In a World Gone Mad: A Heroic Story of Love, Faith,and Survival (Sept., $24) by Amy Hill Hearth. The author of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years turns to Norman Salsitz and Amalie Petranker, two young Jews who survived WW II by masquerading as Christians.
Man Ray's Montparnasse (Sept., $29.95) by Herbert R. Lottman concentrates on Ray's life in Paris between the two world wars and reproduces his images of Picasso, Duchamp, Dali and Gertrude Stein. Advertising.
Sharon: Israel's Warrior-Politician (Sept., $25) by Sigalit Zetouni and Jordan Miller profiles both the soldier and the politician.
The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War (Oct., $23.95) by Louise Steinman tells how coming upon a Japanese flag among her deceased father's possessions led her on a journey around the world.
Sometimes Madness Is Wisdom: Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald: A Marriage (Sept., $28) by Kendall Taylor argues that Fitzgerald's use of Zelda in his fiction thwarted her talent and fueled her retreat into madness. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
We Became Like a Hand (Jan., $23) by Carol Ortlip. The eldest of five sisters reflects on her relationships with her siblings after life with a depressive mother and an emotionally abusive stepfather. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Silent Justice: The Clarence Thomas Story (Nov., $24.95) by John Greenya connects the jurist's life to his conservative beliefs and Supreme Court decisions.
A German Tale: Surviving Hitler's Legacy (Dec., $22) by Erika V. Shearin Karres recounts life in post-WW II Germany.
Fugitive Days (Sept., $24) by Bill Ayers. The author reveals how he turned from pacifism to found the radical Weather Underground and to live hidden from the law.
Selling Ben Cheever (Oct., $25.95) by Ben Cheever shares the author's five-year experience in the blue-collar world of unskilled labor.
The Cat Who'll Live Forever: The Final Adventures of Norton, the Perfect Cat, and His Imperfect Human (Sept., $22.95) by Peter Gethers concludes a trilogy of true tales about a feline accustomed to five-star travel.
Old Gods Almost Dead: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones (Oct., $27.50) by Stephen Davis unleashes an unexpurgated history of the band.
Marvin Gaye: What's Going On & the Last Days of the Motown Sound (Oct., $15) by Ben Edmonds documents how the release of this soul album changed Motown.
Otis Redding: Try a Little Tenderness (Oct., $15) by Geoff Brown traces the soul singer's quick rise and tragic early death.
The Dogs Who Grew Me (Oct., $26.95) by Ann Pregosin pays tribute to six canines who taught Pregosin important life lessons.
CARROLL & GRAF
Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers (Nov., $30) by Jo Hammett dispenses intimate memories and includes previously unpublished photos from family albums.
Forgotten Eagle: Wiley Post, America's Heroic Aviation Pioneer (Dec., $26) by Bryan B. Sterling and Frances N. Sterling retells the deeds of the eccentric pilot who was the first to fly a single-engine plane solo around the world. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
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Never Tell Mommy: A Memoir (Sept., $25) by Jackie E. A woman seeks to uncover a childhood secret she thought would kill her mother. $50,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
CLIFF STREET BOOKS
Goddess (Nov., $26) by Barbara Victor exposes the highs and lows of the entertainer Madonna's exploits through multiple interviews with the star, her family and intimates. 50,000 first printing.
The Miranda Mystique: How I Captivated the World's Most Desired Men (Feb., $25) by Miranda and Jim Henderson. Between 1980-1995, the "mystery woman" carried on flirtatious phone exchanges with Quincy Jones, Sting, Warren Beatty, Sly Stallone, Jack Nicholson and more. 100,000 first printing.
COOPER SQUARE PRESS
Cher: If You Believe (Sept., $27.95) by Mark Bego details the entertainer's life, including the scoop on the numerous men who have shared it.
The Selected Letters of Theodore Roosevelt (Oct., $29.95), edited by H.W. Brands, reminiscences go beyond the presidency.
That's Amore: A Son Remembers Dean Martin (Jan., $24.95) by Ricci Martin with Christopher Smith. The son reports that, contrary to his public posture, Martin preferred quiet moments over partying with the Rat Pack.
COUNCIL OAK BOOKS
Monster: Adventures in American Machismo (Oct., $22.95) by Brian Bouldrey provides essays on the extremes of macho behavior. $10,000 ad/promo. 3-city author tour.
Life and Def: The Autobiography of Russell Simmons (Oct., $24) by Russell Simmons with Nelson George is the story of the original hip-hop mogul. Author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative (Nov., $25) by David Brock recounts the author's disenchantment with the neo-conservative movement. Author publicity. 20-city radio satellite tour.
KISS and Make-Up (Jan., $TBA) by Gene Simmons. The rock star tells his story of fame, fortune and the American dream.
DA CAPO PRESS
The Erotomaniac: The Secret Life of Henry Spencer Ashbee (Nov., $23) by Ian Gibson depicts the life of a Victorian gentleman with an immense appetite for erotica and pornography.
The Ditchdigger's Daughter (Jan., $24) by Yvonne S. Thornton, M.D., as told to Jo Coudert, is the story of a poor black father's dream of seeing his six daughters become doctors.
Chasing the Hawk: Looking for My Father, Finding Myself (Sept., $23.95) by Andrew Sheehan recalls the thorny relationship between an alcoholic son and his dying father, the bestselling author of Running and Being. 35,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Sky of Stone: A Memoir (Oct., $24.95) by Homer Hickam. In the sequel to October Sky, Hickam returns home from college when his father is threatened with ruin. 60,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Q: The Autobiography of Quincy Jones (Oct., $24.95) by Quincy Jones is a no-holds-barred self-portrait of the musician/composer/producer. Ad/promo. Author tour.
DOUBLEDAY/NAN A. TALESE
Marie Antoinette: The Journey (Sept., $35) by Antonia Fraser assesses the life of the Archduchess of Austria who in 1770 arrived in France to marry the future Louis XVI. Ad/promo. Author tour.
American Scoundrel: The Notorious Life of Civil War General Dan Sickles (Feb., $26) by Thomas Keneally. The author of Schindler's List describes how a man convicted of murder became a Civil War general and a minister to Spain.
Beria--My Father: Inside Stalin's Kremlin (Oct., $26.95) by Sergo Beria and Francoise Thom is the biography of one of Stalin's henchmen.
Lucky Him: The Biography of Kingsley Amis (Oct., $35.95) by Richard Bradford suggests that the novelist's works were heavily autobiographical. A Peter Owen book.
The Crocodile Hunter (Nov., $23.95) by Steve and Terri Irwin. The couple discusses the running of one of the largest private zoos in Australia, while husband Steve is also the host of Crocodile Hunter on the Discovery Channel. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
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The Daily Life of the Queen: An Artist's Diary (Sept., $50) by Michael and Vivien Noakes. The Noakeses recorded Queen Elizabeth II's every move for an entire year; includes 150 color illustrations.
Until Death Do Us Part (Jan., $25) by Ingrid Betancourt. The Colombian senator and presidential candidate speaks about her life, including her battles with powerful drug cartels. 50,000 first printing.
Clarence Thomas: A Life (Feb., $26.95) by Andrew Peyton Thomas coincides with the 10th anniversary of Thomas's nomination to the Supreme Court and includes an interview with the jurist's reclusive father.
Soupy Sez! My Life and Zany Times (Oct., $21.95) by Soupy Sales with Charles Salzberg is a romp through the comedian's five decades in TV land.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Churchill: A Biography (Nov., $35) by Roy Jenkins shows how Churchill educated himself for greatness--a greatness that for decades went undiscerned.
Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered (Nov., $24.95) by Ruth Kluger. As Nazi-era Europe unfolds, a girl witnesses he family's comfortable Vienna existence destroyed.
Stories in His Own Hand: The Everyday Wisdom of Ronald Reagan (Oct., $20), edited by Kiron Skinner et al., is a collection of stories from the same team behind Reagan, In His Own Hand. Advertising. Author publicity.
Mrs. Kennedy: The Missing History of the Kennedy Years (Nov., $25) by Barbara Leaming exploits secret service records, intimate letters and eyewitness testimony to assess Jackie Kennedy during JFK's presidency. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Remembering Charles Kuralt (Sept., $24.95) by Ralph Grizzle tracks how a North Carolina farm boy turned into a celebrated journalist. Author tour.
Mary Shelley (Sept., $32.50) by Miranda Seymour explores the life of the woman behind a legendary monster.
All the World's a Stage (Oct., $22.95) by Dennis Weaver. The author speaks about his career as an actor and as a spokesperson for environmental conservation.
Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir (Oct., $26) by Tony Hillerman speaks of the septuagenarian's upbringing in Depression-era Oklahoma and his tour of duty in France during WW II before he found his voice as a writer. 60,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
Sounds of the River (Feb., $25) by Da Chen is a coming-of-age tale about the author's education in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. 50,000 first printing.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
My Journey: From an Iowa Farm to a Cathedral of Dreams (Nov., $26) by Robert H. Schuller. The founder of the Crystal Cathedral shares his inspirational story. 100,000 first printing.
Gut Feelings: From Fear and Despair to Health and Happiness (Sept., $23.95) by Carnie Wilson with Lisa Mitchell. The daughter of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys fame struggles with rejection, compulsive eating and morbid obesity before attaining health. 100,000 first printing. Advertising.
HOLMES & MEIER
Little Mother of Russia: A Biography of Empress Marie Fedorovna (1847-1928) (Sept., $36) by Coryne Hall portrays the life of the mother of Russia's last czar and the grandmother of Anastasia.
I Thought My Father Was God: And Other True Tales from NPR's National Story Project (Sept., $25), edited by Paul Auster, gathers 80 true-life narratives; published in association with NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Borrowed Finery: A Memoir (Oct., $23) by Paula Fox. The author of the novel Desperate Characters pieces together her youth with her almost always absent, nomadic parents. Advertising.
James Madison by Garry Wills and Theodore Roosevelt (both Jan., $20 each) by Louis Auchincloss are short biographies in The American Presidents series edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Hoop Roots (Oct., $24) by John Edgar Wideman is equal parts on Wideman's passion for basketball and black basketball in America. 35,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
My Country Versus Me: The First-Hand Account by the Los Alamos Scientist Who Was Falsely Accused of Being a Spy (Oct., $23.95) by Wen Ho Lee with Helen Zia tells his side of the complex story. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
Lucky Man: A Memoir (Jan., $22.95) by Michael J. Fox. The actor moves quickly from memories of his childhood and film and TV career to full disclosure of how he has dealt with his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. 500,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The Camera My Mother Gave Me (Oct., $21) by Susanna Kaysen. The author of Girl, Interrupted moves forward into surreal clinical encounters when "something went wrong" with her vagina and sexual pleasure was replaced by pain. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.
A Woman's Education (Oct., $22) by Jill Ker Conway is her third memoir covering her years as the first woman president of Smith College. 40,000 first printing. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography (Nov., $40) by Geoffrey C. Ward, Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns is a companion volume to the PBS-TV series using Twain's own work to shed light on his life. 100,000 first printing. Advertising.
Loaded: A Misadventure on the Marijuana Trail (Jan., $24.95) by Robert Sabbag is the story of Allen Long, the first American smuggler to hit it big with Colombian pot. 35,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes: The Autobiography of Robert Clary (Nov., $26.95) by Robert Clary. Born in France, Clary survived concentration camps and went on to play Corporal Louis Lebeau on the TV sitcom.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Duncan Hines: The Man Behind the Cake Mix (Dec., $29.95) by Louis B. Hatchett Jr. spotlights the person who transformed the packaged food industry.
MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE PRESS
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Penitent, with Roses: An HIV+ Mother Reflects (Sept., $24.95) by Paula W. Peterson mixes harsh and amusing memories while dealing with a devastating topic.
Crossing Over: One Woman's Exodus from Amish Life (Nov., $18.95) by Ruth Irene Garrett with Rick Farrant is the story of the author's complete estrangement from the community she left to marry a man on the outside. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Limbo: A Memoir (Oct., $25) by A. Manette Ansay. Living with a muscle disorder that evades concrete diagnosis, the author of Vinegar Hill and Midnight Champagne reflects on how uncertainty is not always a negative. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
My Stroke of Luck (Jan., $25) by Kirk Douglas. The actor talks about his 1995 stroke and discloses for the first time a potentially gruesome attempt at suicide. 100,000 first printing.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
In the Shadow of the Ayatollah: A CIA Hostage in Iran (Oct., $29.95) by William J. Daugherty is one hostage's account of the 1979 U.S. diplomatic crisis.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
Memoirs of an Unfit Mother (Oct., $23.95) by Anne Robinson. The host of TV's The Weakest Link reveals her struggle with alcoholism and other traumas, including a dramatic custody battle.
NEW HORIZON PRESS
Cast Off: True Adventures and Ordeals of an American Family on a French Farm (Nov., $24.95) by Jan Murra proves that living without plumbing, electricity and heat is not necessarily an ennobling experience for a mother of three--especially when her husband is leading a second life with another woman. Advertising. Author publicity.
I Will Be Cleopatra: An Actress's Journey (Oct., $22.95) by Zoe Caldwell divulges how the dyslexic daughter of a plumber and an Australian taxi dancer transformed herself into one of the leading classical and Broadway actors of our time. Author publicity.
Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography (Nov. $27.95) by Rüdiger Safranski recreates the philosopher's distressed existence while examining his ideas.
Drawn to the Rhythm: A Passionate Life Reclaimed (Feb., $24.95) by Sara Hall is the memoir of a woman who freed herself from sexual abuse both in childhood and marriage by mastering rowing a single shell and becoming a world champion. Author publicity.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
This Man's Pill (Oct., $35) by Carl Djerassi recounts the invention of the birth control pill. Advertising.
The Leopard Hat: A Daughter's Story (Feb., $24) by Valerie Steiker. At the heart of this memoir is the spirit of the author's mother Giselle, a Belgian Jew hidden during WW II.
Memoirs: A Twentieth-Century Journey in Science and Politics (Nov., $35) by Edward Teller with Judith Shoolery documents the recollections of the controversial nuclear scientist involved in weapon development for the American war effort.
Trials of the Monkey: An Accidental Memoir (Sept., $25) by Matthew Chapman chronicles what happened after the great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin set out to learn whether opinions had changed much in Dayton, Tenn., since the Scopes Trial of 1925. Author tour.
No Ordinary Move: A Memoir (Sept., $24) by Linda Bidabe is the story of a special education teacher with a fierce loyalty to the disabled children in her care. $90,000 ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
Up and Running: The Jami Goldman Story (Sept., $25) by Jami Goldman and Andrea Cagan. Despite the loss of both legs in a freak 1987 auto accident, Goldman went on to become a world class runner. 6-city author tour.
Still Waters: A Memoir (Oct., $24) by Jennifer Lauck. Continuing the personal story begun in Blackbird, the adult Lauck must come to grips with her brother's sad path. Ad/promo. 13-city author tour.
Ronald Reagan: The Presidential Portfolio (Oct., $35) by Lou Cannon is part of the Presidential Library series and contains documents, photographs, artifacts and audio recordings exclusive to the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum. Advertising.
Vernon Can Read! A Memoir (Oct., $26) by Vernon E. Jordan Jr. with Annette Gordon-Reed moves from the civil rights revolution to the halls of power. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Henry Ford and the Jews (Nov., $26) by Neil Baldwin tackles a subject often ignored--Ford's anti-Semitism. Advertising. Author tour.
No Finish Line: My Life As I See It (Oct., $25.95) by Marla Runyan with Sally Jenkins is by the first legally blind athlete to compete in the Olympic games. Author publicity.
Royal (Feb., $25.95) by Robert Lacey draws upon firsthand interviews and previously unpublished letters to reveal new information about the British royal family. Advertising.
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay (Sept., $29.95) by Nancy Mitford. For her first book since Zelda, Mitford was given exclusive access to boxes and boxes of Millay's papers. 10-city author tour.
Jack: A Life Like No Other (Oct., $35) by Geoffrey Perret deals with the full scope of JFK's life and touches upon his family, friends and infidelities. Advertising. Author tour.
Nothing Is Impossible (Nov., $14.95) by Christopher Reeve reflects on lessons learned since the actor's paralyzing accident in 1995 and his belief that nothing should be taken for granted.
Theodore Rex (Nov., $35) by Edmund Morris is the sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and covers TR's two terms as president. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
Lazy B (Feb., $24.95) by Sandra Day O'Connor and H. Allan Day details how O'Connor's grandfather, Henry Clay Day, established the Lazy B ranch in 1880 in the American Southwest, an area that helped shape the justice's happy childhood and independent character.
It's True! It's True! (Sept., $26) by Kurt Angle with John Harper is by the Olympic gold medalist who became heavyweight champion of the World Wrestling Federation. 200,000 first printing. Author publicity.
Chicken: A Memoir (Feb., $25) by David Henry Sterry recalls days and nights in the 1970s when Sterry was a prostitute to lonely, rich and bored Hollywood housewives. 140,000 first printing.
Darwin, His Daughter and Human Evolution (Jan., $26.95) by Randal Keynes. The great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin dispenses new revelations culled from family documents and photographs.
Picasso, My Grandfather (Feb., $26.95) by Marina Picasso comments on the artist's tyrannies and the costs to the family. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Hill (Oct., $21.95) by Ed Hommer with Daniel Paisner deals with surviving a plane crash and triumphing over misfortune. 40,000 first printing.
ST. MARTIN'S PRESS
The Oasis: The Memoir of Love and Survival in a Concentration Camp (Sept., $24.95) by Petru Popescu. Their son-in-law narrates the tale of Mirek Friedman and Blanka Davidovich who met and fell in love in Dachau.
Janet & Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Oct., $24.95) by Jan Pottker reports on the relationship between Jackie and Janet Auchincloss.
Madonna (Nov., $24.95) by Andrew Morton spotlights the performer who is a master of reinvention. 500,000 first printing.
Plane Insanity: A Flight Attendant's Tale of Sex, Rage and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet (Nov., $23.95) by Elliott Hester is crammed with recollections of outrageous midair activities.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
Crashing the Party (Sept., $24.95) by Ralph Nader is the third party candidate's no-apologies assessment of his critical role in the 2000 election. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Call Me Crazy (Sept., $25) by Anne Heche is the actress's account of her life, career and future possibilities.
Halfway Home (Dec., $26) by Ronan Tynan. The Irish tenor sings out about his life.
An Edge Is a Lean of the Body (Jan., $26) by Dick Button explores the many changes that have evolved in modern figure skating.
In Shackelton's Wake (Oct., $24.95) by Arved Fuchs relates how the sailor/adventurer set out in 2000 to reenact one of Shackelton's journeys.
Treasured Islands: Cruising the South Seas with Robert Louis Stevenson (Nov., $29.95) by Lowell D. Holmes retraces the steps that Stevenson took with his family in the South Pacific in the years 1888-1890.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Hello Darlin': Tall (and Absolutely True) Tales About My Life (Oct., $25) by Larry Hagman with Todd Gold is a rowdy and dishy memoir that turns serious when it deals with the actor's cirrhosis of the liver and the search for a transplant donor. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
President Nixon: Alone in the White House (Oct., $28) by Richard Reeves utilizes thousands of newly discovered or declassified documents and tapes, including memos Nixon sent to himself, to portray the president as a man of iron will. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
Christmas in Plains (Nov., $20) by Jimmy Carter is a new installment about the president's childhood in Plains, where celebrating Christmas was a family ritual. 350,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
More, Now, Again (Dec., $25) by Elizabeth Wurtzel is an eye-opening disclosure by the author of Prozac Nation about her descent into Ritalin addiction. 125,000 first printing. Advertising. 9-city author tour.
Betty Shabazz: A Biography (Jan., $24.95) by Russell J. Rickford proceeds from Shabazz's days as the wife of Malcolm X to her fight to preserve his legacy. 25,000 first printing.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
One Step Beyond: A Jewish Fugitive in Hitler's Europe (Nov., $24.95) by Alfred Feldman follows the exploits of a Jewish boy who managed to evade the Nazis throughout WW II.
Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine (Jan., $25) by Raja Shehadeh chronicles growing up in Ramallah in the midst of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
The Dance of the Rose and the Nightingale (Nov., $26.95) by Nesta Ramazani recalls a young girl with a passion for dance growing up in 1940's Iran.
Strip City: A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America (Sept., $23.95) by Lily Burana. Before settling down with the man she loves and turning to journalism, an ex-ecdysiast dusts off her dancing shoes. 50,000 first printing. 8-city author tour.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood: A Memoir (Oct., $24.95) by Eric Burdon with Jeff Craig. The lead singer of the Animals sets the record straight in this recital of a turbulent life on the road and in the studio. 25,000 first printing. Author tour.
The Gifts of Jimmy V: A Coach's Legacy (Nov., $19.95) by Bob Valvano is a biography of North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Edward Abbey: A Life (Nov., $27.95) by James M. Cahalan tells the life of the environmental writer.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
Edward Sorin (Nov., $49.95) by Marvin R. O'Connell recalls an against-the-odds tale of how Sorin came to found one the world's premier Catholic institutions of higher learning.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
The Man Who Made Wall Street: Anthony J. Drexel and the Rise of Modern Finance (Oct., $29.95) by Dan Rottenberg uncovers the elusive figure who served as J.P. Morgan's mentor.
When Men Were the Only Models We Had: My Teachers Barzun, Fadiman, Trilling (Nov., $24.95) by Carolyn G. Heilbrun documents the author's experiences as a student and professor at Columbia University.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Ralph W. Yarborough, the People's Senator (Feb., $39.95) by Patrick L. Cox reveals the politician who was a cornerstone in Lyndon Johnson's Great Society programs.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO
Some Good in the World: A Life of Purpose (Oct., $29.95) by Edward Piszek with Jake Morgan probes the life of the founder of Mrs. Paul's Kitchens, whose fortune helped fight tuberculosis in Poland.
Andy Warhol by Wayne Koestenbaum and Marlon Brando (both Sept., $21.95 each) by Patricia Bosworth are new volumes in the Peguin Lives series. Author tours.
A Lady, First: My Life in the Kennedy White House and the American Embassies of Paris and Rome (Oct., $26.95) by Letitia Baldrige is a memoir of traveling in heady circles from the etiquette guru who was, among other positions, an adviser to five first ladies. Author tour.
When Character Was King (Oct., $24.95) by Peggy Noonan. The former speechwriter offers another glowing tribute to the Reagan era and persona. 8-city author tour.
Pope John XXIII (Jan., $19.95) by Thomas Cahill maintains that the pope's brief reign (1958-1963), which included his formation of the Second Vatican Council, began a true shift in the Roman Catholic Church.
Mysterious Stranger (Nov., $24.95) by David Blaine. The magician whose TV special Frozen in Time was watched by 16 million viewers offers an illustrated history of magic while sharing techniques to play with others' realities. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
On Our Way to Beautiful: A Family Memoir (Feb., $21.95) by Yolanda Young is a memoir of growing up in Shreveport, La., in an extended family populated with such characters as Honeymoon, her grandmother, and her uncle, Baby Jane.
Generally Speaking: A Memoir by the First Woman Promoted to Three-Star General in the United States Army (Sept., $24.95) by Lt. Gen. Claudia J. Kennedy (ret.) with Malcolm McConnell recounts her 32-year career, which included her assertion in 2000 that she had been sexually harassed by Maj. Gen. Larry Smith. Advertising. Author publicity.
Swimming Across: A Memoir (Nov., $26.95) by Andrew S. Grove. The Intel chairman tells of his early years, covering a period from the eve of Nazi Germany's invasion of his native Hungary to his flight from communism to America 16 years later. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
His Song: The Musical Journey of Elton John (Sept., $29.95) by Elizabeth J. Rosenthal is a tell-all about Sir John and his music, including a complete discography.
September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle (Sept., $21.95) by Peter J. Levinson tells the story of the talented arranger of American popular music who worked with Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat "King" Cole and Rosemary Clooney.
Grahame Clark (Sept., $26) by Brian Fagan charts the life of the 20th-century archeologist based upon his published works.
Shadow Lovers (Jan., $35) by Andrea Lynn brings to light new revelations about H.G. Wells's amorous life drawn from previously suppressed love letters. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
Pulitzer: A Life (Oct., $30) by Denis Brian chronicles the life of the "father of American journalism."
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Astride the Moon (Sept., $25) by Vincent Dowling. The actor and former director of the Abbey Theater spins an occasionally scandalous autobiography of his theatrical life.
To Know We Are Not Alone: An Illustrated Profile of the Twentieth Century's Most Influential Christian Writer (Nov., $22.99) by Chip Duncan is the companion book to a PBS documentary based on the life of C.S. Lewis. Advertising.
Fall 2001 Hardcovers: Biography & Memoirs