Discoveries: The Calendar: History, Lore, and Legend (Oct., $12.95) by Jacqueline Bourgoing tracks the complex history of how human beings have structured time.
An Accidental Anarchist: How the Killing of a Humble Jewish Immigrant by Chicago's Chief of Police Exposed the Conflict Between Law & Order and Civil Rights in Early 20th-Century America (Sept., $16.95) by Walter Roth and Joe Kraus retells the drama surrounding the 1908 killing of a 19-year-old Jewish immigrant.
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Letters from Belsen: An Australian Nurse's Experience with the Survivors of War (Nov., $17.95) by Muriel Knox Doherty follows the plight of the Jewish survivors at Belsen concentration camp after their liberation.
Sex-Crime Panic: A Journey to the Paranoid Heart of the 1950s (Jan., $14.95) by Neil Miller is a journalistic exposé of the unjustified incarceration of 20 innocent gay men in the aftermath of two brutal child murders in 1950s Iowa.
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Coolitude (Nov.; $22.50, cloth $59.95) by Marina Carter and Khal Torabully captures the essence of a colonial Indian plantation.
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The Lords of the Isles (Sept., $15) by Raymond Campbell Paterson tracks the Scottish clan Donald from early medieval times to 1945.
Reprint: Fatal Voyage: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis (Sept., $14.95) by Dan Kurzman.
BURD STREET PRESS
Strange Tales of the Civil War (Dec., $9.95) by Michael Sanders presents readers with a collection of omens, predictions, dreams and other unexplainable events during the Civil War.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
China Since Tiananmen: The Politics of Transition (Sept.; $19.95, cloth $59.95) by Joseph Fewsmith evaluates China's intellectual and political trends since the Tiananmen Square incident of 1989. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
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The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Britain (Sept., $11.95), edited by Jon E. Lewis, takes a tour through British history from 55 B.C. to the present.
CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA PRESS
Pius XII and the Holocaust: Understanding the Controversy (Feb., $19.95) by José M. Sánchez addresses the controversy surrounding Pius's alleged silence during the Holocaust.
From Bondage to Liberation: Writings by and About Afro-Americans from 1700 to 1918 (Sept.; $29.95, cloth $69.95), edited by Faith Berry, constructs a literary and cultural bridge across the racial divide.
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Rebel Cornbread and Yankee Coffee: Civil War Campfire Cooking (Oct., $11.95) by Gary Fisher explores soldiers' shared experience and the recipes common on both sides of the battlefield.
Reprint: To the Best of My Ability: The American Presidents (Sept., $19.95), edited by James McPherson.
The World's Lighthouses: From Ancient Times to 1820 (Nov., $26.95) by D. Alan Stevenson examines both the construction of the towers and methods of illumination.
The Tomb of Siphtah with the Tomb of Queen Tîyi and The Tombs of Harmhabi and Touatânkhamanou (Sept., $29.95 each) by Theodore M. Davis detail the author's discoveries of 1905-1907 and his last great find in the Valley of the Kings.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Black Athena Writes Back: Martin Bernal Responds to His Critics (Oct., $24.95) by Martin Bernal, edited by David Chioni Moore, responds to the continuing debate over whether the development of Greek civilization was heavily influenced by Afro-Asiatic civilizations.
Murder at 40 Below: True Crime Stories from Alaska (Nov., $14.95) by Tom Brennan recounts many of Alaska's most notorious and unusual murder cases.
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Atlas of Hispanic-American History (Sept.) by George Ochoa and Atlas of Asian-American History (Jan., $24.95 each) by Monique Avakian traces the background of each.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Sept., $19.95) by Thom Ross assembles an illustrated narrative of the Old West's mythic event.
Lands of Promise and Despair: Chronicles of Early California, 1535-1846 (Nov., $21.95), edited by Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz, looks at early California as seen through the eyes of those who explored, colonized and settled it; a California Legacy book copublished with Santa Clara University.
Vietnam: An Illustrated History (Nov., $12.95) by Shelton Woods examines Vietnam's major political, cultural and social developments.
New York: An Illustrated History (Oct., $35) by Ric Burns and James Sanders, with Lisa Ades, captures all the beauty, complexity and power of the Big Apple. Ad/promo. Author publicity. PBS-TV series tie-in.
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Reprint: Stork Club: America's Most Famous Nightspot and the Lost World of Café Society (Nov., $14.95) by Ralph Blumenthal. 25,000 first printing.
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Here, Now, and Always: Voices of the First Peoples of the Southwest (Nov., $24.95) by Carlotta Penny Bird et al. features an inspirational collection of Native American thought on place, history, tradition and change.
Reprints: Dr. Seuss Goes to War (Sept., $17.95) by Richard Minear.
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Britain: A Short History (Nov., $15.95) by T. A. Jenkins explains how the British developed their unique identity and makes predictions for the future.
The Complete Book of Presidential Trivia (Nov., $17.95) by J. Stephen Lang features an amusing set of questions and answers about America's leaders, arranged by topic.
Viking Age Iceland (Sept., $15) by Jesse L. Byock challenges the violent and lawless image of the Viking age.
Reprint: Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan (Sept., $18) by Herbert P. Bix. 75,000 first printing.
Reprint: Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America (Oct., $14) by Giles Milton.
Just Curious, Jeeves: About History (Jan., $15) by Jack Mingo and Erin Barrett features unusual and fun facts from history. Ad/promo. Cross-promo with AskJeeves.com.
The Kensington Rune Stone--Its Place in History (Oct., $17.95) by Thomas E. Reiersgord is a new vision of North American anthropology and history. Advertising.
RFK Funeral Train (Sept., $24.95) by Norman Mailer and Evan Thomas, photos by Paul Fusco, pays tribute to Robert F. Kennedy with emotionally moving snapshots of America in transition. $25,000 ad/promo.
Wherever I Go, I Will Always Be a Loyal American (Feb., $21.95) by Yoon Pak revisits the 1942 internment of Japanese-American citizens, based on schoolchildren's letters written at the time and follow-up interviews with them years later.
The Arabian Seas: The Indian Ocean World of the Seventeenth Century (Sept.; $34.95, cloth $85) by Rene J. Barendse explores the intersection of the worlds of Islam and the European economy.
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Vietnam: A Personal History of America's Involvement in and Extrication from the Vietnam War (Jan., $16) by Henry Kissinger is drawn from Kissinger's own memoirs. Advertising.
Reprints: Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 (Nov., $16) by Stephen Ambrose; Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan That Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America (Feb., $15) by Kiron Skinner, Annelise Anderson and Martin Anderson.
Lost New York in Old Postcards (Sept., $24.95) by Rod Kennedy Jr. documents the city from the turn of the century to the mid-1950s, the years when hand-colored postcards were produced.
The Powder Puff Derby of 1929 (Oct., $16.95) by Gene Nora Jessen tells the story of the 1929 air race that pioneered a new future for female aviators. 25,000 first printing.
Postcards from World War II (Sept., $14.95) by Robynn and Matt Clairday captures a unique perspective on World War II through postcard images and the simple messages they carried back home.
When We Were Young in the West, True Histories of Childhood (Nov., $16.95) by Richard Melzer looks at the unique values-forming roles children played in the history of the American Southwest from Douglas MacArthur to Billy the Kid.
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Kennedy: Stories of Life and Death from an American Family (Nov., $17.95), edited by Clint Willis, offers a collection of writing on the Kennedy family; an Adrenaline book.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Phantoms of a Blood-Stained Period: The Complete Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce (Feb., $19.95), edited by Russell Duncan and David K. Klooster, gathers Bierce's writings together for the first time in one volume.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
Roe v. Wade: The Abortion Rights Controversy in American History (Oct.; $15.95, cloth $35) by N. E. H. Hull and Peter Charles Hoffer analyzes the debate.
Families of Fortune (Sept., $35) by Alexis Gregory traces the rise of the great robber barons of the Gilded Age and how they spent their fortunes.
The No-Nonsense Guide to World History (Oct., $12) by Chris Brazier integrates politics and wars with stories of diverse civilizations and communities.
Reprint: Founding Brothers (Jan., $14) by Joseph J. Ellis.
WAYNE STATE UNIV. PRESS
Windjammers: Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors (Jan.; $24.95, cloth $44.95) Ivan Walton features a collection of short stories and songs about the men who sailed the schooners of the Great Lakes during the 19th century.
The Assyrian Genocide (Oct., $22.95) by Gabriele Yonan is about the genocide of the Assyrian population in Persia and Turkey after World War I.
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The Irish Aboard Titanic (Sept., $TBA) by Sean Molony recreates the human side of the story.
WORD DANCER PRESS
Perilous Trails, Dangerous Men: Early California Stagecoach Robbers and Their Desperate Careers 1856-1900 (Oct., $15.95) by William B. Secrest features the exploits of 28 California stagecoach robbers.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Five Days in London: May 1940 (Sept.; $10.95, cloth $25) by John Lukacs chronicles the five days over which the members of the British War Cabinet debated whether to negotiate with Hitler or to continue the war.
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Fall 2001 Trade Paperbacks: History