ALLEN & UNWIN
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Lionheart: A Journey of the Human Spirit (May, $14.95) by Jesse Martin with Ed Gannon is the true-life adventure of the youngest person--just 17 when he set out, 18 when he finished--to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the world. Advertising. Author tour.
Aaliyah: An R&B Princess (Apr., $10.95) by Kelly Kenyatta follows the brief life of the popular singer.
Flirting with Danger: Confessions of a Reluctant War Reporter (Mar., $12) by Siobhan Darrow describes the former CNN correspondent's experiences dodging bullets, interviewing world leaders and piecing her life together after a failed love affair.
Don't Turn Your Back on the Barn: Adventures of a Country Vet (Apr., $12.95) by David Perrin ambles through this British Columbian veterinarian's rookie year in the early 1970s. 25,000 first printing.
Reprint: If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday (May, $13) by Farah Jasmine Griffin.
Reprint: Saving Milly: Love, Politics, and Parkinson's Disease (May, $14) by Morton Kondracke.
JOHN F. BLAIR
Prayin' to Be Set Free: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Mississippi (Mar., $9.95), edited by Andrew Waters, gathers 28 interviews with former Mississippi slaves conducted by the Federal Writers' Project journalists in the 1930s.
Those Who Light the Path: H.H. the XIV Dalai Lama (June, $9.95) by Peter Michel is the first in the Those Who Light the Path biography series.
Finding My Voice (Mar., $16.95) by Diane Rehm is a memoir by this NPR radio personality.
Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman's Building (Aug., $16.95) by Terry Wolverton is an artist's memoir of her years at one of the pivotal institutions of West Coast cultural feminism. Advertising. Author tour.
When I Was a Slave: Memoirs from the Slave Narrative Collection (June, $2), edited by Norman R. Yetman, includes detailed life histories.
Reprint: Far Appalachia: Following the River North (Mar., $12.95) by Noah Adams. 35,000 first printing.
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A Short Walk Down Fleet Street (Mar., $9.95) by Alan Watkins. A British political columnist recalls Fleet Street's heyday.
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How Linda Died (Apr., $15.95) by Frank Davey chronicles the author's wife's fight against an inoperable brain tumor.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
Reprint: Positively 4th Street: The Life and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina (Apr., $14) by David Hajdu.
All the Devils Are Here (May, $14.95) by David Seabrook fuses the author's observations of the towns of East Kent, England, with their literary and historical associations.
Reprint: Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan (May, $14) by Howard Sounes. 50,000 first printing.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Reprint: Touching My Father's Soul: A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest (May, $14.95) by Jamling Tenzing Norgay. 50,000 first printing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Reprint: Lenin: A Biography (Mar., $18.95) by Robert Service.
Reprint: Vermeer (Apr., $16) by Anthony Bailey.
On All Sides Nowhere (Aug., $12) by William Gruber. A couple decides to live in rural Alder Creek, Idaho.
Reprint: A Life in the Twentieth Century (May, $16) by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. 40,000 first printing.
Reprints: Pasquale's Nose: Idle Days in an Italian Town (Apr., $12.95) by Michael Rips; Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War (Apr., $16.95) by William Manchester; Believing It All: Lessons I Learned from My Children (Apr., $13.95) by Marc Parent.
|Land Ho! |
Young Jesse Martin, sailor extraordinaire, is possessed of impeccable timing. When the 18-year-old set foot ashore in Melbourne, Australia, on October 31, 1999, after 328 days at sea, he was able to state with near certainty that his solo, nonstop, unassisted circumnavigation of the globe was one of the last great escapades of the 20th century. He was also the youngest person ever to accomplish the feat. What made Martin undertake such a perilous voyage? "Simply for the adventure," he says. "I had dreamt of sailing around the world, so that's what I did." In Lionheart: A Journey of the Human Spirit, written with Ed Gannon (Allen & Unwin, dist. by IPG, May), Martin begins with his birth, incorporates his trip and ends with words of encouragement for others to "turn their dreams into reality." A bestseller in Australia, the book makes its U.S. appearance to coincide with a 60-minute National Geographic special. Publicity for both will be catch as catch can, however, as Jesse sets sail in March for his next adventure: a two-year voyage around the world. This time he's not going solo, but with a crew of five, none of whom is over 23. Martin plans to make this into a 13-part TV series called The Journey of Kijana as well as an online global classroom (at www.kijana.net).
With Our Own Eyes: Eyewitnesses to the Final Days of Amelia Earhart (Mar., $12.95) by Mike Campbell with Thomas E. Devine gathers eyewitness accounts from more than two dozen former GIs establishing Earhart's presence and death on Saipan following her last flight on July 2, 1937.
McCLELLAND & STEWART
Typing: A Life in Twenty-Six Keys (Mar., $15.95) by Matt Cohen recounts the writing life of one of Canada's most honored writers of the late 20th century.
The Worst Journey in the World (June, $14) by Apsley Cherry-Garrard tells of a group of English landed gentry who in 1911 decided on a winter trek to the South Pole to collect emperor penguin eggs; an Adventure Press Classics series title.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
Susie, Sadly, and the Black Torpedo of Doom (Aug., $12) by John S. Littell. This sequel to French Impressions finds the Littell family back in the suburbs of New York City and battling scarlet fever.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
Traces of My Father (July, $17.95) by Sigfrid Gauch. A young German tries to come to terms with his father's horrible past.
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation (Mar., $19.95) by Sam Williams recounts the life of this software pioneer.
Reprints: Banvard's Folly: Thirteen People Who Didn't Change the World (May, $14) by Paul Collins; Trials of the Monkey: An Accidental Memoir (July, $14) by Matthew Chapman.
Reprint: Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther Than the Eye Can See (Apr., $14) by Erik Weihenmayer.
Wise Girl (Aug., $13) by Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Sheryl Berk. The teen star of HBO's The Sopranos (playing Meadow) tells of her life, her new musical career and her recent battle with an eating disorder.
Reprint: Washington: A Memoir (July, $13) by Meg Greenfield.
Reprints: Five-Finger Discount (Mar., $12.95) by Helene Stapinski; At Random: The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf (Mar., $14.95) by Bennett Cerf; I Love You, Ronnie (Mar., $13.95) by Nancy Reagan; Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table (Apr., $13.95) by Ruth Reichl; An Album of Memories (May, $14.95) by Tom Brokaw; The Truth Is... : My Life in Love and Music (June, $13.95) by Melissa Etheridge with Laura Morton.
Reprint: The Virgin of Bennington (Apr., $13) by Kathleen Norris.
Reprints: Kennedy Weddings: A Family Album (June, $19.95) by Jay Mulvaney; Rebel Heart: An American Rock 'n' Roll Journey (July, $14.95) by Bebe Buell with Victor Bockris; If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor (Aug., $13.95) by Bruce Campbell.
Reprints: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less (Apr., $13) by Terry Ryan; A Passion to Win (May, $14) by Sumner Redstone with Peter Knobler.
SOHO PRESS/ASIA 2000
Egg Woman's Daughter: A Tanka Memoir (Apr., $12) by Mary Chan Ma-lai tells of growing up as one of Macao's "boat people" in the 1950s.
Reprint: Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail (May, $14) by Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi. 300,000 first printing.
TEMPLE UNIV. PRESS
White Boy: A Memoir (May; $19.95, cloth $69.50) by Mark D. Naison traces the life of a Jewish boy from the basketball courts of Brooklyn to teaching in one of the city's pioneering black studies departments and immersion in the radical politics of the 1960s.
Business as Unusual (Apr., $14.95) by Anita Roddick. The former owner of the Body Shop talks about her commitment to running a business in an ethically responsible way.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Reprint: Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood (Apr., $15) by Suzanne Finstad.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Reprint: Miles and Me (May, $12.95) by Quincy Troupe.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
My Lord, What a Morning: An Autobiography (Mar., $15.95) by Marian Anderson. First published in 1956, this memoir by the legendary contralto includes a new foreword by her nephew, conductor and poet James DePreist.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
Alcatraz Screw: My Years as a Guard in America's Most Notorious Prison (May, $19.95) by George H. Gregory is a firsthand account of some of the most storied years of the infamous penitentiary.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Milton Caniff: Conversations (Apr., $18), edited by Robert C. Harvey, collects interviews with the master cartoonist and creator of Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon.
Evil Spirits: The Life of Oliver Reed (Apr., $13.95) by Cliff Goodwin recounts the life of the talented and hard-drinking actor in Oliver, Sons and Lovers and Gladiator.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS
Reprints: Staying Tuned: A Life in Journalism (Apr., $14) by Daniel Schorr; As Good as I Could Be: A Memoir About Raising Wonderful Children in an Imperfect World (May, $12) by Susan Cheever.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIV. PRESS
The Cayton Legacy: An African American Family (Mar., $21.95) by Richard S. Hobbs is the saga of a family spanning the period from the Civil War to the present, set primarily in Seattle and Chicago.
The Biography of Mohammah G. Baquaquaqua (Apr., $19.95), edited by Robin Law and Paul Lovejoy, is a detailed account of a life under slavery in America.
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Granuaile: The Life and Times of Grace O'Malley 1503-1603 (Mar., $15) by Anne Chambers regales readers with the life of the famous Irish pirate, seafarer and politician.