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The Overloaded Liberal: Shopping, Investing, Parenting, and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism (Apr., $25.95) by Fran Hawthorne. A mom and veteran journalist confronts the ethics of everyday life.
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The Abundant Community (June, $26.95) by John McKnight and Peter Block outlines ways to recapture the sense of community that has been lost in our neighborhoods.
Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming (June, $25) by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway claims that policy makers have stifled the facts on politically sensitive topics.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam (May, $29.95) by Akbar Ahmed describes what everyday life is like for Muslims in post-9/11 America.
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The Struggle to Limit Government: A Modern Political History (Apr., $24.95) by John Samples examines the high and low points of the 30-year struggle from Reagan to Obama.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War (Mar., $27.95) by Robert Jervis studies major intelligence mistakes regarding the Shah's regime in 1978 and the existence of WMDs in 2002.
Anatomy of an Epidemic (Apr., $26) by Robert Whitaker exposes the lie behind the rise in disabled mentally ill Americans. 40,000 first printing.
DA CAPO PRESS
The Last Farmer: How One Man Took on Monsanto to Save the Future of Food (July, $25) by John Park. The story of an independent farmer who battled the world's biggest seed cartel.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Apr., $27) by Eliza Griswold examines the relationship between faith and violence in today's times. Author tour.
Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference (Mar., $25.99) by Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu explains the Nobel Peace Prize winner's optimism despite apartheid, unrest, and natural disasters. 75,000 first printing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Opium: Uncovering the Politics of the Poppy (Mar., $27.95) by Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy traces the long history of the addictive drug and its modern-day illicit trade in Asia.
Willful Neglect: The Dangerous Illusion of Homeland Security (Mar., $24.95) by Charles Faddis. A veteran CIA operative reveals that America is still a land of opportunity—for its enemies.
Rule of Law, Misrule of Men (Apr., $14.95) by Elaine Scarry calls for citizen action to uphold the rule of law when government does not.
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Dangerous Ground: America's Failed Arms Control Policy, from FDR to Obama (Apr., $29.95) by Scott Ritter probes the subject's history.
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Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats (June, $24.95) by Gwynne Dyer forecasts the potential calamities of runaway climate change. Author tour.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
The Plundered Planet: Why We Must—and How We Can—Manage Nature for Global Prosperity (May, $27.95) by Paul Collier suggests sustainable solutions that are neither unchecked greed nor environmental romanticism.
Virtual Words: Language on the Edge of Science and Technology (Aug., $19.95) by Jonathan Keats investigates the interplay between words and ideas in a techno-driven society.
The Presumption of Guilt: Race, Class, and Justice in America (July, $25) by Charles Ogletree explores the Sgt. James Crowley—Henry Lewis Gates incident and suggests steps toward racial and legal equality.
Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (Apr., $26.95) by Peter Elkind. The investigative reporter reveals the tragedy of one man's noble intentions and fatal flaws and the forces that destroyed him.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being (Mar., $24.95) by Derek Bok. The former Harvard president examines possible uses of happiness research in a variety of policy areas.
Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race (May, $24.95) by Thomas J. Sugrue assesses the culture and politics of race, and prospects for a postracial America.
My Brother, My Enemy: America and the Battle of Ideas Across the Islamic World (July, $26) by Philip Smucker exposes barriers to winning peace in the Muslim world through interviews with regional experts.
Eclipse of the Sunnis: Power, Exile, and the Rebalancing of the Middle East (Mar., $26.95) by Deborah Amos. The NPR correspondent illuminates the flipside of the Shia revival and its impact on the Middle East.
Writing on the Edge: Great Contemporary Writers on the Front Line of Crisis (Apr., $29.95), edited by Dan Crowe, photos by Tom Craig. Fourteen essays present perspectives on nations whose suffering is all too easily ignored.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Rich, Free, and Miserable: The Failure of Success in America (Apr., $36.95) by John Brueggemann posits that a breakdown in morality might be causing the deterioration of the American dream.
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A Thousand Sisters (Apr., $24.95) by Lisa Shannon describes how one woman began a national organization to sponsor Congolese women, and the lessons they taught her.
Endless War (Mar., $27.95) by Ralph Peters examines the influence of religion, changing American attitudes, and methods of war on current global conflicts.
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Deadly Indifference: Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, Disease Pandemics, and the Failed Politics of Disasters (June, $24.95) by former FEMA director Michael D. Brown and Ted Schwarz considers the impact of natural and manmade disasters on the public.
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The New Threats to Freedom (May, $25.95), edited by Adam Bellow. Essays by high-profile writers and social critics tackle the cultural phenomena that are taking a toll on our freedoms.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
What Is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism (May, $25) by Jack Fuller. The Pulitzer Prize winner analyzes the causes of journalism's diminishing audience.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
On the Trail of the D.C. Sniper: Fear and the Media (Apr., $29.95) by Jack R. Censer creates a more complex picture of the range of news media than accounts emphasizing political bias or commercial gain.