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Inside the Minds: Political Powerhouses—Leading Republicans, Democrats and Political Party Leaders Share Their Knowledge on the Future of Politics (Aug., $27.95), edited by Inside the Minds staff, remarks on today's political world and speculates on its future.
Hillary! How America's First Woman Won the White House (Mar., $14.95) by Michael A. Bowen projects the New York senator's ascension to the presidency.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Holy War for the Promised Land: Israel at the Crossroads (May, $9.99) by David Dolan. The editor of the Jerusalem Post analyzes the growing conflict in the Middle East, anti-Israel sentiment, the new Palestinian uprising and what the Israeli response might be.
COMMON COURAGE PRESS
Robbing Us Blind: The Return of the Bush Gang and the Mugging of America (June, $17.95) by Steve Brouwer indicts the administration for encouraging a corporate crime wave and promoting the greatest economic inequality since the 1920s.
Free Radical (June, $17.95) by Tony Benn assesses the British Labour Party and underscores the need for a viable protest movement following September 11.
The Wisdom of Serpents (Mar., $10) by Roland S. Homet Jr. charges that the American tendency to force our religious values on others prompts negative foreign reactions.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality (Apr., $21.95) by Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer surveys education, the workplace and social integration.
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One Hundred Red Hot Years: Big Moments of the 20th Century (Apr., $7.95), edited by Deborah Shnookal, pays witness to revolution, reaction and resistance.
Bioterror: Manufacturing Wars the American Way (Apr., $9.95), edited by Ellen Ray and William H. Schaap, documents Washington's responsibility for the development and use of chemical and biological weapons.
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto (Mar., $19.95) by Alex Callinicos argues against globalization.
Reprint: Power Plays: Win or Lose—How History's Great Political Leaders Play the Game (May, $13.95) by Dick Morris.
Anticipating Madam President (Mar., $22.50), edited by Robert P. Watson and Ann Gordon, speculates on the conditions that the first female U.S. president will encounter.
Steal This University: The Rise of the Corporate University and an Academic Labor Movement (Mar., $18.95), edited by Benjamin Herber Johnson et al., underscores developments over the past 20 years.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
The U.S. War Against Iraq: Myths, Facts and Lies (Mar., $9.95) by Rahul Mahajan maintains that the Bush administration's policy is really about consolidating U.S. control over oil reserves. An Open Media book. Advertising. Author publicity.
Power Trip: Unilateralism and Global Strategy After September 11 (Apr., $12.95), edited by John Feffer, declares that the U.S. war on terrorism is designed to sustain a unipolar world in which allies are subordinate and strategic competitors are blocked. An Open Media book. Advertising. Author publicity.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
Revolutionaries and Reformers: Contemporary Islamist Movements in the Middle East (Mar., $22.95), edited by Barry Rubin, identifies the difficult choices these blocs face.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Reprint: Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative (Mar., $15) by David Brock.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Women in Contemporary Mexican Politics (May; $22.95, cloth $50) by Victoria E. Rodriguez explains how and why more women are involved today.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
Watergate: The Presidential Scandal that Shook America (May; $15.95, cloth $35) by Keith W. Olson coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Senate's televised hearings.
COMMON COURAGE PRESS
Last Meal (Apr., $12.95) by Jacquelyn C. Black examines why death row inmates choose the last meal they do. 50,000 first printing.
Reprint: Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (Apr., $14) by Rachel Simmons.
Reprint: The Tending Instinct (May, $15) by Shelley E. Taylor.
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Obsession: Stalking Celebrities (Apr., $12.95) by David Harvey probes the minds of those who stalk stars.
Depression Fallout: The Impact of Depression on Couples and What You Can Do to Preserve the Bond (Mar., $13.95) by Anne Sheffield suggests what the nondepressed partner can do.
Loving in Flow (Mar., $14.95) by Susan K. Perry asserts that the concept of 'flow' can build a positive love life. 25,000 first printing.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
Israel on the Couch: The Psychology of the Peace Process (Mar., $21.95) by Ofer Grosbard applies clinical psychology to the dynamics of the Middle East struggle for peace.
A Lexicon of Lunacy: Metaphoric Malady, Moral Responsibility and Psychiatry (Mar., $24.95) by Thomas Szasz critiques the shifting views of mental illness.
Everything Creative Wedding Ideas Book (Mar., $14.95) by Jennifer Lata Rung discusses cultural traditions and offbeat themes to make the day extra special. $200,000 series budget .
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Business Travel Bible—Must-Have Information, Facts & Figures for Business Travelers (Mar., $19.95) by Jo Alice Hughes is a resource to handle any situation that may arise. 50,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
Conquer the Casinos (Mar., $12) by Philip Koetsch. The author, an electronics engineer and gambler, has created a computer program that analyzes short-run gambling odds.
Safe Living in a Dangerous World: An Expert Answers Your Every Question from Homeland Security to Home Safety (May, $14.95) by Nancy Harvey Steorts shows how families can protect themselves from everyday accidents or international terrorism.
The Know-It-All's Guide to Life: How to Climb Mount Everest, Cure Hiccups, Live to 100, and Dozens of Other Practical, Unusual or Just Plain Fantastical Things (Mar., $14.99) by John T. Walbaum contains information on personal finance, health, sports, travel, careers, food and more.
Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency (June, $19.95) by W. Thomas Smith Jr. explores the U.S.'s top intelligence-gathering agency in an A-to-Z format.
New to the Wisdom Library series showcasing the writing of literary, philosophical, political and scientific immortals are The Wisdom of Theodore Roosevelt, edited by Donald Davidson (Apr.); …Jane Austen, edited by Shana Mullen; …Eleanor Roosevelt, edited by Donald Wigal (June); …W.E.B. Du Bois, edited by Aberjhani; …Mark Twain, edited by Seymour Barofsky (Aug., $12 each).
The Prescription Drug Savings Guide (Aug., $12.95) by Phil Philcox and Beverly Boe enables the uninsured to save money on medications.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Working Stiffs, Union Maids, Reds, and Riffraff: An Expanded Guide to Films About Labor (May; $24.95, cloth $52.50) by Tom Zaniello is an annotated guide with entries that include cast lists, MPAA ratings, related films and more.
Guns Death Terror (Apr., $19.95) by Jack Sargeant looks back on high-profile hijackings, car bombings, kidnappings and assassinations of the 1960s and '70s as it explores the roots of modern terrorism.
How to Write Killer Fiction: The Funhouse of Mystery & the Roller Coaster of Suspense (May, $13.95) by Carolyn Wheat provides tips for successful writing in either genre.
Novel Voices (May, $16.99), edited by Jennifer Levasseur and Kevin Rabalais, includes interviews and advice on the craft of writing from 15 contemporary award-winning authors. Advertising.
Stock Car Setup Secrets (June, $18.95) by Bob Bolles includes the latest stock-car racing chassis and suspension technology.
Rock Hard Apps: How to Write a Killer College Application (Aug., $16.95) by Katherine Cohen includes excerpts from winning applications to Ivy League colleges and sidebars of dos and don'ts. 60,000 first printing.
Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America's Top Schools (June, $27), edited by Jeremy Beer, covers such elements as core curricula, campus crime, living arrangements, the quality of teaching and more. Advertising.
How to Write for the New Age Market (May, $14.95) by Richard Webster is a nuts and bolts handbook. Author tour.
What Every Home Owner Needs to Know About Mold and What To Do About It (Apr., $12.95) by Vicki Lankrage is a complete guide.
The Modern Library Writer's Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction (Apr., $12.95) by Stephen Kock collects wisdom from Henry James, E.M. Forster, Eudora Welty, Toni Morrison and more. Advertising.
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New to the Students Helping Students series are Getting Through College Without Going Broke by Theresa Five and Navigating Your Freshman Year (both Apr., $8.95 ea.) by Allison Lombardo. Both give encouragement and advice.
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Harley Davidson (Apr., $24.95) by Patrick Hook celebrates the motorcycle's 100th anniversary and includes a wealth of facts.
A Goodfella's Guide to New York (Mar., $12.95) by Henry Hill takes a tour through the mob's notorious haunts, crime scenes and hot spots.
QUILL DRIVER BOOKS/WORD DANCER PRESS
Pitching Hollywood (Aug., $15.95) by Jonathan Koch and Robert Kosberg with Tanya Meurer Norman. Industry insiders teach how to sell ideas to television networks and movie studios.
Visual Thesaurus: A Quick-Flip Brainstorming Tool for Graphic Designers (Nov., $35) by Chris Goveia and Hatmaker offers a new way for designers to think about and approach the creative process.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
Genealogy 101 by Barbara Renick and Online Roots (both Apr., $19.99 ea.) by Pamela Boyer Porter explain how to trace ancestors.
The Giftionary: An A-Z Reference Book for Solving Your Gift-Giving Dilemmas (May, $12.95) by Robyn Spizman covers all occasions.
Americanisms: The Illustrated Book of Words (July, $16.95) by Gary Luke and Susan Quinn provides a list of Americanisms with concise definitions and illustrations.
African American History of Culture on the Web: A Guide to the Very Best Sites—with Free CD-ROM (June, $24.95) by Abdul Aklalimat and Elaine L. Westbrooks describes and rates the best African-American history Web sites. Ad/promo.
The Playboy Guide to Bachelor Parties: Everything You Need to Know About Planning the Groom's Rite of Passage—From Simple to Sinful (Apr., $13) by James Oliver Cury offers expert advice on celebrating this rite of passage with wit, style and imagination. Ad/promo. 20-city radio satellite tour.
The Wills, Estate Planning and Trusts Legal Kit (July, $26.95) by Douglas E. Godbe, attorney, helps you plan for the future and maximize your estate's value.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
The Craft of Research: Second Edition (Mar., $15) by Wayne C. Booth et al. This revised and updated classic handbook now includes how to research in the digital age.
ASHLEY WILDE PUBLISHERS
Fiction Writing Demystified: Techniques That Will Make You a More Successful Writer (Apr., $16) by Thomas B. Sawyer. A TV series writer/producer takes a straightforward approach to fiction writing.
THE WRITER BOOKS
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Take Joy: A Book for Writers (Mar., $16.95) by Jane Yolen offers guidance for aspiring writers.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
The Yale Guide to Careers in Medicine and the Health Professions: Pathways to Medicine in the 21st Century (Apr.; $18.95, cloth $40), edited by Robert M. Donaldson Jr., M.D., Kathleen S. Lendgren and Howard Spiro, M.D., is for those considering a career in medicine.
Religion & Inspiration
God's Tender Words for Life's Tough Moments (Mar., $6.99) by Margaret Houk offers biblical responses and prayers for negative feelings and difficult times.
Image & Spirit: Finding Meaning in Visual Art (Apr., $16.99) by Karen Stone provides a theological and aesthetic background for understanding art.
Does God Have a Future?: A Debate on Divine Providence (Mar., $15.99) by Christopher A. Hall and John Sanders. Motivated by the belief that evangelicals must learn to disagree without becoming divisive, the authors respect each other while vigorously disagreeing.
Islam in Context: Past, Present, and Future (July, $17.99) by Peter G. Riddell and Peter Cotterell chronicles Islam's history, its basic structure and beliefs, the division between moderates and extremists and suggests a path forward. Advertising.
Reprint: God's Leading Lady (July, $14) by T.D. Jakes.
Loose That Man and Let Him Go! (May, $14.99) by T.D. Jakes offers clarity, healing and restoration to a generation of men who are confused about their God-given purpose; includes a workbook.
Psychology of Religion (June, $27.95) by David Fontana describes how people acquire, conceptualize and practice religion on both personal and social levels.
Sex (Mar., $12) by Jason Perry teaches when and why one should or shouldn't have sex. Also available in the series: Hate (Apr.) by Bryan Crawford; Greed (May) by Patrick Kiteley; Fear (June, $12 ea.) by Troyvoi Hicks. 25,000 first printing each. $35,000 ad/promo each.
The Unauthorized Guide to Choosing a Church (Apr., $18.99) by Carmen Renee Berry introduces readers to major Christian denominations. Advertising.
The Gospel According to Moses: What My Jewish Friends Taught Me About Jesus (May, $16.99) by Athol Dickson. The author, an evangelical Protestant who has spent six years in Torah study with religious Jews, explains the impact these encounters had on his faith. Advertising.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Aging Gracefully: Keeping Joy in the Journey (May, $12.99) by David Petty. A retired gerontologist discusses getting older and how it affects the whole person.
Your Redemptive Healing: Experience God's Freedom, Wholeness and Blessing (May, $14.99) by Jan McCray reminds readers that God's covenant of love secures our redemptive healing.
Spiritual Training Wheels: Keeping Your Soul in Balance (Mar., $12.95) by Gloria D. Benish teaches how to incorporate spirituality into one's life.
Herbs of the Bible and How to Grow Them (May, $12.95) by Allan A. Swenson celebrates the uses of biblical herbs.
COOK COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES
Amusing Grace (Mar., $10.99) by Rhonda Rhea. This prescription for coping by a mother of five is a perspective on God's grace for everyday living.
Master Potter (Mar., $12.99) by Jill Austin. This allegory portrays the cosmic war between demonic and heavenly forces. 25,000 first printing.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Who Are the Christians in the Middle East? (Mar., $22) by Betty Jane Bailey and J. Martin Bailey looks at the history and current status of Christianity in this region.
Growing Old in Christ (Apr., $24), edited by Stanley Hauerwas et al., offers a theological reflection on growing old in America.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
The Awakening West: Conversations with Today's New Western Spiritual Leaders (Mar., $16.95) by Lynn Marie Lumiere and John Lumiere-Wins believes that Western spirituality has come into its own and no longer needs to look to Eastern traditions for enlightenment.
Islam for Dummies (May, $21.99) by Malcolm Clark focuses on where and how the religion originated and spread throughout the world, its myths and misconceptions and how it relates to Christianity.
The Age of Pilgrimage: The Medieval Journey to God (May, $22) by Jonathan Sumption highlights the tradition of pilgrimage, prevalent in Europe from the beginning of Christianity to the end of the 15th century.
The Power of a Positive Wife (Aug., $14.99) by Karol Ladd suggests that women follow seven principles to put joy back into their marriages.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Who Knows?: A Study of Religious Consciousness (July; $14.95, cloth $39.95) by Raymond M. Smullyan is an inquiry into religion and mysticism by the author of The Riddle of Scheherazade.
Embracing the Mysterious God (Aug., $16) by James Emery White encourages loving the God we don't understand.
God in Our Relationships: Spirituality Between People from the Teachings of Martin Buber (Apr., $15.95) by Rabbi Dennis Ross explains how the possibilities of interpersonal spirituality can enrich lives. Ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
7th Heaven: Celebrating Shabbat with Rebbe Nachman of Breslov (June, $16.95) by Moshe Mykoff helps readers to discover the soul of Shabbat. Ad/promo.
The Jews of Kaifeng, China: History, Culture, and Religion (Apr., $TBA) by Xu Xin examines the indigenous Jewish community in northeastern China.
Reading the Hebrew Bible: Two Millennia of Jewish Biblical Commentary (June; $24.95, cloth $39.50) by Yaakov Elman is an introduction to Jewish biblical commentary and commentators through the ages.
Blessed Are the Peacemakers: Ten Steps To Peace (May, $7.95) by Mary E. Latela explains that peace is attained in small ways, one person at a time.
Youth Mentoring: Sharing Your Gifts with the Future (June, $11.95) by Patricia L. Fry offers examples, success stories, practical information and more.
Communication with Non-Catholic Christians: Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities (June, $18.95) by Jeffery VanderWilt addresses the issues of Catholics and non-Catholics receiving Holy Communion outside of one's own church. Advertising.
Preacher as Risk Taker (June, $9.95) by Richard Hart posits that preachers who discuss difficult subject matter become more effective leaders.
God Help Me! This Stress Is Driving Me Crazy: Finding Balance Through God's Grace (Mar., $14.95) by Gregory K. Popcak provides a prescription for life's daily stresses.
Sports Stories and the Bible (Mar., $14.95) by Stan Nix. Stories link baseball, rafting, boxing, skiing and other activities with biblical principles. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
THOMAS MORE/SUNCREEK BOOKS
Love Hangover: Moving from Pain to Purpose After a Relationship Ends (Mar., $12) by Shewanda Riley and Germaine Hawkins helps Christians mend a broken heart.
United in Heart, Divided in Faith: A Guide for Catholic-Protestant Couples (Apr., $11) by Sandra L. Stanko is a resource for these religiously mixed couples.
The Hopeful Heart (Aug., $9.95) by John R. Claypool IV explores the basis of hope in the Christian tradition.
Absolutes (July, $9.99) by Ryan Dobson awakens Christians to the world's desperate need for absolute truth.
The Insider: Bringing the Kingdom of God into Your Everyday World (Apr., $14) by Jim Petersen and Mike Shamy helps Christians who are discouraged in their attempts to reach family, friends and others with the Gospel. Advertising.
Unclaimed Baggage (May, $11.99) by Don and Jan Frank helps to assess the baggage brought into a marriage, then outlines practical steps for mutual respect and understanding.
In the Shadow of the Ladder: Introductions to Kabbalah (Apr., $16.95) by Rabbi Yehudah Lev Ashlag (1886—1955). Authentic Kabbalah texts answer questions concerning the soul's essence and the nature of the relationship between humans and the Creator.
NEW HOPE PUBLISHERS
Stained Glass Marriage: Hope for Shattered Homes (Apr., $10.99) by Dale and Jena Forehand. Following a hostile divorce and bitter custody battle, the authors experienced a miracle and now share hope for marriages that seem beyond repair.
A Gnostic Book of Hours: Keys to Inner Wisdom (Mar., $19.95) by June Singer is divided into eight prayers for different times of day and includes annotations and interpretations of the ancient text.
The World's Easiest Guide to Understanding God (Mar., $17.99) by Randy Southern contains bite-sized chunks of information that cover God's identity, work in the world and divine plan.
The Thinker's Guide to Evil (May, $16) by Peter Vardy and Julie Arliss explores Western Christian thoughts on the changing approach to evil.
The Holocaust: A Short History (Mar., $23.95) by Jocelyn Hellig researches the root causes of hatred toward Jewish people and their culture.
Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism (May, $20.95), edited by Omid Safi. Fourteen articles from prominent Muslims offer a radical view of Islam's relationship with the modern world.
Christ in the Margins (June, $25) by Robert Lentz and Edwina Gateley reveals the face of Christ in those who exist in life's margins.
Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes (May, $19.95) by Shems Friedlander illuminates the whirling dance of the Sufi dervishes and the life of their founder, the poet Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi.
PARK STREET PRESS
The Secret Dowry of Eve: Woman's Role in the Development of Consciousness (July, $16.95) by Glynda-Lee Hoffman combines ancient kabbalistic techniques and modern brain research to show how Genesis is a manual for creating wholeness of the psyche.
Best Practices from America's Best Churches (May, $16.95) by Paul Wilkes. Protestant and Catholic leaders reveal practices that have revitalized their religious communities. Advertising.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Prayer, Magic, and the Stars in the Ancient and Late Antique World (June; $22.50, cloth $55), edited by Scott Noegel et al., explores how people living in the late antique world sought to gain access to or escape from the divine powers of heaven and earth. In the Magic in History series.
Islam and the Twenty-First Century (Mar., $19.95) by Akbar S. Ahmed studies the debate between those who believe that the rise of Islam will precipitate a clash between East and West and those who look forward to a dialogue between the two civilizations.
RAGGED EDGE PRESS
Power in No Other Name: Overcome Life's Problems God's Way (Mar., $14.95) by Dong Jin Kim and Rev. Steve Hannett teaches how to overcome illness with the power of Jesus.
One God, Shared Hope: Twenty Threads Shared by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (May, $14.95) by Maggie Oman Shannon identifies 20 principles shared by the three religions that teach us how to live, how to connect to one another and how to connect with God.
Overcoming Doubt (July, $8.99) by Neil Anderson and Dave Park teaches how to walk in faith and become secure in God's grace.
FLEMING H. REVELL
Grace in the First Person: Growing into Life and Faith (Mar., $12.99) by Lee Pearson Knapp tells poignant stories about one woman's everyday travails and triumphs.
The Quiet Center (Apr., $12.95) by John C. Lilly, M.D., explains how to find spiritual renewal.
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
The Inner Room: A Journey into Lay Monasticism (Mar., $9.95) by Mark Plaiss. The author recounts his annual retreats to a monastery.
St. Joseph, My Realtor (June, $6.99) by Stephen Binz. Though many people, including the author, have successfully sold their homes after burying a statue of St. Joseph in their yards, Binz explains that the practice is not a superstition but a prayerful devotion.
Life Shouldn't Look like This (June, $10.99) by Greg Popcak. Author, broadcaster and counselor Popcak helps people understand unfulfilled expectations.
The Beginner's Guide to Hearing God (July, $10.99) by Jim Goll teaches how to distinguish the voice of God from the many others around us.
Your Perfect Job (Mar., $13.99) by Robert Bittner helps readers to discover work that they love by shaping their passions into a job that is meaningful.
SHEED & WARD
Zen Contemplation for Christians (July, $15.95) by Elaine MacInnes. A Catholic nun describes learning Zen meditative practices and how it has become a rewarding part of her Christian life.
The Monks of Mount Athos: A Western Monk's Extraordinary Spiritual Journey on Eastern Holy Ground (Mar., $16.95) by M. Basil Pennington chronicles the author's four-month stay on the 'holy mountain.' Ad/promo.
Bede Griffiths: An Introduction to His Interspiritual Thought (Apr., $18.95) by Wayne Teasdale, a mystic, introduces readers to the spiritual teacher of the past century. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
Music in the Sky: The Life, Art and Teaching of the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinle Dorje (Apr., $15.95) by Michele Martin offers the Tibetan spiritual leader's teachings. Ad/promo.
What's in the Bible for Singles (Mar., $16.99) by Allen Whitt and Charlene Simms explores God's plan for the unmarried.
SWEDENBORG FOUNDATION/CHRYSALIS BOOKS
Divine Love and Wisdom (Mar., $15) by Emanuel Swedenborg outlines God's purpose in creating the natural universe, providing a metaphysical base for a holistic existence. $40,000 ad/promo.
Sheer Joy (May, $15.95) by Matthew Fox expresses concern about the way our species is treating the Earth, our young, women, the poor, our bodies and our souls.
TEMPLETON FOUNDATION PRESS
Religion and Reconciliation in South Africa: Voices of Religious Leaders (Apr., $24.95), edited by Audrey R. Chapman and Bernard Spong, gathers perspectives by leaders from different religious communities.
TRINITY PRESS INTERNATIONAL
The Trinity Guide to the Trinity (Mar., $20) by William J. La Due traces the Trinity's evolution with summaries by prominent theologians.
Buddhist Wisdom (May, $9.95) by David Crosweller collects helpful sayings to call on when facing a particular issue, problem or uncertainty. Advertising.
Passage to Pesach (Mar., $14.95) by Francine Schwartz chronicles the history and traditions of Passover. Ad/promo.Kohelet: A Modern Commentary on Ecclesiastes (July, $14.95), trans. and commentary by Leonard S. Kravitz and Kerry M. Olitzky, provides a contemporary, gender-sensitive translation of Ecclesiastes. Ad/promo.
UPPER ROOM BOOKS
Ashes Transformed: Healing from Trauma (Mar., $13) by Tilda Norberg. Norberg, whose parents died in a plane crash when she was a teenager, witnesses God's power to heal even the worst tragedies.
Yearning for God: Reflections of Faithful Lives (Apr., $12) by Jack Seymour and Margaret Ann Crain. Interviews reveal contemporary spiritual hunger.
Classics of World Spirituality: Rumi's Divan of Shems of Tabriz (Mar., $7.95) by James Cowan is a new interpretation of 49 poems written by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi.
Every Man, God's Man (Apr., $13.99) by Stephen Arterburn and Kenny Luck with Mike Yorkey explores how today's man is free to fully give himself to God's purpose.
Every Woman's Battle (July, $13.99) by Shannon Ethridge challenges women to live sexually and emotionally pure lives.
Being Disciples of Jesus in the Dot.Com World: A Theological Survival Guide for Youth, Adults, and Other Confused Christians (Mar., $12.95) by Ted V. Foote Jr. and P. Alex Thornburg explains how to lead a Christian life in a postmodern, consumer-driven culture.
Becoming the Compassion Buddha: Tantric Mahamudra in Everyday Life (May, $14.95) by Lama Yeshe teaches a guru yoga practice written by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Advertising.
Look Who's Laughing? (Mar., $14.99), compiled by Ann Spangler and Shari MacDonald, collects soul-stirring stories that tickle the funny bone and lift the heart.
Going Public (Aug., $12.99) by William C. Peel and Walt Larimore, M.D., suggest a nonthreatening way to bring Jesus to work and share his friendship and his life.
Alaska's Earthquakes (Aug., $23.95) by Richard Emanuel explores the science and history of Alaska's earthquakes and includes photos and maps.
Reprint: Submarine (May, $16) by Tom Clancy and John Gresham.
The Future Is Wild (Mar.; $24.95, cloth $35) by Dougal Dixon and John Adams imagines a futuristic world with strange creatures, extraordinary habitats and no humans; an Animal Planet series tie-in.
Written in Bones: How Human Remains Unlock the Secrets of the Dead (Mar.; $24.95, cloth $35), edited by Paul Bahn, follows scientific experts through the study of lives, cultures and the beliefs of ancient societies from around the world.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
The Bone Museum: Travels in the Lost Worlds of Dinosaurs and Birds (May, $14.95) by Wayne Grady chronicles paleontologist Phil Currie in his search for evidence linking birds and dinosaurs.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Human Wildlife: The Life That Lives on Us (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $45) by Robert Buckman surveys the parasites and bacteria living in and on the human body.
Extreme Weather in the West (July, $24) by Tye W. Parzybok covers more than 100 extreme climatic events and includes color photos and illustrations.
Reprint: Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science (Apr., $13) by Atul Gawande.
Just Curious About Science, Jeeves (May, $14) by Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo is the third book in the Ask Jeeves trivia series. Ad/promo.
Math Charmers: Tantalizing Tidbits for the Mind (Mar., $20) by Alfred S. Posamentier invites readers to explore arithmetic marvels.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Reprint: I Have Landed: The End of a Beginning in Natural History (Apr., $16) by Stephen Jay Gould.
Revolutionary Biology: The New, Gene-Centered View of Life (Mar., $24.95) by David P. Barash presents an evolutionary theory based on genetic changes.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Sharks, Skates, and Rays of the Carolinas (June, $15.95) by Frank J. Schwartz is an illustrated guide to the 91 species of sharks, skates and rays found in waters along the North and South Carolina coasts.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
The Broken Land: Adventures in Great Basin Geology (May, $29.95) by Frank DeCourten covers the geology of the entire Great Basin of the U.S. West and includes 200 photographs.
Traveler's Guide to Mars (Aug., $18.95) by William K. Hartmann explores the wonders of the red planet with photos from the most recent planetary explorations.
Please Stop Laughing at Me (Mar., $12.95) by Jodee Blanco is a memoir of how a child was shunned and abused by her classmates. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Cup of Comfort for Mothers & Daughters (Apr., $9.95) by Colleen Sell collects stories that celebrate this special bond. 60,000 first printing.
ALLEN & UNWIN
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Get On with It!: How to Be Sassy, Successful & Single (May, $11.95) by Sue Ostler encourages women to love life on their own terms.
The African-American Guide to Successful Self-Publishing (Mar., $14.95) by Takesha Powell teaches the business of publishing.
The Afrocentric Bride: A Style Guide for the African-American Bride to Be (Mar., $16.95) by Therez Fleetwood includes everything a bride needs to know.
Hitched (June, $14) by Julia Bourland. The San Francisco Chronicle's sex columnist gives an insider's guide to the realities of engagement and marriage.
Grieving the Death of a Mother (Mar., $13.99) by Harold Ivan Smith guides readers through the process of remembering and honoring a lost mother.
Dreamcrafting: The Art of Dreaming Big, The Science of Making It Happen (Mar., $15.95) by Paul Levesque and Art McNeil teaches how to turn desires into reality. 20-city author tour.
Become a Life Balance Master (Apr., $14.95) by Ric Giardina provides a system to help maintain different facets of our lives simultaneously. $7,500 ad/promo.
Best Friends Forever (Mar., $13.95) by Michael Levin helps couples to eliminate barriers that can block lifelong love and friendship. 20,000 first printing.
Shacking Up: The Smart Girl's Guide to Living in Sin Without Getting Burned (Mar., $13) by Stacy and Wynne Whitman. Advice on living together includes how to negotiate the emotional, financial and legal issues that arise.
Rekindling Desire: A Step-by-Step Program to Help Low-Sex and No-Sex Marriages (May, $15.95) by Barry and Emily McCarthy. A husband and wife therapist team offers a 10-step program to help couples reignite desire.
The 7 Lively Sins: How to Enjoy Your Life, Dammit (Mar., $14.95) by Karen Salmansohn follows How to Be Happy, Dammit with a new set of sins to savor.
Maximizing Misfortune (June, $12.99) by Jerome Edmondson. The first black owner of a Denny's franchise explains how to transform misfortunes into success.
The Secret of Navigating Life's Storms (July, $12.99) by Terry Lyles advocates balancing the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual areas of life.
Reprint: Stand Up for Your Life: Develop the Courage, Confidence, and Character to Fulfill Your Greatest Potential (Mar., $13.95) by Cheryl Richardson.
The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard): 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers, and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Existence (Apr., $17.50), edited by Jill Badonsky, maps out an approach for accessing your creativity. Ad/promo.9-city author tour.
Reprints: Discover the Wealth Within You: A Financial Plan for Creating a Rich and Fulfilling Life (Apr., $15.95) by Ric Edelman; What You Need to Do Now: An 8-Point Action Plan to Secure Your Financial Independence (Apr., $10.95) by Ric Edelman; Intelligent Investor, Rev. Edition (Aug., $19.95) by Benjamin Graham.
Youth Survival Manual: 1,000 Resources to Prepare You for Life! (July, $13.95) by Tavis Smiley and Andrea Foggy-Paxton covers how to get involved in one's community, learn leadership skills and plan academic and professional careers. Advertising.
Attention Shoppers!: The Woman's Guide to Enlightenment Through Shopping (Mar., $10.95) by Eve Eliot shows readers how to shop 'mindfully.' 50,000 first printing.
Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul: Stories About Life, Death and Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One (Mar., $12.95), edited by Jack Canfield et al., continues the series with a collection for those in mourning. 300,000 first printing.
Get Off the Fence!: The 10 + 1 Steps to Help You Make That Big Decision (Apr., $12.95) by Rhoda Makoff and Jeffrey Makoff lays out a plan for making difficult decisions.
The Don't Sweat the Press Guide for Dads: Stopping Stress from Getting in the Way of What Really Matters (May, $10.95) by Richard Carlson, set to coincide with Father's Day, joins this season's guides for teachers, newlyweds and retirees. 100,000 first printing.
Think Naked!: Childlike Brilliance in the Rough Adult World (Mar., $17) by Marco Marsan teaches how to tap into the natural genius of childhood to live a happier and more productive life. Author tour.
There Goes the Bride: Making Up Your Mind, Calling It Off and Moving On (Apr., $14.95) by Rachel Safier and Wendy Roberts addresses the tough decision of calling off a wedding.
KEEP IT SIMPLE BOOKS
When You Fall, Dive: The Power of Acceptance (May, $12) by Cheri Huber provides a how-to guide for accepting life's ups and downs.
The Yin & Yang of Love: Feng Shui for Relationships (May, $12.95) by Shang-Tsung Hsu uses the traditional Eastern system of energy patterns to improve romantic relationships.
The Big Game: 10 Strategies for Winning at Life (June, $14.95) by Scott MacMillan encourages personal development based on self-knowledge and critical thinking.
Once a Parent, Always a Parent: Practical Tips for Parenting Your Children Through Adulthood (Apr., $14.95) by Kathy Peel gives advice on positive, practical ways to parent adult children. Ad/promo.
NEW AMERICAN LIBRARY
Simple Steps: 10 Weeks to Getting Control of Your Life (May, $12.95) by Lisa Lelas et al. improves diet, fitness, home and self.
NEW HORIZON PRESS
Cool It?: How Teenagers Can Keep Hot Tempers from Boiling Over (May, $14.95) by Michael Hershorn redirects teen anger from a negative into a positive. Advertising. 20-city radio satellite tour.
NEW PAGE BOOKS
Soul Sex: Tantra for Two (Mar., $19.99) by Pala Copeland and Al Link combines sexuality and spirituality to help relationships reach a more intimate level.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Handbook to a Happier Life: A Simple Guide to Creating the Life You've Always Wanted (Mar., $12.95) by Jim Donovan suggests making small changes each day. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Soul Power (May, $16) by Nikki de Carteret explores the true self and the nature and function of the soul. Advertising.
Dreams of Healing: Transforming Nightmares into Visions of Hope (May, $16.95) by Kelly Bulkeley helps trauma survivors make sense of their nightmares. Advertising.
How to Survive Your Husband's Midlife Crisis (May, $TBA) by Pat Gaudette and Gay Courter guides women through the bewildering journey in a helpful and heartfelt manner.
The Gift of Learning: New Methods for Correcting ADD/ADHD, Math and Handwriting Problems (Aug., $TBA) by Ronald D. Davis and Eldon M. Braun applies the Davis Method introduced in The Gift of Dyslexia to a range of learning disabilities.
What Would Aristotle Do?: Self-Control Through the Power of Reason (Apr., $21) by Elliot D. Cohen sharpens native powers of reason and common sense to avoid misleading assumptions.
How to Stop a Stalker (Aug., $21) by Mike Proctor. Detective Proctor walks readers through the step-by-step process.
Taming Your Gremlin (Rev. Edition): A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way (July, $12.95) by Richard D. Carson teaches how to stop self-defeating behaviors. 25,000 first printing.
Reprint: How to Get What You Want at Work: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting Results (May, $12.95) by John Gray.
Soul Mission, Life Vision: Recognize Your True Gifts and Make Your Mark in the World (Apr., $18.95) by Alan Seale helps readers get the most out of life physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
RED WHEEL/ANITA RODDICK
A Revolution in Kindness (May, $14.95), edited by Anita Roddick, brings together a variety of voices on the subject of kindness.
FLEMING H. REVELL
Growing Up Fatherless: Healing from the Absence of Dad (Mar., $12.99) by Mike Nappa suggests healing the void by looking to and learning from God.
A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do (Mar., $16.95) by Kathleen Baty teaches women how to keep themselves safe from violence. 30,000 first printing.
A Car, Some Cash, and a Place to Crash (Apr., $17.95) by Rebecca Knight focuses on the college graduate's first year of navigating the real world. 30,000 first printing.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
Quiz Therapy (Apr., $14.99), edited by Eileen Livers, presents iVillage quizzes to help readers explore life, love and laughter.
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Depressive Illness: The Curse of the Strong (Apr., $9.95) by Tim Cantopher explains how depression is more likely in people with strong personalities and discusses ways of treating the illness.
Heal the Hurt: How to Forgive and Move On (Apr., $9.95) by Ann Macaskill helps readers achieve forgiveness and free themselves from past hurt.
Chocolate for a Woman's Soul, Volume 2 (May, $12) by Kay Allenbaugh features true stories that celebrate life and capture the female essence.
Living Forward: Perspectives on Reaching 'A Certain Age' (Mar., $11.95) by John F. Smith encourages the nearly and newly retired to live fully in the moment.
On Angel's Eve: Making the Most of Your Final Time Together (May, $15.95) by Garnette Arledge offers help and compassion for those who comfort the dying. $10,000 ad/promo.
That Soul Support Book (Mar., $9.95) by Deb Koffman. Quirky 'artoons' offer wisdom and inspiration for those seeking a fuller and more creative life. 30,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.
The Book of Me (Apr., $22.95) by Thomas Pearson uses strategic planning to achieve personal reinvention.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Reprint: Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence (Mar., $14.95) by Rosalind Wiseman.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS
Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors (May, $13), edited by Barbara Delinsky, delivers messages of hope from hundreds of breast cancer survivors. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Radio satellite tour.
Life Inside the 'Thin' Cage (Apr., $13.99) by Constance Rhodes comforts women who struggle with chronic dieting and an obsession with weight.
Strapped for Cash: A History of American Hustler Culture (May, $15.95) by Mack Friedman analyzes male and transgender sex workers. Advertising.
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Egyptian Erotica: The Essence of Ancient Egyptian Erotica in Art and Literature (Aug., $16.95) by El-Qhamid and Joseph Toledano studies surviving artifacts of erotic art and prose.
The Hip Hop Generation: Young Blacks and the Crisis in African-American Culture (May, $14) by Bakari Kitwana takes a sobering look at the obstacles facing today's black youth, and suggests that hip-hop might ignite a wave of black activism. Advertising. Author tour. Radio satellite tour.
Inventing Popular Culture (Aug., $TBA) by John Storey explores the changing ways of creating popular culture.
Reprint: The Good, the Bad & the Difference: How to Tell Right from Wrong in Everyday Situations (Mar., $14) by Randy Cohen.
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The Fourth Sex: Adolescent Extremes (Mar., $39.95), edited by Francesco Bonami et al., spotlights the clothes, behavior patterns, novels and visual artwork inspired by teens from the 1960s to the present.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
The Voice of America: A History (July, $24.50) by Alan Heil views epochal events of the past 60 years.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
It's About Time: Couples and Careers (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $45), edited by Phyllis Moen, considers how couples manage dual careers along with raising their families, based on findings from the Cornell Couples and Careers Study. An ILR Press book.
Reckoning with Homelessness (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $49.95) by Kim Hopper uses ethnography, literature, history and activism to place homelessness into historical context.
In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification (May, $19.95) by Victoria Pitts takes a critical look at the subcultures of body piercing and tattooing.
Strange Secrets: Real Government Files on the Unknown (May, $14) by Nicholas Redfern and Andy Roberts contains the actual government 'X-Files' that will turn skeptics into believers.
Liquid Love: On the Frailty of Human Bonds (May, $19.95) by Zygmunt Bauman examines people living without strong social bonds.
The Erotic History of Advertising (Mar., $24) by Tom Reichert explores the successful link between sex and advertising in our consumer culture.
Reprint: The Other Face of America: Chronicles of the Immigrants Shaping Our Future (Mar., $13.95) by Jorge Ramos.
Digital Culture (Apr., $25) by Charlie Gere examines the impact of the computer on the work world.
The Devil's Rope: A Cultural History of Barbed Wire (May, $25) by Alan Krell investigates the place barbed wire holds in the social imagination.
The Tattoo Encyclopedia (June, $14) by Terisa Green provides historical, cultural and religious information about tattoos, along with hundreds of images.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Who's Gonna Take the Weight?: Power, Politics, and the Hip-Hop Generation (July, $12.95) by Kevin Powell takes a piercing look at the political and social issues affecting hip-hop—generation America. Ad/promo.Author tour.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
The Sexual Revolution Reader (July, $17.95) by Jeffery Escoffier documents the evolution of our attitudes towards sex and gender.
The Crooked Ladder: Gangsters, Ethnicity, and the American Dream (Mar., $24.95) by James M. O'Kane describes how some members of ethnic minorities have utilized organized crime as a vehicle for upward mobility.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
The Commercialization of Intimate Life: Notes from Home and Work (Apr.; $19.95, cloth $49.95 ) by Arlie Russell Hochschild reflects on the daily negotiations made to juggle the conflicting demands of love and work.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Focus on Living: Portraits of Americans with HIV and AIDS (May; $24.95, cloth $50) by Roslyn Banish combines photos and first-person accounts of people infected with HIV and AIDS in America.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
Double Cross: Japanese Americans in Black and White Chicago (May, $17.95) by Jacalyn D. Harden. The African-American author who once lived in Japan now looks at the integration of Chicago's Japanese-American community.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples (Apr., $10) by Lotte Hughes studies how different indigenous peoples retain their traditional culture while moving with the times.
The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory (June, $16.95) by David Loy speculates on the result of applying Buddhist principles to Western society for increased generosity, loving kindness and wisdom. Ad/promo.
Everything Golf Instruction Book (Mar., $14.95) by Rob Blumer and Rex Chaney offers tips from teeing off to sinking the putt. $200,000 series ad/promo.
It's Good for Your Game (May, $10.95) by T.J. Tomasi gives advice on improving one's game from Tomasi's syndicated 'Inside Golf' column.
Improve Your Tennis IQ—The Intelligent Workout to Improve Your Skills on Court (Mar., $17.95) by Charles Applewhaite includes instructive illustrations.
More Proficient Motorcycling: Mastering the Ride (Mar., $24.95) by David L. Hough advises on how to protect riders from road dangers. 25,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Baseball's Most Wanted II: The Top 10 Book of More Bad Hops, Screwball Players, and Other Oddities (Apr., $12.95) by Floyd Conner features amusing anecdotes from baseball history.
Fishing for Sharks (Mar., $16.95) by Milt Rosko covers tackle, techniques, baits and lures.
CARROLL & GRAF
The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Everest (May, $12.95), edited by Jon E. Lewis, shares eyewitness accounts of climbs to the top of the world.
The Complete History of the Home Run (Mar., $14.95) by Mark Ribowsky traces the history of the 'long ball' and the men who stood up at the plate.
Bikerlady: Living and Riding Free (Aug., $18.95) by Sasha Mullins pays tribute to the strong and fearless women who love motorcycles and the open road.
COUNTRY MAN PRESS
50 Hikes in Colorado: The Front Range, the Central Mountains, the San Juans, and the Western Canyons (May, $17.95) by Cameron M. Burns guides readers along Colorado's hiking trails.
DOWN EAST BOOKS/COUNTRYSPORT PRESS
A Fisherman's Guide to Maine (Mar., $19.95) by Kevin Tracewski gives anglers a guide to Maine's brooks, streams and lakes.
Paddling the Boundary Waters and Voyageurs National Park (Apr., $16.95) by James Churchill features maps, detailed route descriptions and planning tips for the modern voyageur.
Trail Running Northwest Oregon (Apr., $15.95) by Lizann Dunegan includes 65 classic trail runs.
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Splash Fitness (June, $14.95) by Kimberly Rodomista teaches how to achieve positive fitness results without strain or injury.
Southern Exposure: A Solo Sea Kayaking Journey Around New Zealand's South Island (Mar., $16.95) by Chris Duff captivates the armchair adventurer.
Babes in the Woods: The Woman's Guide to Eating Well and Having Fun in the Backcountry (Apr., $12.95) by Bobbi Hoadley is for women who want to be wild but not inconvenienced in the wilderness.
Boxing: 15 Rounds of Knockout Writing on the Sweet Science (May, $13), edited by George Plimpton, features a collection of boxing's great fiction and nonfiction. Author publicity. Radio satellite tour.
The Double-Goal Coach: Tools for Parents and Coaches to Develop Winners in Sports and Life (Aug., $13.95) by Jim Thompson offers ways to motivate and inspire young athletes to reach their potential.
Impossible Dreams: A Red Sox Collection and Top of the Heap: Yankees Collection (both Mar., $13 ea.), edited by Glenn Stout, covers 100 years' worth of the best writing on these two teams. Ad/promo.
Chi Chi's Golf Games You Gotta Play (Mar., $17.95) by Chi Chi Rodriguez and John Anderson combines Chi Chi's love of golf with his sense of humor to help players improve their shot-making abilities.
Women's Strength Training Anatomy (Mar., $19.95) by Frederic Delavier is tailored for the female body with illustrations and descriptions.
Classic Baseball Stories: Twenty Legendary Stories from the Diamond (Apr., $9.95) by Jeff Silverman. Relive the golden era of baseball.
The Mountaineers Anthology Series, Volume IV: Everest (Apr., $16.95), edited by Peter Potterfield, selects the best Everest mountaineering literature to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Hillary's first ascent.
MOUNTAINEERS BOOKS/COLORADO MOUNTAIN CLUB PRESS
The Stettner Way: The Life and Climbs of Joe and Paul Stettner (Apr., $14.95) by John D. Gorby chronicles the lives of the 1920s sport climbers.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV. PRESS
Ted Williams: Reflections on a Splendid Life (Apr., $20), edited by Lawrence Baldassaro. Sportswriters and bestselling authors recall the great hitter.
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Billy Casper's Golf Tips (Mar., $8.95), edited by Byron Casper, is a convenient pocket-sized book.
Fisherman's Tackle Box Bible (May, $18.95) by Frank Davis. The New Orleans celebrity chef reveals where and how to catch the big ones in Louisiana. Advertising.
Reprint: Think Like Tiger: An Analysis of Tiger Woods' Mental Game (Apr., $12.95) by John Andrisani.
Running in Florida (Mar., $12.95) by Mauricio Herreros includes the best local races, running clubs and running tips.
The Ultimate Guide to Cheerleading (May, $16.95) by Leslie Wilson shares the ins and outs of this popular competitive sport.
Dancing the Wave: Audacity, Equilibrium, and Other Mysteries of Surfing (June, $12.95) by Jean-Étienne Poirier expresses the joys and revelations experienced on a surfboard.
A·B·Sea: A Loose-Footed Lexicon (Apr., $19.95) by Jack Lagan offers up the language and lore of 21st-century seafarers.
Communications at Sea: Marine Radio, E-mail, Satellite and Internet Services (May, $22.95) by Mike Harris covers the wide range of systems now available to keep boat owners in touch with family, businesses and other seafarers.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Gearheads: The Turbulent Rise of Robotic Sports (Mar., $TBA) by Brad Stone explores the phenomenon of fighting robots and the idiosyncratic 'gearheads' who create them. Ad/promo.
Reprint: The Making of the Masters: Clifford Roberts, Augusta National, and Golf's Most Prestigious Tournament (Apr., $15) by David Owen.
Rob Neyer's Big Book of Baseball Lineups: A Complete Guide to the Best, Worst and Most Memorable Players to Ever Grace the Major Leagues (June, $16) by Rob Neyer opines on the best and worst players, the finest rookies and the boom and bust trades in major league baseball.
The Cool Chick's Guide to Baseball (Mar., $8.95) by Lisa Martin explains the basics of the game.
StockcarToons 2: More Spins and Grins on the Winston Cup Circuit (Mar., $12.95) by Mike Smith. The editorial cartoonist from the Las Vegas Sun returns with his second collection focusing on NASCAR Winston Cup racing. 15,000 first printing.
Greg Davenport's Books for the Wilderness: Surviving Coastal and Open Waters (July, $16.95) by Greg Davenport covers the techniques and equipment necessary for surviving in water.
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860—1901: Operating by Any Means Necessary (Apr.; $19.95, cloth $39.95) by Michael E. Lomax traces black baseball entrepreneurs' efforts to transform the sport into a commercial enterprise.
The Kayak Companion: Tips, Techniques, and Guidance for Paddling All Types of Water from One of America's Premier Kayakers (Apr., $12.95) by Joe Glickman introduces the basic techniques and rewards of kayaking. 8-city author tour.
Reprint: Koufax (June, $16.95) by Edward Gruver.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Randy Johnson's Power Pitching: The Big Unit's Secrets to Domination, Intimidation, and Winning (Mar., $14.95) by Randy Johnson and Jim Rosenthal teaches the secrets of pitching. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
Lost in the Lights (Apr., $18.95) by Paul Hemphill features a veteran journalist's collection of sports writing on the blue-collar South.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO
Hiking Circuits in Rocky Mountain National Park (June, $19.95) by Jack P. Hailman and Elizabeth D. Hailman describes loop trails in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The Best of In the Bleachers: A Classic Collection of Mental Errors (May, $13.95) by Steve Moore, sports cartoonist, delivers a collection of parodies. Ad/promo.
Culture on Ice: Figure Skating and Cultural Meaning (May; $19.95, cloth $65) by Ellyn Kestnbaum takes a critical look at figure skating.
Complete Colorado Road Biking Guide (Apr., $22.95) by Michael Seeberg offers directions and route ratings for the high-altitude, paved road enthusiasts.
WILLOW CREEK PRESS
Survive!: 150 Survival Tips, Tactics, and True Tales (Mar., $15.95), by Sports Afield magazine editors, shares illustrated tips and tactics for surviving in the wilderness, along with survival tales.
Atta Girl!: A Celebration of Women in Sports (Apr., $16.95) by Alexandra Powe Allred includes interviews and photos of women athletes.
Five-Star Basketball Presents My Favorite Moves: Shooting like the Stars (Apr., $12.95), edited by Leigh Klein and Matt Masiero, profiles female players.
Taijiquan Theory of Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming: The Root of Taijiquan (May, $36.95) by Yang, Jwing-Ming, compiles the theory of Taijiquan based on the author's extensive experience and scientific background. Advertising. Author tour.
Encyclopedia of Women and Crime (June, $19.95) by Nicole Hahn Rafter surveys the facts and issues about women and crime with more than 240 entries.
CLINTON COOK PUBLISHING
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Don't Call Us Molls: Women of the John Dillinger Gang (Mar., $19.95) by Ellen Poulsen explores the experiences of these women through eyewitness accounts and courtroom and prison records.
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Scandal and Betrayal: Shackleton and the Irish Crown Jewels (Apr., $18.95) by John Cafferky and Kevin Hannafin recounts the famous unsolved theft and the role played in it by Frank Shackleton, the explorer's brother.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
Crimes of New York: Stories of Crooks, Killers and Corruption (Apr., $29.95), edited by Clint Willis, examines the chaotic backdrop of New York City as the setting for many of the world's most famous dirty deeds.
War & Military
Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Emergent Threats in an Evolving Security Environment (Apr.; $27, cloth $55), edited by Brian Alexander and Alistair Millar, details all the pertinent issues concerning tactical nuclear weapons.
COOPER SQUARE PRESS
Mutiny!: The Real History of the H.M.S. Bounty (June, $16.95) by Sir John Barrow recounts the treacherous mutiny in 1789 that left Lt. William Bligh and 18 of his men adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
FAIR WINDS PRESS
Esprit de Corps: 50 Inspiring Stories from Our Men and Women in the Armed Forces (May, $14.95) by Lynne Marie Rominger and Thaddeus P. Wojcik III collects narratives by both veterans and active duty personnel spanning four wars. Author publicity .
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
The White Flag Principle: How to Lose a War (and Why) (Mar., $14.95) by Shimon Tzabar explains why victory is often not all it's cracked up to be.
Encyclopedia of Indian Wars: Western Battles and Skirmishes, 1850—1890 (June, $30) by Gregory F. Michno analyzes 675 fights to identify patterns and draw conclusions that may challenge the current orthodoxy of historians.
Beneath a Northern Sky: A Short History of the Gettysburg Campaign (Mar., $14.95) by Steven E. Woodworth covers the entire battle in a detailed but swiftly moving narrative. Ad/promo.
The Civil War Research Guide (May, $9.95) by Thomas Churchill, Stephen McManus and Donald Thompson explains how to trace and research Civil War ancestors.
Betty's Wartime Diary (Apr., $15.95), edited by Nicholas Webley, shares a woman's entertaining account of her life in rural England during WWII.
AUNT LUTE BOOKS
Transforming Feminist Practice: Nonviolence, Social Justice, and the Possibilities of a Spiritualized Feminism (May, $15.95) by Leela Fernandes examines the state of contemporary feminism and social justice movements.
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Advancement of Women: A Baha'i Perspective (Apr., $15.95) by Janet A. Khan and Peter J. Khan teaches the Baha'i faith's position on the equality of men and women.
Margaret Sanger: Her Life in Her Words (May, $16.95) by Miriam Reed draws on Sanger's letters, articles and speeches to tell the story of the controversial founder of Planned Parenthood and show her social impact.
Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale (Aug., $14) by Catherine Orenstein reveals the complex and contradictory morals learned from the popular children's tale. Advertising. Radio satellite tour.
Eve's Revenge: Women and a Spirituality of the Body (Mar., $14.99) by Lilian Calles Barger explores the impact on spirituality of women's relationship with the body and its social meaning. Advertising.
From Deborah to Esther: Sexual Politics in the Hebrew Bible (Apr., $15) by Lillian R. Klein examines women in the Hebrew Bible.
Herspace: Women, Writing, and Solitude (Aug.; $29.95, cloth $49.95), edited by Jo Malin and Victoria Boynton, shares 15 essays about women's possession of space, the joys of solitude, and the effects of both on women's writing.
THE JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
JPS Guide to Jewish Women, 600 B.C.E.—1900 C.E. (Feb., $25) by Sondra Henry, Emily Taitz and Cheryl Tallan celebrates Jewish women through the centuries.
Women & Christianity, Volume III: From the Reformation to the 21st Century (June; $20, cloth $40) by Mary T. Malone documents the lives and contributions of Christian women of the last 500 years.
Bitches, Bimbos, and Ballbreakers: The Guerrilla Girls' Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes (Aug., $20) by the Guerrilla Girls studies female stereotypes. 40,000 first printing.
The Feminine Face of Christianity (May, $19.95) by Margaret Starbird examines women's role in Christianity and provides a guide to spiritual development within the Christian faith. Advertising. Author tour.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
The Shere Hite Reader (July, $19.95) by Shere Hite offers a new statement on the five Hite Reports as well as on four later books not published in the U.S.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts (Apr., $13) by Fiona Giles pays homage to the miracle of breastfeeding.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
The Goddess: Power, Sexuality, and the Feminine Divine (Apr., $14.95) by Shahrukh Husain explores the faces and roles of the Mother Goddess archetype.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA
Built to Win: The Female Athlete as Cultural Icon (Apr., $19.95) by Leslie Heywood and Shari L. Dworkin tracks the rise of women in sports.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA
Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism (Apr.; $16.95, cloth $50) by Devon Abbott Mihesuah studies the evolving identities of Native American women today.
UNIV. OF TEXAS PRESS
Las Tejanas: 300 Years of History (Apr.; $22.95, cloth $45) by Teresa Palomo Acosta provides a history of Spanish-American and Mexican women from the 1700s through the 1900s.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PRESS
Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for the New Millennium (Mar., $17), edited by Robin Morgan, follows up Sisterhood Is Powerful with 50 original essays from feminist leaders and artists, new thinkers and activists. Ad/promo. Author publicity. Radio satellite tour.
WESLEYAN UNIV. PRESS
The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood (Apr.; $24.95, cloth $70), edited by Patricia Dienstfrey and Brenda Hillman, features essays on how writing and motherhood influence one another.