Fall 2000 Hardcover List
Edited by Laurele Riippa
Compiled by Lynn Andriani, Dena Croog, Robert Dahlin, Cindi DiMarzo, Charles Hix, Karole Riippa, and Bella Stander
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Maya Script (Sept., $35) by Maria Longhena decodes ancient Mayan characters to provide insight into Mayan life.
Valley of the Golden Mummies (Oct., $49.50) by Zahi Hawass examines this closed site that has rendered 2000 year-old mummies and other Egyptian treasures. Advertising. QPB, History Book Club and Science Book Club main selections; BOMC selection. Author tour.
This Land Is Your Land: The Geographic Evolution of the United States (Nov., $75) by Seymour I. Schwartz illustrates U.S. settlement and expansion with maps, paintings and photos.
Preparing to Be President: The Memos of Richard E. Neustadt (Oct., $25), edited by Charles O. Jones, focuses on what happens between Election Day and the inauguration. Author publicity.
The First Measured Century: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America, 1900-2000 (Dec., $20) by Theodore Caplow, Louis Hicks and Ben J. Wattenberg investigates 20th-century America. 25,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity. Tie-in to a PBS-TV special.
The Nobel Prize: A History of Genius, Controversy and Prestige (Oct., $29.95) by Burton Feldman examines the prize and the six fields that it honors.
Scrolling Forward: Making Sense of Documents in the Digital Age (Dec., $24.95) by David M. Levy illuminates what documents reveal about our work, values and relationships, past and present.
Trial by Ice: A Story of Murder and Survival in the Arctic (Feb., $TBA) by Richard Parry chronicles an ill-fated 1871 American polar expedition and the mysterious death of the ship's captain. 5-city author tour.
Where They Fell: A Walker's Guide to the Battlefields of the World (Oct., $24.95) by Tim Newark recounts 17 military campaigns that changed the course of history and offers travel tips for those visiting the sites.
Latino U.S.A.: A Cartoon History (Sept., $19.95) by Ilan Stavans, illus. by Lalo Alcaraz, takes an irreverent approach to the history of the Latino experience in the U.S.
A Grand Delusion: America's Descent into Vietnam (Jan., $35) by Robert Mann dissects this war, focusing on the politicians and policymakers who waged it
The Many-Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (Oct., $30) by Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker explores the expansion of trade and colonization around the Atlantic during the 17th century.
The Incas (Jan., $29.95) by Terence N. D'Altroy is a detailed history of Incan achievement and demise.
The Normans (Jan., $26.95) by Marjorie Chibnall recounts the Norman emergence in war, culture and civilization.
Milestones of the First Century of Flight (Sept., $34.95) by F. Clifton Berry Jr. spotlights 100 aerospace achievements of the 20th century.
Hornblower's Ships: Their History and Their Models (Sept., $34.95) by Martin Saville recounts the story behind the creation of models for the miniseries Horatio Hornblower.
The Last of the Cape Horners: Firsthand Accounts from the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships (Nov., $26.95), edited by Spencer Apollonio, compiles accounts of life aboard the last ships that sailed around South America's southern tip.
Beethoven's Hair (Sept., $24.95) by Russell Martin follows the travels of a lock of the composer's hair, snipped off by a young musician after Beethoven's death, from 19th-century Vienna to present-day America. Advertising.
The Bialy Eaters: The Story of a Bread and a Lost World (Sept., $19.95) by Mimi Sheraton, who traveled to the Polish town of Bialystok to research the bread's history. Advertising.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
The Cambridge World History of Food, Vol. 2 (Nov., $150 set), edited by Kenneth F. Kiple and Kriemhild Conee Ornelas, charts the development of food and nutrition from prehistoric times to the present. $50,000 ad/promo.
CARROLL & GRAF
American Dreamscape: The Pursuit of Happiness in Postwar Suburbia (Oct., $26) by Tom Martinson is a contrarian's view of the American suburbs, from their origins to their cultural predominance.
The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook (Dec., $35), edited by Stewart P. Evans and Keith Skinner, is an illustrated and documented account of the Whitechapel murders.
CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA PRESS
The Catholic Church in Spain, 1875-1998 (Feb., $49.95) by William J. Callahan studies the Catholic Church and its relationship with the modern Spanish state.
It's Getting Better All the Time: 100 Greatest Trends of the 20th Century (Oct.; $29.95, paper $14.95) by Stephen Moore and Julian L. Simon illustrates material progress.
Historical Atlas of Expeditions (Oct., $35) by Karen Farrington follows the journeys of great explorers, including Alexander the Great, Leif Erikson and Lewis and Clark. Advertising.
Atlas of Medieval Europe (Nov., $35) by Angus Konstam charts developments in art, education, technology and more from the end of the fourth century to the birth of the Renaissance. Advertising.
Civil War in Depth, Volume II: History in 3-D (Oct., $27.50) by Bob Zeller, is an account of the Civil War, illustrated with rare images; includes a stereoscopic viewer.
War Without Garlands: Operation Barbarossa 1941-42 (Oct., $39.95) by Robert Kershaw draws on German sources to reveal behind-the-scenes deceptions leading to the invasion of Russia. Military Book Club selection.
Foot Soldier (Oct., $24.95) by Rosc C. Blunt Jr. narrates the story of one young American soldier involved in the final battle of WWII.
Animals in the Third Reich: Pets, Scapegoats and the Holocaust (Nov., $24.95) by Boria Sax focuses on the Nazi cult of animals and its relationship to the Nazis' extermination campaign.
Freedom's Children: The Passage from Emancipation into the Twentieth Century (Sept., $32.50) by Velma Maia Thomas is a sequel to Lest We Forget, chronicling the joy and despair of newly freed slaves. Advertising.9-city author tour.
How Hitler Could Have Won World War II: The Ten Fatal Errors That Led to Nazi Defeat (Dec., $25) by Bevin Alexander analyzes why Hitler lost. Advertising.
IVAN R. DEE
New in the American Ways series, Sexual Liberation or Sexual License? The American Revolt Against Victorianism (Sept., $24.95) by Kevin White examines American attitudes toward sex in the 20th century.
To the Best of My Ability: The American Presidents (Sept., $29.95), edited by James McPherson. Contemporary historical writers analyze the 42 presidents. Advertising.QPB alternate. Author tour.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
The Constitutional Conflicts series includes Free Speech: "The People's Darling Privilege": Struggles for Freedom of Expression in American History (Dec., $32.95) by Michael Kent Curtis studies freedom-of-speech conflicts, many pre-20th century.
The Abolition of Britain: From Winston Churchill to Princess Diana (Sept., $29.95) by Peter Hitchens describes dramatic changes in English life between deaths of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana. 30,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Greek Ways: How the Greeks Created Western Civilization (Sept., $24.95) by Bruce Thornton reclaims the achievements of the Greeks.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race (Oct., $30) by Scott L. Malcomson, who argues that Americans pioneered a concept of race that gave it unprecedented moral and social importance.
Big Chief Elizabeth: How England's Adventurers Wo d the Native Tribes of America and Won the New World (Nov., $24) by Giles Milton looks at the early, tentative relationship between English colonists and Native Americans.
FSG/HILL & WANG
The Third Reich: A New History (Jan., $40) by Michael Burleigh provides a broad, international perspective on the history of Nazi Germany.
Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus (Jan., $25) by Rick Perlstein addresses the rise of conservatism in a liberal era and argues that the 1964 election led to a key shift in U.S. politics.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
The Arch of Kerguelen: Voyage to the Islands of Desolation (Oct., $23) by Jean-Paul Kauffmann, trans. by Patricia Clancy, combines history with an account of the author's travels to these Indian Ocean islands.
Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey (Oct., $37.50) by Robert Knox Sneden, edited by Charles F. Bryan Jr. and Nelson D. Lankford, offers an eyewitness account of the Civil War by a Union private and mapmaker. Advertising. Author publicity. History Book Club main, BOMC alternate, Conservative Book Club and Military Book Club selections.
The African-American Century: How Black America Has Shaped Everyone's America (Nov., $30) by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cornel West focuses on 100 influential 20th-century African-Americans. Advertising. Author publicity. Author tour.
The Reagan Papers: How Ronald Reagan Created a Revolutionary Vision for America (Feb., $35), edited by Kiron K. Skinner, Annelise Anderson and Martin Anderson, argues that Reagan was the primary architect of American economic prosperity in the 1980s and the key strategist behind the end of the Cold War; to be published on Reagan's 90th birthday. Advertising. Author publicity.
Opening Solomon's Gates: Astonishing Archaeological Discoveries Reveal the History Behind the Bible (Jan., $26) by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman views Israel's history and proposes a new theory on when, why and how the Bible was written. Advertising. Author publicity. First serial to Talk magazine.
The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love and Death at Plymouth Colony (Nov., $24.95) by James Deetz and Patricia Scott Deetz attempts to debunk myths surrounding the lives of the Pilgrims and the origins of European settlements in America. Advertising. 3-city author tour.
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Tutankhamun: The Eternal Splendor of the Boy Pharaoh (Sept., $60) by T.G. Henry James spotlights King Tut's tomb.
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan (Sept., $35) by Herbert P. Bix sheds new light on the development of 20th-century Japan and its coming to grips with World War II. 35,000 first printing. 6-city author tour.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Feb., $29.95) by David W. Blight examines the five decades following the Civil War during which America sought to heal itself.
One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate (Nov., $35) by Tom Segev looks at the period before the creation of Israel, when Britain ruled Palestine and set in motion the enduring conflicts between Jews and Arabs.
France: An Illustrated History by Lisa Neal and Spain: An Illustrated History (Nov., $14.95 each) by Fred James Hill are concise volumes.
HOLMES & MEIER
The War Crimes of the Deutsche and Dresdener Banks: OMGUS Report (Dec., $45), edited by Christopher Simpson, reveals the connection between Germany's powerful banks and the Nazi regime, and tells how U.S. financial experts' recommendations that these banks be liquidated after the war went unheard.
Constantine's Sword: The Church Against the Jews: A History (Jan., $28) by James Carroll chronicles the 2000-year course of the Catholic Church's battle against Judaism. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
The Slave Ship Fredensborg (Sept., $45) by Leif Svalesen documents the ship's history, including its loss at sea in 1768 and subsequent discovery off the coast of Norway more than 200 years later.
The Catholic Church and the Holocaust, 1930-1965 (Sept., $29) by Michael Phayer examines the actions of the Catholic Church, from Hitler's rise to official church rejection of anti-Semitism.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Jewish Baltimore: A Family Album (Sept., $26.95) by Gilbert Sandler. Interviews and photos portray Jewish life in the Baltimore community of Charm City.
The Avengers: A Jewish War Story (Sept., $25) by Rich Cohen tells the story of a band of Jewish guerillas who joined the Russian army for its attack on Vilna, the capital of Lithuania.60,000 first printing. Advertising. 12-city author tour.
The Dark Valley: A Panorama of the 1930s (Oct., $37.50) by Piers Brendon looks at the nations and conditions that set the stage for WWII. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
Jazz: A History of America's Music (Nov., $65) by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns is a companion to the 19-hour PBS-TV series to air in January 2001. 250,000 first printing. Advertising.13-city author tour. TV/radio satellite tour.
HUGH LAUTER LEVIN
The Navy (Sept., $75), edited by W.J. Holland, presents the history of the U.S. Navy with stories, essays, vintage photos, recruiting posters and more; published in conjunction with the Naval Historical Foundation.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA
American Sea Writing: A Literary Anthology (Oct., $35), edited by Peter Neill. Tales span from early 17th-century voyages to the present.
The History of Torture and Execution (Oct., $35) by Karen Farrington is an illustrated history of the ways mankind has meted out punishment through the ages. Military Book Club selection.
MCCLELLAND & STEWART
No Tears to the Gallows: The Strange Case of Frank McCullough (Sept., $25.95) by Mark Johnson recounts a murder and the sensational trial in post-WWI Toronto.
America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800 (Oct., $26) by Bernard A. Weisberger studies the heated competition between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams for president. 35,000 first printing.
Conversations with Mummies: New Light on the Lives of the Ancient Egyptians (Oct., $40) by Rosalie David and Rick Archbold is an illustrated look at research methods used to understand the lives of ancient Egyptians. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Saving America's Treasures (Nov., $35) by the National Geographic Society and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton, is the official book of this preservation program.
Women of the Third Reich (Sept., $22.95) by Anna Maria Sigmund studies the lives of eight women who were prominent in the Nazi regime. Advertising.
THE NEW PRESS
The Pinochet File (Feb., $25.95), edited by Peter Kornbluh, collects newly declassified files documenting U.S. collusion with the Chilean dictator; a National Security Archive book.
The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment (Dec., $35) by Roy Porter discusses the important role that Britain and such figures as Bacon, Newton and Locke played. 3-city author tour.
The Second World War in Color (Oct., $29.95) by Stewart Binns and Adrian Wood presents WWII history, including letters and writings by eyewitnesses.
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Ireland in Quotes: A History of the 20th Century (Sept., $14.95) by Conor O'Clery offers quotations and phrases from politicians, religious leaders, p ts and others who shaped recent Irish history.
OHIO STATE UNIV.
Columbus, Ohio: A Personal Geography (Nov., $35) by Henry L. Hunker is an informal documentary of the city's past 50 years; includes anecdotes, photos and maps.
OREGON STATE UNIV. PRESS
Nature's Justice: Writings of William O. Douglas (Sept., $35), edited by James M. O'Fallon, collects writings by the controversial U.S. Supreme Court justice.
Liberators: Latin America's Struggle for Independence (Sept., $40) by Robert Harvey recounts the events and conditions leading up to Latin America's break from Europe. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
Fortitude: The D-Day Deception Campaign (Nov., $40) by Roger Hesketh is an account of Fortitude, the code name for the D-Day campaign. Advertising.
What It Felt Like: Living in the American Century (Oct., $20) by Henry Allen evokes the social, cultural and spiritual tenor of the past century. Advertising. 3-city author tour.
PEN & sWORD
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Unravelling Enigma (Sept., $34.95) by Maurice Freedman tells how Germany's secret WWII codes were broken by British agents operating at the Victorian estate of Bletchley Park.
Secret Cold War Nuclear Bunkers (Oct., $29.95) by Nick McCamley draws on previously classified documents to reveal the sums spent on underground shelters for British and American leaders during the Cold War.
War Behind the Wire (Nov., $29.95) by Patrick Wilson contains interviews with WWII British prisoners-of-war and German guards; tie-in to a BBC-TV miniseries.
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Defy the Darkness: A Tale of Courage in the Shadow of Mengele (Oct., $25) by J Rosenblum with David Kohn. This Holocaust memoir tells of a personal encounter with Dr. Mengele, Auschwitz's Angel of Death.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America (Sept., $27.95) by Hasia R. Diner spotlights Manhattan's Lower East Side's transformation into a emblem of the American Jewish experience.
The Wealth of Man (Sept., $30) by Peter Jan. The author, a journalist and former British ambassador to the U.S., delves into man's quest to invent, trade and acquire money.
PURDUE UNIV. PRESS
Literary Skinheads? (Sept., $24.95) by Jay J. Rosellini studies a series of debates in German literary circles since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the political changes that have accompanied German unification.
Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of the Negro National Anthem: 100 Years, 100 Voices (Oct., $29.95), edited by Julian Bond and Sondra Kathryn Wilson, commemorates the song's centennial with essays by Maya Angelou, Bill and Camille Cosby, Norman Lear and others. Advertising.
RANDOM HOUSE/MODERN LIBRARY
The Exploration series adds In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic (Oct., $19.95) by Valerian Albanov. Now available in English, this tale of the tragic fate of the SantaAnna, a Russian exploration vessel frozen into the polar ice cap in 1912, was originally published in Russia in 1917.
Between the Alps and a Hard Place (Nov., $27.95) by Angelo Codevilla tells of the Swiss experience during WWII.
The Venona Secrets: Exposing America's Cold War Traitors (Oct., $27.95) by Herb Romerstein and Eric Breindel draws on recently released communiques to expose American communists acting as spies.
An American Health Dilemma: A Medical History of African Americans and the Problem of Race, Beginnings to 1900 (Sept., $35) by W. Michael Byrd and Linda A. Clayton synthesizes the history of race, race relations and the African-American medical experience.
Real Life at the White House (Oct., $40) by John Whitcomb and Claire Whitcomb celebrates the 200th anniversary of the White House by documenting presidential domestic life.
Rough Medicine: Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail (Nov., $27.50) by Joan Druett follows the history of medicine at sea from the dawn to the demise of the South Seas whaling trade.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
The Critical Issues in History series adds America's Great War: World War I and the American Experience (Nov., $27.95) by Robert H. Zieger examines the war's causes, those prosecuted and legacy from an American perspective.
The Civil War (Nov., $24.95) by Marc E. Frey. Three-dimensional models include a pop-up field tent, siege mortar, trenches, battlefields and more.
On Her Own Ground (Feb., $27.50) by A'Lelia Bundles portrays Madame C.J. Walker, the 20th-century American entrepreneur and philanthropist, and was written by her great-great granddaughter.
Freedom's Daughters (Feb., $27.50) by Lynne Olson highlights black and white women in the civil rights movement from the 1830s to the 1960s.
America in 1900 (Sept., $29.95) by Jacob N l Kent recounts the major events of the previous turn-of-the-century year.
Red Computers: How Russia Lost the Computer Cold War (Jan., $45) by Boris N. Malinovsky presents the early history of computers and computer technology in the Soviet Union.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1865-1869 (Sept., $28) by Stephen E. Ambrose focuses on the feat of engineering, vision and courage of the men who opened America by rail. 500,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity. History Book Club and QPB alternates. First serial to American History magazine and Book magazine. 6-city author tour.
The Spencers (Sept., $22.95) by Charles Spencer presents the history of Diana Spencer's family within 500 years of English social history. 25,000 first printing. Author publicity.
At the Plaza (Oct., $35) by Curt Gathje explores the history of New York City's Plaza Hotel.
Dear Young Friend: The Letters of American Presidents to Children (Sept., $24.95) by Stanley Weintraub and Rodelle Weintraub collects notes written to children by various presidents, from George Washington to Richard Nixon.
The Lusitania: The Life, Loss, and Legacy of an Ocean Legend (Oct., $29.95) by Daniel Allen Butler follows the rescue of the people aboard and the subsequent inquiry into the ocean liner's sinking by a German U-20.
Unjust Enrichment: How Japan's Industries Made Millions with American POW Slave Labor (Jan., $24.95) by Linda G tz Homes combines investigative research, personal interviews with former POWs, diary excerpts and more to reveal the practices of Japanese companies during WWII.
The American Presidency 1945-2000: Illusions of Grandeur (Oct., $27.95) by Harry Bennett examines how the institution has changed over the past 55 years.
TALK MIRAMAX BOOKS
A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World, 3500 B.C.-1603 A.D. (Oct., $40) by Simon Schama. The first in a two-part history of Britain, this volume is timed to coincide with a History Channel series to air in October 2000. Advertising. First serial to Talk magazine. 10-city author tour.
That's Not in My American History Book: A Compilation of Little-Known Events and Forgotten Her s (Sept., $19.95) by Thomas Ayres collects obscure facts in order to debunk the myths that cloud American history.
THAMES & HUDSON
Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens: Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya (Oct., $34.95) by Simon Martin and Nikolai Grube details the nature of Maya kingship, statehood and political authority and describes recent archeological finds.
Ancient Egypt: The Great Discoveries (Nov., $40) by Nicholas Reeves culls important finds in Egyptian archeology to tell the story of ancient Egypt. History Book Club selection.
An Illustrated History of the Civil War: Images of an American Tragedy (Nov., $39.95) by Time-Life Books editors, assembles photos, maps, cartoons, sketches and paintings from archival collections.
Islam: A Thousand Years of Power and Faith (Oct., $28) by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair provides an historical overview of the origins of this cultural and religious belief; a companion to the PBS-TV Empire series. Advertising.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
Back Home: Journeys Through Mobile (Dec., $29.95) by Roy Hoffman. Returning home after a 20-year absence, journalist and fiction writer Hoffman reminisces about the past. Advertising. Author tour.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Gladiators and Caesars: The Power of the Spectacle in Ancient Rome (Oct., $29.95), edited by Eckart Kohne and Cornelia Ewigleben, illustrates the history of Roman gladiator contests. History Book Club alternate and Natural Science Book Club selection.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
A First Draft of History (Nov., $29.95) by Ted Poston, edited by Kathleen A. Hauke, collects work by the first African-American reporter to write for a major metropolitan daily.
Deep in Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement (Nov., $29.95) by Constance Curry, Joan C. Browning, Dorothy Dawson Burlage, Penny Patch, Theresa Del Pozzo, Sue Thrasher, Elaine DeLott Baker, Emmie Schrader Adams and Casey Hayden assembles first-person accounts of 1960s civil rights activists.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
The Battles of Armageddon: Megiddo and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age (Sept., $27.95) by Eric H. Cline probes the history of Armageddon and details the more than 30 conflicts that have been fought at this site.
Disabled Veterans in History (Nov., $49.50), edited by David A. Gerber, focuses on those who have sustained lasting injuries or chronic illnesses while serving in uniform.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Aching for Beauty: Footbinding in China (Oct., $27.95) by Wang Ping examines the traditional practice and its meaning in Chinese culture.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
An Airman's Odyssey: Walt Braznell and the Pilots He Led into the Jet Age (Nov., $34.95) by William Braznell looks at the airline industry's early years and the pioneer airmen who contributed to its development.
After the Fall: Srebrenica Survivors in St. Louis (Oct., $24.95) by Patrick McCarthy, photos by Tom Maday, tells the story of a family who survived the 1995 fall of the U.N.-declared "safe area" in Bosnia.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
A Place Called Appomattox (Oct., $34.95) by William Marvel draws on original documents, diaries and letters to examine the Civil War through the history of one of its most famous sites, the village of Appomattox Court House, Va.
The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865 (Dec., $39.95) by Alice Fahs examines the outpouring of popular literature inspired by the war.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
The Jack Ruby Trial Revisited: The Diary of Jury Foreman Max Causey (Sept., $29.95), edited by John Mark Dempsey, contains material from Causey's diary kept during and after the trial, interviews with other jurors and notes from trial transcripts.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
Being Catholic, Being American, Volume 2: The Notre Dame Story, 1934-1952 (Oct., $35) by Robert E. Burns traces the major events that occurred under three university presidencies.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
Sexual Culture in Ancient Greece (Nov., $26.95) by Daniel H. Garrison examines attitudes about marriage, women's rights, homosexuality and the role of eroticism.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
The London Monster: A Sanguinary Tale (Dec., $29.95) by Jan Bondeson offers a true-crime history of 18th-century England's notorious sexual predator.
An Unsettled Conquest: The British Campaign Against the People of Acadia (Dec., $29.95) by Geoffrey Plank chronicles Britain's removal of Cajun ancestors during the wars for North America.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
The Jewish Confederates (Oct., $39.95) by Robert N. Rosen introduces Southern Jews who participated in the Civil War.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
Printing in Deseret: Mormons, Economy, Politics and Utah's Incunabula, 1849-1851 (Oct., $35) by Richard L. Saunders presents the history of Utah's first printing press and includes bibliographic information about its publications.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Messages from Frank's Landing: A Story of Salmon, Treaties, and the Indian Way (Oct., $22.50) by Charles Wilkinson, photo essay by Hank Adams, focuses on Billy Frank Jr., a Nisqually Indian who led the fight for Native treaty fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO PRESS
Antarctica Unveiled: Scott's First Expedition and the Quest for the Unknown Continent (Oct., $34.95) by David E. Yelverton is a photo-illustrated story of Robert Falcon Scott's first Antarctic expedition.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY PRESS
Judgment at Tokyo: The Japanese War Crimes Trials (Feb., $25) by Tim Maga, who reassesses the post-WWII Japanese war crimes trials and argues that they were conducted fairly.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI PRESS
My Mississippi (Nov.; $37, slipcased edition $100) by Willie Morris, photos by David Rae Morris, is the author's final book, celebrating his home with more than 100 color photos taken by his son.
UNIV. PRESS OF VIRGINIA
Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government (Dec., $29.95) by Catherine Allgor examines the lives and influence of Washington, D.C., political wives of the post-Revolutionary era. History Book Club selection. 3-city author tour.
The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story (Sept., $24.95) by Angela Bourke examines the 1895 murder of a 26-year-old woman by her husband, who was convinced she was possessed by a demon.
The Road to Emancipation (Feb., $25.95) by William Klingaman analyzes the events leading up the proclamation and explores the complex political and psychological pressures surrounding the slavery issue.
Religion of Ancient Israel (Oct., $39.95) by Patrick D. Miller investigates the roles that religion, social forces and popular cults played in ancient Israel.
The Inextinguishable Symphony: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany (Sept., $24.95) by Martin Goldsmith illuminates the plight of Jewish musicians in Hitler's Germany. Advertising.
Jeff Davis's Own: Calvary, Comanches, and the Battle for the Texas Frontier (Oct., $30) by James R. Arnold studies the U.S. Second Cavalry.
WYRICK & COMPANY
Anglican Churches in Colonial South Carolina (Sept., $35) by Suzanne C. Linder provides an illustrated history of South Carolina's many colonial churches.
yale univ. press
On Hallowed Ground: Abraham Lincoln and the Foundations of American History (Sept., $27.95) by John Patrick Diggins reassesses American history, emphasizing Lincoln's moral and political theory.