China and the Legacy of Deng Xiaoping: From Communist Revolution to Capitalist Evolution (Apr., $27.95) by Michael E. Marti studies the economic aims of the Chinese leader.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Condemned to Repeat?: The Paradoxes of Humanitarian Action (July; $42.50, paper $19.95) by Fiona Terry looks at incidents in Zaire, Pakistan, Honduras and Thailand, where actions intended to alleviate suffering may have prolonged it.
IVAN R. DEE
Chasing Spies: How the FBI Failed in Counterintelligence but Promoted the Politics of McCarthyism in the Cold War Years (Apr., $27.50) by Athan Theoharis is an overview of the bureau's behavior. Advertising. Author publicity.
Code Name KINDRED SPIRIT: Inside the Chinese Nuclear Espionage Scandal (May, $26.95) by Notra Trulock examines the views and actions of the former director of intelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy whose career ended after revelations of nuclear espionage.
Loathing on the Left: The Liberal Compulsion to Hate Conservatives (Apr., $25.95) by Ann Coulter. The TV news commentator recommends a road to political wellness for America. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World (Apr., $34.95) by Margaret Thatcher. In the aftermath of September 11, the former British prime minister discusses the role of diplomacy when world order is threatened by rogue states.
Courting Disaster: The Supreme Court and the Unmaking of American Law (Mar., $25) by Martin Garbus urges restoration of bipartisanship and objectivity.
Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics (May, $29.95) by Douglas Crimp perceives a dangerous conservative drift in gay politics. Author publicity.
NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
Looking Back (Apr., $19.95) by Russell Baker is a collection of essays from the political columnist.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
Gun Control and Gun Rights: A Reader and Guide (June; $65, paper $25), edited by Andrew J. McClurg, David Kopel and Brannon Denning, looks at the viewpoints from all sides of the gun control debate.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Days of Discontent: American Women and Right-Wing Politics, 1933-1945 (May, $40) by June Melby Benowitz scrutinizes politically active women who opposed the goals of feminism from the Great Depression through WWII.
For a "Christian America": A History of the Religious Right (Apr., $28) by Ruth Murray Brown traces the powerful growth of America's religious right.
The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Personal Diplomacy (May, $29.95) by Strobe Talbott. The former Time magazine columnist and architect of the Clinton administration's policy toward Russia offers his account of war and peace in the post-Cold War world. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
North Korea: The Politics of Unconventional Wisdom (July, $49.95) by Han S. Park measures the resiliency of North Korea's socialist regime.
Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House (May, $24) by Helen Thomas is the follow-up to the journalist's bestselling Front Row at the White House.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
As If by Design: Black Poverty in Urban America (Mar., $18) by David Hilfiker. The physician and social activist debunks the myth that the urban poor siphon off government resources.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Citizen McCain: An Unconventional Politician (July, $25) by Elizabeth Drew is the reporter's intimate look at the senator's work on the Hill. Advertising.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
The Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Boundaries of Law, Politics and Religion (Mar.; $42.95, paper $24.95), edited by Lewis V. Baldwin, underscores the unity of King's moral and religious convictions and political activity.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Once Upon a Time in Texas: A Liberal in the Lone Star State (Apr., $39.95) by David Richards is a memoir of the author's political experiences from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Being Rapoport: Capitalist with a Conscience (May, $39.95) by Bernard Rapoport, as told to Don E. Carleton, is a memoir from the entrepreneur and philanthropist.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Disarmament Sketches: Three Decades of Arms Control and International Law (June, $35) by Thomas Graham Jr. is by a negotiator of such treaties as ABM, INF, CFE, SALT and START.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership (May, $32) by Arnold M. Ludwig contends that national leaders act remarkably like monkeys and apes in how they come to power, govern and rule. $15,000 ad/promo. Author publicity.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
How Democratic Is the American Constitution? (Mar., $19.95) by Robert Dahl pinpoints elements in the Constitution that allegedly hamper democracy.