Secrets of the Sands: The Revelations of Egypt's Everlasting Oasis (Oct., $25.95) by Harry Thurston. More the 400,000 years of human history are being uncovered in a single location in this scientific detective story.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America (Sept., $26) by David Von Drehle offers an account of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire that gave rise to urban liberalism and labor unions. 60,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
1968: The Year That Rocked the World (Jan., $26.95) by Mark Kurlansky recalls the events of this tumultuous year. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
Evil: An Investigation (Sept., $24) by Lance Morrow is a meditation on the nature of evil and its role in the modern world. Advertising. Author tour.
Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 (Sept., $25) by Stephen Puleo tells of the man-made disaster when a 15-foot wave of molasses spread over Boston's North End, killing 21 and injuring 150. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Duchess Who Wouldn't Sit Down: An Informal History of Hospitality (Oct., $23.95) by Jesse Browner explores the real motives for entertaining, using examples ranging from Hitler's summer home to Louis XIV at Versailles.
D-Day: The Greatest Invasion—A People's History (Nov., $40) by Dan van der Vat. This illustrated history includes photographs, personal artifacts, war paintings and modern color photos. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Radio satellite tour.
The Price of Their Blood: Profiles in Spirit (Nov., $24.95) by Lois Pope with Daniel Paisner tells stories of those who have triumphed over the harrowing experiences of war. $150,000 ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
A Promise to Remember: The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of Its Survivors (Oct., $29.95) by Michael Berenbaum is an interactive history of the Holocaust, including removable documents and an audio CD. Advertising.
Remembering Jack: Intimate and Unseen Photographs of the Kennedys (Oct., $45), photos by Jacques Lowe, essays by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Thomasina Lowe, text by Hugh Sidey, collects never-before-seen pictures by JFK's personal photographer. 150,000 first printing. Advertising. BOMC alternate. First serial to Vanity Fair.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Nazis and Good Neighbors (Sept.; $55, paper $20) by Max Paul Friedman exposes a secret WWII American operation: the seizure of 4,000 Germans from 15 Latin American countries and their internment in the Texas desert.
Flight: 100 Years of Aviation in Photographs (Sept., $45) by T.A. Heppenheimer is published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first successful flight. Author publicity.
Men O'War (Oct., $24.95) by Peter Goodwin details the reality for sailors and officers on board the Royal Navy's warships in the early 19th century.
CARROLL & GRAF
Mavericks, Miracles, and Medicine: The Pioneers Who Risked Their Lives to Bring Medicine into the Modern Age (Sept., $25) by Julie M. Fenster tells the story of the heretics and healers who pushed the boundaries into modern medicine; a tie-in to the History Channel miniseries.
Tea: A History of Obsession, Exploitation, and Empire (Oct., $21) by Roy Moxham provides a history of the commodity that shaped four centuries of British history and slaked the British thirst for empire and profit.
Historical Atlas of the Islamic World by David Nicolle and ...Ancient Rome by Angus Konstam (both Dec., $35 each) trace histories with maps, photos and detailed commentaries.
Candy: The Sweet History (Sept., $35) Beth Kimmerle pays homage to the confection industry and the brands that have become American icons; recipes included.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture (Nov., $27.95) by Thomas Doherty. Though TV was blamed as a co-conspirator in America's Cold War repression, Doherty argues that the medium actually encouraged a more tolerant and open society.
CORNELL MARITIME PRESS
Chesapeake Bay Buyboats (Sept., $34.95) by Larry S. Chowning covers the small-time industry of buyboats, which bought fresh catch from smaller workboats and sold to customers on the shore.
CRAVEN STREET BOOKS
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The Garden of the Sun: A History of the San Joaquin Valley 1772—1939 (Oct., $39.95) by Wallace Smith traces the history of the central California valley.
FDR's Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression (Sept., $30) by Jim Powell exposes the downside of the New Deal.
DA CAPO PRESS
Signor Marconi's Magic Box (Sept., $25) by Gavin Weightman relates the story of the eccentric who invented the radio.
Defying the Tide: An Account of Authentic Compassion During the Holocaust (Sept., $21.95) by Ruth Abraham. An Aryan German family struggles to help a Jewish German family survive during WWII.
None of Them Were Heroes: Letters Between the Lines 1938—1945 (Oct., $21.95) by Chaim Rockman gathers letters that describe the difficulties one Jewish family endured as they spread out over three continents.
The Story of the West (Sept., $40), edited by Robert M. Utley, blends social, cultural, political and economic history American West, from prehistoric mammoth hunters to present-day Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Advertising.
Ideas That Changed the World (Oct., $30) by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto identifies ideas that have shaped our civilization. Advertising. BOMC selection, QPB main.
The Birth of Texas: The Texas Revolution and the Triumph of American Democracy (Feb., $30) by H.W. Brands covers the bloody and precarious journey to statehood.
DOUBLEDAY/NAN A. TALESE
Sailing the Wine Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter (Oct., $26) by Thomas Cahill is the fourth volume in the Hinges of History series, covering ancient Greece.
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The Oracles of the Ancient World: A Complete Guide (Oct., $40) by Trevor Curnow surveys all sites.
Hitler's Second Book: The Unpublished Sequel to Mein Kampf (Oct., $32), edited and with a new introduction by Gerhard L. Weinberg. Dictated just before Hitler's rise to power, this book offers his terrifying vision of the future. $75,000 ad/promo.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II (Oct., $25) by Donovan Webster relates largely unknown stories of the legendary Burma Road and the China-Burma-India theater by those who were there.
An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America (Nov., $30) by Henry Wiencek explores Washington's lifelong involvement with slaves, until his will set them free upon his death.
FSG/HILL & WANG
Murdering McKinley: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt's America (Sept., $25) by Eric Rauchway describes how an assassin, a dead president and Theodore Roosevelt defined the Progressive Era.
Aviation Century: The Early Years (Sept., $39.95) by Ron Dick, photos by Dan Patterson, addresses the fascination with flight from 1900 to 1939.
Wild About Flying: The Dreamers, Doers, and Dare-devils (Oct., $35) by Bruce Harris, illus. by David Marshall. The 54 biographies of famous, notorious and lesser-known aviators create a history from the beginnings of flight to the sophistication of space travel.
FORDHAM UNIV. PRESS
Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York's Underground Railways (Oct., $30) by Brian J. Cudahy chronicles the city's transformation after people started riding a train in a hole in the ground.
The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism (Nov., $30) by James McGrath Morris is the story of newspaperman Charles E. Chapin, who, after killing his wife, was sent to prison where he championed for prisoners' rights.
The Great Game of Politics (Jan., $25.95) by Dick Stoken examines the American presidency as a cyclic reflection of the ideologies of our two major parties. Advertising. Radio satellite tour.
FOUR WALLS EIGHT WINDOWS
Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race (Sept., $22.95) by Stephanie Nolen reveals the first American, all-female space program, which was abruptly and mysteriously canceled in 1961.
War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race (Sept., $26) by Edwin Black suggests a century-long attempt to create a master race through sterilization and human breeding programs. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. 20-city author tour.
The Mediterranean in History (Oct., $50) by David Abulafia is an exploration of the great facts, themes and epochs of the region's history. History Book Club selection.
The Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Illustrated Family Tree of Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome (Sept., $25) by Vanessa James distills the lore and legend of ancient Greece into a single illustrated resource.
The Sword and the Cross: The Conquest of the Sahara (Nov., $26) by Fergus Fleming tells the tale of two men determined to cross the Sahara at the end of the 19th century. 35,000 first printing.
Aristotle's Children: How Muslims, Christians, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Dark Ages (Oct., $27) by Richard E. Rubenstein. In the Dark Ages, a group of Arab, Jewish and Christian scholars found enlightenment when they translated the works of Aristotle.
The Eve of Destruction (Oct., $25.95) by Howard Blum offers a dramatic narrative of the Yom Kippur War. 75,000 first printing.
Evolution's Captain (Oct., $24.95) by Peter Nichols observes that Charles Darwin's landmark journey would never have occurred without a misguided decision by the captain of the HMS Beagle. 60,000 first printing.
Human Accomplishment (Nov., $29.95) by Charles Murray is a cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. 100,000 first printing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Russia: Experiment with a People (Sept., $29.95) by Robert Service traces the formation of the new Russia from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the present.
Secrets of Ancient Egypt (Dec., $25.95) by Archaeology magazine offers new revelations and discoveries from the land of the pyramids.
A Guide to the Islamic World (Oct., $22.50) by Fred James Hill and Nicholas Awde spans from the ancient empires to the present.
American Mafia: The History of Its Rise to Power (Nov., $26) by Thomas Reppetto tracks the rise of the Mafia in the crime world and in mainstream America.
Telegram!: Modern History as Told Through More Than 400 Witty, Poignant, and Revealing Telegrams (Nov., $18) by Linda Rosenkrantz reflects on recent history through its most urgent messages.
A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America (Sept., $26) by Elinor Langer recounts a skinhead killing in 1988 Oregon. Advertising. Author tour.
The New York Times Living History: World War II: The Axis Assault, 1939—1942 (Oct.) and ...Vol. 2: The Allied Counteroffensive: 1942—1945 (Jan., $30 each), edited by Douglas Brinkley, brings WWII alive through public records and accounts of the day. Advertising.
City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center (Nov., $26) by James Glanz and Eric Lipton is a biography of the iconic skyscrapers from their impressive rise to their horrifying fall. Advertising. Author publicity.
Refuge in Hell: How Berlin's Jewish Hospital Outlasted the Nazis (Sept., $24) by Daniel B. Silver is the little-known story of the only Jewish institution in Germany to survive the Holocaust. 6-city author tour.
"Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power (Nov., $25) by Garry Wills takes a provocative look at how Thomas Jefferson's presidency was driven by the power of the slave states. Advertising. 7-city author tour.
The Wrong Stuff?: Heroic (but Failed) Attempts at Flight Before (and After) the Wright Brothers (Sept., $24.95) by Phil Scott focuses on the centuries of failures that preceded the Wright Brothers' triumph; coincides with the 100th anniversary of manned flight. 40,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Days That Shook the World (Oct., $24.95) by Hugo Davenport pairs key dates in history, such as Dec. 17, 1903—the first powered flight—and July 20, 1969—the first man on the moon. 40,000 first printing.
Reporting America at War (Oct., $25.95) by Michelle Ferrari. Reporters Christine Amanpour, Peter Arnett and Walter Cronkite and others share their stories; tie-in to a PBS-TV series airing in November. 50,000 first printing.
Ada Blackjack (Nov., $24.95) by Jennifer Niven is the story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on an Arctic island. 75,000 first printing.
"The American Way": Family and Community in the Shaping of the American Identity (Sept., $15) by Allan Carlson shows how the nation's identity has been shaped by carefully constructed images of the American family and home. Advertising.
LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS
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Freedom's Journey: African American Voices of the Civil War (Jan.; $40, paper $21.95), edited by Donald Yacovone, collects testimonies from those who witnessed the end of the 200-year struggle for freedom.
Flyboys: A True Story of Courage (Sept., $25.95) by James Bradley. The author of Flags of Our Fathers relates a story of WWII heroism and a secret held for nearly 60 years. Ad/promo. 25-city author tour.
Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938 (Sept., $24.95) by R.A. Scotti is an account of the destructive storm that hit seven northeastern coastal states. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Skeletons on the Zahara (Feb., $24.95) by Dean King tells of shipwrecked American sailors in 1815 who were sold into slavery in North Africa and dragged through the heart of the Sahara. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
In Peril: A Daring Decision, A Captain's Resolve, and the Salvage that Made History (Nov., $22.95) by Twain Braden and Skip Strong. Captain Strong salvaged a boat carrying impressive cargo: a 150-foot aluminum fuel cell worth $50 million.
MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIV. PRESS
A Short History of Modern Ireland (June, $55) by Richard Killeen is a concise history of Ireland.
The Boys' Crusade: The American Infantry in Northwestern Europe (Sept., $29.95) by Paul Fussell.
The Age of Shakespeare: A Short History (Feb., $19.95) by Frank Kermode.
America's Women (Oct., $27.95) by Gail Collins. The editor of the New York Times' editorial page documents contributions by American women from the early settlers to the present. 100,000 first printing.
Over the Edge of the World (Nov., $27.95) by Laurence Bergreen brings to life Magellan's daring 16th-century circumnavigation of the globe, a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence and adventure. 100,000 first printing.
Defining a Nation: The Remarkable Circumstances that Shaped the American Character (Oct., $40), edited by David Halberstam. Essays by historians, commentators and writers celebrate America; includes photos and illustrations. 50,000 first printing. Author tour.
On the Move: Transportation and the American Story (Nov., $35) by Janet Davidson and Michael Sweeney is the companion book to the upcoming permanent exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum; a tie-in to the History Channel's five-part series on transportation. 30,000 first printing.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Voyage to a Thousand Cares: Master's Mate Lawrence with the African Squadron (Sept., $27.95) by C. Herbert Gilliland. A journal about slave ship interdiction off the coast of Africa is set into historical context.
Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times (Nov., $25.95) by Studs Terkel is the Pulitzer Prize winner's 10th oral history, on an American century of hope, activism and determination.
The Condor Years: How Pinochet and His Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents (Jan., $25.95) by John Dinges reveals the covert actions of an international intelligence network responsible for South America's worst human rights abuses.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Main Lines: Rebirth of the North American Railroads, 1970—2002 (Sept., $49.95) by Richard Saunders Jr. This sequel to Merging Lines traces railroads' amazing comeback after the wreckage of the Penn Central.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
Glory, Darkness, Light: A History of the Union League Club of Chicago (Feb., $29.95) by James D. Nowlan is a portrait of a vital Chicago institution.
In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859—1863 (Sept., $27.95) by Edward L. Ayers. Based on new research, a leading historian reshapes our understanding of the Civil War. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image (Sept., $26.95) by David Greenberg describes how an image-obsessed president transformed the way Americans think about politics and politicians. History Book Club selection. Author tour.
Pakistan: At the Crosscurrent of History (Sept., $39.95) by Laurence Ziring traces the development of Pakistan from the 1945 partition to the present and lists challenges facing the country at home and abroad.
OREGON STATE UNIV. PRESS
Portland: People, Politics, and Power, 1851—2001 (Sept., $29.95) by Jewel Lansing explores the Oregon city's political, social and cultural history.
Scattered Among the Peoples: The Jewish Diaspora in Twelve Portraits (Sept., $35) by Allan Levine. Eight hundred years of Jewish Diaspora are humanized through personal accounts.
The Unwelcome Assistant: Edward C. Huffaker and the Birth of Aviation (Oct., $24.95) by Stephen and Julia Hensley claims that Huffaker is the man who discovered that Bernoulli's principle of fluid movement accounted for aerodynamic lift.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
The Meaning of Everything (Oct., $25) by Simon Winchester traces the 70-year odyssey that resulted in the Oxford English Dictionary. 150,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Washington's Crossing (Feb., $30) by David Hackett Fischer suggests that Washington's crossing of the Delaware was a pivotal moment that gave rise to a unique American way of war. Advertising.
The Timeline History of New York City (Sept., $30) by David and Gillian Playne includes 2,000 facts and dates.
The Real Middle Earth: Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien, and "The Lord of the Rings" (Oct., $24.95) by Brian Bates explores the real Anglo-Saxon world that might have inspired Tolkien to create Middle Earth.
And the Dead Shall Rise: The Lynching of Leo Frank (Oct., $35) by Steve Oney tells of the 1913 murder of an Atlanta factory worker and the lynching of the man convicted of the crime. Advertising. 10-city author tour.
The Influence of Air Power upon History: A Giniger Book (Sept., $29.95) by Walter J. Boyne reviews the machines, personalities and military, commercial and cultural implications of flight, from 1783 to the present. Advertising. Author tour.
Solving the 1897 Airship Mystery (Sept., $24.95) by Michael Busby explores mysterious sightings that led witnesses to suspect extraterrestrials or a secret flight program before the Wright brothers' efforts. Advertising.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
The Spring Will Be Ours: Poland and the Poles from Occupation to Freedom (Nov., $39.95) by Andrzej Paczkowski, trans. by Jane Cave, focuses on Poland from the outbreak of WWII to 1989, when state socialism collapsed.
Red-Color News Soldier (Sept., $39.95) by Li Zhensheng. Photographs document the Chinese Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976.
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Geisha : A Unique World of Tradition, Elegance and Art (Oct., $24.95) by John Gallagher takes a look at this hidden world.
The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire (Oct., $27.50) by Mark Arax and Rick Wartzman exposes America's biggest farmer, who controls more than $1 billion worth of water rights and real estate. Advertising. Author tour.
A Secret Life: The Polish Officer, His Covert Mission, and the Price He Paid to Save His Country (Dec., $26) by Benjamin Weiser questions whether Col. Ryszard Kuklinski, who betrayed Poland's Communist leadership and cooperated with the CIA in Cold War intelligence operations, was a patriot or traitor. Advertising. 4-city author tour.
What Ifs? of American History: Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been (Oct., $28.95), essays by Antony Beevor, Caleb Carr, Robert Dallek, John Lukacs, Jay Winik and others, edited by Robert Lowley, collects opinions on pivotal moments in our nation's history. Advertising.
The Appalachians (Jan., $29.95), edited by Mari-Lynn Evans, offers a portrait of the region's history and its legacy in music, literature and film; The Smithsonian has declared 2004 "The Year of Appalachia." Advertising.
READER'S DIGEST BOOKS
The Book of Firsts: The Fascinating Stories Behind the World's Greatest Achievements, Discoveries, and Breakthroughs (Sept., $29.95), compiled by Ian Harrison, looks at key moments in history.
World War II: The People's Story (Sept., $39.95), edited by Nigel Fountain, brings to life the voices of ordinary men, women and children who faced the brutalities of WWII; with audio CD.
By Permission of Heaven: The True Story of the Great Fire of London (Dec., $24.95) by Adrian Tinniswood recounts the fire that resulted in the remaking of the 17th-century global capital.
Freedom Writers: The Letters of Virginia Foster Durr (Sept., $29.95), edited by Patricia Sullivan, gathers letters written from the front lines of the sit-ins, freedom rides and student protests. Advertising.
In the Kingdom of Coal: An American Family and the Rock that Changed the World (Oct., $29.95) by Dan Rottenberg tells the story of coal through two perspectives, the magnates and the miners covering five generations.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
The Faiths of Our Fathers: What America's Founders Really Believed (Sept., $24.95) by Alf Mapp Jr. questions the religious basis of our country's founding to reveal surprising truths.
CNN's Tailwind Tale: Inside Vietnam's Last Great Myth (Oct., $24.95) by Jerry Lembcke explores the story, reported by CNN in 1998, that U.S. special forces used nerve gas to attack a group of American soldiers who had defected to North Vietnam.
Four Days in November: The Complete Coverage of the John F. Kennedy Assassination by the Staff of the New York Times (Nov., $27.95), edited by Bob Semple Jr., covers the days that changed America forever.
Cape May Point: The Illustrated History from 1875 to the Present (Sept., $24.95) by Joe J. Jordan is a nostalgic journey that recalls the cottages, chapels and bungalows of this popular New Jersey resort.
The State of Israel vs. Adolf Eichmann (Feb., $44.50) by Hanna Yablonka examines the impact of the Eichmann trial on the Israeli psyche.
White Christmas: The Story of an American Song (Oct., $15.95) by Jody Rosen traces the song's history and legacy.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
They Marched into Sunlight: War and Peace in Vietnam and America, October 1967 (Oct., $30) by David Maraniss focuses on a battle in Vietnam and a protest in the U.S. that took place simultaneously over two days in October 1967. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 9-city author tour.
Tilt: A Skewed History of the Tower of Pisa (Oct., $23) by Nicholas Shrady chronicles the history of this famously flawed architectural and cultural icon. 60,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide (Oct., $60) by Carolyn Gilman is the companion to the congressionally mandated "Lewis and Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition."
President Kennedy Has Been Shot (Nov., $29.95) by the Newseum with Cathy Trost and Susan Bennett remembers the JFK assassination with accounts from top reporters in text, photos and broadcasts; includes audio CD. 75,000 first printing.
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Vivaldi's Venice (Oct., $24.95) by Patrick Barbier depicts the city of Venice and its effect on the composer and violinist Vivaldi.
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We'll Never Be Young Again: November 22, 1963 Remembered (Nov., $24.95) by Chuck Fries and Irv Wilson with Spencer Green is an account of the 35th president's last week. Author publicity.
TEMPLE UNIV. PRESS
The pirits of America (Oct., $29) by Eric Burns traces the history of alcohol from the ancient Greeks to the founding of MADD.
TEXAS A&M UNIV. PRESS
Imagining Flight: Aviation and Popular Culture (Dec., $33) by A. Bowdoin Van Riper gathers a history of the air age from books, movies and the front pages of newspapers.
100 Years of Air Power and Aviation (Nov., $50) by Robin Higham is a history of British, American, Soviet, German, Italian, French, Japanese and Israeli aviation.
THAMES & HUDSON
The Complete Roman Army (Oct., $39.95) by Adrian Goldsworthy examines the armies of the empire. Discovery Channel, History and Military Book Clubs selections.
The Seventy Great Mysteries of Ancient Egypt (Nov., $40), edited by Bill Manley, probes mysteries and puzzles such as the origins of the ancient Egyptians. Discovery Channel, History Book Club and BOMC selections.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
The Last Honest Place in America (Nov., $22) by Marc Cooper. The author describes his long-standing love affair with Las Vegas. A Nation Book.
China Illustrated: Western Views of the Middle Kingdom (Nov., $50) by Arthur Hacker collects images from the first foreign trader in the mid-16th century to the beginning of WWII.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Loyalty on the Frontier: or Sketches of Union Men of the South-West with Incidents and Adventures in Rebellion on the Border (Nov., $29.95) by A.W. Bishop, edited by Kim Allen Scott, offers a account of the plight and patriotism of Southern Unionists.
UNIV. OF HAWAI'I PRESS
The Quest for Origins: Who First Discovered and Settled the Pacific Islands? (Dec., $19) by K.R. Howe surveys modern archeological, anthropological, genetic and linguistic findings on the origins of Pacific Islanders.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Captors and Captives: The 1704 French and Indian Raid on Deerfield (Nov., $29.95) by Evan Haefeli and Kevin Sweeney presents an account of a pivotal episode in colonial American history.
UNIV. OF MISSOURI PRESS
The Enemy Among Us: German and Italian POWs in Missouri During World War II (Sept., $29.95) by David Fiedler revisits the camps where more than 15,000 German and Italian POWs were held and the impact on Missourians when brought face to face with them.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West Before Lewis and Clark (Oct., $39.95) by Colin G. Calloway traces the histories of Western Native Americans from their arrival thousands of years ago to the early 19th century.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
C.F. Martin and His Guitars, 1795—1873 (Sept., $45) by Philip F. Gura examines this history of the acoustic guitar manufacturer and company founder.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Interpreters with Lewis and Clark: The Story of Sacagawea and Toussaint Charbonneau (Sept., $24.95) by W. Dale Nelson is a biography of Sacagawea, Charbonneau and their son, Jean Baptiste.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
American Indians in U.S. History (Nov., $29.95) by Roger L. Nichols is a single-volume narrative history.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Mall Maker: Victor Gruen, Architect of the American Dream (Nov., $29.95) by M. Jeffrey Hardwick identifies the man who invented the shopping mall.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
Devastation and Renewal: An Environmental History of Pittsburgh and Its Region (Jan., $32), edited by Joel A. Tarr, chronicles the destruction and revival of the city.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Lifeboat (Oct., $29.95) by John R. Stilgoe sees the lifeboat as a symbol of human optimism, engineering ingenuity, bureaucratic regulation, fear and frailty.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Odessa Memories (Jan., $40), edited by Nicolas Iljine, describes the culture and social fabric of this storied city. Ad/promo.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
The Zapruder Film: Reframing JFK's Assassination (Nov., $29.95) by David R. Wrone analyzes JFK's assassination as captured on Zapruder's home movie.
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Napoleon, the Immortal Emperor (Oct., $45) by Gerard Gengembre with Pierre Jean Chalencon and David Chanteranne. On the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's coronation, this biography covers military victories, government innovation, meteoric career and passionate romances.
The Gold Warriors: The Covert History of Yamashita's Gold (Sept., $26) by Sterling Seagrave and Peggy Seagrave reveals how the CIA, Pentagon officials and rogue entrepreneurs used secret funds to set up private intelligence and security, all without congressional approval or the knowledge of the American people.
The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty (Sept., $27.95) by Caroline Alexander focuses on the court-martial of the 10 mutineers who were captured in Tahiti and brought to justice in England. Advertising. BOMC selection, History Book Club featured alternate. 15-city author tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center (Oct., $29.95) by Daniel Okrent explains how wealth, ambition and vision transformed midtown Manhattan into the heart of the world.
Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838—1842 (Nov., $27.95) by Nathaniel Philbrick. The National Book Award—winning historian re-creates the voyage to explore the Pacific Islands. Ad/promo. 12-city author tour.
Edison & the Electric Chair: A Story of Light and Death (Sept., $26) by Mark Essig. The inventor of the light bulb also threw his reputation and resources behind the creation of the electric chair. Author tour.
Angkor: Before and After: A Cultural History of the Khmers (Sept., $40) by David L. Snellgrove is a description of the rise and fall of the Khmer empire.
Act of Creation (Sept., $27.50) by Stephen Schlesinger reveals how, against impossible odds the United Nations came into being after WWII. 40,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Encounters in the South Seas (Sept., $30) by Anne Salmond retells the story of Cook's great voyages, focusing on encounters between the explorers and the island peoples.