The Genomics Age: How DNA Technology is Transforming the Way We Live and Who We Are (Oct., $24) by Gina Smith. Advancements in the understanding of DNA offer scientific promise—and pose complex ethical issues.
Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap—and What Women Can Do About It (Jan., $23) by Warren Farrell argues that bias-based unequal pay for women is largely untrue. 6-city author tour.
The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade (Sept., $25) by Victor Malarek reports on sex industry trafficking.
The People v. George W. Bush: America's Case for Ousting President Bush (Sept., $19.95) by Lis Wiehl. A Fox News commentator and former federal prosecutor makes a case. Advertising. Author tour.
Fortress America: On the Frontlines of Homeland Security—An Inside Look at the Coming Surveillance State (Sept., $25) by Matthew Brzezinski looks at the new counterterror initiative and offers a snapshot of what the resulting maximum security state might look like. 50,000 first printing. Advertising.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (Nov., $24.95) by John Perkins describes the practice of highly paid professionals funneling foreign-aid funds into coffers of international businesses and the pockets of wealthy families.
The People's Business: Controlling Corporations and Restoring Democracy (Nov., $24.95) by Lee Drutman and Charlie Cray addresses the threat of unaccountable corporate power in our society.
BLACK DOG & LEVENTHAL
The Art of the Spy (Oct., $24.95) by the International Spy Museum highlights the history of spying, including successes, failures and fictional characters.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Reflections of Hearts and Minds: Media, Opinion, and Identity in the Arab World (Jan., $24) by Shibley Telhami speculates on the influence of the new media in the Middle East. Advertising.
CARROLL & GRAF
Voices from the Front: Letters Home from the Soldiers of Gulf War II (Sept., $25) by Frank Schaffer offers the unmediated voices of American soldiers on the shifting front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prelude to Terror: The Rise of the Bush Dynasty, the Rogue CIA, and the Compromising of American Intelligence (Oct., $26) by Joseph J. Trento claims that the privatization of the CIA has resulted in the funding and fostering of international terror networks.
Cowboy Capitalism: European Myths, American Reality (Sept., $22.95) by Olaf Gersemann. A German journalist addresses common misconceptions about the American economy in contrast to its European counterparts.
Meltdown: The Predictable Distortion of Global Warming by Scientists, Politicians, and the Media (Sept., $24.95) by Patrick J. Michaels exposes nearly 50 instances of exaggeration, misstatements and outright lies about global warming.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Enforcing the Peace: Learning from the Imperial Past (Nov., $27.95) by Kimberly Zisk-Marten examines why the West's attempts to remake foreign societies in its own image invariably fail. Author tour.
Biological Weapons: From the Invention of State-Sponsored Programs to Contemporary Bioterrorism (Jan., $27.95) by Jeanne Guillemin tracks the development and regulation of biological weapons. Author tour.
Treachery: How America's Friends and Foes Are Secretly Arming Our Enemies (Sept., $26.95) by Bill Gertz examines a threat to national security. Advertising.
Right Turns: Unconventional Lessons from a Controversial Life (Nov., $25.95) by Michael Medved. The host of a conservative radio show and author of Hollywood vs. America recounts his shift from left to right.
What Went Wrong with America... and How to Fix It: Reclaiming the Power That Rightfully Belongs to You (Sept., $24.95) by Darrell Ankarlo claims that our society is rotting from within, mainly due to an uninformed and uninvolved citizenry.
IVAN R. DEE
Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future (Sept., $24.95) by Ben J. Wattenberg analyzes the impact that a projected world population decrease will have on geopolitics, the environment and the economy.
America's Secret War: Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between America and Its Enemies (Sept., $25.95) by George Friedman. The founder of the private intelligence company Stratfor identifies the U.S.'s most dangerous enemies and describes covert and overt efforts in the war against terrorism.
Critical Condition: How Health Care in America Became Big Business—and Bad Medicine (Oct., $24.95) by Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele. A team of journalists exposes the current health-care problems, profiling patients and doctors trapped by the system. Advertising.
The People v. Harvard Law: How America's Oldest Law School Turned Its Back on Free Speech (Sept., $25.95) by Andrew Peyton Thomas explains how activities at Harvard Law affect the nation.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
What We've Lost (Sept., $22) by Graydon Carter. The editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair describes the fragile state of U.S. democracy with a critical review of the Bush administration. Author tour.
FSG/HILL AND WANG
Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak (Feb., $TBA) by Kenneth S. Deffeyes focuses on the earth's supply of potential replacement fuels.
Hope in Hell: Inside the World of Doctors Without Borders (Oct., $29.95) by Dan Bortolotti chronicles the activities of the more than 2,500 medical professionals who volunteer to serve in dangerous hotspots.
No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society (Jan., $26) by Robert O'Harrow Jr. offers an unsettling look at our growing surveillance society. Ad/promo.
Crimes Against Nature (Sept., $18.95) by Robert Kennedy Jr. reflects on George W. Bush's efforts to eviscerate the laws that have protected our country's air, water, public lands and wildlife for the past 30 years. 50,000 first printing.
Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day (Sept., $24.95) by Joe Scarborough posits that Democrats and Republicans are indistinguishable from each other. 100,000 first printing.
Tick... Tick... Tick... Inside 60 Minutes (Sept., $24.95) by David Blum spotlights the successful TV magazine show. 60,000 first printing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
A Hacker Manifesto (Sept., $21.95) by McKenzie Wark proposes revolt against commodified information.
The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West (Sept., $23.95) by Gilles Kepel focuses on the Middle East as a nexus of international disorder.
Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War (Sept., $25) by James Carroll argues against the Bush administration's war policies by detailing the president's exploitation of the nation's fears, his invocation of a Christian mission and his efforts to overturn America's traditional relationships. Advertising.
The Road to Whatever: Middle-Class Culture and the Crisis of Adolescence (Nov., $26) by Elliott Currie links the crisis among adolescents to a "culture of exclusion" that has left them facing an unforgiving world by themselves.
Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe (Sept., $23) by Graham Allison warns about nuclear terrorism with suggestions for prevention.
All I Did Was Ask: Conversations with Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Artists (Sept., $24.95) by Terry Gross features interviews by the host of National Public Radio's Fresh Air. 100,000 first printing. BOMC and QPB selections.
John Dewey and the Decline of American Education: How the Patron Saint of Schools Has Corrupted Teaching and Learning (Feb., $25) by Henry T. Edmonson III studies the man behind the public schools and sheds light on his ideas. Advertising.
Making a Killing: How and Why Corporations Use Armed Force to Do Business (Sept., $24.95) by Madelaine Drohan exposes companies that have called upon mercenaries, warlords, armies and private militias to turn a profit. Author tour.
The Business of Holidays (Oct., $35) by Maud Lavin examines 33 of the most loved (and hated) holidays and the $3 trillion U.S. retail economy they support.
MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIV. PRESS
The Saddest Country: On Assignment in Colombia (Oct., $34.95) by Nicholas Coghlan. A diplomat observes the country's diversity and beauty in contrast to the violence of its drug trade.
LARS MÜLLER PUBLISHERS (dist. by D.A.P.)
Who Owns the Water? (Nov., $45), edited by Lars Müller with the Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, theorizes that any element in constant flux cannot be subject to political or economic ownership.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Finishing Business: 10 Steps to Defeat Global Terror (Oct., $29.95) by Harlan K. Ullman. A defense adviser warns that the U.S. is fighting a war it does not understand. Advertising.
Dick: The Man Who Is President (Sept., $23.95) by John Nichols offers an irreverent portrait of Dick Cheney.
Spanking the Donkey: On the Campaign Trail with the Democrats (Jan., $22.95) by Matt Taibbi follows the Democratic race for the White House.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
The Rise of Viagra: How the Little Blue Pill Changed Sex in America (Oct., $27.95) by Meika Loe explores how the Viagra phenomenon has changed perceptions of "normal" sex. Advertising. Author tour.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Rogue Regime (Sept., $26) by Jasper Becker profiles Kim Jong Il and the looming threat of North Korea.
Al-Qaida's Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network (Sept., $64.95) by Evan F. Kohlmann traces how Europe was infiltrated by terrorist organizations.
In the Shadow of No Towers (Sept., $19.95) by Art Spiegelman. The downtown Manhattan artist relates his experience of 9/11 in drawings and text. Advertising. 8-city author tour.
The Fraternity: Lawyers and Judges in Collusion (Sept., $22.95) by John Fitzgerald Molloy argues that the legal profession has changed from a noble one to a religion of power and greed. Advertising. Author tour.
Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism (Sept., $24.95) by Cornel West calls for a return to a more democratic process in the threatening post—9/11 age of imperial overreach and fundamentalist rage. Advertising. Author tour.
The Fall of Baghdad (Oct., $24.95) by Jon Lee Anderson reports on the lives of ordinary Iraqis at the end of Hussein's regime. Advertising. Author tour.
Bringing the Jobs Home: How the Left Created the Outsourcing Crisis, and How We Can Fix It (Sept., $22.95) by Todd Buchholz identifies outsourcing problems and offers solutions that conservatives, the business community and moderates can accept.
Home Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes (Nov., $25.95) by Mary Eberstadt claims that children without stay-at-home moms are in jeopardy.
Holy War on the Home Front: The Secret Islamic Terror Network in the United States (Nov., $24.95) by Harvey Kushner with Bart Davis. A terrorism expert discusses the sophisticated network of Islamic militants currently living in America.
And Histories Are Mirrors (Nov., $35.95) by John F. Burns, photos by Tyler Hicks, looks at the period from 9/11 to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq in words and images. $7,500 ad/promo.
Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice (Nov., $25) by Bill Kurtis argues for abolishment of the death penalty.
The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror (Sept., $26) by Natan Sharansky argues against compromise on the road to freedom.
Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk (Sept., $24.95) by Maureen Dowd. The Pulitzer Prize—winning New York Times columnist delivers a scorching exposé of the Bush administration's fractured adventures in empire-building. Advertising.
The Persian Puzzle: Deciphering the Twenty-five Year Conflict Between the United States and Iran (Oct., $25.95) by Kenneth M. Pollack reviews the tumultuous relationship between Iran and the U.S. on the 25th anniversary of the Iran hostage crisis.
The Death of Innocents: An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions (Dec., $25.95) by Sister Helen Prejean. The author of Dead Men Walking chronicles two cases in which she believes the executed men were innocent. 7-city author tour. REGNERY
Shadow War: Averted Disasters and Secret Successes in America's Ongoing War on Terror (Sept., $27.95) by Richard Miniter reveals America's unheralded successes in the war on terror. 50,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam and the American Left (Sept., $27.95) by David Horowitz claims a link between the two. 40,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Men, Militarism, and UN Peacekeeping: A Gendered Analysis (Oct., $29.95) by Sandra Whitworth contends that there is a contradiction between altruistic and benign peacekeeping and the militarized masculinity of soldiers who carry it out.
Breaking Ground: Adventures in Life and Architecture (Nov., $27.95) by Daniel Libeskind with Sarah Crichton. The architect of the 1776 Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site introduces his iconoclastic approach to public space. Advertising. Author tour.
How Patriotic Is the Patriot Act?: Freedom Versus Security in the Age of Terrorism (Oct., $25) by Amitai Etzioni analyzes the Patriot Act for both civil rights and safety. Advertising.
The Endgame of Globalization (Jan., $23.95) by Neil Smith argues that America needs to assert control over geography. Advertising.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
A Brighter Tomorrow: Fulfilling the Promise of Nuclear Energy (Oct., $24.95) by Sen. Pete V. Domenici weighs the costs and benefits of all energy forms and concludes that nuclear power is the most environmentally sound.
Gulliver Unbound: America's Imperial Temptation and the War in Iraq (Oct., $21.95) by Stanley Hoffmann questions the proper place for the U.S. in a world defined by 9/11, the war on terrorism and the invasion of Iraq.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Capital Consequences: Families of the Condemned Tell Their Stories (Jan., $24.95) by Rachel King reveals the grief that overtakes families of death row inmates.
ST. MARTIN'S/THOMAS DUNNE
Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty (Oct., $29.95) by Bradley K. Martin examines North Korea under the Kim rule. 40,000 first printing. Advertising.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Crude: The Story of Oil (Sept., $23.95) by Sonia Shah begins with the development of oil that began millions of years ago to its rise as an indispensable ingredient of modern life.
Never Shake Hands with a War Criminal (Nov., $21.95) by Barry Crimmins offers a personal and political history of the Air America radio commentator. 8-city author tour.
The Five Unanswered Questions About 9/11 (Feb., $20) by Christopher Scheer and Robert Scheer evaluates the government's actions before, during and after 9/11. 12-city author tour.
SIMON & SCHUSTER/CBS NEWS
Face the Nation: My Favorite Stories from the First 50 Years of the Award-winning News Broadcast (Oct., $26.95) by Bob Schieffer. The anchor of Face the Nation shares insights about the program's guests and history-making moments. 6-city author tour. 20-city national television satellite tour. 20-city radio satellite tour.
Radical Prince: The Practical Vision of the Prince of Wales (Sept., $35) by David Lorimer delves into the prince's holistic philosophy on organic agriculture, architecture, education, health and religion.
The European Dream (Sept., $25.95) by Jeremy Rifkin posits that the American dream is no longer viable, and offers the lifestyle of the "new Europe" in its place.
TEMPLETON FOUNDATION PRESS
Street Saints: Renewing America's Cities (Oct., $24.95) by Barbara J. Elliott looks at faith-based services and agencies helping those in need.
TEXAS TECH UNIV. PRESS
Patrolling Chaos: The U.S. Border Patrol in Deep South Texas (Nov., $34.95) by Robert Lee Maril aims to clarify issues regarding the U.S./Mexico border and the challenges of law enforcement in light of international terrorism.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Miranda: The Story of America's Right to Remain Silent (Oct., $24.95) by Gary L. Stuart goes to the source of our right to remain silent and to counsel, now being challenged before the Supreme Court, with a decision expected in October.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
More Secure, Less Free?: Antiterrorism Policy and Civil Liberties After September 11 (Oct., $27.95) by Mark Sidel analyzes American antiterror policy since 9/11.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Everyday Politics: Reconnecting Citizens and Public Life (Sept., $29.95) by Harry C. Boyte. A former adviser to President Clinton and field secretary for Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Council examines ways citizens can get involved in the democratic process.
Total Insecurity (Sept., $25) by Carol Brightman exposes a hidden war with Iraq and the U.S.'s vulnerability, comparing it with Vietnam.
American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare (Sept., $25.95) by Jason DeParle. A New York Times reporter probes the move to end welfare and its successes and failures on the personal and the policy level.
Terrify No More: A True Story of Rescue from the Dark World of Injustice (Jan., $19.99) by Gary Haugen and Greg Hunter. An undercover investigation of brothels in a remote Cambodian village reveals its child sex trade.
The Bomb in My Garden: The Secrets of Saddam's Nuclear Mastermind (Sept., $24.95) by Mahdi Obeidi and Kurt Pitzer. The Iraqi scientist who ran Saddam Hussein's nuclear program talks.
The Queen of Education: Rules for Making Schools Work (Oct., $24.95) by LouAnne Johnson. The teacher featured in the book and movie Dangerous Minds offers a vision for schools.