Deadlines Past: Forty Years of Presidential Campaigning: A Reporter's Story (Oct., $24.95) by Walter Mears. The Pulitzer Prize—winning veteran of the Associated Press reflects on the 11 presidential campaigns he covered.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Japanese Foreign Policy at the Crossroads: Challenges and Options for the Twenty-First Century (Oct., $32.95) by Yutaka Kawashima. A former vice minister of foreign affairs ponders Japan's uncertain foreign policy.
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them... A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right (Oct., $23.95) by Al Franken attacks the notion that the media has a liberal bias. Author publicity.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
Reaganism and the Death of Representative Democracy (Nov., $26.95) by Walter Williams indicts Reagan and George W. Bush for crushing democratic institutions to establish a plutocracy.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Kashmir: Roots of Conflict, Paths to Peace (Sept., $25.95) by Sumantra Bose proposes practical steps toward peace between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Jimmy Carter, Public Opinion and the Search for Values, 1977—1981 (Oct., $24.95) by Gregory Paul Domin claims that the president's political losses stemmed from an inability to harness public opinion and a refusal to compromise the public good for political expediency.
White House Tapes: Eavesdropping on the President (Nov., $59.95; a book with nine, one-hour CDs), edited by John Prados, releases Oval Office recordings of secretly taped conversations of eight U.S. presidents.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Fear (Feb., $26) by Corey Robin contends that fear is behind a growing number of governmental policies.
The Humanitarian Conscience: Dealing with Global Crises in the Modern Age (Dec., $35) by W.R. Smyser is an overview of helpful efforts during the 20th century.
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The Pre-Emptive Empire: A Guide to Bush's Kingdom (Oct., $24.95) by Saul Landau. The Hot Talk radio host blasts the president for blatant empire-building.
One-Car Caravan: On the Road with the 2004 Democratic Hopefuls Before America Tunes In (Nov., $25) by Walter Shapiro looks at the not-ready-for-prime-time Democratic preliminaries. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America (Sept., $22.95) by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose maintains that the president is applying the same flawed strategies to run the country that he used in governing Texas—with fatal consequences. 8-city author tour.
Why America Slept: The Reasons Behind Our Failure to Prevent 9/11 (Sept., $24.95) by Gerald Posner is based upon still-classified documents and foreign intelligence services.
Red, White & Liberal: Why the Left Is Right and the Right Is Wrong (Sept., $24.95) by Alan Colmes. The Fox News cohost lambastes conservative hypocrisy. 100,000 first printing.
Rumsfeld: The Making of an Artful Warrior (Sept., $24.95) by Midge Decter is by a close friend of the Secretary of Defense. 100,000 first printing.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Our Culture of Pandering (Sept., $25) by Paul Simon. The former U.S. senator finds evidence of pandering and corruption in politics, the media, religion and education.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
Greening NAFTA: The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (Sept., $49.50), edited by David L. Markell and John H. Knox, is an analysis of the commission's failure to fulfill its mandate.
Senator Graham Cracker: A Biography of Florida Senator Bob Graham (Jan., $17.95) by S.V. Date is an illustrated portrait of a presidential hopeful.
America the Virtuous: The Crisis of Democracy and the Quest for Empire (Sept., $29.95) by Claes G. Ryn sees the president's drive for empire as part of a larger ideological whole.
Miniatures: Views of Islamic and Middle Eastern Politics (Oct., $34.95) by Daniel Pipes discusses the Islamist war against America that preceded the events of 9/11.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Promises Kept: A Memoir (Nov., $34.95) by Sidney S. McMath. The former governor reminisces about fighting for ordinary people and opposing segregationists.
A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America (Oct., $24.95) by John Kerry is the presidential candidate's mission statement augmented by autobiographical detail.
The Dynastic Presidency: Family, Politics and Fortune in the Bush Era (Jan., $27.95) by Kevin Phillips notes that the Bush dynasty touches all major "establishment" bases: Andover, Yale, Wall Street, the CIA, the Senate and, not least, the White House.
Politicians, Partisans and Parasites: My Adventures in Cable News (Sept., $24.95) by Tucker Carlson. The pundit who anchors the right side of the Crossfire aisle slings verbal darts at his favorite targets. Advertising.
Dude, Where's My Country? (Oct., $24.95) by Michael Moore is the tentative title of the filmmaker's diatribe against the "Thief in Chief." Ad/promo.50-city author tour.
Celebrity-in-Chief (Feb., $26) by Alan Schroeder reports on the inevitable union of pop culture and politics.
Armey's Axioms: 40 Hard-Earned Truths from Politics, Faith and Life (Oct., $22.95) by Dick Armey is a compilation of maxims, observations and counsel from the conservative figure.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Israelis and Palestinians: Why Do They Fight? Can They Stop? (Sept., $25) by Bernard Wasserstein foresees that demographic, economic and social imperatives are driving the historic enemies toward mutual accommodation.