemitism in Islamist terrorism. If you have not yet read this book and you are interested in exploring the mind-set of hatred that led to the crimes in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001, this book is a must-read. Click here for more information about ordering Jihad and Jew-Hatred, and use the coupon code “J20” during checkout to receive a 20% discount!

As a small independent press, Telos Press Publishing is committed to stimulating political and scholarly debate—no matter how provocative or unorthodox. In that spirit, we are about launch a very important volume, Confronting the Crisis: Writings of Paul Piccone, which can be pre-ordered here. This book documents the development of the journal Telos and its founding editor, Paul Piccone, through decades of lively and insightful intellectual debate. In fact, the year 2008 marks the fortieth anniversary for Telos, which makes this award all the sweeter.

As delighted as we are with our Gold Medal, we also want to offer warm congratulations to the other winners in the category: Silver was awarded to Burning to Read, by James Simpson (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press); and Bronze was awarded to Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible, by Karel Van Der Toorn (Harvard University Press).

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