ALLISON & BUSBY
(dist. by IPM)
Phantom (Apr., $24.95) by Roy Lewis. Lawyer Eric Ward tackles a case involving maritime law and drug smuggling.
Single Shot (Apr., $24.95) by Ron Ellis. Two clients of a PI turn up dead, and he is the prime suspect.
Death at Versailles (May, $24.95) by Jane Jakeman. Was it murder the girl saw in the gardens at Versailles—or was it a ghost?
The White Road: A Charlie Parker Thriller (Mar., $25) by John Connolly. The troubled PI rushes to unravel the rape and murder of a Southern millionaire's daughter. Ad/promo. 15-city author tour.
Executive Power (May, $25) by Vince Flynn. After leading a commando force into Iraq to quash its nuclear weaponry, CIA agent Mitch Rapp is the target of terrorists around the world. 250,000 first printing.
Hawke (June, $25) by Theodore Bell. Alex Hawke follows in the footsteps of his pirate ancestors to solve the murder of his parents and to find a great treasure.
Karp (Aug., $25) by Robert K. Tanenbaum. An escaped killer hunts the NYPD detectives who arrested him and then trains his sights on assistant D.A. Butch Karp. 100,000 first printing.
Into the Inferno (Mar., $23.95) by Earl Emerson. This thriller provides an insider's view of Seattle's firefighters. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Sucker Bet (May, $21.95) by James Swain. Ex-cop Tony Valentine uncovers a plot to con a millionaire out of his fortune. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
Death Row (July, $25.95) by William Bernhardt. Attorney Ben Kincaid tries to prevent the execution of an innocent man convicted of murder. Advertising. Author publicity.
Dirty Laundry (July, $23.95) by Paula Woods. LAPD detective Charlotte Justice scrutinizes the murder of a young Korean woman during a mayoral race. Advertising. Author tour.
The Tail of the Tip-Off (Mar., $24.95) by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown. When a local builder in Crozet, Va., is poisoned, Harry and her coterie of pets take the case. 75,000 first printing.Ad/promo. DBC, MG selections. Author publicity.
Keeping Watch (Mar., $23.95) by Laurie R. King. In rescuing an abused child, Alan Carmichael wonders if he has turned a killer free to kill again. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Dead Aim (Apr., $25.95) by Iris Johansen. Photojournalist Alex Graham suspects that a supposed natural disaster was really mass murder. 300,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Killing Hour (July, $23.95) by Lisa Gardner. Young girls disappear, and rookie FBI agent Kimberly Quincy realizes the killer's deadline. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Sense of Evil (Aug., $23.95) by Kay Hooper. Blondes are bumped off in a small Southern town—until the FBI sends in a blonde psychic. 100,000 first printing. DBC, LG selections. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Cerulean Sins (Apr., $23.95) by Laurell K. Hamilton. Anita learns that hell hath no fury like a vampire scorned.
BERKLEY PRIME CRIME
Sunshine & Shadow (May, $22.95) by Earlene Fowler is the 10th Benni Harper mystery.
Death Gets a Time Out (June, $22.95) by Ayelet Waldman. The Mommy-track mysteries get a fourth outing.
Murder in the Museum: A Fethering Mystery (Aug., $22.95) by Simon Brett is the fourth in the series.
CARROLL & GRAF
Manslaughter: A Stanley Hastings Mystery (Mar., $25) by Parnell Hall. Hastings returns to New York City. An Otto Penzler book.
Season of the Assassin (Mar., $24) by Thomas Laird. Detective Jimmy Parisi's latest perp is a brutal murderer.
The Long Fall (June, $24) by Lynn Kostoff. A dead father, his two sons and a cop with a twisted attitude raise the heat in Phoenix, Ariz. An Otto Penzler book.
Persuader (May, $24.95) by Lee Child. Ex-army cop Jack Reacher goes undercover to find out why a federal agent disappeared from a drug dealer's home. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Trial by Ice and Fire (July, $21.95) by Clinton McKinzie. Special agent Antonio Burns is assigned to protect a movie star's daughter. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Hostile Contact (July, $24.95) by Gordon Kent. Alan Craik's next naval mission may prove fatal. 35,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Presumption of Death (Aug., $24.95) by Perri O'Shaughnessy. Nina Reilly is asked to clear her ex-assistant's son, accused of murder. 125,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
(dist. by Dufour Editions)
Middleman (Apr.; $29.95, paper $14.95) by Bill James is a Welsh noir set around Cardiff's docks.
The DaVinci Code (Mar., $24.95) by Dan Brown. A code-breaking expert deciphers clues in Leonardo's works that change history. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The White Russian (Apr., $25) by Tom Bradby. St. Petersburg's chief inspector is caught in the oncoming Bolshevik revolution. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Pinocchio Syndrome (June, $24.95) by David Zeman. A deadly disease and a government cover-up threaten the U.S. presidency. Ad/promo.
Bubbles Ablaze (June, $23.95) by Sarah Strohmeyer. The hairdresser-reporter is called to Pennsylvania's coal country. Author tour.
Poison Blonde (Apr., $24.95) by Loren D. Estleman. Detroit PI Amos Walker is up to his neck in drug smuggling and music industry gangsters. Advertising.
Sims (Apr., $25.95) by F. Paul Wilson involves genetically altered chimps who are not quite human. Advertising.
Mean Woman Blues (Aug., $24.95) by Julie Smith. An evangelical preacher, the nemesis of New Orleans cop Skip Langdon, runs for president. Advertising. Author publicity.
Judgment Calls (July, $24) by Alafair Burke. A seemingly simple assault case spirals into a complex web of violence and deception.
Cold Pursuit (Apr., $23.95) by T. Jefferson Parker is a yarn with blood feuds, secret passions and long-held resentments. 150,000 first printing.
The Repo (May, $24.95) by Bill Eidson. Former DEA agent Jack Merchant wants to get his life in order, but then a couple and their boat go missing off the Maine coast. Advertising. Author tour.
Lemon Meringue Pie Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (Mar., $22) by Joanne Fluke. Hannah tracks the killer of a neighbor with a sweet tooth.
Father's Day Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery (June, $22) by Leslie Meier. The head of a nearly bankrupt newspaper dynasty shows up dead.
Last Writes: A Jaine Austen Mystery (July $22) by Laura Levine. The author-for-hire detects that the set of a Hollywood sitcom can be murderous.
Dragon Dance (Apr., $22.95) by Peter Tasker is a geopolitical thriller set in 2005 Tokyo.
Out (Aug., $22.95) by Natsuo Kirino. After a Japanese woman kills her abusive husband, her fellow workers also look for ways out of their trapped lives.
The Jester (Mar., $27.95) by James Patterson and Andrew Gross. Returned from the Crusades, Hugh discovers that his wife has been abducted by knights searching for a treasured relic. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Soul Circus (Mar., $24.95) by George P. Pelecanos. Derek Strange is drawn into a web of gunrunners and drug dealers. Ad/promo. 20-city author tour.
Lost Light (Apr., $25.95) by Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch comes out of retirement to resolve a cold case that haunts him. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
The Last Good Day (May, $24.95) by Peter Blauner. A suburban town simmers with sexual tension and violence. Ad/promo. Author tour.
The Lake House (June, $26.95) by James Patterson completes the story begun in When the Wind Blows.Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
Fear Itself: A Fearless Jones Novel (July, $24.95) by Walter Mosley. Fearless Jones and Paris Minton search for the missing nephew of a wealthy L.A. woman, a man wanted for murder. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
Picture Me Dead (Mar., $24.99) by Heather Graham. Ashley, a rookie cop, gets pulled into the dark world of drug trafficking in South Florida.
At the Stroke of Madness (Aug., $24.95) by Alex Kava. Agent Maggie O'Dell trails a serial murderer who lops off his victims' diseased body parts.
Children of the Storm (Apr., $25.95) by Elizabeth Peters. The theft of valuable antiquities requires the attention of Amelia Peabody.
Fatal Flaw (May, $24.95) by William Lashner. Philly lawyer Victor Carl defends a man he believes guilty of murder.
Exit Wounds (Aug., $24.95) by J.A. Jance. Sheriff Joanna Brady untangles the mystery of who killed a loner and her 17 dogs.
Ecstasy (Mar., $23.95) by Beth Saulnier. Reporter Alex Bernier watches young men start to die from tainted LSD at a music festival. Advertising. Author publicity.
Money for Nothing (Apr., $24.95) by Donald E. Westlake introduces a man who receives a $1,000 check every month for seven years. Ad/promo.
First Degree (May, $23.95) by David Rosenfelt. The love of Andy Carpenter's life is framed for murder. Ad/promo.
Cyanide Wells (July, $24.95) by Marcia Muller. A man abandoned by his wife joins her lesbian lover to find her after she disappears—again. Ad/promo.
Last Lessons of Summer (Aug., $23.95) by Margaret Maron. A young publisher is determined to get to the bottom of her grandmother's murder and her mother's apparent suicide. Advertising. Author publicity.
Due Preparations for the Plague (July, $24.95) by Janette Turner Hospital. A single father is troubled by his teenage memory of an airplane hijacking when his mother was killed. Advertising. Author tour.
The Once and Future Spy: A Novel of Obsession (Apr., $24.95) by Robert Littell. Espionage and counterespionage imperil America past and present.
The Kalahari Typing School for Men (Apr., $19.95) by Alexander McCall Smith is the fourth in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Advertising. Author tour.
Monkeewrench (Apr., $23.95) by P.J. Tracy. Grace McBride invents a computer game in which the killer is always caught, but someone begins copying the murders in real life. Advertising. Author publicity.
Clea's Moon (May, $23.95) by Edward Wright. This noir crime story set in post-WWII L.A. introduces former western actor John Ray Horn.
Too Beautiful to Die (July, $23.95) by Glenville Lovell. This gritty African-American noir takes place mostly in Brooklyn's West Indian neighborhoods.
All the Beautiful Sinners (Apr., $23.95) by Stephen Graham Jones. A serial killer abducts pairs of children during tornadoes. 50,000 first printing. Author tour.
A Presumption of Death: A New Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane Mystery (Mar., $24.95) by Jill Paton Walsh and Dorothy L. Sayers completes a novel that Sayers began 60 years ago, about a girl found dead in the English countryside at the start of the Blitz.
A Fountain Filled with Blood (Apr., $23.95) by Julia Spencer-Fleming. A female Episcopalian priest and a police chief in the Adirondacks investigate a series of gay bashings. Author tour.
Off the Chart (May, $24.95) by James W. Hall. A killer kidnaps the daughter of Thorn Rafferty's best friend. Advertising.
Blood Is the Sky: An Alex McKnight Mystery (June, $24.95) by Steve Hamilton. Alex and Vinnie look for Vinnie's brother in the Canadian woods. Advertising. Author tour.
Quantico Rules (Aug., $24.95) by Gene Riehl. An African-American woman being considered for the Supreme Court triggers a hunt for corruption and murder.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
The Vanished Man: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel (Mar., $25.95) by Jeffery Deaver. A killer locks himself in a room, but when the door is broken down, the place is empty. 300,000 first printing.Ad/promo. 15-city author tour.
The House Sitter (June, $25) by Pete Lovesey. The eighth in the Peter Diamond series finds a woman strangled on a popular Sussex beach. Advertising.
Emma H (June, $12.95) by Il Magdalen. Forty years later, the investigation of a Belgian woman's execution leads to more death.
The Blind Mirror (May, $24.95) by Christopher Pike is a novel of demonic possession. Advertising.
Harry Keogh: The Necroscope & Other Heroes (July, $25.95) by Brian Lumley includes classic stories as well as three previously unpublished tales. Advertising.
Armageddon (Apr., $24.99) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins is the 11th in the Left Behind series. Advertising.
Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday (Mar., $22.95) by Nancy Atherton. Family intrigue convinces Lori Shepherd to enlist her late aunt's help. MG selection. 5-city author tour.
The Snack Thief: An Inspector Montalbano Mystery (June, $19.95) by Andrea Camilleri, trans. by Steven Sartarelli. The Sicilian detective links the murder of an elderly man in an elevator with a fisherman machine-gunned off a trawler.
Wages of Sin (Mar., $24.95) by Penn Williamson. A priest crucified in New Orleans is found to be a woman. Advertising.
Land of the Living (May, $23.95) by Nicci French. In London, a kidnapped woman who escapes returns to face her abductor. Ad/promo.
A Body to Die For (June, $23.95) by Kate White. Magazine writer-turned-sleuth Bailey Weggins takes a spa vacation where murder is on the menu. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Still Life with Crows (July, $25.95) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Grisly murders terrify a small Kansas town. Ad/promo.
Street Dreams (Aug., $25.95) by Faye Kellerman. Detective Peter Decker teams with his wife and daughter to catch a vicious criminal. Ad/promo.
Fiction/Science Fiction & Fantasy
In Angelica (Mar., $23.95) by Sharon Shinn returns to an earlier time on the planet Samaria.
The Light Ages (May, $23.95) by Ian MacLeod. Fleeing West Yorkshire, Robert Borrows cannot escape the magical secrets of his past.
Singularity Sky (Aug., $23.95) by Charles Stross. Faster-than-light travel is perfected in the 21st century.
A Feast for Crows (Apr., $27.95) by George R.R. Martin is the fourth novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire sequence. 175,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
The City Trilogy: Five Jade Disks, Defenders of the Dragon City and Tale of a Feather (May, $27.50) by Hsi-kuo Chang. The Taiwanese writer draws on fantasy, betrayal, time travel and weird science.
Joust (Mar., $24.95) by Mercedes Lackey begins a new dragon series.
The War of the Flowers (May, $24.95) by Tad Williams. The author of the Otherland series presents a stand-alone contemporary fantasy.
First Rider's Call (Aug., $24.95) by Kristen Britain continues the story begun in Green Rider.
Darwin's Children (Apr., $24.95) by Greg Bear. Evolutionary superior humans struggle to survive. Advertising. SFBC selection. 8-city author tour.
Immortalis (May, $26.95) by R.A. Salvatore. Pony tries to free her son from evil's grip when he attempts to conquer the entire world of Corona. Advertising. Author publicity.
American Empire: The Victorious Opposition (Aug., $27.95) by Harry Turtledove. Suffering through the Great Depression, the Confederacy gears up to renew war with the U.S. Advertising. Author publicity.
DEL REY/LUCAS BOOKS
Star Wars: Tatooine Ghost (Mar., $25.95) by Troy Denning. Han Solo and wife Leia seek a work of art concealing a spy code. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Star Wars: Shatterpoint (June, $25.95) by Matthew Stover. Master Mace Windu returns home, where Depa Billaba works as an undercover agent. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Talon of the Silver Hawk: Conclave of Shadows, Book One (Apr., $24.95) by Raymond E. Feist launches a new tale of adventure and intrigue set in Midkemia.
Ilium (July, $25.95) by Dan Simmons is a science fiction retelling of Homer's The Iliad.
Journey into the Void: Volume Three of the Sovereign Stone Trilogy (Aug., $25.95) by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Baron Shadamehr is mortally wounded, and to save him, Alise gives herself to the Void.
GOLDEN GRYPHON PRESS
Custer's Last Jump and Other Collaborations (Apr., $24.95) by Howard Waldrop et al. features joint projects with Leigh Kennedy, George R.R. Martin and others.
Louisiana Breakdown (Apr., $21.95) by Lucius Shepard. Voodoo and horror attack a small Louisiana town.
Changing Planes (July, $22) by Ursula K. Le Guin ventures on a humorous tour of other worlds. Advertising. Author publicity.
T2: The Future War (July, $23.95) by S.M. Stirling. The Terminator trilogy concludes with a judgment day battle between man and machine.
((Frequencies)) (Mar., $24) by Joshua Ortega speculates on where technology is taking humankind. Advertising. 25-city author tour.
Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Unity (Apr., $25) by S.D. Perry. Captain Sisko's child is born, and the planet Bajor enters the Federation.
Star Trek The Next Generation: The Genesis Wave Book Four: Genesis Force (June, $23.95) by John Vornholt. A new elite force combats the anarchy threatening to destroy the Genesis Sector. Ad/promo.
Star Trek: The Original Series: Vulcan's Soul (Aug., $24.95) by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz. Ambassador Spock and his surviving crew engage in a secret war to keep alive his dream of uniting Vulcan and Romulus.
Tong Lashing (Aug., $25) by Peter David. Apropos of Nothing finds himself in an ancient land that may be a magical precursor to modern-day China.
Blade Dancer (Aug., $22.95) by S.L. Viehl is a stand-alone novel by the author of Stardoc.
Kushiel's Avatar (Apr., $27.95) by Jacqueline Carey. As the trilogy set in Terre d'Ange concludes, Phedre tries to free Hyacinthe from his indenture to the Master of Straights. Advertising.
Mistress of Dragons (June, $25.95) by Margaret Weis begins a trilogy about the uneasy balance between humans and dragons. Advertising. Author tour.
Beyond the Hanging Wall (July, $24.95) by Sara Douglass. Garth Baxtor's gift of touch allows him to sense sickness in others. Advertising.
Naked Empire (July, $29.95) by Terry Goodkind. The latest in the Sword of Truth series focuses on Richard and Kahlan. Advertising. Author publicity.
A Fortress of Grey Ice (Aug., $25.95) by J.V. Jones. A world covered by ice teeters on the brink of war. Advertising.
Spirits in the Wires (Aug., $27.95) by Charles de Lint. Ancient magic and the Internet weave a spell in the next Newford novel. Advertising. Author tour.
Zulu Heart (Mar., $24.95) by Steven Barnes continues the alternate history series in which Africa colonized the Americas. Advertising.
Those Who Walk in Darkness (May, $24.95) by John Ridley. A female cop faces off against powerful enemies in near-future L.A. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
A Forest of Stars: The Saga of Seven Suns, Book 2 (July, $24.95) by Kevin J. Anderson. By unwittingly committing genocide on the Hydrogues, humans awaken a merciless enemy. Advertising.
Folklore, Myths & Legends
The Ramayana (May, $40) by Ramesh Menon makes the classic Indian epic poem more accessible to a new generation of readers by rendering it in prose. Advertising.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
The Moon: Myth and Image (Apr., $24.95) by Jules Cashford explores the mythology, symbolism and poetic images of the moon throughout human history.
PETER PAUPER PRESS
Tales & Songs of Ireland (Mar., $14.99) by Claudine Gandolfi blends Irish storytelling with traditional music via the accompanying Irish Melodies CD.
She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders (Aug., $24.95) by Jennifer Finney Boylan tells of a man named James who became a woman named Jenny.
Every Trick in the Book: The Essential Gay & Lesbian Legal Guide (June, $21.95) by Mark S. Senak updates gay and lesbian rights concerning domestic partnerships, marriage laws, adoption rights, discrimination, hate crimes and sodomy laws.
JOSEPH HENRY PRESS
The Man Who Would Be Queen: The Psychology of Gender-Bending and Transsexualism (Mar., $24.95) by J. Michael Bailey offers a scientific perspective on sex and gender identity. Advertising. Author tour .
Last Sunday in June (June, $35) by Enil Wilbekin, photos by Jamel Shabazz, showcases the sexy lesbians, tasteful transsexuals and dramatic drag queens who march in New York City's Gay Pride parade.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Dating the Greek Gods: Empowering Spiritual Messages from Mt. Olympus (June, $22) by Brad Gooch explores spirituality for gays based on the Greek gods whose spiritual principles reflected a morally neutral setting. 40,000 first printing .
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
The Sharon Kowalski Case: Lesbian and Gay Rights on Trial (May, $34.95) by Casey Charles reviews the legal case that fought for the rights of same-sex partners.
Health, Fitness & Beauty
ANTIQUE COLLECTORS' CLUB
Seducing the Senses: Celebrating the Spa Experience (July, $55) by Umberto Angeloni celebrates the hedonistic pleasure of professional pampering. A Brioni book.
Brown Skin: Dr. Susan Taylor's Prescription for Flawless Skin, Hair, and Nails (June, $24.95) by Susan C. Taylor. An African-American dermatologist offers skin care advice for women of color.
Five Principles of Ageless Living: A Woman's Guide to Lifelong Health, Beauty, and Well-being (Apr., $25) by Dayle Haddon. The actress and model shares her prescription that integrates health, beauty, wellness and longevity. Ad/promo. Author tour.
The Metabolic Plan: Stay Younger Longer (Mar., $25.95) by Stephen Cherniske reveals medical breakthroughs that can help reverse the aging process. Advertising. Author tour.
Self-Seduction (Apr., $29.95) by Mikki Taylor, beauty and cover editor for Essence magazine, outlines a blueprint for nurturing inner and outer beauty. Advertising. Author tour.
Life and Breath: How You Can Fight Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder—and Win (Mar., $24.95) by Neil Schachter and Deborah Chase suggests new drugs, therapies, diet and lifestyle changes for fighting asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
The 7-Day Color Diet: The New Way to Health & Beauty (May, $24.95) by Mindy Weisel, Carolyn Weisel Miller and Jessica Weisel Courtney is a weight loss and skin care plan that advocates using or consuming a single color per day. Author tour.
Inflammation Cure: How to Combat the Hidden Factor Behind Heart Disease, Arthritis, Asthma, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease, Osteoporosis, and Other Diseases of Aging (Aug., $22.95) by William Joel Meggs reveals the latest medical research and outlines a program for controlling inflammation in the body.
IVAN R. DEE
Seeds of Mortality: The Public and Private Worlds of Cancer (Apr., $24.95) by Stewart Justman. A cancer survivor questions the prevailing rhetoric about the disease.
The No-Grain Diet: Conquer Carbohydrate Addiction and Stay Slim for the Rest of Your Life (May, $24.95) by Joseph Mercola and Alison Rose Levy unveils a three-step program for losing weight and keeping it off. Ad/promo. Author tour.
You Don't Need Plastic Surgery: The Doctor's Guide to Youthful Looks with No Surgery, No Pain, No Downtime (Apr., $21.95) by Everett Lautin, M.D., Suzanne Levine and Kathryn Lance suggests a variety of simple cosmetic procedures that can restore a youthful appearance.
FARRAR, STRAUS, & GIROUX
Ultimate Fitness: The Quest for Truth About Exercise and Health (May, $24) by Gina Kolata. The New York Times science reporter investigates the fads, fiction and science of fitness training over the past 30 years.
Thriving with Heart Disease (Apr., $25) by Wayne M. Sotile. A cardiac psychologist addresses heart disease's debilitating psychological effects. Ad/promo.
No More Periods: The Risks of Menstrual Suppression and Other Cutting-Edge Issues in Women's Reproductive Health (Apr., $21) by Susan Rako, M.D., looks at drug-induced menstrual suppression as a means of birth control.
The Starch Blocker Diet (May, $23.95) by Steven Rosenblatt and Cameron Stauth explains how to lose weight while eating breads, pasta, potatoes and grains.
The Cardiac Recovery Handbook: The Complete Guide to Life After Heart Attack or Heart Surgery for Patients and Their Families (Aug., $21.95) by Paul Kligfield, M.D., covers questions about medications, exercise, surgical options and financial and emotional issues.
HEALING ARTS PRESS
Medical Herbalism: Principles and Practices (Aug., $60) by David Hoffman is a textbook on traditional therapeutic herbalism.
The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth (June, $24.95) by Barbara Seaman. A pioneering women's health journalist traces the history of estrogen and blows the lid off its automatic use to treat menopause. 100,000 first printing.
The Beauty Battle (June, $24.95) by Wendy Lewis. A beauty expert covers skin and hair care, anti-aging and body contouring.
Diet-Step: 30 Grams/30 Minutes—for Seniors Only! (July; $26.95, paper $16.95) by Fred Stutman, M.D., offers seniors a weight-loss formula and tips for pain-free fitness. 25,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Sex, Lies, and Menopause: The Shocking Truth About Hormone Replacement Therapy (May, $24.95) by T.S. Wiley and Julie Taguchi posits that menopause is not natural and advocates natural hormone replacement to alleviate symptoms.
The Big Bang (July, $30) by Emma Taylor and Lorelei Sharkey. The brains behind Nerve.com's hip "The Em and Lo Down" column offer a sex resource guide for the new millennium. Ad/promo.
Sonia Kashuk Real Beauty (Mar., $27.50) by Sonia Kashuk. A makeup expert demonstrates how to achieve a flawless look without investing countless hours or hundreds of dollars. Author tour.
Pandemic: Facing AIDS (June, $50), text by Secretary General Kofi Annan, Nadine Gordimer, Rory Kennedy, Nan Richardson and Jeffrey Sachs, assembles the work of more than 100 award-winning photographers to chronicle 20 years of the worldwide AIDS crisis. $100,000 ad/promo budget.
PURDUE UNIV. PRESS
Just Love Me: My Life Turned Upside-Down by Alzheimer's (Mar., $15.95) by Jeanne Lee reveals the thoughts and emotions of a woman struggling with early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
Curves: Permanent Results Without Permanent Dieting (May, $22.95) by Gary Heavin and Carol Colman outlines a program from the largest fitness franchise in the world, Curves International. Ad/promo.
Healing Anxiety and Depression: The Revolutionary Brain-Based Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 7 Types (June, $26.95) by Daniel G. Amen, M.D., and Lisa C. Routh, M.D. An expert in the study of the brain and behavior offers a new approach to treating anxiety and depressive disorders. Author appearances.
READER'S DIGEST BOOKS
Heart Healthy for Life: The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease (May, $30) by Reader's Digest editors looks to prevent, control and reverse heart disease, including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.
The Anxiety Book: Developing Strength in the Face of Fear (Mar., $24.95) by Jonathan Davidson and Henry Dreher assesses the condition and suggests treatment. Author publicity. Author appearances.
Ageless (Apr., $24.95) by Edward L. Schneider, M.D., and Elizabeth Miles. An expert on aging recommends changing day-to-day behaviors. 50,000 first printing.
The South Beach Diet (Apr., $24.95) by Arthur Agatston, M.D., serves up a heart-healthy program for shedding inches and pounds. 150,000 first printing. $350,000 ad/promo budget.
The Acne Cure (May, $21.95) by Terry J. Dubrow, M.D., with Brenda D. Adderly outlines a program without prescription drugs. 100,000 first printing.
8 Minutes in the Morning for Real Shapes, Real Sizes (June, $24.95) by Jorge Cruise targets plus-size people with a get-fit, stay-healthy program. 150,000 first printing.
Atkins for Life: The Complete Controlled-Carb Program for Permanent Weight Loss and Good Health (Mar., $24.95) by Robert C. Atkins advocates lifelong weight loss through a controlled-carb program.
Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings—and 7 Steps to End Them Naturally (June, $24.95) by Neal Barnard, M.D., outlines diet and lifestyle changes to eliminate food desires.
Total Renewal (Apr., $24.95) by Frank Lipman, M.D., with Stephanie Grunning is a seven-step program that replaces bad habits with good ones.
Defining Drugs: How Government Became the Arbiter of Pharmaceutical Fact (Mar., $29.95) by Richard Henry Parrish II takes a critical look at government intervention regarding drug development and approval.
Conquering Autism: Reclaiming Your Child Through Natural Therapies (Apr., $23) by Stephen N. Edelson, M.D., explores the link between environmental toxins and the childhood disorder.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Bittersweet: Diabetes, Insulin, and the Transformation of Illness (May, $29.95) by Chris Feudtner chronicles the history of diabetes in 20th-century America.
Emotional Longevity: What Really Determines How Long You Live (Mar., $24.95) by Norman B. Anderson with P. Elizabeth Anderson bridges biological and behavioral science to examine total health. Advertising. Author tour.
Shaman Wisdom, Shaman Healing: The Secrets of Deepening Your Ability to Heal with Visionary and Spiritual Tools and Practices (May, $24.95) by Michael Samuels and Mary Rockwood Lane is a guide to shamanic healing by a pioneer in mind-body medicine.
Roman Sex (Mar., $35) by John R. Clarke looks at sexual mores in ancient Rome. BOMC selection.
Tinder Box: The Iroquois Theatre Disaster 1903 (Mar., $27.50) by Anthony B. Hatch includes accounts of eyewitnesses. Advertising.
In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon (May, $24.95) by Joan Druett is the story of the 19th-century seizure of the Massachusetts whale ship by the natives of three Pacific Islands.
(dist. by Stylus)
Victorian Sensation (Apr., $35) by Michael Diamond identifies titillations that enthralled the Victorian public including murder and the sex trade.
Verdict on Vichy: Power and Prejudice in the Vichy France Regime (June, $27.95) by Michael Curtis offers an account of Vichy France under Nazi occupation during WWII.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
Triangle Fire (May, $26) by David Von Drehle covers the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in 1911, the worst industrial disaster in New York City history. 80,000 first printing.
Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley (Apr., $27.95) by Alison Weir investigates the unsolved murder of the noblewoman's second husband. Advertising.
African Americans by David Boyle; Irish Americans by Tom Diegnan; Jewish Americans by Robert Stein; and Italian Americans by Barry Moreno (all Apr., $14.95 each) are the introductory titles in the Immigration of America series.
BAYLOR UNIV. PRESS
No Saloon in the Valley: The Southern Strategy of Texas Prohibitionists in the 1880s (Mar., $24.50) by James D. Ivy contends that prohibition was claimed as a reform with Southern roots on Texas soil.
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The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the Fram, 1910—1912 (Mar., $25) by Roald Amundsen. The Norwegian who beat Scott to the pole tells of the achievement in his own words.
Les Grandes Horizontales: Courtesans of the Second Empire (July, $25.95) by Virginia Rounding portrays the lives of the great 19th-century Parisian courtesans.
BOSTON MILLS PRESS
Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway (Mar., $39.95) by Seth Bramson chronicles how the railway began, how it survived booms, busts and bankruptcy to become one of America's most admired rail lines.
Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The True Story of the Remarkable Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave (Apr., $26) by Jennifer Fleischner documents the relationship between two exceptional women.
BURD STREET PRESS
Myths & Realities of American Slavery: The True History of Slavery in America (Mar., $39.95) by John C. Perry studies 19th-century slavery.
London: City of Sin (Apr., $27.50) by Giles Emerson exposes the history of vice: sex, drugs, parties, greed, gambling and voyeuristic pleasure.
CARROLL & GRAF
The Disappearing Duke: The Improbable Tale of an English Family (Mar., $26) by Tom Freeman-Keel and Andrew Crofts uncovers the story of the alleged double identity of the fifth Duke of Portland. Ad/promo.
Built to Burn: A History of Fires in Boston (July, $21.95) by Stephanie Schorow. From Puritan hellfire to the Coconut Grove, this history also covers advances in fire fighting.
Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg (May, $16) by James M. McPherson. The Pulitzer Prize—winning historian takes readers on a tour of the battlefield in this new entry in the Crown Journeys series. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-Fated Race to Connect the Seas (July, $24.95) by Todd Balf remembers the disastrous 1854 expedition through the inhospitable rain forest of the Darien Gap on the isthmus of Central America. Advertising. Author publicity.
Free Jerusalem (Mar., $21.95) by Zev Golan brings back the wild west days as the state of Israeli was being created, when various Jewish organizations fought the British soldiers who controlled Palestine as well as the Palestinian Arabs and Arab armies.
A&E Biographies: Ernest Shackleton by George Plimpton and ...JFK by Joyce Milton (both Apr., $23 each) are insightful portraits.
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone (Apr., $24.95) by Martin Dugard reveals the story behind one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. Advertising. Author publicity.
Gulag: A History (Apr., $35) by Anne Applebaum exposes the vast Soviet system of institutionalized inhumanity surpassed only by the Holocaust. Advertising. Author publicity.
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Badlands—Borderlands: A History of Southern Albania/Northern Epirus (June, $28.95) by T.J. Winnifrith provides an update on this Balkan region.
The Speckled Monster: A Historical Tale of Battling Smallpox (June, $24.95) by Jennifer Lee Carrell looks at history's first desperate efforts to conquer the dreaded disease. Advertising. Author tour. NPR radio tour.
The Way of a Ship: A Square-Rigger Voyage in the Last Days of Sail (Apr., $25.95) by Derek Lundy recreates a brutal 19th-century sail around Cape Horn that explains the rise of less demanding steamship travel and the inevitable death of the "age of sail."
The Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation (July, $23.95) by Drew Hansen offers a scholarly tribute to King's career and prophetic vision with a focus on the legendary speech.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Who Were the Early Israelites and Where Did They Come From? (Apr., $25) by William G. Dever reveals archeological findings on the identity and origins of early Israel.
FSG/HILL & WANG
Mordecai: An Early American Family (Apr., $26) by Emily Bingham. This portrait of a Southern Jewish family represents the struggles of all Americans during the early years of the republic. 8-city author tour.
FORDHAM UNIV. PRESS
Fighting Fascism in Europe: The World War II Letters of an American Veteran of the Spanish Civil War (Mar., $27) by Lawrence Cane, edited by David E. Cane et al., gathers war letters from a left-wing, working-class Jew who fought against fascism in WWII and in the Spanish Civil War.
Blood from a Stone (May, $24.95) by Yaron Svoray and Richard Hammer tells the tale of 40 "Life Diamonds," bought by Jews as a supposed passport to safety, from the ghettoes through the Nazi death camps and finally to a foxhole on the border between France and Germany. Advertising. An A&E and History Channel documentary tie-in to air in June 2003. Radio and television satellite interviews.
Honor Untarnished (June, $25.95) by Gen. Donald V. Bennett (ret.) with Dr. William R. Forstchen is a WWII memoir by a West Point graduate and four-star general. Advertising.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
War Against the Weak: America's Crusade to Create a Super Race (Apr., $26) by Edwin Black claims that America has supported a century-long attempt to create a master race through sterilization and human breeding programs. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. 12-city author tour.
The Duel: Clinton and bin Laden's Secret War (Mar., $25) by Richard Miniter reveals Clinton's largely unknown battle with bin Laden and al Qaida. Advertising. Author publicity.
To Conquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race for Flight (Apr., $27.50) by James Tobin recalls the fierce competition for successful flight on the centennial of the Wright Brothers' achievement. Advertising. Author tour.
The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble: The World's Greatest Financial Scandal (May, $24.95) by Malcolm Balen recalls an episode of blatant fraud in 18th-century Paris and London that threatened to overturn two monarchies and bring down parliament.
Love for Sale (June, $25) by Nils John Ringdal presents a history of "the world's oldest profession."
Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster (Apr., $25) by Melissa Fay Greene recounts the rescue of 100 miners in Nova Scotia on October 23, 1958. Advertising. Author tour.
Don't Know Much About History: Everything You Need to Know About American History but Never Learned (Apr., $26.95) by Kenneth C. Davis is a completely revised and updated edition of the classic that launched the Don't Know Much About series.
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 (Apr., $25.95) by Simon Winchester. The author of The Professor and the Madman looks at the catastrophic eruption of the volcano Krakatoa.
The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 Tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy (Mar., $17.95) by Richard Beyer collects 100 unexpected stories you didn't learn in history class, presented by the History Channel.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Lily Dale: The True Story of the Town That Talks to the Dead (Mar., $24.95) by Christine Wicker captures the spirit of the 122-year-old town in New York which claims the oldest and largest community of spiritualists in the world.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
When the King Took Flight (Mar., $24.95) by Timothy Tackett looks to prove how the flight from Paris of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette helped to pave the way for the French Revolution's Reign of Terror.
Indonesian Destinies (June, $35) by Theodore Friend traces the last 50 years of the nation's history.
The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery (Apr., $27.50) by Wolfgang Schivelbusch studies the behavior of history's losers.
TheNew York TimesLiving History: WWII, Volume 1: The Axis Assault, 1939—1942 (May, $30), Douglas Brinkley, general editor, introduces a new series where history's great events come alive in documents and images. Advertising.
Nineteen Weeks: America, Britain, and the Fateful Summer of 1940 (May, $26) by Norman Moss remembers when the fate of the world hung in the balance.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Going Places (Apr., $39.95) by Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes discusses how trains, cars and planes helped tame and transform the American West.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Measure for Measure: The Story of Imperial, Metric, and Other Units (Mar., $24.95) by Alex Hebra follows the history of humanity's attempts to accurately measure the universe from ancient times to the present.
The Gate (Mar., $24.95) by François Bizot. Arrested on suspicion of being an American spy in Cambodia, Bizot is the only Westerner to escape a Khmer Rouge prison. Advertising. 4-city author tour.
Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy (Mar., $26.95) by Paul Hendrickson relates the story of seven white Mississippi sheriffs, immortalized in a telling 1962 Life photo, and the racial intolerance that is their legacy. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
A Land We Never Knew (Apr., $24) by Roger Morris draws on an archive of previously secret documents to reveal the role of the U.S. in the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. First serial to Harper's. 6-city author tour.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Let the Bastards Go: From Cuba to Freedom on God's Mercy (Mar., $34.95) by Joe Morris Doss. Two Episcopal priests buy a WWII submarine chaser and carry more than 400 Cuban émigrés to freedom during the Mariel Boatlift of 1980. Advertising.
Bandit Country: Travels in Lawless Lands (Aug., $22.95) by Rob Schultheis follows the adventures of an intrepid traveler.
Ford: 100 Years (June, $29.95) by Mike Mueller recounts the history of the Ford Motor Company and features every major Ford design.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency (Mar., $29.95), edited by Charles M. Hubbard. Essays focus on the changes Lincoln brought about during his presidency.
The Crisis of Islam: Modern Jihad and the Roots of Muslim Rage (Mar., $19.95) by Bernard Lewis looks at the conflicts between Islam and the West to answer questions we've been grappling with since September 11. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Jubilee: The Emergence of African-American Culture (Mar., $35) by Howard Dodson. The author, with African-American historians and cultural observers including Amiri Baraka, John Hope Franklin and Annette Gordon-Reed, tells how enslaved Africans turned themselves into a new people.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Shot from the Sky: U.S. Airmen Interned in Switzerland During World War II (May, $29.95) by Cathryn J. Prince details the shooting down of U.S. aircraft entering Swiss air space during WWII.
The CIA's Russians (June, $28.95) by John Limond Hart. A seasoned CIA field operator analyzes why four Soviet agents risked their lives to divulge secrets damaging to their homeland.
A People's History of the Vietnam War (Aug., $24.95) by Jonathan Neale observes the Indochina war through the eyes of those fighting on both sides.
NORTHEASTERN UNIV. PRESS
Quincy's Market: A Boston Landmark (May, $29.95) by John Quincy Jr. shows how this commercial center and tourist attraction evolved over the past four centuries.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
On the Farm Front: The Women's Land Army in World War II (Mar., $40) by Stephanie A. Carpenter. During WWII more than three million women labored on America's agricultural front.
Chicago Aviation: An Illustrated History (Apr., $39.95) by David M. Young portrays Chicago's vital role in aviation development.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
Bridges of Memory: Chicago's First Wave of Black Migration: An Oral History (July, $29.95) by Timuel D. Black Jr. collects interviews with Southern African-Americans who moved to Chicago in the early 20th century.
The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic (June, $24.95) by Gay Salisbury and Laney Salisbury. In Alaska, 1925, dogs and men braved blizzard conditions to save Nome from diphtheria. Advertising. 7-city author tour.
Beyond Glory: Medal of Honor Heroes in Their Own Words (July, $25.95) by Larry Smith celebrates the sacrifices of those awarded the nation's highest honor. 6-city author tour.
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The Unknown Nostradamus: 500th Anniversary Biography (June, $28) by Peter LeMesurier bypasses myth and dogma to place Nostradamus in the world of his time. Advertising.
The Voyage That Changed the World: The Mayflower and the USA (Aug., $18) by Julia and Anthea Ballam tells a story of faith, heroism and inspiration. Advertising.
A History of Christianity in Asia, Vol. II: 1500—1900 (July, $65) by Samuel Hugh Moffett. A Christian historian offers a view of the "Great Commission" and its manifestations throughout Asia.
The Spartans (May, $27.95) by Paul Cartledge explores the culture and civilization of the famous "warrior people."
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
All Shook Up (June, $26) by Glenn Altschuler shows how rock and roll opened up fissures in American society along the fault lines of family, sexuality and race.
A Leap in the Dark (July, $30) by John Ferling is a new history of the American Revolution from the first rumblings of colonial protest to the 1800 election.
The Boer War (Mar., $29.95) by Denis Judd and Keith Surridge takes a new look at the Boer war fought by the United Kingdom against the Dutch inhabitants of South Africa.
Myths of American Slavery (Mar., $24.95) by Walter D. Kennedy returns to slavery's history and discusses its continuing legacy. Advertising.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Comandante Che: Guerrilla Soldier, Commander, and Strategist (Aug., $39.95) by Paul J. Dosal evaluates Guevara's record from his first skirmish in Cuba to his defeat in Bolivia 11 years later.
Florida's Great Ocean Railway (Mar., $19.95) by Dan Gallagher tracks the building of the Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway from 1905 to 1916.
Old and Historic Churches of New Jersey, Volume I (Mar., $29.95) by Ellis L. Derry explains how the forefathers established their religious communities and houses of worship, and includes a history of each church mentioned.
The Vatican Exposed: Money, Murder, and the Mafia (Mar., $27) by Paul Williams produces evidence of the Church's morally questionable financial dealings with sinister organizations over seven decades.
Bolt of Fate: Benjamin Franklin and His Electric Kite Hoax (June, $26) by Tom Tucker lays bare the facts behind the myth. Advertising Author tour.
The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice (Apr., $24.95) by Sandra Day O'Connor. The Supreme Court Justice reflects on people, law, history, the courts and America. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB (May, $25.95) by Milt Bearden and James Risen takes readers inside the CIA and KGB spy wars. Author tour.
By Permission of Heaven: The True Story of the Great Fire of London (July, $26.95) by Adrian Tinniswood describes the disaster of 1666. Advertising.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Backfire: How the Ku Klux Klan Helped the Civil Rights Movement (May, $24.95) by David Chalmers updates the story of America's oldest terrorist society and illustrates how 1960s Klan violence indirectly aided the civil rights movement.
RUTLEDGE HILL PRESS
Lewis and Clark—On the Trail of Discovery (June, $34.99) by Rod Gragg. This "museum in a book" contains recreations of original documents including diary entries, letters and maps from the great expedition.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
John Paul Jones: Fighting Sailor, Revolutionary Hero, Father of the American Navy (June, $28) by Evan Thomas reveals the gardener's son who wanted to be a gentleman, but became a hero instead. 70,000 first printing.
The Miss Stone Affair (June, $25) by Teresa Carpenter recalls the crisis at the turn of the 20th century when an American female missionary became a hostage in a political struggle between Muslims and Christians in Macedonia. 50,000 first printing.
Jefferson's Greatest Gamble (Mar., $22.95) by Charles Cerami describes how Jefferson and Napoleon stood on the brink of war as they negotiated the Louisiana Purchase. 40,000 first printing.
World War II on the Air (May, $29.95) by Mark Bernstein and Alex Lubertozzi reveals how Edward R. Murrow and his CBS radio team brought WWII home to America; includes an audio CD of actual broadcasts. 50,000 first printing.
The Hunters of Kentucky: A Narrative History of America's First Far West, 1750—1792 (May, $29.95) by Ted Franklin Belue covers frontier existence from daily life and survival to wars, exploits and even flora and fauna.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
The Birth of California Narrow Gauge: A Regional Study of the Technology of Thomas and Martin Carter (Aug., $79.95) by Bruce MacGregor describes the conception, construction and early operation of the first six narrow-gauge railroad lines built in Northern California.
TEXAS A&M UNIV. PRESS
Like Sex with Gods: An Unorthodox History of Flying (June, $29.95) by Bayla Singer takes a unique approach to humanity's fascination with flying by considering the influence of our dreams, fantasies and technology.
THAMES & HUDSON
The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt (Apr., $39.95) by Richard H. Wilkinson is a comprehensive guide to the deities of Egyptian religion and society. BOMC, History, Discovery Channel book club selections.
The Same Great Struggle (June; $25, paper $15) by Andrea Constantine Hawkes. The story of America is told through the lens of a Maine/Montana family
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
Beethoven's Ninth: A Political History (May, $27.50) by Esteban Buch, trans. by Richard Miller, traces the uses and abuses of the Ninth Symphony, a piece used for Hitler's birthday celebration as well as the concert celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Lincoln's Constitution (May, $27.50) by Daniel Farber evaluates Lincoln's legal legacy and how the Civil War tested the Constitution.
UNIV. OF MINNESOTA PRESS
The River We Have Wrought: A History of the Upper Mississippi (Mar., $29.95) by John O. Anfinson. This history ranges from early European exploration through the building of locks and dams in the mid-20th century.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
Heartland Heroes: Remembering World War II (May, $29.95) by Ken Hatfield gathers stories from more than 80 Midwest men and women about their roles in WWII.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
The Lewis and Clark Journals: An American Epic of Discovery (Mar., $29.95) by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the members of the Corps of Discovery, edited by Gary E. Moulton, combines the words of the enlisted men and Native Americans with those of the captains.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
The Archaeologist Was a Spy: Sylvanus G. Morley and the Office of Naval Intelligence (Mar., $29.95) by Louis R. Sadler and Charles H. Harris III shows that Morley's "archeological field trips" along Central America's Caribbean coastline were perfect covers for his information-gathering activities for navy intelligence.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Captain John H. Rogers, Texas Ranger (Mar., $29.95) by Paul N. Spellman is a biography of one of the "Four Captains" of the Texas Rangers, a man wont to use his Bible as often as his six-gun.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
Travel in the Middle Ages (May; $50, paper $25) by Jean Verdon, trans. by George Holoch, describes the adventures of those who hazarded hostile landscapes, elements and people to get from place to place in medieval times.
UNIV. OF ROCHESTER PRESS
The Mismapping of America (Apr., $45) by Seymour Schwartz explores the significant errors that have shaped the history of the United States.
UNIV. PRESS OF FLORIDA
Key West: History of an Island of Dreams (May, $24.95) by Maureen Ogle presents a 200-year history of the personalities and events that have had an impact on this island's unique character.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Nazi Persecution of Jewish-Christian Germans (Mar., $29.95) by James F. Tent draws on extensive interviews with 20 Mischlinge ("half-Jews") to examine how they coped with their deteriorating status.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
The Bellstone: The Greek Sponge Divers of the Aegean (Mar., $29.95) by Michael N. Kalafatas examines the response of the sponge diving industry to the introduction of the diving suit, as recounted 100 years ago in an epic Greek poem.
Race and Revolution (May, $19) by Max Shachtman. Originally drafted in 1933, this inquiry is a remarkably sophisticated look at black history and American racism.
The Chinese in America (May, $29.95) by Iris Chang is a testament to the determination of a people to forge an identity in a strange world. 20-city author tour.
The Peloponnesian War (May, $30.95) by Donald Kagan looks at the clash between two disparate societies from a new perspective. 6-city author tour.
Operation Cyanide—Why the Bombing of theUSS LibertyNearly Caused World War Three (May, $24.95) by Peter Hounam claims that Israel attacked the USS Liberty in 1967, and President Lyndon Johnson knew it and covered it up.
The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577—1580 (May, $28) by Samuel Bawlf suggests a new theory about where Drake journeyed in the four years when he disappeared in the North Pacific. Author tour.
WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
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Front Page: Covers of the Twentieth Century (May, $29.95) by Raphaelle Vidaling takes a tour of the 20th century through more than 500 magazine covers.
Flight: A Celebration of 100 Years in Art and Literature (Apr., $39.99) provides a historical overview of the art and literature that reflect human ventures into the sky and the cosmos; copublished with the National Air and Space Administration.
The History of Black African Cities (Apr., $24.95) by Catherine Coquery-Vidrovich surveys black African communities from ancient times to the present.
The Louisiana Purchase (July, $19.95) by Thomas Fleming. A historian offers an account of how the U.S. doubled its size.
NEIL WILSON PRESS
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Union Jacques: The Forging of Europe's Most Independent State (Mar., $35) by Crawford Little takes a new look at the forces that created the United Kingdom and presents an analysis of James Stuart and the factors that molded him.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (Mar., $35) by James A. Morone describes a brawling, raucous, religious people and shows how fears of sin and dreams of virtue defined the shape of America.
Voyages of Delusion: The Quest for the Northwest Passage (Mar., $29.95) by Glyn Williams looks at the misguided expeditions to find a navigable Northwest Passage.
Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State (May, $29.95) by David Satter analyzes how Russia's post-Soviet fate was decided when a new morality failed to fill the vast moral vacuum that communism left in its wake.
Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation (May, $36) by Thomas W. Laqueur is a historical account of masturbation as a moral and cultural taboo. Advertising. Author tour.