Reprint: Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency (Apr., $14.95) by James Bamford.
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The Samurai: The Philosophy of Victory (May, $21.95) by Robert T. Samuel borrows excerpts from Samurai manuals and literature.
Reprint: Seabiscuit: An American Legend (Apr., $15) by Laura Hillenbrand.
Reprint: Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism (July, $14) by Roger Wilkins.
Reprint: No End Save Victory: Perspectives on World War II (Mar., $16.95), edited by Robert Cowley.
Heart of Africa (Mar., $14.95) by Frederick Moir and Ian Thomson is a first-person account of opening up Africa along the Zambesi River to trade during the 19th century.
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The Scottish Enlightenment (Mar., $20) by Alexander Broadie describes the great intellectual and cultural movement.
The Cold War Era (Mar., $27.95) by Fraser Harbutt claims the Cold War as the primary event of the post WW II era.
JOHN F. BLAIR
North Carolina's Haunted Hundred: Vol. 1: Seaside Spectres; Vol. 2: Piedmont Phantoms; Vol. 3: Haints of the Hills (June; $7.95 each, 3-volume slipcased, $23.95) by Daniel W. Barefoot present ghostly tales from each of North Carolina's 100 counties.
BOYDELL & BREWER
Joan of Arc: The Early Debate (Apr., $29.95) by Deborah A. Fraioli asks if Joan of Arc was divinely or diabolically inspired.
CARROLL & GRAF
The Mammoth Book of Explorers (Mar., $11.95), edited by John Keay, provides firsthand accounts of endurance, adventure, triumph and defeat.
The Mammoth Book of the Titanic (June, $11.95), edited by Geoff Tibbals, collects firsthand accounts from survivors and newspaper reports.
Hernando DeSoto: A Search for Gold and Glory (May, $9.95) by Faye Gibbons retells the adventurous life of the explorer who discovered the Mississippi River.
Best Little Stories of the Wild West (July, $16.95) by C. Brian Kelly includes stories of the settling of the American West.
Sacajawea: Guide and Interpreter of Lewis and Clark (Mar., $12.95) by Grace Raymond Hebard throws light on the life and deeds of this Native American heroine.
History of Greek Culture (May, $16.95) by Jacob Burckhardt offers a realistic approach to ancient Greek civilization.
|Potato Potential A friendly dude with eyes for everyone, Mr. Potato Head turns the big 5-0 in May, and Running Press gets the party rolling with Mr. Potato Head 50th Anniversary Kit by Gil King (Apr.), which arrives with an assortment of time-tested anatomical appendages and a fully illustrated book chronicling the toy's vast popularity. (It was reportedly the first TV-advertised toy in history and more recently played featured roles in the movies Toy Story I and Toy Story II.) "We had a big success with our Slinky package, so this really appealed to us," says associate publisher Carlo DeVito. "One of the fun things is that it's a retro Mr. Potato Head with a body and star cut-out eyebrows. You supply the potato for the actual head." DeVito believes that the spud noggin has been a celebrity with longevity because it liberates creativity. "I had to put away the sample that was out on my desk," he reports. "Too many people were playing with it."|
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Reading Roman Women: Sources, Genres, and Real Life (Apr., $24.95) by Suzanne Dixon introduces the true women of the Roman Empire.
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Born to the Mob: Four Generations of Mafia Life (Apr., $23.95) by Frankie Saggio and Frank Rosen is from an insider's perspective.
Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906 (June, $16.95) by Mark Bauerlein looks at a time of Atlanta's racial phobia that culminated in a bloody riot, affecting race relations for 50 years.
FACTS ON FILE
Encyclopedia of Bridges and Tunnels (July, $21.95) by Stephen Johnson and Roberto T. Leon presents an A-to-Z guide to the manmade marvels of human ingenuity.
More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Colorado Women (Apr.) by Gayle C. Shirley and Remarkable Texas Women (May, $10.95 each) by Greta Anderson present biographies of significant women from their respective states. Author tour.
It Happened in Idaho (July, $9.95) by Randy Stapilus looks at 31 episodes that shaped the history of the Gem State. Author tour.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Reprints: The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (Apr., $15) by Louis Menand; Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus (Apr., $15) by Rick Perlstein; Bad Bet on the Bayou: The Rise of Gambling in Louisiana and the Fate of Governor Edwin Edwards (May, $14) by Tyler Bridges.
El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles (July, $24.95) by Jean Brice Poole and Tevvy Ball is a portrait of the pueblo's history and heritage.
GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS
Reprint: The Falcon and the Snowman: The True Story of Friendship and Espionage (Apr., $16.95) by Robert Lindsey.
UFOs and the National Security State, Chronology of a Cover-Up: 1941-1973 (Apr., $15.95) by Richard M. Dolan is the second of two volumes documenting the world UFO scene of the past six decades.
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Lost Hero: Raoul Wallenberg's Dramatic Quest to Save the Jews of Hungary (Mar., $12.) by Danny Smith is the story of the Swedish aristocrat who saved 100,000 Hungarian Jews from the Holocaust before mysteriously disappearing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Reprint: Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory (Mar., $16.95) by David W. Blight.
HILL STREET PRESS
May It Amuse the Court: Editorial Cartoons of the U.S. Supreme Court and Constitution (May, $19.95), edited by Michael Kahn and Harry L. Pohlman, tells the history of the Supreme Court through political cartoons. 15,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
|Seduced by Saintliness? Michael Menager calls his women "a separate symphony played in a complimentary key." They may be great in their own right, he says, but what made them famous was their men. Isabel Burton, wife to the 19th-century explorer; Helen Dukas, Einstein's devoted assistant; Picasso's celebrated mistress Francoise Gilot; Aldous Huxley's first wife, Maria Nys; and Vera Slonim, Nabokov's wife and helpmate--Menager set out to discover what made them tick. In the Shadow of Greatness: Extraordinary Women Who Served the Genius of Another (Hohm Press, May) provides some answers to questions that get at the root of these women's souls: Why did each of them choose the path of the shadow? What did they gain from this choice, and in what way were they empowered by it? What sort of payment is extracted from the one who waits, the one who encourages and supports and picks up the pieces, who nurses and promotes and at times defends against public and private attack? Hohm Press, located in Prescott, Ariz., publishes mainly books about spiritual and natural health. Menager, who was educated in California, now lives in New South Wales, Australia, where, he says, he "writes, studies and performs with a group of musicians."|
Romania: An Illustrated History (May, $14.95) by Nicolae Klepper studies the country from the creation of its principalities to the present.
Reprint: To Hell and Back (May, $14) by Audie Murphy.
Lenin and the Russian Revolution (Aug., $15) by Antonella Salomoni covers the collapse of Czarist Russia in 1917 and the rise of Lenin and communism.
Eternal Treblinka: Our Treatment of Animals and the Holocaust (Mar., $20) by Charles Patterson explores the history of human slaughter in concentration camps and animals in slaughterhouses.
The Saga of the Pony Express (Apr., $17) by Joseph J. Di Certo separates truth from myth.
K-19: The Widowmaker (May, $16) by Capt. Peter Huchthausen, USN, Ret., is the story of the narrowly averted nuclear meltdown aboard Soviet submarine K-19 on July 4, 1961; companion volume to a film starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
Reprint: Tunneling to the Future: The Story of the Great Subway Expansion That Saved New York (Apr., $17.95) by Peter Derrick.
OHIO UNIV. PRESS
Creating a Perfect World: Religious and Secular Utopias in Nineteenth-Century Ohio (June, $17.95) by Catherine M. Rokicky takes a look at a unique side of Ohio's history.
India and South Asia: A Short History (May, $15.95) by David Ludden provides an overview of the economic, political and social history of India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Islam, Christianity, and the West: A Troubled History (Mar., $25) by Rollin Armour Sr. explains how the Christian and Islamic worlds have misunderstood each other's ideas, traditions and ways of life.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra (Apr., $17.95) by Shareen Blair Brysac follows the life and death of an American woman who defied the German Nazi regime.
Reprints: Treason by the Book (Mar., $14) by Jonathan Spence, 50,000 first printing; Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw (Apr., $14) by Mark Bowden, 250,000 first printing.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
A History of Argentina and the Twentieth Century (July; $22.50, cloth $60) by Luis Alberto Romero, trans. by James P. Brennan, is available in English for the first time.
Reprints: April 1865: The Month That Saved America (Apr., $14.95) by Jay Winik; The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology (Aug., $13.95) by Simon Winchester.
On the Home Front: A Mother's Story of Everyday American Life from Prohibition Through World War II (Apr., $12) by Mary Jo Clark as told to Jack Clark presents touching and lighthearted stories.
Twilight Dwellers: Ghosts, Ghouls & Goblins of Colorado, 2nd Edition (May, $16.95) by MaryJoy Martin introduces more spirits of Colorado's past.
Reprint: The Tiananmen Papers: The Chinese Leadership's Decision to Use Force Against Their Own People--In Their Own Words (June, $18), compiled by Zhang Liang, edited by Andrew J. Nathan and Perry Link.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Digging New Jersey's Past: Historical Archaeology in the Garden State (Aug.; $22, cloth $60) by Richard Veit traces the archeological history of New Jersey.
U.S. Navy SEALs: The Quiet Professionals (Mar., $19.95) by Kit Bonner and Carolyn Bonner is a contemporary view of the U.S. Navy's special warfare team from its beginnings during WWII to the present.
We Were in the Big One: Experiences of the World War II Generation (Mar., $21.95), edited by Mark P. Parillo, collects diary entries, letters, photos and other documents.
Climbing Up to Glory: A Short History of African Americans During the Civil War and Reconstruction (May, $21.95) by Wilbert L. Jenkins looks at the struggles of African-Americans during this tumultuous time.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Reprints: Wild Blue: The Men and Boys Who Flew the B-52s over Germany 1944-45 (May, $16) by Stephen Ambrose; The Eye of the Storm: The Civil War Memoir of Robert Knox Sneden (June, $29.50) by Robert Knox Sneden with Charles F. Bryan Jr. and Nelson D. Lankford.
The War with Japan: The Period of Balance, May 1942-October 1943 (Apr.; $17.95, cloth $60) by H.P. Willmott is the first in the Total War: New Perspectives of World War II series.
50 Ways to Stand Up for America--Put the Spirit of July 4th into Everyday Life (Apr., $11.99) presents anecdotes, how-to advice, historical information and practical tips.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Afghanistan: A Russian Soldier's Story (Mar., $19.95) by Vladislav Tamarov. The author secretly chronicled his 621 days of war in writings and photographs.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
Literary Fort Worth (Apr.; $17.95, cloth $26.50), edited by Judy Alter and James Ward Lee, collects essays, short stories, excerpts from novels and dramas, and poetry about this Texas city.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Reflections in Prison (Apr., $24.95), edited by Mac Maharaj, gathers essays by Nelson Mandela and other South African leaders written in secret while in Robben Island prison.
Beyond the Battlefield: Race, Memory, and the Civil War (July, $19.95) by David Blight explores how the memory of the Civil War has shaped American race relations.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Southern History Across the Color Line (Apr., $17.95) by Nell Irvin Painter explores ways in which race, gender and class shaped the lives of black and white women and men in the 19th- and 20th-century South.
Working Cures: Healing, Health, and Power on Southern Slave Plantations (May, $18.95) by Sharla Fett looks at black health under slavery.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Remembering the Alamo: Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol (June; $17.95, cloth $40) by Richard R. Flores observes the Alamo's transformation into a cultural icon.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Germany and Its Gypsies: A Post-Auschwitz Ordeal (July; $19.95, cloth $45) by Gilad Margalit examines the plight of the gypsies in Germany before, during and after the Third Reich.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
"Before This Decade Is Out...": Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program (Mar., $24.95), edited by Glen E. Swanson, is told the by engineers, scientists, political leaders and astronauts who developed America's first successful lunar landing program.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
Massacre at Fort William Henry (Apr., $16.95) by David Starbuck covers the 18th-century massacre based on archeological findings from the site.
UNIV. PRESS OF VIRGINIA
The Civilizations of Africa: A History to 1800 (May, $TBA) by Christopher Ehret provides an overview.
Freedom's Promise: Ex-Slave Families and Citizenship in the Age of Emancipation (May, $17.50) by Elizabeth Regosin follows families in transition from slavery to freedom.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS
Reprint: War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars (May, $16) by Andrew Carroll.
A Guide to Northern Thailand and the Ancient Kingdom of Lanna (Mar., $29.95) by Michael Freeman introduces readers to an ancient culture of this region.
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The Irish Civil War: An Illustrated History (Mar., $13.95) by Helen Litton uses speeches, newspaper reports, eyewitness accounts and illustrations.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Rethinking the Holocaust (Mar., $16.95) by Yehuda Bauer. A historian evaluates accepted views of history.
Letters from Mississippi (June, $14.95), edited by Elizabeth Martinez, is an anniversary edition of letters from Mississippi's 1964 Freedom Summer with never-before-published photos and expanded endnotes.