The Reparations Debate: Arguments for and Against Reparations for Slavery in the United States (Sept., $24.95), edited by Dr. Raymond Winbush, features essays by Tim Wise, David Horowitz and Molefi Asante, among others.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
A Call to Heroism: Renewing the American Vision of Greatness (July, $24) by Peter Gibbon surveys the different types of heroes celebrated throughout U.S. history, from war veterans to social reformers.
A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (Mar., $28) by Samantha Power studies the nation's failure to stop campaigns to exterminate Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Iraqi Kurds, Bosnians and Rwandans. Advertising. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them (July, $28) by Jean Francois Rischard evaluates the gravest dilemmas to emerge from last January's World Economics Summit in Davos, Switzerland.
In Schools We Trust (Aug., $23) by Deborah Meier looks at the ideology behind standardized testing and envisions an alternative based on empowering teachers and parents to make their own decisions about children's education.
Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of America's Most Elusive Serial Killer Revealed (Apr., $24.95) by Robert Graysmith looks at evidence from the highly publicized serial murder spree.
Pilot Error: The Anatomy of a Plane Crash (May, $24.95) by Phaedra Hise recreates an expert flyer's fatal crash off Cape Cod.
Wealth and Democracy: The Dangerous Politics of American Prosperity (Mar., $29.95) by Kevin Phillips delves into the destructive relationship between money and political power in the U.S.
Comic Wars: How Two Tycoons Battled Over the Marvel Comics Empire--And Both Lost (Apr., $24.95) by Dan Raviv depicts a David and Goliath business story.
THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
Integrating China into the Global Economy (Mar., $48.95) by Nicholas R. Lardy looks at the pressures on the Chinese government to comply with the WTO's standards.
The Other Side of Welfare: Real Stories from a Single Mother (June, $24.95) by Pamela L. Cave relates one woman's torturous experience with the welfare system.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Inside Al-Qaeda: Global Network of Terror (May, $19.95) by Rohan Gunaratna probes the organization's ideas, leaders and strategies.
Visible Differences: How Race Will Matter to Americans in the Twenty-First Century (June, $34.95) by Dominic J. Pulera scrutinizes the "racial" categories of white, black, Hispanic, Asian and Indian.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
The Job Training Charade (Mar., $TBA) by Gordon Lafer exposes the failure of government-sponsored job-training programs.
The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez (Mar., $TBA) by Jimmy Breslin chronicles the abbreviated life of a 21-year-old illegal Mexican immigrant who died on a Brooklyn construction site after risking everything to come to America.
IVAN R. DEE
America Confronts Terrorism: Understanding the Danger and How to Think About It (Mar., $27.50), edited by John Prados, provides up-to-date information.
The Good, the Bad & the Difference (Mar., $23.95) by Randy Cohen. The author of the weekly New York Times Magazine column "The Ethicist" collects his writings and adds new commentary on modern manners and mores. Advertising. Author publicity. Radio satellite tour.
The Poet and the Murderer (Apr., $23.95) by Simon Worrall traces the story of con artist Mark Hofmann, whose need to conceal his forgery of an Emily Dickinson poem led him to murder.
WM. B. EERDMANS
The War on Terrorism and the Terror of God (Mar., $29) by Lee Griffith analyzes religious violence around the globe and advocates a theology of peace.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Reflects on Islam and the West (Apr., $18) by Tamim Ansary. The son of an Afghan man and an American woman gives a personal account of the struggle between cultures.
Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution (Apr., $25) by Francis Fukuyama posits that the ability to modify human biology and behavior will shake the foundation of liberal democracy.
Relentless Pursuit: The DSS and the Manhunt for the Bin Laden Terrorists (Mar., $24.95) by Samuel M. Katz investigates the U.S. State Department's diplomatic security service and its mission to find and capture the men behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the USS Cole attacks and the September 11 terror campaign. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The Stargate Chronicles: Memoirs of a Psychic Spy (Aug., $24.95) by Joseph McMoneagle reveals the inside story of the U.S. government's "psychic spy" program.
The Middle of Everywhere: The World's Refugees Come to Our Town (Apr., $25) by Mary Pipher explores the aspirations and misfortunes of our nation's newest citizens. 125,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf (July, $TBA) by Peter Lovenheim portrays the people, animals and cattle-rearing techniques of two New York farms, taking the reader from auction to slaughterhouse.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam (Apr., $29.95) by Gilles Kepel, trans. by Anthony Roberts, discusses the rise of the political-religious phenomenon of the Islamic holy war.
Media Unlimited: The Torrent of Sounds and Images in Modern Life (Mar., $25) by Todd Gitlin ponders the extent of media saturation in this current information age. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Elvis in Jerusalem: Post-Zionism and the Americanization of Israel (May, $23) by Tom Segev praises the diffusion of Israeli identity and heralds a new era of pragmatism, compromise, tolerance and openness.
The Cell (Apr., $24.95) by John Miller with Michael Stone is an in-depth report on the terrorist cells involved in the September 11 attacks. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
My Jihad: An American Mujahid's Amazing Experiences in the World of Jihad, Osama bin Laden's Camps, and the Central Intelligence Agency (Nov., $22.95) by Aukai Collins describes training in Afghanistan and fighting jihad in Chechnya before becoming disillusioned and joining U.S. antiterrorist undercover operations.
Air Force One: The White House in the Sky (June, $34.95) by Robert F. Dorr commemorates the commanding aircraft, with never-before-published photographs. 7-city author tour.
Fire Lover (May, $25.95) by Joseph Wambaugh relates the story of a respected Southern California firefighter and arson investigator who turned out to be a serial arsonist himself. Advertising. Regional author tour.
Ridin' High, Livin' Free: Hell-Raising Motorcycle Stories (May, $24.95) by Ralph "Sonny" Barger. The successful author returns with a collection of tales about bikers' adventures on the open road. Advertising. 12-city author tour.
In America's Court: How a Civil Lawyer Who Likes to Settle Stumbled into a Criminal Trial (July, $23.95) by Thomas Geoghegan offers a candid critique of the U.S. criminal justice system.
In Search of an Enemy: Wen Ho Lee and the Revival of the Yellow Peril (Aug., $25.95) by Robert Scheer dissects the politics behind the prosecution of a Chinese scientist for espionage.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
Global Terror: Unearthing the Support Networks that Allow Terrorism to Survive and Succeed (May, $32.95) by Rohan Gunaratna reveals how terrorists have harnessed the forces of globalization to operate inside the world's liberal democracies.
The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein (May, $27.95) by Sandra Mackey provides a thorough account of the religious, ethnic and political forces that produced Saddam's dictatorship, and warns that Iraq without him may be even more dangerous.
Globalization and Its Discontents (Aug., $24.95) by Joseph Stiglitz. The Nobel Prize-winning economist who served as a Clinton adviser and chief economist at the World Bank reviews global economic policy and offers an agenda for reform. 2-city author tour.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam (May, $22) by John Esposito. The renowned scholar of political Islam profiles extremist organizations and places them in the broader context of global Islam and American foreign policy.
Campaign Against Terror (Feb., $TBA) by Kurt Campbell guides policymakers and practitioners in combating terrorism.
What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Electronic Frontier (May, $24) by James Gleick presents previously published essays on the ways technology has altered our world over the past decade.
Lone Patriot: The Short Career of an American Militiaman (June, $25) by Jane Kramer introduces John Pitner, a militiaman in Whatcom County, Wash., and gives a summary of the larger millennial militia movement. Advertising. 4-city author tour.
Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web (May, $25) by David Weinberger charts the Internet's transformation of contemporary society. 75,000 first printing.
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The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons, and High Finance Fraudsters (Mar., $25) by Greg Palast gathers a collection of the journalist's pieces from the last decade. Advertising. Author tour.
Eclipse (Mar., $45) by Zalmai. The photographer records images of war, displacement and exile in Cuba, India, Mali, the Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, Pakistan and his native Afghanistan. $25,000 ad/promo.
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Burning Questions: America's Fight with Nature's Fire (May, $24.95) by David Carle covers the modern history of forest fires and looks at fire suppression and prescribed burning.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
New York Waterfront: Reconstruction and Renewal (June, $25) by Raymond W. Gastil weighs proposals for the redevelopment of Manhattan's waterfront and engages in a larger discussion about public space and urban renewal.
Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press (Mar., $26), edited by Kristina Borjesson. Award-winning writers assess the perilous state of American journalism.
Cracking Cases: The Science of Solving Crimes (Apr., $26) by Henry C. Lee with Thomas W. O'Neill. The renowned criminologist walks readers through five famous murder cases.
Vietnam, Now: A Reporter Returns (May, $26) by David Lamb. A journalist returns to Vietnam after 30 years to report on the country's emergence from political and economic isolation. Advertising. April PBS-TV documentary.
The Count and the Confession: A True Mystery (May, $24.95) by John Taylor retells the bizarre story of a genteel Southern lady convicted of murdering her boyfriend. 3-city author tour.
Dying to Drink (May, $24.95) by Henry Wechsler and Bernice Wuethrich studies college students' binge drinking.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
You've Been Had!: How the Media and Environmentalists Turned America into a Nation of Hypochondriacs (June, $28) by Melvin A. Benarde contends that media reports exaggerate health threats.
A Smile as Big as the Moon: A Teacher, His Class, and Their Unforgettable Journey (Mar., $23.95) by Mike Kersjes with Joe Layden. A teachers battles for his special needs students to attend a NASA space camp. 25,000 first printing. Author publicity. Film right sold to Jerry Bruckheimer for Walt Disney Pictures. First serial to Reader's Digest.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
The Death of the West: How Mass Immigration, Depopulation & A Dying Faith Are Killing Our Culture and Country (Mar., $25.95) by Patrick J. Buchanan. The three-time presidential candidate addresses separatism vs. integration, the declining birthrate in the U.S. and Europe and the rising tensions between Russia and China. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour. Conservative Book Club selection.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Revenge: A Story of Hope (Apr., $30) by Laura Blumenfeld. The Washington Post correspondent's quest for revenge against the man who shot her father 15 years earlier takes her around the world and deep into the psychology of vengeance. Advertising. Author publicity. 5-city author tour.
What's Happening to Home?: Balancing Work, Life and Refuge in the Information Age (Mar., $19.95) by Maggie Jackson considers the evolving role of the home in human society.
Siberia Bound (July, $22.95) by Alexander Blakely recounts the author's experience building a business in post-Communist Siberia and contemplates capitalism's effect in the region.
The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (Apr., $22) by Tariq Ali explains the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and religious symbolism on both sides of the war.
The Irresistible Rise of Harry Potter: Kid-Lit in a Globalised World (June, $19) by Andrew Blake critiques the Harry Potter consumer campaign perpetrated by the publishing and film industries.
Report from Ground Zero (Mar., $24.95) by Dennis Smith. The former firefighter gives a firsthand account of WTC rescue efforts by firefighters, the police and emergency medical teams. Author publicity. 6-city author tour.
Brown: An Erotic History of the Americas (Apr., $24.95) by Richard Rodriguez meditates on how Hispanics are coloring a nation that has traditionally seen itself in terms of black and white. Author publicity. 10-city author tour.
The Last American Man (May, $24.95) by Elizabeth Gilbert explores American masculinity through the story of Eustace Conway, who 20 years ago left the suburbs to live in Appalachia. 6-city author tour.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia (Mar., $24) by Ahmed Rashid. The bestselling author of Taliban tracks the emergence of Islamic fundamentalist groups in the Central Asian republics, examines the roots of their rage and the goals of their movement and suggests ways their threat might be mitigated. Advertising. Author tour.
People's Witness: The Journalist in Modern Politics (June, $29.95) by Fred Inglis chronicles the lives of the 20th century's most powerful news proprietors and political journalists--including George Orwell, Joseph Pulitzer and Edward Morrow--and measures their contributions.