Honoring Sergeant Carter: Redeeming a Black World War II Hero's Legacy (Feb., $27.95) by Allene Carter. When a soldier is posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, his family wonders why it took so long.
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A History of Pakistan and Its Origins (Nov., $37.50), edited by Christoph Jaffrelot, explores the country's economics, politics, religious tensions and international significance.
APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB BOOKS
Women on High: Pioneers of Mountaineering (Nov., $22.95) by Rebecca A. Brown chronicles the lives and achievements of the women of mountaineering's early days. Author tour.
ARTE PÚBLICO PRESS
Hector P. García: In Relentless Pursuit of Justice (Nov., $26.95) by Ignacio M. García is the biography of a civil rights leader and activist who worked for the rights of Mexican-Americans in the U.S.
The Ford Century: Ford Motor Company and the Innovations That Shaped the World (Nov., $40) by Russ Banham compiles a visual history of the automaker and his influential company. 200,000 first printing. 12-city author tour.
All the President's Children (Feb., $25) by Doug Ward identifies the public failures and personal triumphs of the American presidents' offspring.
So Others Might Live: A History of New York's Bravest—The FDNY from 1700 to the Present (Sept., $26) by Terry Golway chronicles the department from early volunteers to the rescue teams of September 11. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order (Dec., $35) by Niall Ferguson offers a history of the world's first experiment in globalization. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
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Shackleton: The Polar Journeys (Sept., $35) by Sir Ernest Shackleton combines Heart of the Antarctic and South, Shackleton's personal accounts of his polar expeditions.
The Sioux: The Dakota and Lakota Nations (Feb., $27.95) by Guy Gibbon traces the tribe from its emergence as an identifiable people in late prehistory to the year 2000.
JOHN F. BLAIR
Cumberland Island: Strong Women, Wild Horses (Sept., $26.95) by Charles Seabrook offers a history of the Georgia national park.
Sweets: A History of Candy (Nov., $24.95) by Tim Richardson is a historical, geographical and gastronomic excursion into the world of sweets. Advertising.
Out of the Flames: The Remarkable Story of Michael Servetus and One of the Rarest Books in the World (Sept., $24.95) by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone tells of the freethinker who was burned at the stake for questioning religious orthodoxy and the fate of the book that cost him his life.
Caviar: The Strange History and Uncertain Future of the World's Most Coveted Delicacy (Oct., $23.95) by Inga Saffron journeys into the hidden history, culture and commerce of caviar.
100 Years of Harley-Davidson (Oct., $65) by William G. Davidson celebrates the motorcycle's 100th birthday. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
To Life: 36 Stories of Memory and Hope (Nov., $40) by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Yitzchak Mais and Igor Kutler, contributors, tells the stories behind 36 artifacts from the Holocaust in the museum. Ad/promo.
CARROLL & GRAF
Secret Service: The Hidden History of an Enigmatic Agency (Oct., $26) by Philip Melanson and Peter F. Stevens examines one of our government's most shrouded agencies. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Empire City: New York Through the Centuries (Oct., $39.95), edited by Kenneth T. Jackson and David S. Dunbar, gathers writings about New York City and its people.
A Low, Dishonest Decade: The Great Powers, Eastern Europe, and the Economic Origins of World War II, 1930—1941 (Nov., $40) by Paul N. Hehn analyzes the global struggle among the capitalist powers between the World Wars.
COOPER SQUARE PRESS
The Salem Witch Trials: A Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege (Oct., $32) by Marilynne K. Roach presents the events of Salem's witch hysteria in 1692—1693, making use of previously unknown court records and documents.
Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad That Crossed an Ocean (Sept., $24) by Les Standiford chronicles the story of the construction and demise of the Key West Extension, a project more challenging that the Panama Canal. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Men of Steel: The Story of the Family That Built the World Trade Center (Sept., $23.95) by Karl Koch III with Richard Firstman looks at the building of this mammoth project along with an account of the family's rise and fall. Advertising. Author publicity.
A Time to Die (Jan., $25) by Robert Moore remembers the Russian submarine Kursk, its fatal accident and the belated rescue efforts.
The Devil in the White City (Feb., $25.95) by Erik Larson tells the story of Dr. Henry H. Holmes, a Victorian Ted Bundy who killed his victims during the Chicago World's Fair of 1893.
Stonewall Jackson's Book of Maxims (Sept., $16.95), edited by James I Robertson Jr., quotes Jackson's original notebooks to offer insight into Jackson the man.
IVAN R. DEE
Power to Destroy: The Political Uses of the IRS from Kennedy to Nixon (Oct., $27.50) by John A. Andrew III provides a record of scheming and subterfuge by presidents and bureaucrats.
Firefighting (Sept., $30) by Jack Gottschalk is an illustrated chronicle of humankind's struggle with the destructive force of fire. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
September 11: An Oral History (Sept., $22.95) by Dean E. Murphy is a collection of first-person accounts that capture courage and compassion.
Reagan's War: The Epic Story of his Forty Year Struggle and Final Triumph over Communism (Oct., $26) by Peter Schweizer documents Reagan's belief in confronting the Soviet Union diplomatically, economically and militarily. Ad/promo.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Two Thousand Years Ago: The World at the Time of Jesus (Sept., $24) by Charles A. Frazee offers a portrait of the peoples and historical events.
Searching for Joaquin: Myth, Murrieta, and History in California (Oct., $26.95) by Bruce Thornton explores Hispanic California myth and history in the figure of Joaquin Murrieta, the notorious bandit.
Hitler and His Generals (Nov., $42), edited by Helmut Heiber and David M. Glantz, contains Hitler's notes from daily military conferences.
Hidden Agenda: How the Duke of Windsor Betrayed the Allies (Sept., $21.95) by Martin Allen is the story of Charles Eugene Bedaux, a Frenchman in whose house the Duke of Windsor married Wallis Simpson and who was suspected of spying for the Germans.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power (Sept., $30) by Warren Zimmerman covers Theodore Roosevelt, naval strategist Alfred T. Mahan, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, Secretary of State John Hay and corporate lawyer turned colonial administrator Elihu Root, all who accomplished their work from 1898 to 1903.
FSG/HILL & WANG
14—18: Understanding the Great War (Nov., $24) by Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker is a new assessment of how the violence, racist nationalism and grief aroused during WWI changed the course of history.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
Craze: Gin and Debauchery in the Age of Reason (Sept., $24.95) by Jessica Warner is a history of the gin craze in 18th-century London.
The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World (Oct., $27) by Ken Alder. Amid the chaos of the French Revolution, two quixotic astronomers set out to measure the world. History Book Club and QPB alternates. 10-city author tour.
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Art of War: Eyewitness U.S. Combat Art from the Revolution Through the 20th Century (Sept., $49.95) by Col. H. Avery Chenowith, USMCR (Ret.), portrays all branches of the armed services.
GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS
Captain Cook: A Legacy Under Fire (Sept., $24.95) by Vanessa Collingridge. Part biography, part historical mystery, this book seeks the truth about Captain Cook's accomplishments.
The Secret Society: The Covert Espionage War Behind the Fall of the Soviet Union (Jan., $30) by Anthony Cave Brown reveals American's role during the Cold War. 100,000 first printing. Advertising.
The Golden Land: The Story of Jewish Immigration to America (Sept., $29.95) by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin presents a visual history of the Jewish migrations to America. Traditions Book Club main, History Book Club and BOMC alternates. Author publicity.
Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII (Nov., $27.95) by David Starkey weaves new facts and fresh interpretations into an account of Henry's six marriages. Advertising. 7-city author tour.
City on Fire: The Forgotten Story of a Disaster That Destroyed a Town and the Landmark Legal Battle That Ensued (Jan., $24.95) by Bill Minutaglio covers the industrial disaster that occurred in Texas City in 1947.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Paris: Capital of the World (Oct., $35) by Patrice Higonnet draws a cultural portrait of the city from mid-18th century to World War II.
An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942—1943: Volume One of The Liberation Trilogy (Oct., $30) by Rick Atkinson is penned by a Pulitzer Prize—winning author. Advertising. Author tour.
Greenback: How the Dollar Changed the World (Jan., $27.50) by Jason Goodwin delves into the history and folklore of American money.
Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia (Oct., $35) by Orlando Figes explores the elements that formed and held together a nation. Advertising. Author publicity.The Pity of It All: A History of the Jews in Germany, 1743—1933 (Nov., $30) by Amos Elon is a poignant overview by a historian and social critic. Advertising. Author tour.
Uniforms: Why We Are What We Wear (Nov., $22) by Paul Fussell takes a penetrating look at the secret language of uniforms. Advertising. Author tour.
In Search of America (Sept., $50) by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster. The authors look for connections between 21st-century America and the ideas of the founding fathers; coincides with the ABC-TV series. 750,000 first printing.
The Frozen Water Trade: A True Story (Jan., $23.95) by Gavin Weightman discusses the rise and fall of the natural ice industry in 19th-century North America. 50,000 first printing.
A Brief History of India (Feb., $25) by Alain Danielou, trans. by Kenneth F. Hurry, rebuts the conventional view of India's history.
Tall Ships Down: The Last Voyages of the Pamir, Albatross, Marques, Pride of Baltimore and Maria Assumpta (Oct., $24.95) by Daniel S. Parrott describes five controversial sea disasters of the past half century.
Against the Machine: The Hidden Luddite Tradition in Literature, Art, and Individual Lives (Nov., $25) by Nicols Fox examines contemporary resistance to technology. Advertising. Author tour.
Voices from Vietnam: The Tragedies and Triumphs of Americans and Vietnamese—Two Peoples Forever Entwined by the Legacy of War (Nov.; $40, paper $25) by Charlene Edwards looks at personal stories and photos of people touched by the Vietnam War. Advertising. Author tour.
Katharine Graham's Washington (Oct., $30) by Katharine Graham. Before her death, the Washington Post publisher assembled these writings that bring Washington to life. 75,000 first printing. Advertising.
A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair (Nov., $25) by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen assesses the culpability of the Church and the clergy. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
The Guns of the Gunfighters (Oct., $39.95) by Doc O'Meara. Profiles of both real gunslingers (Wyatt Earp, Jesse James) and Hollywood stars (John Wayne, James Garner) including the guns carried by each. Advertising.
HUGH LAUTER LEVIN
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Barons of Business: Their Lives and Lifestyles (Sept., $60) by William G. Scheller follows the careers of merchants, industrialists and financiers.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
USS Constellation: From Frigate to Sloop of War (Oct., $39.95) by Geoffrey M. Footner offers evidence that the USS Constellation, not the USS Constitution, is America's oldest surviving warship.
NEW PAGE BOOKS
Soldiers in the Shadows: Unknown Warriors Who Changed the Course of History (Oct., $24.99) by William Weir looks at less famous soldiers whose deeds affected the future.
A Race Against Death: Peter Bergson, America, and the Holocaust (Nov., $26.95) by David S. Wyman and Rafael Medoff is the story of the man who led America's campaign to rescue victims of the Holocaust.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV. PRESS
The White House: Actors and Observers (Nov., $40), edited by William Seale, profiles personalities that reflect the White House's living history.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Lincoln's Quest for Equality: The Road to Gettysburg (Oct., $36) by Carl F. Wieck analyzes the ideas and rhetoric in Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and House Divided speech.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
A Court That Shaped America: Chicago's Federal Court from Abe Lincoln to Abbie Hoffman (Oct., $40) by Richard Cahan offers a revealing account of the court that put Chicago in the headlines.
A Secret History of the IRA (Oct., $28.95) by Ed Moloney portrays one of the 20th century's longest wars. Author tour.
Star-Spangled Manners: In Which Miss Manners Defends American Etiquette (for a Change) (Nov., $23.95) by Judith Martin reminds us that the founding fathers took a stand against hierarchical European etiquette in favor of simplicity over ceremony. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
OREGON STATE UNIV. PRESS
Dispatches and Dictators: Ralph Barnes for theHerald Tribune (Oct., $24.95) by Barbara S. Mahoney uncovers the life of Barnes, a foreign correspondent who reported on the events leading up to World War II.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Freedom (Oct., $40) by Joy Hakim depicts the people and events that shaped a defiant band of 13 colonies into a nation of 50 states. 150,000 first printing.Companion book to the PBS-TV series. Author tour.
Great Battles of the Civil War (Sept., $39.95), edited by Neil Kagan, Harris Andrews and Paula York-Soderlund, brings to life 10 major confrontations. 35,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
A Year in the South: Four Lives in 1865 (Nov., $26.95) by Stephen V. Ash follows a year in the lives of four Southerners who saw war and slavery give way to peace and freedom.
Mississippi Harmony: Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter (Nov., $26.95) by Winson Hudson, Constance Curry and Derrick Bell tells of the woman who led the all-black town of Harmony, Miss., in its fight for racial equality.
Captives: On the Boundaries of Empire 1600—1850 (Jan., $27.50) by Linda Colley is the story of Britain's authority over a global empire that was 125 times larger than its own islands.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
The Valley Forge Winter: Civilians and Society in War (Dec., $35) by Wayne Bodle is a history of the winter encampment of 1777—78, the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
Hail to the Chiefs: Presidential Mischief, Morals, & Malarky from George W. to George W. (Jan., $28) by Barbara Holland offers a compendium of highlights and lowlights of our 43 chief executives.
Arms Against Fury: Magnum Photographers in Afghanistan 1941—2001 (Oct., $49.95), edited by Robert Dannin, provides a photographic account of the major forces that shaped the history and destiny of the country since 1941.
PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
The Times Square Story (Feb., $24.95) by Eva C. Schweitzer describes the entrepreneurs who established New York City's Times Square and the moguls who call the shots today.
The Sea Hunters II: More True Adventures with Famous Shipwrecks (Dec., $27.95) by Clive Cussler and Craig Dirgo gathers stories of historic shipwrecks. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
RANDOM HOUSE/MODERN LIBRARY
The House of War (Jan., $19.95) by Bernard Lewis answers questions about bin Laden's call for a holy war against the U.S. and other issues raised by the events of September 11. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Inventing Japan: A Short History (Feb., $19.95) by Ian Buruma describes Japan's journey out of isolation to economic superpower. Advertising.
Cowboy: How Hollywood Invented the Wild West (Oct., $32.95) by Holly George-Warren shatters the Hollywood legend and celebrates genuine frontier pioneers.
Women at War: The Women of World War II—At Home, at Work, on the Front Line (Oct., $30) by Brenda Ralph Lewis. Personal stories and period photos capture the sacrifices and achievements of women during WWII.
Hitler Attacks Pearl Harbor: Why the United States Declared War on Germany (Dec., $49.95) by Richard F. Hill explains why the U.S. held Germany responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Mapping the West: America's Westward Movement 1524—1890 (Nov., $50) by Paul Cohen chronicles the cartographic history of the western U.S. with more than 65 period maps.
Shut Out: A Story of Race and Baseball in Boston (Sept., $27.50) by Howard Bryant. A reporter traces the history of racism that black players in Boston faced and the lasting impact it has had on the city and the Red Sox. $40,000 ad/promo. First serial to Boston magazine.
Like a Mighty Stream: The March on Washington (Nov., $18.95) by Patrik Henry Bass presents eyewitness accounts, photos, reporting and observations of the march on August 28, 1963. 80,000 first printing. $25,0000 ad/promo. 9-city author tour.
The Lost King of France: A True Story of Revolution, Revenge, and DNA (Oct., $24.95) by Deborah Cadbury. Modern science reveals the key to the disappearance of the son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
The Two O'Clock War (Sept., $25.95) by Walter J. Boyne is an account of the 1973 Yom Kippur War that led to U.S. intervention. 30,000 first printing.
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NYC Sex: How New York Transformed Sex in America (Sept., $25), essay by Grady T. Turner, interviews with Martin Duberman, Joan Nestle et al. The diversity of New York City's people, cultures, religions and backgrounds makes it a leading indicator of American sexuality. Advertising.
After the Darkness: Reflections on the Holocaust (Oct., $24) by Elie Wiesel is a distillation of the Holocaust experience from the writer and Nobel laureate. Advertising. Author publicity.
Culture of the Jews: A New History (Oct., $45), edited by David Biale, is an interdisciplinary work of Jewish history bringing together research and analysis from the past 50 years. Advertising.
My America (Oct., $25) by Hugh Downs collects thoughts from 150 Americans who express what America means to them.
The Four Sisters of Hofei (Nov., $25) by Annping Chin is an intimate history of China as told through the remembrances of the four Chang sisters born between 1908 and 1914 in the Chinese countryside. 35,000 first printing.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany (Nov., $27.50) by Michael Beschloss unveils how FDR and Truman decided the fate of a vanquished Nazi Germany. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Judging Lincoln (Sept., $25) by Frank J. Williams reassesses Lincoln's legacy through nine essays written over the past 20 years.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
Disaster in Dearborn: The Story of the Edsel (Sept., $35.95) by Thomas E. Bonsall details the story of the ill-fated car.
A History of Britain Volume III: The Fate of the Empire 1776—2002 (Nov., $40) by Simon Schama is the final volume in the epic history. 50,000 first printing.
America's First Ladies: Their Uncommon Wisdom from Martha Washington to Laura Bush (Dec., $24.95) by Bill Adler collects the personal philosophies, opinions, thoughts and witticisms of our first ladies. Radio satellite tour.
THAMES & HUDSON
The World of the Ancient Greeks (Oct., $34.95) by John Camp and Elizabeth Fisher presents ancient Greek civilization chronologically from the Bronze Age to the Christian era in illustrated spreads, timelines, sidebars and more. History and Discovery Book Club selections.
The Seventy Wonders of the Modern World: 1500 Years of Extraordinary Feats of Engineering and Construction (Nov., $40), edited by Neil Parkyn, investigates such feats as the Hoover Dam and the Taj Mahal. BOMC, History and Discovery Book Club selections.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Glass: A World History (Oct., $27.50) by Alan MacFarlane and Gerry Martin traces the story of how glass played a key role in transforming humanity's relationship with the natural world.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
Inside Television's First War: A Saigon Journal (Nov., $29.95) by Ron Steinman recounts the NBC news bureau head's tenure in Saigon from April 1966 to July 1968.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows (Sept., $39.95) by Will Bagley investigates the slaughter that occurred on the overland trails in 1857.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull: Inventing the Wild West (Nov., $34.95) by Bobby Bridger. This biography of William Cody focuses on his lifelong relationship with the Plains Indians.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
John Brown: The Legend Revisited (Oct., $23.95) by Merill D. Peterson reviews the abolitionist warrior's image.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Alaska, an American Colony (Sept., $29.95) by Stephen Haycox emphasizes the state's national and international past and the similarities between Alaska and the American West. Advertising.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO
Galvanized Yankees on the Upper Missouri: The Face of Loyalty (Dec., $29.95) by Michele Tucker Butts studies the so-called Galvanized Yankees, Confederate prisoners of war permitted to enlist in the Union Army.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
Spies in the Vatican: Espionage and Intrigue from Napoleon to the Holocaust (Oct., $34.95) by David Alvarez looks at the Vatican's role in the world of international relations.
An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King (Jan., $25) by William F. Pepper lays out the story of King's radicalism, the government plans for his execution and media cover-ups.
The First Heroes: The Extraordinary Story of America's First World War II Victory (Oct., $27.95) by Craig Nelson is an account of the Doolittle Raid over Japan, American's response to the Pearl Harbor attack. 8-city author tour.
Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (Oct., $29.95) by Daniel Ellsberg. The man who released the Pentagon Papers 30 years ago explains why. 9-city author tour.
WALKER & CO.
The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution (Sept., $28) by Barnet Schecter tells how the city became the pivot on which the American Revolution turned. History Book Club, BOMC, Military Book Club and QPB selections. Author tour.
Measuring America (Nov., $26) by Andro Linklater explains why America has ended up with a unique system of weights and measures and how it has shaped our country and culture.
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling (Jan., $27) by Ross King describes life on the ingenious Sistine scaffolding and outside in the upheaval of early 16th-century Rome. 40,000 first printing. Author tour.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIV. PRESS
Native River: The Columbia Remembered (Sept.; $35, paper $24.95) by William D. Layman looks at the 350-mile middle stretch of the Columbia River before seven major dams obscured its features.
The Little Big Book of America (Sept., $24.95), edited by Natasha Tabori Fried and Lena Tabori, celebrates our country through letters, speeches, songs, essays, fiction and recipes. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Ronald Reagan (Jan., $27) by Peter Wallison. The former staffer evaluates Reagan's presidency.
Columbus in the Americas (Sept., $19.95) by William Least Heat Moon examines the pivotal moment when Columbus first landed in the Americas. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Zelda Rules on Love (Nov., $9.95) by Carol Gardner and Shane Young. Zelda, a sarcastic bulldog delivers advice to the lovelorn.
In Dog Years I'd Be Dead: Garfield at 25 (Nov., $34.95) by Jim Davis celebrates Garfield's first quarter-century.
A Peanuts Christmas (Nov., $25.95) by Charles M. Schulz offers the first complete collection of Peanuts Christmas strips. Advertising.
Bad Press: The Worst Critical Review Ever! (Oct., $14.95) by Laura Ward provides glimpses into the history of criticism, quoting magazines, newspapers and historical figures.
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The Big Book of National Insults: 1001 Xenophobic Quips and Quotes (Oct., $9.95) by Julian L'Estrange organizes rudeness by areas of the world, nationality and theme, providing a feast of politically incorrect insults.
Horseshoes, Cowsocks, & Duckfeet: More Commentary by NPR's Cowboy Poet & Former Large Animal Veterinarian (Sept., $23) by Baxter Black. Partially drawn from Black's NPR commentaries and columns, Horseshoes addresses ranching, rodeos, weddings and romance and teaches cowboy vocabulary through essays, commentaries and campfire verse. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
Jump the Shark: When Good Things Go Bad (Sept., $19.95) by Jon Hein records the rises and falls of contemporary pop icons, cataloguing the moments when the magic vanishes.
Cautionary Tales for Children (Oct., $16) by Hilaire Belloc, rediscovered and illustrated by Edward Gorey, newly illustrates a prolific English writer's admonishments for young people. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
Zen Judaism: For You, a Little Enlightenment (Sept., $11.95) by David M. Bader combines the ancient teachings of Buddhism with the common sense of contemporary Jewish "noodging." Author publicity.
Everything I Know About Women I Learned from My Tractor (Sept., $19.95) by Roger Welsch. CBS Sunday Morning 's correspondent offers advice and anecdotes from the farm fields of Nebraska.
The Short Life and Happy Times of the Shmoo (Sept., $22.95) by Al Capp collects the author's Li'l Abner comic strips featuring the Shmoo, a squash-shaped character who struck a chord with Depression-plagued Americans. Advertising.
Common Nonsense (Oct., $25) by Andy Rooney. The 60 Minutes correspondent kvetches about sports, writing, politics and money. Advertising. Author publicity.
A Goombah's Guide to Life (Oct., $22.95) by Steven R. Schirripa and Charles Fleming. The Sopranos ' Bobby "Bacala" Baccilieri exposes the inner mysteries of the American goombah, teaching the uninformed how to walk, talk and eat like a "guy from the neighborhood." Advertising. Author publicity. SASQUATCH
One Hundred Demons (Sept., $24.95) by Lynda Barry compiles a collection of semi-autobiographical comic-strip stories. Advertising. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Sweetie Says: I Never Met a Man I Didn't Lick (Sept., $14.95), drawn by Ruben Toledo, offers an alphabet of dating dos and don'ts.
TEN SPEED PRESS
Odd Jobs: Portraits of Unusual Occupations (Sept., $16.95) by Nancy Rica Schiff features 65 intimate portraits of people doing what others can't or won't do, including dinosaur dusting, bugle blowing, duck walking and deodorant testing.
101 Uses for an Old John Deere (Sept., $14.95) by Cletus Hohman looks at inventive ideas for recycling old John Deere tractors.
Redneck Nation: How the South Really Won the War (Oct., $23.95) by Michael Graham observes the South's pervasive influence on America and the spread of "redneckery" across the nation. Advertising.
The Classified Cat: A Premier Meeting Place for City Felines (Sept., $14.95) by Joe Dzialo spoofs newspaper personal columns, creating an alternative forum in which urban cats fight loneliness and seek fulfillment through personal ads.
The Dog Gospels (Sept., $14.95) collects verses, proverbs and other dog wisdom.
I Do, I Did, Now What? Life After the Wedding Dress (Jan., $18.95) by Jenny Lee explains the mysteries of the first year of married life, discussing, among other struggles, the "Newlywed Nineteen" weight gain, handling finances and Thanksgiving at the in-laws. 25,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.
South Beach Style (Nov., $29.95) by Laura Cerwinske, photos by Steven Brooke, features the Miami area's architecture, interiors and garden design in styles ranging from modern to art deco.
Christmas with Mary Engelbreit: Here Comes Santa Claus (Sept., $27.95) by Mary Engelbreit finds the illustrator/author serving up decorations, gifts and recipes.
Barbara Taylor Bradford's Living Romantically Every Day (Nov., $22.95) by Barbara Taylor Bradford. The romantic suspense novelist's first nonfiction title features her secrets for keeping the fires of love burning.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
Mauchline Ware: A Collector's Guide (Sept., $69.50) by David Trachtenberg and Thomas Keith features collectibles linked to sewing, smoking, reading and writing.
The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey into the Feline Heart (Nov., $24.95) by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson draws from literature, history, animal behavioral research and more to delve into the mysteries of cats' affections. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
A Century of Car Design (Sept., $39.95) by Penny Sparke presents an illustrated history of the automobile and the artists who create and design them.
All About Quilting from A to Z (Sept., $29.95) offers common-sense advice on designing, creating and living with quilts from the editors of Quilter's Newsletter, Quiltmaker magazine and C&T Publishing. Advertising. Crafter's Choice Book Club main.
Think Color (Jan., $40) by Tricia Guild explains how to bring a room to life through colorful choices in furnishings, materials, flowers and more.
Hats for Every Head: The Language of Hats (Oct., $55) by Ruth Garland Dewson studies the history, development, selection and care of haberdashery. $95,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
DAVID & CHARLES
Teddy Bear Century (Sept., $24.99) by Brian and Donna Gibbs celebrates 100 years of teddy bears and includes 14 original designs of classic bear styles. Advertising.
DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE
FamilyFun Homemade Holidays: 150 Festive Crafts, Recipes, Gifts, and Parties (Sept., $14.95), edited by Deanna Cook and FamilyFun magazine editors, is a guide to planning Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and more.
The Complete Stenciling Handbook (Sept., $35) by Sandra Buckingham covers the latest techniques, tools and materials for this reemerging craft. 35,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.
Katie Brown Decorates: 6 Styles, 12 Bedrooms, 126 Projects (Nov., $32.50) by Katie Brown, decorating expert for Good Morning America , demonstrates how to inexpensively achieve distinctive styles from urban loft to country cabin. Advertising. 4-city author tour.
The Art of the Sports Car: The Greatest Designs of the 20th Century (Nov., $44.95) by Dennis Adler finds the photojournalist profiling the most coveted cars on earth.
Country Living Home Almanac: Maintaining Your House Month-by-Month (Sept., $24.95) by John Gates and Country Living editors offers year-round practical advice on everything from servicing wood stoves to growing kitchen herbs.
Country Living Pumpkin Chic: Decorating with Pumpkins and Gourds (Sept., $19.95) proves that autumn decorating isn't just for jack-o-lanterns anymore.
The House in Bloom: Decorating with Floral Themes (Sept., $30) shows how to use the glories of the garden inside the home on fabrics, painted ceramics and more.
The Lifetime Wedding Planner (Feb., $24.95) by Lifetime Television for Women offers tips and strategies for preparing for that special day. 75,000 first printing.
Hometown Christmas (Sept., $12.95) is an illustrated collection of stories, recipes, poems, carols and more celebrating the holiday season.
Toy Train Memories (Sept., $29.95) by John Grams covers the history of toy trains and their association with Christmas.
Quilt Artistry: The World of Yoshiko Jinzenji (Feb., $35) by Yoshiko Jinzenji looks at the work of an outstanding quilt artist; includes design patterns and detailed instructions.
Big Book of Appliqué (Oct., $29.95) by Leslie Beck features 1,001 design combinations for quilts, wearables, home décor and more.
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The Decorated Frame: 45 Picture-Perfect Projects (Oct., $19.95) by Joe Rhatigan assembles 45 projects for creating frames.
The Decorated Gourd: Beautiful Projects & New Techniques (Oct., $27.95) by Dyan Mai Peterson features 35 projects to create practical or whimsical works of art.
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Chatsworth: The House (Oct., $50) by the Duchess of Devonshire offers an intimate look into one of England's 10 most visited houses and includes new and archival photos.
Dog Heroes: Saving Lives and Protecting America (Sept., $16.95) by Jen Bidner offers an inside look at the world of search and rescue dogs.
MARTINGALE & CO.
A Treasury of Rowan Knits (Sept., $39.95), edited by Stephen Sheard, is packed with 80 projects by celebrated knitting designers. Advertising.
MEREDITH/BETTER HOMES & GARDENS
Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Year-Round: Shaping Your Style Through the Seasons (Sept., $29.95) offers ideas for seasonally changing rooms by adding new color and changing furniture placement and accessories. 40,000 first printing.
Better Homes and Gardens Everyday Comforts: Decorating Ideas to Celebrate Home (Oct., $29.95) is filled with ideas for turning any home into an oasis. 40,000 first printing.
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Art Glass: How to Compare & Value (Sept., $27.50) by Louise Luther features objects from more than 50 glassmakers from the 19th century to the present.
Samplers: How to Compare & Value (Sept., $27.50) by Stephen and Carol Huber covers pictorial needlework from the 17th through the 19th centuries.
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Made in Britain: Tradition and Style in Contemporary British Fashion (Oct., $45) by Catherine McDermott chronicles the history of British fashion.
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The Royal Scrapbook (Sept., $27.95), compiled by Robert Opie, gathers together a century of royal events to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
The Desert Home (Sept., $40) by Tamara Hawkinson, photos by Terrence Moore, offers a tour through a variety of styles found in the Southwest.
Adoptable Dog: Teaching Your Adopted Pet to Obey, Trust, and Love You (Feb., $24.95) by John Ross and Barbara McKinney provides a training guide for "pre-owned" dogs.
OHIO UNIV. PRESS
Ohio Is My Dwelling Place: Schoolgirl Embroideries (Nov.; $70, paper $34.95) by Sue Studebaker offers a look at rare samplers from the early 19th century.
Christopher Lowell's If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It! (Sept., $29.95) offers affordable home design projects and makeovers. Country Home Book Club main. Author tour.
Anne McKevitt's Style Solutions (Oct., $29.95) finds the British style guru serving up 365 easy, inexpensive home decorating projects. Advertising.
The Blue Jean (Oct., $35) by Alice Harris celebrates the all-American clothing piece; author royalties will be donated to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. 25,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo budget.
Zack Carr (Oct., $75) by George Carr. Calvin Klein creative director Zack Carr's brother offers a tribute to his sibling's illustrious career.
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Californian Textile Block: Frank Lloyd Wright at a Glance (Oct., $19.95) by Abby Moor visits a number of Frank Lloyd Wright's most distinctive textile block structures, including Hollyhock House and the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.
Celebration of Christmas: A Treasury of Stories, Music, Crafts and Recipes (Oct., $29.95) by Reader's Digest editors includes a separate book of carols with a CD of yuletide standards.
The Complete Watercolor Set (Oct., $30) by David Norton packages two 96-page instruction books with a starter kit of tools.
Destiny's Style: Bootylicious Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Secrets from Destiny's Child (Oct., $23.95) by Tina Knowles shares style suggestions from the R&B group. Advertising. Author tour.
Catography: A Celebration of the Divine Feline and Dogography:... (both Oct., $19.95 each) by Jim Dratfield is a gift-box of photographs, a journal and notecards featuring felines and canines.
Dutch Colonial Homes in America (Oct., $60), photos by Geoffrey Gross and Susan Piatt, presents some of the earliest American examples.
Bedroom Retreats: Professional Designers' Secrets for 40 Celebrity Bedrooms (Oct., $30) by Joanna Lee Doster takes a behind-the-scenes peek at the boudoirs of Cher, Mary Higgins Clark, Wesley Snipes and others.
RYLAND PETERS & SMALL
Rural Escapes: A Celebration of Country Homes (Sept., $29.95) by Bo Niles showcases homes from lake cottages to mountain hideaways in 500 color photos.
Hollywood Costume Design by Travilla (Sept., $59.95) by Maureen Reilly showcases designer Bill Travilla's film couture for such stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Joan Crawford.
Villa Décor: Distinctly French and Italian Style (Sept., $39.95) by Betty Lou Phillips shows how to blend the two.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Harlem Style: Designing for the New Urban Aesthetic (Oct., $35) by Roderick N. Shade and Jorge S. Arango looks at the elements that define the new Harlem Renaissance.
Hollywood Knits: Thirty Original Suss Designs (Oct., $27.50) by Suss Cousins offers designs modeled by such stars as Julianne Moore.
The New Classics: Fresh Ideas for Rooms That Endure (Oct., $40) by Suzanne Trocme demonstrates how to achieve a classic look.
Shell Chic: The Ultimate Guide to Decorating Your Home with Seashells (Sept., $35) by Marlene Hurley Marshall spotlights eccentric decorative flair with instructions for projects.
THAMES & HUDSON
Contemporary Natural (Sept., $40) by Phyllis Richardson, photos by Solvi dos Santos. A Norwegian photographer has combed the globe for interior home design using natural materials and organic forms only.
100 Afghan Squares to Knit: Patterns and Instructions for Mixing and Matching Afghan Squares for Blankets and Throws (Sept., $24.95) by Debbie Abrahams features 12 projects and 110 color photos. Crafter's Choice Book Club selection.
Great American Houses and Gardens (Oct., $39.95), artwork by Chuck Fischer, is a pop-up book featuring eight of America's greatest estates, including Monticello and Winterthur.
The Sparkling Story of Coca-Cola: An Entertaining History Including Collectibles, Coke Lore, and Calendar Girls (Oct., $29.95) by Gyvel Young-Witzel and Michael Karl Witzel charts the history of the quintessential American soft drink.
The Complete Chicken: An Entertaining History of Chickens (Oct., $29.95) by Pam Percy tracks the feathered creature's history, folklore, role in art and pop culture, collectibles and more.
Chic Simple Men's Wardrobe: Wardrobes That Will Win in the New Workplace and Chic Simple Women's Wardrobe (both Sept., $30 each) by Kim Johnson Gross, Jeff Stone et al. dress both genders for success at the office.
Tuscan Elements (Nov., $35) by Alexandra Black, photos by Simon McBride, focuses on the key elements of Tuscan style, including warm colors and al fresco settings.
Literary Criticism & Essays
BRIGHT SKY PRESS
Chance Encounters: True Stories of Unforeseen Meetings, with Unanticipated Results (Oct., $24.95) by A.C. Green discusses encounters with the famous and infamous, including Ronald Reagan, Lyndon Johnson, Natalie Wood and Mickey Mantle.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS
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The Classic Era of Crime Fiction (Oct., $35) by Peter Haining depicts the development of the genre through an illustrated cultural history.
IVAN R. DEE
Lives of the Mind: The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse (Sept., $28.95) by Roger Kimball offers a study of genius.
Essays (Oct., $35) by George Orwell collects a varied selection of literary and political essays on the eve of the 2003 centenary of the author's birth.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
How to Be Alone (Oct., $24) by Jonathan Franzen. Essays deal with the erosion of civic life and private dignity as well as the hidden persistence of loneliness in contemporary America. 5-city author tour.
Regarding the Pain of Others (Feb., $23) by Susan Sontag considers the effects of the pervasive visual representation of violence in our culture. Advertising.
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Behind the Lines: Pieces on Writing and Pictures (Oct., $26) by Michael Hoffman. A poet and translator writes on literature, art and artists.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Consciousness and the Novel: Connected Essays (Oct., $24.95) by David Lodge explores the representation of human consciousness in fiction in light of recent scientific advances.
J.R.R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-Earth (Oct., $24.95) by Bradley J. Birzer examines the religious symbolism and significance of Tolkien's mythology in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Spooky Art: Thoughts on Writing (Jan., $14.95) by Norman Mailer. In celebration of his 80th birthday, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author shares his thoughts on writing and the literary life. Advertising. Author publicity .
Step Across This Line (Sept., $24.95) by Salman Rushdie. Nonfiction pieces from the past decade address a variety of topics including The Wizard of Oz , the 2000 presidential election and the state of the modern novel. Advertising. Author publicity. 8-city author tour.
Reconsidering The Souls of Black Folk (Oct., $18.95) by Stanley Crouch and Playthell Benjamin reconsiders W.E.B. Du Bois's early-20th-century The Souls of Black Folk. 60,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo. 9-city author tour.
Splendored Thing (Oct., $19.95) by Bia Lowe explores the meaning of romantic and platonic love through autobiographical essays.
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIV. PRESS
This Stubborn Soil: Texas Autobiographies, 1925—2001 (Nov., $40) by Bert Almon. Texas memoirists invariably include state history and the influence of their Texan heritage.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Holocaust Girls: History, Memory & Other Obsessions (Sept., $24.95) by S.L. Wisenberg. Essays confront American Jewish self-consciousness and identity.
Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (Oct., $35.95) by Harold Bloom examines 100 of the most creative and literary minds in history, the influences in their lives and the kinship among them over the centuries. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
WRITER'S DIGEST BOOKS
Snoopy's Guide to the Writing Life (Sept., $19.99), edited by Barnaby Conrad. Thirty famous writers respond to their favorite Snoopy "at the typewriter" strip. Advertising.