The Quotable Musician (Mar., $19.95) by Sheila E. Anderson. Musicians through the ages speak out. Advertising.
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
Asian Art (Mar., $45) by Lark E. Mason Jr. provides a guide to understanding the fine arts of Asia with explanations for judging quality and identifying fakes.
Dogs in English Porcelain of the 19th Century (Mar., $49.50) and Cats in English Porcelain of the 19th Century (Mar., $29.50) by Dennis G. Rice identifies the breeds and the factories that produced them with illustrations from private collections, auction houses and dealers.
Figures of Speech Used in the Bible: Explained and Illustrated (Apr., $49.99) by E.W. Bullinger aids in the understanding of Scripture with the inclusion of 217 figures of speech, their pronunciation, etymology and placement in the Bible.
Cichlids: Understanding Angel Fish, Oscars, Discus, and Others (Apr., $14.95) by David Alderton details the species of these home aquarium fish and provides basic care, maintenance and breeding instructions. Advertising.
The Atlas of Languages (Apr., $35) by Bernard Comrie, Stephen Matthews and Maria Polinsky includes unique features of vocabulary and grammar, writing systems of the world and concerns over disappearing languages.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
The Book of the Pharaohs (Apr., $35) by Pascal Vernus and Jean Yoyotte is an encyclopedia covering the pharaohs and a basic reference to all of royal Egypt.
Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life (Mar., $22.95) by Terry Brooks outlines the requirements and rewards of being a writer. Advertising. Author publicity. SFBC selection.
The Book of Rule (May, $30) is a comprehensive guide to how the world is governed, both in theory and practice, from the major powers to the newest developing countries.
The Quotable Teacher by Randy Howe and The Quotable Graduate by Heidi Reinholdt and John Ross (both Apr., $14.95 each) provide quotes to inspire new teachers, thank favorite ones and congratulate diploma earners.
The Well-Educated Mind (Aug., $27.95) by Susan Wise Bauer offers brief histories of five literary genres-fiction, autobiography, history, poetry and drama-and suggests how to read each type effectively.
Martha Stewart's Keepsake Wedding Planner (Aug., $29.95) by Martha Stewart Weddings editors helps brides to organize all plans in one place. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo .
The Best of the Best of Brochure Design (Sept., $40) by Rockport Publishers features winning brochures from a wide range of countries and clients.
Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English (Expanded) (Aug., $19.95) by Patricia T. O'Conner revises and updates the grammar book with fresh dos and don'ts.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up (Aug., $14.99), A Gentleman Pens a Note and A Gentleman Raises his Glass (all June, $9.99 each) by John Bridges and Bryan Curtis are new additions to the Gentlemanners series, offering tips for fashion, personal correspondence and toast making.
THUNDER BAY PRESS
Clans & Tartans (Apr., $9.98) by James Mackay identifies clans of Scotland and their origins, both geographical and historical.
Religion & Inspiration
Saintly Support: Prayerful Answers for Everyday Living (June, $12.95) by Philip Lief Group explains people's devotion to patron saints and offers more than 100 prayers of supplication and guidance.
A Forgiving Heart: Prayers for Blessing and Reconciliation (Mar., $15.99), edited by Lyn Klug, offers prayers on forgiveness.
Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics: The Rise and Development of Reformed Orthodoxy, 4 Vols. (Apr., $150) by Richard A. Muller contends that the theology of the 16th and 17th centuries is often misrepresented in church histories and scholarly treatments. Advertising.
The Spiritual Emerson: Essential Writings (May, $28) by Ralph Waldo Emerson, edited by David M. Robinson. Published to honor the 200th anniversary of the writer's birth, this is Emerson's first collection of spiritual writings.
The Upanishads (June, $16), selections trans. by Allstair and Peter Russell, is the fourth volume in the small gift Sacred Teachings series of spiritual classics.
Believe to Achieve: You and I Can Make a Difference (May, $16.95) by Howard White. Nike executive White reveals the secrets for achieving success and helping others succeed as well. Ad/promo.
Darwin's Proof: The Triumph of Religion over Science (May, $17.99) by Cornelius Hunter. Following the success of Darwin's God, Hunter confronts Darwin's theory of evolution head-on. Advertising.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
The Beloved Disciple (Aug., $19.99) by Beth Moore follows the life and ministry of the apostle John.
Seven Laws of Spiritual Life (Aug., $19.99) by Ray Pritchard is directed toward Christians who want to grow spiritually.
Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes (July, $27.95) by Charles A. Coulombe is a history of both Christianity and the men who inhabit the Holy See.
COOK COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES
Brave Hearts Under Red Skies (May, $15.99) by Col. Jeffrey O'Leary (ret.) tells stories of unsung war heroes who mixed their faith in God with courage.
Nothing Sacred: The Truth About Judaism (Apr., $24) by Douglas Rushkoff offers a controversial prescription for returning Judaism to its original vitality. Author publicity.
Lord Have Mercy: Confession and the Christian's Life Story (Mar., $19.95) by Scott Hahn provides an explanation of the Catholic Church's teaching on confession and forgiveness. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Are You Rapture Ready?: Signs, Prophecies, Warnings, Threats, and Suspicions That the Endtime Is Now (June, $19.95) by Todd Strandberg and Terry James takes the fascination with rapture and offers it to readers in the form of a self-help guide. Advertising. Author tour.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Godly and Righteous, Peevish and Perverse: Clergy and Religious in Literature and Letters (Mar., $25), edited by Raymond Chapman. Selections from Chaucer, Joanna Trollope, John Steinbeck and more celebrate the holy (and not so holy) man or woman of God.
The Buddha Book (Apr., $29.95) by Lillian Too introduces more than 50 of the most important and well-known Buddhist deities. Author tour.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
The Book of the Vedas: Timeless Wisdom from Indian Tradition (Apr., $14.99) by Eric Chaline explores the complexities of the Hindu pantheon and relates it to the classical schools of Hindu philosophy.
FORWARD MOVEMENT PUBLICATIONS
Meditations on Four Quartets (Mar., $15) by John E. Booty gives readers an understanding of T.S. Eliot's poetic work.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
Christian Love (May, $29.95) by Bernard V. Brady. Christians discuss the many perspectives of love.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Brother of Jesus: The Dramatic Story and Significance of the First Archaeological Link to Jesus and His Family (Mar., $23.95) by Hershel Shanks and Ben Witherington III reveals a new picture of Jesus' life as the member of a large family of siblings and of earliest Christianity as led by his brothers and closest friends.
The Miracles of Exodus: A Scientist's Discovery of the Extraordinary Natural Causes of the Biblical Stories (Apr., $24.95) by Colin Humphreys provides a scientific explanation for the Exodus/Passover story (the plagues, burning bush) revealing them to be miracles of timing and not of nature.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
What Is Gnosticism? (Apr., $29.95) by Karen L. King explores the concept of heresy as a tool in forming religious identity.
High Definition Living (Mar., $18.99) by Ed Young Jr. demonstrates how biblical leader Nehemiah led through his consistent faith and taking a stand for God among naysayers.
Rumi: Gazing at the Beloved: The Radical Practice of Beholding the Divine (May, $20) by Will Johnson demonstrates how anyone can achieve ecstatic divine union through the simple practice of intentional gaze.
The Making of a New Spirituality (May, $25) by James Herrick explains how the old view of Judeo-Christian tradition in Western culture has been replaced by a new one, based on popular religious media.
A Fragile Stone (July, $17) by Michael Card explores the personality and faith of the apostle Peter.
Hineini & Our Relationships: Learning How to Respond to Others Through 14 Biblical Texts, 14 Personal Stories (May, $21.95) by Norman J. Cohen. Contributors include Alan Dershowitz and Elie Wiesel. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
The JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions (Aug., $35) by Ron Eisenberg. This new addition to the JPS Desk Reference series provides comprehensive information about the origins, history and practice of Jewish traditions.
Holocaust Hero: The Untold Story of Solomon Schonfeld, an Orthodox British Rabbi Who Rescued Thousands Before, During and After the Holocaust (Mar., $29.50) by David Kranzler focuses on Schonfeld's rescue efforts and includes 40 vignettes by individuals he rescued.
Modern Folk Judaism (Mar., $TBA) by Rabbi Reuven P. Bulka looks at how Jews have chosen to express their faith today.
Zen: An Ancient Path to Enlightenment for Modern Times (Mar., $14) by Peter Oldmeadow offers an introduction to the wisdom of Buddha and the spiritual practice of meditation.
Sharing and Caring Hands: Ten Mondays with Mary Jo Copeland (May, $19.95) by Nancy Jo Sullivan illuminates the ministry of Mary Jo Copeland, founder of Sharing and Caring Hands, a Minneapolis-based ministry serving the needy.
Walking One Another Home: Moments of Grace and Possibility in the Midst of Alzheimer's (May, $19.95) by Rita Bresnahan offers fresh ideas and tangible alternatives in dealing with Alzheimer's disease.
A Benedictine Handbook (Mar., $24.95), edited by Anthony Marett-Crosby, is a companion for oblates, associates and friends of the Benedictine communities. Advertising.
The Historical Atlas of Eastern and Western Christian Monasticism (June, $99.95), edited by Juan María Laboa, trans. by Matthew J. O'Connell et al., explores Eastern and Western influences on Christianity.
Go in Peace: A Gift of Enduring Love (Apr., $19.95) by Pope John Paul II, compiled by Joseph Durepos. The pope addresses the concerns of today's Christians. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
What the Spirit Is Saying to the Churches (Mar., $9.99) by Henry Blackaby teaches church laypeople how to stay sensitive to the Holy Spirit's guidance and fulfill their congregation's unique mission.
Wrestling with God (Apr., $9.99) by Greg Laurie. Pastor Laurie explains how heartfelt prayer and willing submission leads to a rewarding relationship with God.
Think Message: Message Youth Bible (July, $24.99) by Eugene Peterson observes that occasionally an experience can change one forever. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
NEW HOPE PUBLISHERS
Letters from Campus: College Girls' Insights for High School Graduates (Apr., $9.99) by Donna Margaret Greene provides ethical advise on how to get ready for college, face leaving home and more.
She Who Changes: Re-Imagining the Divine in the World (Aug., $24.95) by Carol P. Christ. A noted feminist religious thinker and activist offers a vision of 'god/dess' as continually recreating the world in relationship with humanity.
Moses: A Memoir (May, $19.95) by Joel Cohen is written by a former federal prosecutor who now teaches criminal defense and legal ethics. Advertising.
Twenty Life-Transforming Choices Adoptees Need to Make (Apr., $19.99) by Sherrie Eldridge offers understanding and help. Ad/promo.
Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out (Mar., $28), edited by Ibn Warraq. Former Muslims relate their personal journeys to enlightenment and intellectual freedom.
God's Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong (June, $28) by S.T. Joshi dissects the arguments offered by well-known apologists for various tenets of belief.
Seeking Enlightenment... Hat by Hat (June, $21.95) by Nevada Barr. The author of the Anna Pigeon mystery series shares a skeptic's spiritual journey.
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas (May, $24.95) by Elaine Pagels traces the origins of Christianity to the Gospel of Thomas. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Moments Together for Deeper Intimacy (Apr., $10.99) by Dennis and Barbara Rainey presents 90 days of devotionals for married couples.
Single Focus (May, $17.99) by George Barna provides insight about single adults and shares how to effectively minister to them.
FLEMING H. REVELL
Behind the Personality: The Story of My Life (Mar., $18.99) by Florence Littauer and Marita Littauer ranges from Florence Littauer's impoverished childhood to her 50th wedding anniversary, supporting her philosophy that with God, it's possible to make the tough times count.
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
When Did I See You Hungry? (Mar., $29.95), photographed and written by Gerard Thomas Straub, documents the poorest of the poor throughout the world through photos, essays and more.
The Rebbe's Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch (Apr., $26) by Sue Fishkoff looks at a Brooklyn-based Jewish sect and the discipline it requires of its members to live religiously observant lives. Advertising.
In Buddha's Kitchen: Cooking, Being Cooked, and Other Adventures in a Meditation Center (May, $18.95) by Kimberley Snow. The author pens her adventures as a cook in a Buddhist retreat. 30,000 first printing.
SHEED & WARD
The Conclave: A Secret and Sometimes Bloody History of Papal Elections (May, $22.95) by Michael Walsh is a history of the secret deliberations and brutal events in the making and unmaking of popes.
A Walk with Four Spiritual Guides: Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, and Ramakrishna (Mar., $19.95) by Andrew Harvey. A teacher of mysticism contributes wisdom for dealing with our complicated world. 25,000 ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
Machik's Complete Explanation (Mar., $29.95) by Machik Labdrön, trans. and edited by Sarah Harding, presents the teachings of Labdrön, the female saint of yogini in 11th-12th century Tibet. Advertising
The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul (Mar., $34.95), trans. and edited by Richard Barron (Chökyi Nyima). This first English edition of the autobiography of Kongtrul (1813-1899) is a source of information on the religion, culture, and political climate of Tibet during his time.
TRINITY PRESS INTERNATIONAL
Is Religion Killing Us?: Violence in the Bible and the Quran (Mar., $24) by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer states that religions, with sacred texts riddled with violence, must seek a nonviolent deity for a viable future.
The Lost Sutras of Jesus: The 1,300-Year-Old Teaching of the Da Qin Christian Monks (May, $16), edited by Thomas Moore and Ray Riegert. These ancient monastic scrolls unite the Christian teachings of Jesus with the wisdom of Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism. Advertising. Radio satellite tour.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
Promise and Peril (Mar., $20), edited by Anna Lännström, surveys the major religious conflicts in today's world
Modern Physics and Ancient Faith (Apr., $28) by Stephen M. Barr argues that significant discoveries of modern physics are more compatible with the teachings of Christianity than with an atheistic viewpoint of scientific materialism.
UPPER ROOM BOOKS
The Upper Room Dictionary of Christian Spiritual Formation (May, $30), edited by Beasley-Topliffe. With nearly 500 entries, this dictionary fills an information gap on spiritual formation.
Knowing God Intimately: Being as Close to Him as You Want to Be (Apr., $21.99) by Joyce Meyer identifies four levels of intimacy with God and how each individual chooses their level of relationship. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Work and Life (Apr., $22.95) by John C. Maxwell explores how a person's attitude affects everything they do. 150,000 first printing.
Indelible Ink (June, $19.99), Scott Larsen, general editor. Essays by 22 Christian authors describe the books that have most influenced their lives of faith.
Trusting Enough to Lead (Aug., $21.99) by Wayne Hastings and Ron Potter quells the fear that holds many back from fulfilling their potential.
Learning to Hear with the Heart: Meditations for Discerning God's Will (Apr., $15.95) by Debra K. Farrington helps readers to recognize God's will for them.
Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them (Mar., $16.99) by Jon Ortberg maintains the theory that to love and be loved is the fiercest longing of the soul.
The God I Love: A Lifetime of Walking with Jesus (Aug., $21.99) by Joni Eareckson Tada describes the author's walk with God through the events of her life. Author tour.
Nanocosm: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivably Small (Apr., $24.95) by William Illsey Atkinson is an exploration of the science of the infinitesimally small and its applications to medicine, computing and engineering. Advertising.
Galileo's Mistake: A New Look at the Epic Confrontation Between Galileo and the Church (July, $25.95) by Wade Rowland reexamines a turning point in the history of science and creationist thought.
The Regular and the Random (Aug., $26) by Murray Gell-Mann. The Nobel Prize winner continues his quest for rules that regulate human nature and the universe. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
A Short History of Almost Everything (May, $26) by Bill Bryson plumbs the mysteries of the universe-and the eccentrics who plumb the mysteries of the universe.
Understanding the Universe (Mar., $29.95) by Raman K. Prinja and Richard Ignace is a guided tour of the solar system and beyond.
Space Suit (Aug., $27.50) by Nicholas de Monchaux dusts off the high-tech duds that NASA astronauts wore on the first moon walk.
Snowball Earth: The Story of the Great Global Catastrophe That Spawned Life as We Know It (Mar., $24.95) by Gabrielle Walker looks to prove the theory that a climatic cataclysm occurred 700 million years ago, freezing the planet from the poles to the equator. Author publicity.
The New Killer Diseases: How the Alarming Evolution of Mutant Germs Threaten Us All (July, $24.95) by Elinor Levy and Mark Fischetti posits that West Nile, Ebola and Mad Cow are merely the onset of diseases arising from rapidly changing bacteria and viruses. Author publicity.
The God Gene: How Faith Is Hardwired into Our Genes (May, $24.95) by Dean Hamer claims that the inclination toward religion is no accident because spiritual belief offers an evolutionary advantage. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Immortal Cell: How Stem Cell Biotechnology Can Conquer Cancer and Extend Life (Aug., $24.95) by Michael West. West's company, Advanced Cell Technology, identifies itself as the only place in the U.S. openly pursuing human cloning research for medical purposes. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER
Chaos to Cosmos: A Space Odyssey (May; $29.95, paper $21.95) by Laura Danly et al. Co-published with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, this 144-page volume depicts the nature of the universe with color photographs and illustrations.
Mind over Matter: Conversations with the Cosmos (Apr., $25) by K.C. Cole. The science columnist for the Los Angeles Times writes a love letter to the universe and its explorers. Advertising. Author tour.
The Hedgehog, the Fox and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities (Apr., $25.95) by Stephen Jay Gould contends that the common assumption of an inescapable conflict between science and the humanities, including religion, is false. Ad/promo.
Nature Via Nurture: Genes, Experience and What Makes Us Human (May, $25.95) by Matt Ridley maintains that the nature-nurture partition is erroneous, since most genes are designed to respond to experience.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
The X in Sex: How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives (Mar., $22.95) by David Bainbridge scrutinizes the X chromosome for cultural, ethical and scientific clues to human nature and evolution.
Plague: A Story of Science, Rivalry and the Scourge that Won't Go Away (Mar., $26) by Edward Marriott offers a history of bubonic plague, the search for its cure and an assessment of its threat today. Advertising. Author publicity.
Y: The Descent of Men: Revealing the Mysteries of Maleness (May, $25) by Steve Jones publishes new research on the science of men. 40,000 first printing. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
JOSEPH HENRY PRESS
One True, Platonic Heaven: A Scientific Fiction of the Limits of Knowledge (May, $24.95) by John Casti imagines a discussion among Albert Einstein, Kurt Godel, John von Neumann and J. Robert Oppenheimer about the limits of scientific knowledge. Advertising.
DNA: The Secret of Life (Apr., $35) by James D. Watson is the Nobel Prize winner's account of the course of modern genetic research. 150,000 first printing. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
The Power of Light: The Epic Story of One Man's Quest to Harness the Sun (Mar., $24.95) by Frank Kryza is a social and technological history of solar power.
NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
Second Opinion: Doctors, Diseases and Decisions in Modern Medicine (Mar., $27.95) by Richard Horton. The editor of the medical journal the Lancet shares ruminations about medical practices today. Advertising. Author publicity.
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Apr., $23.95) by Mary Roach. The Salon columnist looks into the ways some cadavers have led postmortem lives. 6-city author tour.
Blood and Guts: A Short History of Medicine (May, $21.95) by Roy Porter examines mankind's struggle to overcome disease to avert death.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
The Art of the Infinite (Apr., $23) by Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan illuminates the world of mathematics with infinity serving as a touchstone.
The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of the Ancient Earth (June, $26) by Jack Repcheck introduces the man who calculated the age of the earth.
Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist (Mar., $28) by Barry Parker draws upon the scientist's letters and personal papers to interpret his motivations.
The New Brain (Aug., $23.95) by Richard Restak, M.D., suggests that cell phones, laptops, the Internet and even violence on TV have sped up the human brain's evolution. 35,000 first printing.
Surviving the Extremes: A Doctor's Journey to the Limits of Human Endurance (June, $25.95) by Kenneth Kamler, M.D., who took part in an Everest climb, writes about the body's reaction to heat, cold, pressure, deprivation and exhaustion.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Swimming with Sharks (July, $25) by Peter Klimley. A marine biologist and shark specialist describes their behavior and dispels myths. 50,000 first printing.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION PRESS
Space Stations: Base Camps to the Stars (June, $39.95) by Roger D. Launius is an illustrated history of real and imagined space stations as cultural icons.
Napoleon's Buttons (Apr., $24.95) by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson ponders how the fundamentals of chemistry have affected the course of history, such as the disintegration in the cold of the tin buttons on Napoleon's soldiers' uniforms, most likely affecting the outcome of battle.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
The Changing Mile Revisited (May, $75) by Raymond Turner et al., utilizes triplicate sets of photographs to document more than a century of ecosystem changes in Arizona and Mexico.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
Chauvet Cave: The Art of Earliest Times (May, $45) by Jean Clottes. Color photographs offer a lingering look at the restricted archeological site.
Alpha and Omega: The Search for the Beginning and End of the Universe (July, $26.95) by Charles Seife conjectures how the universe was born and how it will die.
Sex, Time and Power: The Mysteries of Human Mating (Aug., $25.95) by Leonard Shlain, M.D., demystifies such topics as menses, orgasm, masturbation, menopause, circumcision and homosexuality to explain how big-brained homo sapiens emerged 150,000 years ago.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Prehistoric America: A Journey Through the Ice Age and Beyond (Mar., $29.95) by Miles Barton et al. This companion book to a Discovery Channel series contains computer-generated panoramas to show North America 13,000 years ago.
Self-Help & Recovery
Not Your Mother's Mid-Life: A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging (May, $19.95) by Nancy Alspaugh and Marilyn Kentz declares that midlife is the time for a fresh start; includes a CD with guided visualizations and meditations.
The Best Things in Life Aren't Things: Celebrating What Matters Most (May, $12) is a collection of inspirational essays.
More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life Without Losing Your Soul (June, $23.95) by Steven Z. Leder teaches that money and spirituality are not mutually exclusive. 60,000 first printing. $115,000 ad/promo.
Setting Your Heart on Fire: 7 Invitations to Liberate Your Life (Mar., $21.95) by Raphael Cushnir. Spiritual self-help provides a path to greater joy and fulfillment.
The Power of Patience: How to Slow the Rush and Enjoy More Happiness, Success and Peace of Mind Every Day (May, $16.95) by M.J. Ryan decelerates readers' lives.
Everyday Calm: Relaxing Rituals for Busy People (May, $9.95) by Darrin Zeer. Fifty strategies cope with stress-anywhere.
The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life (May, $16) by Martha Beck emphasizes stillness, compassion, creativity along with seven other habits. Advertising. Author publicity.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope (Mar., $20) by Joan D. Chittister uses the biblical story of Jacob to contemplate the struggles common to all human experience and the gifts that can arise from these difficulties.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
How to Be a Babe: Overcoming Romantic Obsessions and Other Obstacles to Having the Sex Life You Deserve! (May, $19.95) by Joy Davidson. Here, 'babe' is an acronym for Bold Authentic Balanced Erotic. Author publicity.
She Wins, You Win: Strategies for Making Women More Powerful (May, $25) by Gail Evans advises businesswomen to work as a team rather than individually. Advertising. Author tour.
Beating the Success Trap: Trading the Rat Race for the Life You've Always Wanted (June, $24.95) by Ed Brodow redefines success so that it complements one's temperament and preferences.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Right Questions: Ten Essential Questions to Guide You to Your Best Life (May, $21.95) by Debbie Ford enlists a way for readers to recognize their true selves, make better decisions for a better life.
The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love (June, $24.95) by Pia Mellody and Lawrence S. Freundlich diagnoses the causes of faulty relationships.
How to Ruin Your Love Life (Aug., $12.95) by Ben Stein is replete with sardonic advice.
An Attitude of Gratitude: 21 Life Lessons (Aug., $23.95) by Keith Harrell seeks to change behavior with a positive attitude.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Story and Photo Collection for Teachers (May, $12.95) by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Sharon Wohlmuth. B&w photos accompany stories selected from past Chicken Soup books.
If I Get to Five: What Children Can Teach Us About Courage and Character (Apr., $20) by Fred Epstein, M.D., and Joshua Horwitz. A pediatric neurosurgeon learns from his young patients. Advertising. Author publicity.
INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
The Challenge: What Can We Rely On?: 45 Principles Shared in Letters to Friends ($22.95) by Wm. James Long.
Life as a Daymaker: How to Change the World by Making Someone's Day (Apr., $17) by David Wagner advocates a commitment to intentional acts of good will. 16-city author tour.
Waiting with Gabriel: A Story of Cherishing a Baby's Brief Life (Mar., $17.95) by Amy Kuebelbeck recalls a mother's anticipation of the shortened life and inevitable death of her son. Author publicity.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Present Moment Awareness: A Simple, Step-by-Step Guide to Living in the Now (Apr., $19.95) by Shannon Duncan teaches how to live in the moment. Advertising.
The Millionaire Course: A Visionary Plan for Living the Life of Your Dreams (Apr., $22.95) by Marc Allen advocates doing what we love and adhering to our values to attain wealth and fulfillment. Advertising.
What's Missing: Inspiration for Women Seeking Faith and Joy in Their Lives (Mar., $25.95) by Rena Pederson. Laura Bush, Peggy Noonan and others discuss the importance of faith.
The Seven Beliefs: A Step-by-Step Program to Help Latinas Recognize and Overcome Depression (Apr., $23.95) by Jorge Petit and Belisa Lozano-Vranch. The gurus of the Alsofa.org Web site provide additional advice.
Stillness: Daily Gifts of Solitude (Apr., $19.95) by Richard Mahler dispenses knowledge gained during a three-month retreat in New Mexico's Tusas Mountains.
Remarkable Changes: Turning Life's Challenges into Opportunities (May, $24.95) by Jane Seymour. The actress encourages learning from life's unexpected events.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
Climb! (Mar., $14.95) by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers prepares readers to face life's mountains. 100,000 first printing.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Mama Gena's Owners and Operators Guide to Men (June, $21) by Regena Thomashauer helps women first understand and then train their men for a happier life. 50,000 first printing.
This Time I Dance! (Apr., $19.95) by Tama Kieves. A Harvard-educated lawyer leaves the corporate world to follow her dreams.
Knowing if It's the Real Thing: Discovering the Roots of Intimacy (Aug., $24.95) by Gerald Alper studies how one's upbringing profoundly influences the ability to give and receive love.
Nobody's Baby Now: Reinventing Your Adult Relationship with Your Mother and Father (Apr., $24) by Susan Newman aims to improve the child-parent bond.
Up Your Sobriety! (Apr., $18) by Malachy McCourt marks the joy and exhilaration of the nondrunken state.
BASIC CIVITAS BOOKS
We Won't Budge: An African Exile in the World (May, $26) by Manthia Diawara. The filmmaker and academic reflects on what it means to be African in the U.S. and abroad. Advertising. Author tour.
GALLAUDET UNIV. PRESS
Many Ways to Be Deaf: International Variation in Deaf Communities (May, $69.95), edited by Leila Monaghan et al., gathers observations by 24 international scholars on the use of signed languages around the world.
The Girl Watchers Club: Six Old Soldiers and Dispatches from the Battlefields of Life (May, $25.95) by Harry Stein is a meditation on the meaning of honor as experienced through a group of elderly men, including an H-bomb researcher and Nazi prison camp survivor.
LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS
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Midnight Lightning: Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience (July, $18.95) by Greg Tate critiques Hendrix's life, music and legend from a black perspective.
The Abandoned Generation: Democracy Beyond the Culture of Fear (Apr., $24.95) by Henry A. Giroux is critical of popular culture's influence on children.
There Are No Shortcuts: How an Inner-City Teacher-Winner of the American Teacher Award-Inspires His Students and Challenges Us to Rethink the Way We Educate Our Children (Apr., $21) by Rafe Esquith. Esquith has taught for 17 years at Hobart Elementary School in L.A. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
Erasing Racism: The Survival of the American Nation (Apr., $27) by Molefi Kete Asante suggests how to heal America's persistent racial divide.
A History of Reading (May, $29.95) by Steven Roger Fischer completes his trilogy on the topic.
The Private Adam: In the Footsteps of the Biblical Hero (May, $23.95) by Shmuley Boteach. The rabbi defines heroism today after September 11.
Who Is White? Latinos, Asians and the New Black/Nonblack Divide (June, $49.95) by George Yancey asserts that the notion of 'whiteness' is changing rapidly in the U.S.
Where Stuff Comes From: How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be as They Are (Apr., $27.50) by Harvey Molotch identifies the intersections of technology, design and culture.
Reconsidering 'The Souls of Black Folk': Thoughts on the Groundbreaking Classic Work of W.E.B. DuBois (Mar., $21.95) by Stanley Crouch and Playthell Benjamin looks back at this prophetic work first published 100 years ago. 60,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
China's Techno-Warriors: National Security and Strategic Competition from the Nuclear to the Information Age (Apr., $55) by Evan A. Feigenbaum surveys the technological dimensions of the rise of Chinese power.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Telling Stories the Kiowa Way (Apr.; $35, paper $17.95) by Gus Palmer Jr. examines the lively tradition of storytelling in Kiowa culture.
Classic Baseball: The Photographs of Walter Iooss Jr. (Apr., $35), text by Dave Anderson, assembles pictures taken over four decades. 35,000 first printing.
The PGA Tour (Mar., $27.95) by Dick Durrance II finds the human stories in players, organizers, trainers, greens keepers and more.
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Strokes of Genius (Mar., $26.95) by Robert Jeffrey chronicles the British Open and the Scots who have won it.
The New York Yankees: 100 Years: The Official Retrospective (May, $50) is a centennial celebration. Advertising.
The Fly-Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies in Step-by-Step Photographs (Mar., $24.95) by Peter Gathercole contains hundreds of color illustrations.
Throwbacks: Old-School Baseball Players in Today's Game (June, $26.95) by George Castle profiles a dozen players who are still in the game for the love of it.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
May the Best Team Win: Baseball Economics and Public Policy (Apr., $24.95) by Andrew Zimbalist pulls no punches about such abuses as monopoly status and the game's trust exemption. Advertising.
Spectacular Fishing: Ken Schultz's Guide to the Best Freshwater and Saltwater Destinations in North America (Mar., $39.95) by Ken Schultz identifies everything from five-star lodges to remote locations for the most elusive fish. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
Love Stories: A Literary Companion to Tennis (Apr., $21.95), edited by Adam Sexton, includes work by Ellen Gilchrist, Martin Amis and John Updike.
Voices on the Wind (Mar., $25) by C. Stanley Mason. Essays on upland game bird hunting presents the sport as a spiritual quest for grace and goodness.
In Search of Tiger: A Journey Through Golf with Tiger Woods (Mar., $25) by Tom Callahan probes the great player's psyche while watching his game during major tournaments. Advertising. Author publicity.
Landing the Big One: The Complete Guide to Playing and Catching Fish (Apr., $24.95) by Floyd Franke helps keep the fish on the line instead of breaking free.
Lynn Bogue Hunt: A Sporting Life (May, $60) by Kevin C. Shelly introduces the man who produced over 106 covers for Field & Stream.
Complete Bike Book (May, $25) by Chris Sidwells explains riding techniques, maintenance and repair for all bicycle types.
The Mad Dog 100: The One Hundred Greatest Sports Arguments of All Time (May, $22.95) by Chris Russo with Allen St. John addresses such issues as who'd win if Joe Louis boxed Muhammad Ali? Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Who's Your Caddy?: Looping for the Great, Near Great and Reprobates of Golf (May, $24.95) by Rick Reilly. The Sports Illustrated writer recounts what it's like caddying for the best and worst. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Heroes Without a Country: America's Betrayal of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens (June, $25.95) by Donald McRae is a dual narrative of the two supreme athletes.
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The Hellpig Hunt: A Hunting Adventure in the Wild Wetlands at the Mouth of the Mississippi River by Middle-Aged Lunatics Who Refuse to Grow Up (May, $21.95) by Humberto Fontova is a testament to men's foolhardiness.
FSG/HILL & WANG
Autumn Glory: Baseball's First World Series (June, $23) by Louis P. Masur returns to the 1903 contest between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Game Time: A Baseball Companion (Apr., $25) by Roger Angell includes his favorite pieces, including some previously unpublished. Advertising.
October Men: Reggie Jackson, George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin and the Yankees' Miraculous Finish in 1978 (May, $25) by Roger Kahn discloses rivalries, intrigues and giant-sized egos. Advertising. Author publicity.
Golf for Enlightenment: The Seven Lessons for the Game of Life (Mar., $21) by Deepak Chopra reveals how the soul, not mechanics, can lead to mastery of the sport. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
The Nicklaus Way: An Analysis of the Unique Techniques and Strategies of Golf's Leading Major Championship Winner (Apr., $22.95) by John Andrisani demonstrates the development of near-perfect shot selection.
HILL STREET PRESS
The Crackers: Early Days of Atlanta Baseball (Mar., $24.95) by Tim Darnell claims to be the first-ever history of the minor league's Atlanta Black Crackers. $30,000 ad/promo.
Cut Time: An Education at the Fights (Aug., $24) by Carlo Rotella indicates how lessons of the ring are superior to formal schooling. Author tour.
The Teammates (May, $22.95) by David Halberstam focuses on Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Peske, all with the Boston Red Sox in the late 1940s. 250,000 first printing.
Open: Inside the Ropes at Bethpage Black (May, $25.95) by John Feinstein tees off at the 2002 U.S. Open. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Darwin on Golf (Apr., $24.95) by Bernard Darwin collects the best of his writings.
Facing Ali: 15 Fighters, Fifteen Stories (May, $22.95) by Stephen Brunt supplies new insights into the boxer's character.
MARLOWE & CO.
Going the Other Way (Apr., $22.95) by Billy Bean with Chris Bull is a memoir by the only major league pro baseball player who is openly gay. 35,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
DiMaggio: Setting the Record Straight (Mar., $24.95) by Morris Engelberg and Marv Schneider. Engelberg, Joe's friend and confidant, corrects inaccuracies in recent biographies. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Perfect I Ain't: Boomer on Beer, Babes, Brawls, Backaches and Baseball (Apr., $25.95) by David Wells and Chris Kreski. The Yankee pitcher tells all.
Me and My Dad: A Baseball Memoir (June, $25.95) by Paul O'Neill and Burton Rocks. The father-son relationship molded every aspect of Yankee O'Neill's life.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV. PRESS
The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics of 1903 (Mar., $26.95) by Roger I. Abrams recaptures the dramatic play on the field and the fans' shenanigans in the stands.
Triumph and Tragedy in Mudville: My Lifelong Passion for Baseball (Mar., $24.95) by Stephen Jay Gould is a collection of essays by the late evolutionary biologist. Advertising.
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game (June, $23.95) by Michael Lewis traces the success of the Oakland Athletics, a team purchased for a surprisingly modest amount. Ad/promo. 13-city author tour.
POCKET/WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT
The Legends of Wrestling: 'Classy' Freddie Blassie (Apr., $26) by Keith Elliot Greenberg portrays the icon whose career lasted more than 40 years. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers and Cheaters from Taft to Bush (May, $26) by Don Van Natta Jr. observes how each president's game relates to his personality. Advertising.
The New Face of Baseball: The One-Hundred-Year Rise and Triumph of Latinos in America's Favorite Sport (June, $24.95) by Tim Wendel highlights heroes as well as a lingering discrimination.
The Hardy Boyz (Mar., $24.95) by Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy is by the bad boys of the World Wrestling Federation.
Pipe Dreams (May, $24.95) by Kelly Slater is a memoir by the surfer and Baywatch actor.
Conscious Golf (June, $16.95) by Gay Hendricks unveils the three secrets of success in business, life and golf. 50,000 first printing.
Somewhere in Ireland, a Village Is Missing an Idiot: A David Feherty Collection (Apr., $24.95) by David Feherty gathers columns from Golf magazine. 75,000 first printing. Author tour.
When Boston Won the World Series: A Chronicle of Boston's Remarkable Victory in the First Modern World Series of 1903 (Apr., $18.95) by Bob Ryan marks the 100th anniversary of the first World Series, in which Boston triumphed over the Pittsburgh Pirates. 40,000 first printing. Author tour.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
Planet of the Umps: A Baseball Life from Behind the Plate (June, $24.95) by Ken Kaiser with David Fisher. The notorious umpire revisits safes and outs. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
History of the Rugby World Cup (July, $24.95) by Gerald Davies details key moments from past championships. Author tour.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman (Apr., $23) by John Gierach. Essays discuss the vagaries of fishing. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. 9-city author tour.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Out of the Shadow of Greatness (Mar., $39.95) by Mike Hembree reviews the racing superstar's career and includes a CD of greatest moments. 30,000 first printing. Advertising.
A Special Season: The Player's Journal of an Incredible Year (Apr., $22.95) by Rob Rains reviews the St. Louis Cardinals' 2002 season. Advertising. Author tour.
Heart Shots: Women Write About Hunting (Aug., $29.95) by Mary Zeiss Stange anthologizes Annie Oakley, Beryl Markham, E. Annie Proulx and others.
The Men of March: A Season Inside the Lives of College Basketball Coaches (Apr., $24.95) by Brian Curtis headlines four leading coaches including Steve Lavin of UCLA.
The Proudest Yankees of All: From the Bronx to Cooperstown (June, $25) by Kerry Keene and David Hickey commemorates the team's 100th anniversary.
Bushcraft: An Inspirational Guide to Surviving in the Wilderness (Mar., $29.95) by Ray Mears is an illustrated compendium of survival skills. A Hodder & Stoughton book.
Glove Affairs: The Romance, History and Tradition of the Baseball Glove (Mar., $19.95) by Noah Liberman gives a time line and advice on breaking in a glove.
Few and Chosen: Defining Cardinal Greatness Across the Eras (Mar., $27.95) by Tim McCarver with Phil Pepe lists the top five Cardinals' players of all time in each position.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African-American Experience in Sport (June, $39.95) by David K. Wiggins and Patrick B. Miller tracks the history of blacks and American sports back to slavery.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Baseball's Greatest Season: 1924 (June, $26.95) by Reed Browning recalls the only time the Washington Senators were first in the national pastime.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
Football U.: Spectator Sports in the Life of the American University (June, $29.95) by J. Douglas Toma asserts that college sports are indispensable in building a sense of community on campus.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
The Tour to End All Tours: The Story of Major League Baseball's 1913-1914 World Tour (Mar., $24.95) by James E. Elfers concerns the journey undertaken by the New York Giants and Chicago White Sox.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
The Pirates Reader (Mar., $27), edited by Richard Peterson, covers the Pittsburgh team from its founding to the opening of PNC Park in 2001.
Rock Solid Golf: A Foundation for a Lifetime (Mar., $24.95) by Dana Rader puts forth a proven formula for improved play.
The Hidden Language of Baseball (Apr., $21) by Paul Dickson is a history of the secret signs and signals of the game. Author tour.
Pride of October: What It Was to Be Young and a Yankee (Apr., $24.95) by Bill Madden. Players from Yogi Berra to Paul O'Neill give insider glimpses of the team. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Taekwondo: Traditions, Philosophy, Technique (Apr., $90) by Marc Tedeschi is an encyclopedic treatment of the martial art with some 3,500 illustrations.
WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
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Formula 1 (May, $49.95), edited by Gerald Donaldson. Its leading players relate the history of the Grand Prix.
ALLISON & BUSBY
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Children Who Kill: Profiles of Pre-Teen and Teenage Killers (May, $24.95) features 13 case studies of homicides committed by children aged 10 to 17.
Mala Femina: A Woman's Life as the Daughter of the Don (Apr., $24.95) by Theresa Dalessio traces the author's tragic life as the rebellious daughter of a ruling underworld family.
Invisible Eden: A True Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod (June, $24.95) by Maria Flook investigates the case of a fashion writer who became the victim of a brutal, still-unsolved murder.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker (May, $26) by James McManus presents the suspenseful account of the $23-million World Series of Poker and the author's participation in it.
Mafia Wife (Apr., $24.95) by Lynda Milito and Reg Potterton recounts Milito's marriage to a Gambino family captain and now vanished Mafia hit man, Louie Milito.
Homicide Special: In the Streets with the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit (Aug., $26) by Miles Corwin follows six cases assigned to L.A.'s unique police unit whose mandate is to take on tough, controversial and high-profile felonies. Advertising. Author tour.
Red Zone: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of the San Francisco Dog Mauling (June, $24.95) by Aphrodite Jones exposes new information about the 2001 San Francisco dog mauling of Diane Whipple and the controversial trial that followed.
Where the Money Is (July, $24.95) by William J. Rehder and Gordon Dillow chronicles the lives and crimes of L.A. bank robbers, who are as colorful and exciting as those behind the legends of bygone eras.
All Honest Men (Mar., $28) by Claude and Michele Stanush chronicles the story of the 1920's Newton Gang-leader J. Willis Newton and his three brothers. Authors tour.
Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer for Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob (May, $22.95) by Edward J. MacKenzie Jr. and Phyllis Karas is an eyewitness, inside account of Whitey Bulger-currently one of the FBI's 10 most wanted-and his gang.
War and Military
E-mail to the Front: Operation Enduring Military Spouse (May, $14.95) by Alesia Holliday. E-mails reveal one couple's humorous and poignant struggle to maintain a family during two six-month-long deployments.
The Battle of the Atlantic: Hitler's Gray Wolves of the Seas and the Allies' Desperate Struggle to Defeat Them (Apr., $30) by Andrew Williams describes WWII's submarine warfare in the Atlantic. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
The Politics of War: Wavell in the Middle East, 1939-1941 (Apr., $30) by Harold E. Raugh Jr. studies the general's military philosophy, leadership and professionalism.
Harlem's Hell Fighters: The African American 369th Infantry in World War I (June, $29.95) by Stephen L. Harris introduces the all-volunteer unit that served 191 days on the front lines.
BURD STREET PRESS
American Warriors: Five Presidents in the Pacific Theatre of WWII (Apr., $24.95) by Duane T. Hove provides detailed descriptions of the military service of presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford and George Bush.
Gettysburg: You Are There (Mar., $24.95) by Robert Clasby recreates the pivotal moments in the Battle of Gettysburg in full-color, computer-generated images.
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Wild Blue Yonder (Apr., $29.95) by Martin Bowman collects first-hand accounts of the experiences of the American airmen and British civilians and service personnel during WWII.
Gettysburg Battlefield: The Definitive Illustrated History (Apr., $40) by David J. Eicher takes a chronological journey through the battle at Gettysburg via essays, photos and three-dimensional maps.
The Perfect Soldier: Special Operations, Commandos, and the Future of U.S. Warfare (June, $24.95) by James F. Dunnigan explores the elite and dangerous world of the men who are changing the face of the U.S. military.
Remember the Alamo: A Sentry Dog Handler's View of Vietnam from the Perimeter of Phan Rang Air Base (Mar., $24.95) by Carl S. Adams looks at the experience of a 19-year-old dog handler during the Vietnam War. Ad/promo.
Gettysburg (Aug., $30) by Stephen W. Sears tells the story of this turning point in the nation's history. Advertising.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Girocho: A GI's Story of Bataan and Beyond (June, $34.95) by John Henry Poncio and Marlin Young recounts Poncio's experiences during World War II's brutal Bataan death march and his harrowing years as a Japanese POW. Advertising.
To Be a U.S. Army Ranger (Mar., $19.95) by Russ Bryant chronicles recruits' development as they progress through the grueling 12-week training at Fort Benning, Ga.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
A Hard Trip: A History of the 15th Mississippi Infantry, CSA (Apr., $35) by Ben Wynne. Letters, diaries and memoirs chronicle the social aspects of Confederate service during the Civil War.
The Mission: America's Military in the Twenty-First Century (Mar., $26.95) by Dana Priest explores America's dependence on the military to manage world affairs. 6-city author tour.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War (June, $26.95) by Tammy M. Proctor focuses on the realities and contradictions of women in the intelligence service in Britain during World War I.
All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper at War in Europe (Mar., $24.95) by James Megellas. The most highly decorated soldier of the 82nd Airborne Division tells the true stories of the 'All Americans.'
Terrible Terry Allen: Combat General of World War II-The Life of an American Soldier (Apr., $25.95) by Gerald Astor tells the story of one of World War I's greatest battalion commanders.
The Hill Fights: The First Battle of Khe Sanh (May, $24.95) by Edward F. Murphy recounts one of the bloodiest battles fought by the Marines in Vietnam. Advertising.
Biowarrior: Inside the Soviet/Russian Biological War Machine (Aug., $28) by Igor V. Domaradskij and Wendy Orent offers a chilling look into the former Soviet Union's biological weapons program by a leading Russian scientist who helped develop the top secret Biopreparat.
In the Company of Heroes: The True Story of Black Hawk Pilot Michael Durant and the Men Who Fought and Fell at Mogadishu (May, $24.95) by Michael J. Durant with Steven Hartov chronicles the story of the downed and captured pilot, his imprisonment by the Somalis and the heroic efforts of his comrades. Ad/promo.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION PRESS
Cheating Death: Combat Air Rescues in Vietnam and Laos (Mar., $27.95) by George J. Marrett offers candid commentary on the doomed Rolling Thunder campaign from an eyewitness pilot.
The Battle 100 (May, $24.95) by Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning tells the dramatic stories behind the 100 most influential battles of all time, with rankings and detailed site maps.
Where the South Lost the War: An Analysis of the Fort Henry-Fort Donelson Campaign, February 1862 (July, $26.95) by Kendall D. Gott chronicles the Confederate defeats that opened the Tennessee Valley to Union control, setting up the Atlanta campaign, which split the Confederacy.
Circle of Fire: The Indian War of 1865 (Aug., $26.95) by John McDermott is an account of the Indian tribes who joined their northern relatives to wage war on white settlers.
The Globalization of Terror: The Challenge of Al-Qaida and the Response of the International Community (June, $34.95) by Yoram Schweitzer and Shaul Shay details the organizational workings and philosophy of Osama bin Laden's brutal campaign.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
American Soldiers: Ground Combat in the World Wars, Korea, and Vietnam (Apr., $34.95) by Peter S. Kindsvatter posits that regardless of the enemy, terrain, training or weaponry, combat soldiers' wartime experiences remain fundamentally the same.
WHITE MANE BOOKS
He Hath Loosed the Fateful Lightning: The Battle of Ox Hill(Chantilly), September 1, 1862 (May, $24.95) by Paul Taylor details the Civil War battle that helped save the nation's capital from possible rebel attack.
Fifty Jewish Women Who Changed the World (July, $24.95) by Deborah Felder ranks influential Jewish women from Emma Lazarus and Golda Meir to Anne Frank and Judith Resnick.
Appetites: Why Women Want (May, $23) by Caroline Knapp, the author of Drinking: A Love Story, who died in June 2002, leaves this intimate account of women and the appetites they indulge and suppress. 75,000 first printing. Advertising.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy (June, $25) by Tricia Rose presents the sexual testimonies of 20 black women who reveal how they navigate the complex terrain of sexuality. 5-city author tour .
Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century's End (Mar., $26) by Sara M. Evans provides a history and analysis of the modern American women's movement. Advertising.Author publicity.
Lapdancer (June, $35) by Juliana Beasley takes an unsentimental look at the professional nude dancer.
Mama: Latina Daughters Celebrate Their Mothers (Apr., $27.50) by Maria Perez-Brown explores the relationship via famous mother/daughter American Latin duos.
In My Mother's Closet: An Invitation to Remember (Apr., $24.95) by Eugenia Zukerman looks at the mother-daughter relationship through the narratives of women's memories of their mother's closets.
The Boundaries of Her Body (Mar., $27.95) by Debran Rowland surveys the history of women's rights, noting how female biology has controlled their legal rights for centuries.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Behind Every Choice Is a Story (Mar., $19.95) by Gloria Feldt with Carol Trickett Jennings collects letters written to Planned Parenthood about love, sex, pregnancy and family.
UNIV OF WISCONSIN
In Praise of Black Women, Volume 3: Modern African Women (Mar., $49.95) by Simone Schwarz-Bart with André Schwarz-Bart, trans. by Rose-Myriam Réjous, Val Vinokurov and Stephanie Daval, pens tales about women from Senegal to South Africa, set in the 19th century to the present.
Sleepaway (May, $16.95) by Laurie Kahn covers a century of camp experiences through pictures, memorabilia and words from girls' camps, coast to coast.