Bill Clinton and Black America (Feb., $24) by DeWayne Wickham. The veteran journalist examines why the vast majority of African-Americans revere the former president.
WITSEC: Inside the Federal Witness Security Program (Jan., $TBA) by Pete Earley and Gerald Shur looks at the controversial crime-fighting program through the eyes of its creator, Gerald Shur. 60,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
A Matter of Dignity: Changing the World of the Disabled (Jan., $TBA) by Andrew Potok celebrates the men and women who are making a difference not just for those with disabilities, but for all. 35,000 first printing.
The Unfinished Election of 2000 (Nov., $26), edited by Jack N. Rakove. A group of constitutional and political scholars attempt a judgment of the election that confused and divided the country.
School (Sept., $35), edited by Sarah Mondale and Sarah Patton, foreword by Meryl Streep, is a history of America's public schools, based on the PBS-TV documentary.
The Condemnation of Little B (Feb., $24) by Elaine Brown. The former head of the Black Panther Party attacks the myth that racism is dead.
Crowded Land of Liberty: Solving America's Immigration Crisis (Nov., $22.95) by Dark Chase Eldredge explores policy alternatives to address rising immigration and its social and financial burdens.
The No-Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America (Oct., $24.95) by Bill O'Reilly. The Fox News anchor delivers another dose of no-holds-barred advice for America.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
The Education Gap: Vouchers and Urban Schools (Dec., $28.95) by Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell gathers data on vouchers from multiple locations and contends that they benefit African-American students more than participants from other ethnic groups.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Language and the Internet (Oct., $19.95) by David Crystal. An authority on language argues that the Internet is enabling the expansion of language's range and variety. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The $100,000 Teacher (Oct., $24.95) by Brian Crosby looks at public education in America, focusing on retaining good teachers and eliminating incompetents.
The Race to the Top: The Real Story of Globalization (Nov., $18.95) by Tomas Larsson analyzes what access to global markets means to those struggling to get ahead.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Living It Up: Our Love Affair with Luxury (Feb., $27.95) by James B. Twitchell looks at America's passion for extravagant spending. Author tour.
Flight 427: Anatomy of an Air Disaster (Nov., $27.50) by Gerry Byrne discusses the Boeing 737's deadly defect and the research that discovered it.
Chemical and Biological Warfare: A Primer for Concerned Citizens (Nov., $27.50) by Eric Croddy, a senior researcher at the Monterey Institute, reports on the current status of chemical and biological warfare and the likelihood of uncontrolled proliferation.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
The Creation of the Future: The Role of American University (Oct., $29.95) by Frank H.T. Rhodes champions a new relevance for the American research university.
Russia's Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin (Sept., $35) by Michael McFaul traces this tumultuous period in Russia's history.
Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: The Tragedy and Triumph of ASA Flight 529 (Sept., $24) by Gary M. Pomerantz tells the harrowing but ennobling true story of a commuter airplane crash. Advertising. 6-city author tour. Radio satellite tour.
The Dragonhead: The Godfather of Chinese Crime-His Rise and Fall (Oct., $25.95) by John Sack reveals the true, unadulterated story of mob legend Johnny Kon, known as "The Dragonhead". Ad/promo. 4-city author tour. Radio satellite tour.
The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez (Feb., $TBA) by Jimmy Breslin features the story of one illegal immigrant who died while working on a construction site in Brooklyn.
IVAN R. DEE
Modern Sex: Liberation and Its Discontents (Sept.; $28.50, paper $14.95), edited with an introduction by Myron Magnet, is a call to reevaluate our sexual culture.
The Forgetting: Alzheimer's, Portrait of an Epidemic (Sept., $26) by David Shenk looks at the disease and the complicated race to find a cure. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood (Sept., $24.95) by Naomi Wolf discusses our beliefs about pregnancy and motherhood and the costs they impose on women, men and society as a whole. Ad/promo. Author tour.
The Broken Hearth: Reversing the Moral Collapse of the American Family (Sept., $22.95) by William J. Bennett presents a defense of the traditional family and the trends that are undercutting that ideal. Ad/promo. Author tour.
The Reckoning: What Blacks Owe to Each Other (Jan., $24.95) by Randall Robinson provides insights into prominent Americans' roles in the crime and poverty that grip much of urban America. Advertising. Author publicity.
Dead End: The Crime Story of the Decade--Murder, Incest and High-Tech Thievery (Oct., $24.95) by Jeanne King tells the story of Sante Kimes, who indoctrinated her son Kenneth into the craft of scams and murder.
FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX
Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds (Sept., $25) by Stephen Kinzer posits that Turkey is poised to become an audacious nation of the 21st century.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (Feb., $25) by William McDonough and Michael Braungart advocates a new approach to recycling and the manufacturing of new products.
Every Breath You Take: A True Story of Obsession, Revenge and Murder (Oct., $25) by Ann Rule peels away the mask of Allen Blackthorne, a multimillionaire genius and violent sociopath. Ad/promo. Author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Now Let Me Tell You What I Really Think (Nov., $TBA) by Chris Matthews. The host of CNBC's Hardball takes on American politics and culture. Author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Transcending: Reflections of Crime Victims (Oct.; $29.95, paper $18.95) by Howard Zehr gathers 39 first-person narratives.
The Last Face You'll Ever See: The Private Life of the American Death Penalty (Sept., $25) by Ivan Solotaroff looks into the lives of both executioners and the condemned. 50,000 first printing. 5-city author tour.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline (Jan., $27.95) by Richard Posner is a comprehensive study of the modern American individual who speaks out on political or ideological issues.
A Death in Texas: A Story of Race, Murder and a Small Town's Struggle for Redemption (Feb., $26) by Dina Temple-Raston is an account of how Jasper, Tex., came to grips with its racist past after the dragging murder of James Byrd Jr. by three white supremacists.
Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail (Oct., $25) by Ruben Martinez puts a human face on the practice of Mexicans who illegally pass over the U.S.-Mexican border to find work. Advertising. Author tour.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
The First Amendment and Civil Liability (Dec., $29.95) by Robert M. O'Neil explains new threats to free expression posed by damage suits.
No Stone Unturned: The True Story of Necrosearch International, the World's Premier Forensic Investigators (Jan., $24) by Steve Jackson tells the story of the nonprofit organization made up of volunteers who help solve difficult homicide cases. Ad/promo.
A Trial by Jury (Sept., $21) by D. Graham Burnett is the author's account of his harrowing experience on jury duty. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
Cold Zero: Inside the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team (Sept., $25.95) by Christopher Whitcomb offers a first person account of life inside the elite Hostage Rescue Team. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Torpedoed: An American Businessman's True Story of Secrets, Betrayal, Imprisonment in Russia and the Battle to Set Him Free (Nov., $25.95) by Edmond D. Pope tells the author's story of becoming the first American since Gary Powers to be convicted of espionage in Russia. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
NEW HORIZON PRESS
Grave Accusations: A Suspicious Death, a Husband's Arrest, a Fight for Justice--A True Story (Oct., $24.95) by Andrea Egger in collaboration with Paul Dunn shows how small-town politics and corruption can alter the outcome of a murder trial. Advertising. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Discovering America (Nov., $24.95) by James Laxer takes an irreverent look at the world's remaining superpower.
Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (Nov., $25.95) by Studs Terkel. This new oral history deals with the universal experience of death.
Profiles in Injustice (Feb., $24.95) by David A. Harris argues against racial profiling.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV. PRESS
Like Water on Stone: The Story of Amnesty International (Sept., $30) by Jonathan Power is being published on Amnesty International's 40th anniversary.
In Bad Company: America's Terrorist Underground (Nov., $26.95) by Mark S. Hamm probes the Aryan Republican Army, a clandestine paramilitary terrorist gang.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
Beyond the Mountains of the Damned (Feb., $24.95) by Matthew McAllester tells of two families torn by the war in Kosovo in 1999.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Unfinished Bombing (Oct., $30) by Edward Linenthal looks at the ways Oklahomans and Americans have tried to cope with the Oklahoma City bombing.
Overcoming the Odds (Jan., $24) by Freeman Hrabowski et al. views young African-American women who perform at high academic levels despite severe economic hurdles.
Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story (Sept., $24.95) by Mark Shaw examines the confusing case of the controversial spy.
The Key to My Neighbor's House: Searching for Justice in Bosnia and Rwanda (Nov., $27) by Elizabeth Neuffer relates two parallel journeys toward justice in each country, of the international war crime tribunals and that of the people left behind. Author tour.
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Children of AIDS (Sept., $29.95) by Emma Guest presents the author's first-hand accounts of Africa's AIDS crisis and its impact on children.
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The Phantom Defense: America's Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion (Sept., $24.95) by Craig Eisendrath, Gerald E. Marsh and Melvin A. Goodman debates the critical question of national missile defense.
Down and Out in Silicon Valley: The High Cost of the High-Tech Dream (Feb., $26) by Mel Krantzler and Patricia Biondi Krantzler exposes the shadowy side of Silicon Valley and the personal costs of "success."
From the Soul--Stories of Great Black Parents and the Lives They Gave Us (Oct., $24.95) by Phyllis Y. Harris celebrates the love, strength, and wisdom that is the legacy of the black family. Author publicity.
Too Close: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election (Nov., $25.95) by Jeffrey Toobin distills the complex Bush-Gore post-election drama into a lucid narrative. Advertising. 14-city author tour.
The Wrong Man: The Final Verdict on the Sam Sheppard Murder Case (Nov., $24.95) by James Neff discusses the murder case that has fascinated America for nearly 50 years. Author tour.
Mad Cow, Mad Dow: How to Survive the 21st Century Without Losing Your Wallet, Your Lunch, or Your Mind (Sept., $24.95) by Michael Moore is a guide to surviving George W., the collapsing Dow, mad cow disease and other scourges of contemporary life. 100,000 first printing.
Mediscams (Sept., $22.95) by Chuck Whitlock tells how to avoid health-care scams, medical frauds and quackery. Author tour.
Governing the Internet: The Emergence of an International Regime (Sept., $49.95) by Marcus Franda delves into the complex issues and challenges that confront governments, technocrats and businesspeople as they try to implement rules for a global Internet.
NAFTA Stories: Fears and Hopes in Mexico and the United States (Nov., $49.95) by Ann E. Kingsolver analyzes people's fears and fantasies about NAFTA and what they reveal about the relationship between national governments and their publics.
RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION
The Child Care Problem: An Economic Analysis (Oct.; $42.50, paper $17.50) by David M. Blau challenges the way we think about child care in America.
The Roaring Nineties: Can Full Employment Be Sustained? (Jan., $49.95), edited by Alan Krueger and Robert Solow, analyzes recent economic history and proposes ways to turn the boom into a long-term asset.
Making Work Pay: The Earned Income Tax Credit and Its Impact on America's Families (Jan., $49.95), edited by Bruce D. Meyer and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, looks at the history of the program and its effects on income distribution, poverty, work and marriage.
ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
Admissions Confidential: An Insider's Account of the Elite College Selection Process (Sept., $23.95) by Rachel Toor covers the entire process.
Tom and Huck Don't Live Here Anymore: Searching for the Lost American Childhood (Oct., $23.95) by Ron Powers looks at childhood in America.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE BOOKS
Dinner at the New Gene Cafe (Sept., $24.95) by Bill Lambrecht focuses on the rise of genetic modification of our food. 25,000 first printing. Author tour.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Hearts and Hands: Creating Community in Violent Times (Sept., $24.95) by Luis Rodriguez makes suggestions on how to approach the violence facing youth today. 8-city author tour.
Tibetan Rescue (Jan., $24.95) by Pam Logan follows one woman's quest to save the sacred art treasures of Tibet.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
The Votes That Counted: How the Court Decided the 2000 Presidential Election (Oct., $27.50) by Howard Gillman concludes that the five justices behind the decision acted outside acceptable boundaries.
The Rules of the Global Game: A New Look at U.S. International Economic Policymaking (Nov., $32.50) by Kenneth W. Dam is written by George W. Bush's nominee for deputy secretary of the Treasury.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Thicker Than Blood: How Racial Statistics Lie (Sept., $24.95) by Tukufu Zuberi examines the intersections of statistical measurement and racism.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Maximum Insight: Selected Columns of Bill Maxwell (Nov., $24.95) by Bill Maxwell. A black journalist offers independent social commentary on a range of subjects.
VANDERBILT UNIV. PRESS
Smoke in Their Eyes: Lessons in Movement Leadership from the Tobacco Wars (Nov.; $49.94, paper $22.95) by Michael Pertschuk is an insider's account of the tobacco control movement and its opposition.
The Velvet Coup: The Constitution, the Supreme Court and the Decline of American Democracy (Sept., $23) by Daniel Lazare argues that the U.S. is entering the 21st century with an 18th-century government.
AIDS in South Africa: The New Apartheid (Nov., $20) by Zia Jaffrey explores the economic, political and social dynamics of the disease.
Rockets' Red Glare (Oct., $27.50), edited by James J. Wirtz and Jeffrey A. Larsen, is a primer on President Bush's goal for a national missile defense system.
All Together Now (Nov., $27.50) by Walter Truett Anderson examines the cultural, political, economic and environmental changes that globalization will bring.
Empire: A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon (Nov., $27.95) by Mitchell Pacelle is the story of the battle for control of one of history's most coveted landmarks, the Empire State Building. 100,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.
Volume 248 Issue 33 08/13/2001
Fall 2001 Hardcovers: Contemporary Affairs