Biography & Memoir
Vinnie Ream: An American Sculptor (Oct., $27.50) by Edward S. Cooper portrays the 19th-century woman whose statue of Lincoln stands in the capitol's rotunda.
When It Was Our War: A Soldier's Wife on the Home Front (Sept., $23.95) by Stella Suberman gives voice to the women of the "greatest generation" as they remember WWII. A Shannon Ravenel Book. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
The March for Civil Rights: The Benjamin Hooks Story (Oct., $39) by Benjamin L. Hooks recalls his leadership role in the civil rights movement. $25,000 ad/promo.
Cartoon Success Secrets: A Tribute to 30 Years of Cartoonist Profiles (Oct., $16.95) by Jud Hurd shares experiences and advice from such figures as Walt Disney and Scott Adams.
Nehru: The Invention of India (Sept., $24.95) by Shashi Tharoor limns the secularist who spearheaded the movement for Indian independence.
ARTE PÚBLICO PRESS
The Life and Times of Willie Velásquez: Su Voto es Su Voz (Nov., $27.95) by Juan A. Sepúlveda Jr. Velásquez founded the Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project.
Resurrection (Sept., $29.95), edited by Jacob Hoye and Karolyn Ali, captures the reality of the late rapper, Tupac Shakur, through his own words. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit (Oct., $28) by Sean Hepburn Ferrer. Hepburn's son shares memories of the true woman behind the legend. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. 3-city author tour.
The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club: Power, Passion and Politics in the Nation's Capitol (Oct., $26) by C. David Heymann affords a glance into the world of Sally Quinn, Lorraine Cooper and the late Katherine Graham. 100,000 first printing. Advertising.Author publicity.
Out on a Leash (Oct., $22.95) by Shirley MacLaine. The actress and her dog Terry compare notes on their relationship in alternating sections. 150,000 first printing.
A Wealth of Wisdom: Legendary African-American Elders Speak (Nov., $27.95) by Camille Cosby and Renee Poussaint gathers stories from Maya Angelou, Andrew Young and 52 other visionaries. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
My Just Desire: The Life of Bess Raleigh, Wife to Sir Walter (Sept., $24.95) by Anna Beer positions Raleigh's wife as a central figure in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Advertising.
Black Titan: A.G. Gaston and the Making of a Black American Millionaire (Jan., $24.95) by Carol Jenkins and Elizabeth Gardner Hines follows the entrepreneur through major events such as WWI and the civil rights movement. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood (Oct., $24.95) by Julie Gregory. Her mother insisted she was ill when she wasn't. 35,000 first printing.Advertising.Author publicity.
The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings, A Five-Generation History of the Ultimate Irish-Catholic Family (Oct., $27.50) by Thomas Maier takes into account the immigrant experience that formed them. 100,000 first printing. Advertising.Author tour.
Shakespeare (Oct., $29.95) by Michael Wood includes 130 illustrations. 75,000 first printing. Advertising.Author tour.
Harriet Jacobs: A Life (Jan., $27.50) by Jean Fagan Yellin revives memories of the 19th-century black writer. Advertising.
Joseph Brodsky: A Personal Memoir (Oct., $30) by Ludmila Shtern incorporates confidences Brodsky shared with the author.
Mario Lanza: An American Tragedy (Nov., $45) by Armando Cesari is the result of more than 20 years of research with the family's cooperation.
BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL
How They Met: Famous Lovers, Partners, Competitors and Other Legendary Duos (Sept., $12.95) by Joey Green lists Lewis and Clark, Sears and Roebuck, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.
The Stuff of Life: A Daughter's Memoir (Oct., $24.95) by Karen Karbo records her stoic father's final months. 5-city author tour.
Mastering the Art of Horsemanship: John Lyons's Spiritual Journey (Oct., $39.95) by Moira Harris and Tammy Jo Lyons. His daughter relates Lyons's efforts to discover his true calling. Ad/promo.
Next of Kin: A Brother's Journey to Wartime Vietnam (Sept., $24.95) by Thomas L. Reilly is a memoir about finding the truth behind a brother's death.
Alexander: Invincible King of Macedonia (Oct., $19.95) by Paul G. Tsouras homes in on his military leadership.
Every Second Counts (Oct., $24.95) by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins. The Tour de France winner writes of his recent personal and professional victories.
Howling at the Moon: Confessions of a Music Mogul in an Age of Excess (Feb., $24.95) by Walter Yetnikoff with David Ritz. The executive who ran Columbia Records in the 1980s speaks out.
Judy Garland: A Portrait in Art & Anecdote (Oct., $50) by John Fricke contains 139 color and 276 b&w illustrations and a foreword by Lorna Luft. Advertising.BOMC selection.
CARROLL & GRAF
Rothstein: The Life, Times and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series (Oct., $27) by David Pietrusza descends into the seedy underworld of Jazz Age New York City.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
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Once a King, Always a King: The Unmaking of a Latin King (Oct., $24) by Reymundo Sanchez is the former gang member's sequel to My Bloody Life. Advertising.
Dr. Seuss: American Icon (Jan., $27.95) by Philip Nel is published in time for the centenary of Seuss's birth, March 2004. Advertising.
The Flyers: In Search of Wilbur & Orville Wright (Oct., $22) by Noah Adams retraces the Wright brothers' path to flying success. Ad/promo. 7-city author tour.
Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem (Oct., $22) by Anthony Bozza gets to the heart of the controversial rapper/actor. Author publicity.
Like No Other Time: The 107th Congress and the Two Years that Changed America Forever (Nov., $25) by Tom Daschle with Michael D'Orso is a personal account of the 2000 contested presidential election, the 9/11 attacks and a Senate divided 50/50. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
DA CAPO PRESS
No Horizon Is So Far (Sept., $26) by Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen with Cheryl Dahle tracks the first women to cross the Antarctic on foot. 10-city author tour.
Arthur Miller (Sept., $30) by Martin Gottfried details the playwright's life.
IVAN R. DEE
Woody Allen: A Life in Film (Sept., $22.50) by Richard Schickel transcribes the author's four-hour interview with Allen.
Atomic Renaissance: Women Mystery Writers of the 1940s and 1950s (Sept., $21.95) by Jeffrey Marks profiles seven bestselling authors whose work continues to have an impact on the mystery field today. Advertising.
Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip (Oct., $50) has an encyclopedic timeline format. 125,000 first printing. Advertising.
The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty (Jan., $25.95) by Peter Schweizer and Rochelle Schweizer looks at the entire family.
DOUBLEDAY/NAN A. TALESE
Autobiography (Sept., $27.95) by Helmut Newton is by the fashion photographer who revolutionized the art form.
Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: A True Story of One Woman's Survival Under Saddam Hussein (Oct., $24.95) by Jean Sasson. A privileged member of Iraqi society is tossed into prison. Ad/promo. Author tour.
The Privilege of Youth: A Teenager's Story of Longing for Acceptance and Friendship (Jan., $21.95) by Dave Pelzer. The author of A Child Called "It" supplies the missing chapter of his life. Ad/promo. Author tour.
WM. B. EERDMANS
My Struggle for Freedom (Sept., $32) by Hans Küng depicts the author's struggle for a Christianity characterized by Jesus, not the church.
From Gangster to Goodfella (Feb., $21.95) by Henry Hill and Gus Russo. Former mafia associate Hill—the inspiration for the film Goodfellas—tells his story.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
John Clare: A Biography (Sept., $35) by Jonathan Bate. Clare (1793—1864) was a successful labor-class poet who succumbed to mental illness.
FORDHAM UNIV. PRESS
For Love of Lois (Oct., $22) by Edward Bliss Jr. A husband remembers love and loneliness through his wife's six-year struggle with Alzheimer's.
Reagan: A Life in Letters (Sept., $35), edited by Kiron K. Skinner et al., collects correspondence spanning more than 70 years. Advertising.
When It Gets Dark: An Enlightened Reflection on Life with Alzheimer's (Nov., $24) by Thomas DeBaggio comes to terms with his loss of memory and impending loss of life. Author publicity.
Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris (Sept., $25) by Sarah Turnball. A week-long vacation turns into an open-ended stay. Author tour.
Skin Deep: Tattoos, the Disappearing West, Very Bad Men and My Deep Love for Them All (Oct., $24) by Karol Griffin celebrates a culture on the fringe of polite society. Author tour.
Barman: Ping-Pong, Pathos & Passing the Bar (Sept., $23) by Alex Wellen becomes a reality check for anyone going into law. Author publicity.
Dispatches from a Not-So-Perfect Life: Or How I Learned to Love the House, the Man, the Child (Dec., $23) by Faulkner Fox is an outgrowth of her essay on motherhood, "What I Learned from Losing My Mind," that appeared on Salon.com.
Beckham (Sept., $24.95) by David Beckham. The soccer superstar tells all. 35,000 first printing.
Meant to Be (Sept., $23.95) by Walter Anderson. The middle-aged CEO of Parade Publications meets a family he never knew he had. 60,000 first printing. BOMC selection.Blindsided (Feb., $23.95) by Richard Cohen concerns coping with serious chronic illness. 40,000 first printing.
Elaine's: Still the Hottest Saloon in the World! (Feb., $25.95) by A.E. Hotchner is an authorized social history of the watering hole haunted by the literati and glitterati. 75,000 first printing.
Hef's Little Black Book (Feb., $19.95) by Hugh M. Hefner with Bill Zehme. On the 50th anniversary of Playboy magazine, Hef provides observations for men of all ages. 100,000 first printing.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
To the Mountaintop: The Inside Story of Martin Luther King Jr.—Preacher, Prophet, Martyr (Jan., $27.95) by Stewart Burns claims that King believed the civil rights movement to be a divine mission in the tradition of Moses and Jesus. 40,000 first printing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Nero (Oct., $29.95) by Edward Champlin reinterprets the motives behind Nero's theatrical gestures.
Faith of our Founding Father (Oct., $15.95) by Janice T. Connell examines the spiritual life of George Washington.
The Prophet Muhammad: A Biography (Nov., $19.95) by Barnaby Rogerson portrays Muhammad's historical resonance and spiritual significance. Ad/promo.
Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life (Oct., $27.50) by Caroline Moorehead follows the journalist into the front lines of major wars and through her marriage to Hemingway. Advertising.
Giving Up the Ghost: A Memoir (Oct., $23) by Hilary Mantel. The novelist discloses her physical traumas.
Primo Levi: A Life (Nov., $32.50) by Ian Thomson draws on exclusive access to family members and previously unseen correspondence.
I Am Alive and You Are Dead: The Strange Life and Times of Philip K. Dick (Jan., $25) by Emmanuel Carrère conjures up the man whose fiction inspired such films as Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report.
William McKinley (Sept.) by Kevin Phillips and Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Nov., $20 each) by Roy Jenkins are two entries in The American Presidents series, of which Arthur M. Schlesinger is the series editor. Ad/promo.
HOT HOUSE PRESS
Once Upon an Island (Oct., $19.95) by Matilda Silvia records life at a military fort on Boston Harbor's Peddocks Island. Ad/promo.
What We Lost: Based on a True Story (Nov., $23) by Dale Peck refracts his father's life and the family's dark secrets. Author tour.
Two of Us: The Story of a Father, a Son and the Beatles (Feb., $23) by Peter Smith. The Beatles' music forges a link between Smith and his son. Advertising. Author tour.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
In Albert's Shadow: The Life and Letters of Mileva Maric, Einstein's First Wife (Nov., $24.95), edited by Milan Popovic, correspondence provides an insight into Einstein's troubled first marriage.
Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams (Nov., $27.95) by M.J. Simpson chronicles a creative mind. Advertising.Author tour.
Storyteller's Daughter (Sept., $25) by Saira Shah. The English-born daughter of an Afghan aristocrat returns to the land of her forebears. 100,000 first printing. 7-city author tour.
A Venetian Affair (Sept., $24) by Andrea di Robilant. The author and his father discover 18th-century love letters written by a statesman ancestor, buried in their old family palazzo. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
Brinkley's Beat: People, Places and Events that Shaped My Time (Nov., $22.95) by David Brinkley. Some of the most extraordinary people of the 20th century talked to the journalist before his death. 200,000 first printing. Advertising.
Living to Tell the Tale (Nov., $26.95) by Gabriel García Márquez is the first autobiography in a planned trilogy. 400,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Hollywood Animal (Feb., $26.95) by Joe Eszterhas includes anecdotes about Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas and Sean Penn. 200,000 first printing.
Jung: A Biography (Nov., $40) by Deirdre Bair unveils Jung's secret work for the allies during WWII. Advertising. Author publicity.
American Sucker (Jan., $24.95) by David Denby is a cautionary yarn about gambling in a stock market about to tank. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Displaced Person: A Girl's Life in Russia, Germany, and America (Jan., $34.95) by Ella Schneider Hilton chronicles the author's childhood from Stalinist Russia to postwar Germany to the cotton fields of Jim Crow Mississippi. Advertising.
Still Called by Name: Why I Love Being a Priest (Sept., $19.95) by Dominic Grassi reflects on 30 years in the priesthood. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Forgotten Genius (Dec., $28.50) by Stephen Inwood concerns Robert Hooke, an unsung hero of modern science overshadowed by Isaac Newton.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Above the Fall Line: The Trail from White Pine Cabin (Sept., $24.95) by Amy Blackmarr. A native Georgian returns home to find herself.
MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESS
The Language of Blood: A Memoir (Sept., $23.95) by Jane Jeong Trenka. A Korean adoptee muses on personal and cultural identity. A Borealis Book. Advertising. Author tour.
Madam Secretary (Sept., $27.95) by Madeleine Albright. The first female Secretary of State documents her experience. 400,000 first printing. $300,000 ad/promo. 11-city author tour.
An Enduring Love: My Life with the Shah (Jan., $24.95) by Farah Pahlavi. The shah's widow describes her life in exile. 75,000 first printing. Author publicity.
Radical Redemption: The Real Story of Manny Mill (Sept., $16.99) by Manny Mill with Jude Skallerup. Mill's life journey takes him from Cuba to flight from the FBI, to prison and an encounter with God. $15,000 ad/promo.
Untitled (Nov., $25.95) by Christopher Andersen 145,000 first printing.
Nancy (Feb., $24.95) by Michael K. Deaver is a portrait of Mrs. Reagan. 100,000 first printing.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Sailor in the White House: A Seafaring Life of FDR (Oct., $28.95) by Robert F. Cross demonstrates how Roosevelt's love of the sea influenced events of WWII.
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The Land of War Elephants: Travels Beyond the Pale in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (Oct., $22.95) by Mathew Wilson. A former British army officer travels throughout the Middle East and Central Asia for 30 years.
An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland (Oct., $24.95) by Michael Dirda pays homage to small-town America, the rust-belt Ohio of his youth. Advertising. 11-city author tour.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
That Man (Sept., $30) by Robert H. Jackson is a long-lost memoir of FDR written by a friend and Supreme Court justice. Advertising.
W.B. Yeats, A Life (Oct., $40) by R.F. Foster is the final volume of the poet's biography. Advertising. Author tour.
From Life: The Story of Julia Margaret Cameron and Victorian Photography (Oct., $29.95) by Victoria C. Olsen coincides with a Getty Museum exhibition of her work.
Uncrowned Emperor: The Life and Times of Otto von Habsburg (Nov., $29.95) by Gordon Brook-Shepherd identifies the dramatic events of the 20th century affected by von Habsburg. A Hambledon & London Book.
Factory Made: Warhol and the Sixties (Oct., $27.50) by Steven Watson is an illustrated history based on dozens of new interviews. Ad/promo. Author tour.Cork Boat (Jan., $TBA) by John Pollack. A Clinton speechwriter actually builds and sails a boat he constructed of corks.
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William: The People's Prince (Sept., $29.95) by Ian Lloyd provides new insight into the life of the young prince.
Fate Did Not Let Me Go: A Mother's Farewell Letter (Sept., $14.95) by Valli Ollendorff. This memento of the Holocaust holds hope for a son who escaped the Nazis by fleeing to America.
John F. Kennedy: A Life in Pictures (Nov., $39.95) by Phaidon Press editors contains never-before-published photos and personal notes.
Monsieur de Saint-George: A Biography (Dec., $24) by Alain Guede. Saint-George, born Joseph Bologne in 1739 Guadeloupe, became a musician in the court of Louis XVI.
POINTED LEAF PRESS
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Over the Top: Helena Rubinstein: Extraordinary Style in Beauty, Art, Fashion and Design (Nov., $75) by Suzanne Slesin includes essays and 400 vintage photos of her public and private life.
Howard Zinn: A Radical American Vision (Oct., $25) by Davis D. Joyce claims to be the first biography of the historian, activist and professor.
Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power (Sept., $30) by Lou Cannon delves into previously unseen Cabinet minutes. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings (Oct., $23.95) by Amy Tan shares her philosophy of destiny. Ad/promo. Author tour.
DW (Feb., $24.95) by Darrell Waltrip with Jade Gurss. The NASCAR legend speeds through life.
City Room (Jan., $29.95) by Arthur Gelb is a memoir of 45 years at the New York Times.Advertising. 7-city author tour.
Bill Clinton: An American Journey: Great Expectations (Sept., $35) by Nigel Hamilton is the first of two volumes reconstructing the life and career of the man from Hope. Advertising. Author tour.
Mountains Beyond Mountains: Healing the World—the Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer (Sept., $25.95) by Tracy Kidder follows the Harvard medical genius to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
Dealing with an Uncertain World: Making Decisions on Wall Street and in Washington (Oct., $35) by Robert Rubin with Jacob Weisberg. The 70th U.S. Treasury Secretary discusses political processes and the future of global economies. Advertising. Author tour.
Girl Trouble (Feb., $24.95) by Christopher McDougall charts the rise and fall of Mexico's superstar, Gloria Trevi.
RED ROCK PRESS
In My Father's Bakery: A Bronx Memoir (Oct., $22) by Marvin Korman brings a vanished New York neighborhood from the Depression to WWII back to life. Author tour.
Dancing With the Boys: AOL and the Dawn of Online Retailing (Feb., $26.95) by Barbara Frerichs with Kathleen Tracy tells the story of the first online bookstores, years before Amazon.com, and the eventual development of online retailing. A Publishers Weekly Book. Advertising.
Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau (Oct., $24.95) by Jack Sacco is a harrowing, ultimately triumphant story told from the perspective of the author's soldier father. 35,000 first printing.
Not Fade Away (Sept., $22.95) by Laurence Shames and Peter Barton. Barton faced an untimely death with dignity. 100,000 first printing.
Chaka! (Oct., $23.95) by Chaka Khan with Tonya Bolden is the singer's life in music. 150,000 first printing.
The Big O (Nov., $24.95) by Oscar Robertson. The basketball great speaks about the sport on the court and off. 100,000 first printing.
From Love Field: A Remembrance (Nov., $24.95) by Nellie Connally and Mickey Herskowitz. An eyewitness to tragedy recalls 10 days in Dallas in 1963. 100,000 first printing.
The Uncommon Wisdom of John F. Kennedy: A Portrait in His Own Words (Nov., $24.95), edited by Bill Adler, includes a one-hour DVD. 60,000 first printing.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
Saturday Nights with Daddy at the Opry (Nov., $19.99) by Libby Leverett-Crew relives growing up with a backstage pass.
A Prison Diary (Sept., $24.95) by Jeffrey Archer recounts the first three weeks of his four-year prison sentence among some of Britain's most violent criminals. Advertising.
Escape from Slavery: The True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity—and My Journey to Freedom in America (Oct., $24.95) by Francis Bok with Edward Tivnan. Bok's enslavement was in Sudan. 10-city author tour.
To Punish and Protect: One DA's Quest to Prosecute Predators and Defend Victims (Oct., $24.95) by Jeanine Pirro with Catherine Whitney is an issue-oriented memoir.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
The Pythons (Oct., $60) by The Pythons includes 1,000 color and b&w illustrations. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Journey Through the Minefields (Oct., $27) by Mendy Ganchrow, M.D. The orthodox Jewish leader's work takes him from Vietnam to Washington, D.C.
A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of Danny Pearl (Oct., $25) by Mariane Pearl with Sarah Crichton is a tribute to the murdered Wall Street Journal reporter.
Pitching My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship and Other Leaps of Faith (Oct., $23) by Anita Diamant deliberates on balancing life's many challenges.
Reflections: Life After the White House (Oct., $28) by Barbara Bush covers the eight years between the end of her husband's term and the beginning of her son's. 600,000 first printing.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
My Times: A Memoir of Dissent (Sept., $35) by John Hess charges that the New York Times fudged some of its Vietnam coverage. Advertising. Author tour.
Sleepaway School: A Memoir (Jan., $21.95) by Lee Stringer. A poor and black child ends up at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls, a school for kids at risk. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
"We Are Lincoln Men" (Nov., $25) by David Herbert Donald examines Lincoln's life through the eyes of his closest friends. 150,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
My Trials (Jan., $25) by John Edwards with Robert Draper. The Democratic senator from North Carolina and presidential candidate re-creates his courtroom cases. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat (Oct., $35) by Don Oberdorfer limns the longest serving majority leader.
Betty Shabazz (Nov., $35) by Russell J. Rickford includes information about Malcolm X's widow from recently declassified FBI, CIA and NYPD files.
Tommy the Cork: Washington's Ultimate Insider from Roosevelt to Reagan (Nov., $25) by David McKean is about one of the men who established modern lobbying.
Sanity and Grace (Oct., $22.95) by Judy Collins remembers the path from pain to survival after the suicide of her son.
What a Difference a Year Makes (Nov., $19.95) by Bob Guiney shares the lessons from family members that helped him overcome depression.
Cowboy Princess: Life with My Parents Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (Oct., $24.95) by Cheryl Rogers-Barnett and Frank Thompson. The couple's eldest daughter invites readers inside the family circle.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
East Texas Daughter (Sept., $26.50) by Helen Green. The first black woman admitted to a professional nursing school in Dallas recounts her successes and the toll on her personal life.
The Blessing of a Broken Heart (Sept., $19.95) by Sherri Mandell. The mother of Koby, a 13-year-old American-Israeli boy killed by Palestinian terrorists, shares her memories.
TRINITY PRESS INTernational
Diva Julia: The Public Romance and Private Agony of Julia Ward Howe (Oct., $24) by Valarie H. Ziegler contrasts the two sides of Howe's Victorian life.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Exit to Freedom (Sept., $24.95) by Calvin C. Johnson with Greg Hampikian. Johnson survived 16 years in Georgia prisons before DNA evidence exonerated him.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
Stuart Symington: A Life (Dec., $39.95) by James C. Olson highlights the late senator's lengthy career.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon (Oct.; $40, paper $25) by Colin Burgess and Kate Doolan with Bert Vis conveys the human cost of the space race.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
The Very Rich Hours of Jacques Maritain (Oct., $32) by Ralph McInerny praises the Catholic philosopher who lived from 1881 to 1973.
Vincent de Paul, the Trailblazer (Oct., $40) by Bernard Pujo, trans. by Gertrud Champe, outlines the motivations that led to charitable works.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Musically Speaking: A Life Through Song (Oct., $19.95) by Ruth K. Westheimer. Dr. Ruth explains how songs act as markers for memories.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
Where the Evidence Leads: An Autobiography (Sept., $35) by Dick Thornburgh is by the first Republican elected to two successive terms as Pennsylvania's governor.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
The Temper of the West (Oct., $29.95) by William Jovanovich. The publisher tells a rags to riches story.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Gods of Noonday: A White Girl's African Life (Sept., $27.95) by Elaine Neil Orr juxtaposes her childhood in Nigeria with life as an American adult. Advertising. Author tour.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories (Oct., $45) by Jean M. Humez culls the truth from rare early publications and manuscripts.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Fortune's Favorite Child: The Uneasy Life of Walter Anderson (Nov., $35) by Christopher Maurer plumbs the troubled times of the idiosyncratic American artist.
Her Husband: Hughes and Plath (Oct., $25.95) by Diane Middlebrook. Six and a half years after marrying poet Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath committed suicide, for which many blamed her husband. 8-city author tour.
John Paul the Great (Oct., $25.95) by Peggy Noonan venerates the pope and his legacy. 6-city author tour.
You Belong in a Zoo!: Tales from a Lifetime Spent with Cobras, Crocs and Other Creatures (Sept., $24.95) by Peter Brazaitis recaptures 44 years of working with animals at the Bronx and Central Park zoos. Author publicity.
Ordinary Girl: A Memoir (Oct., $24.95) by Donna Summer with Marc Eliot. Summer rose from singing in a Boston church to "Queen of Disco." Author tour.
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Forget You Had a Daughter: Doing Time in the 'Bangkok Hilton': Sandra Gregory's Story (Oct., $24.95) by Sandra Gregory with Michael Tierney reveals what happened after Gregory's arrest for drug-smuggling.
Cook: The Extraordinary Sea Voyages of Captain James Cook (Oct., $28) by Nicholas Thomas breathes new life into the world-changing adventures of Captain Cook. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
A Life in Letters: Ann Landers' Letters to Her Only Child (Nov., $22) by Margo Howard. Forty years of advice form an unintentional memoir. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
It's More than the Music: Life Lessons for Loving God, Loving Each Other (Oct., $19.95) by Bill Gaither with Ken Abraham. The gospel music composer pens an uplifting autobiography. Advertising.
The Making of Dr. Phil: The Straight-Talking True Story of Everybody's Favorite Therapist (Nov., $24.95) by Sophia Dembling and Lisa Gutierrez traces his rise to fame and fortune.
I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?: An Illustrated Memoir (Dec., $19.95) by Suzy Becker. The author of All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat suffered from seizures until a correct diagnosis. 20-city author tour.