Of Grunge & Government: Let's Fix This Broken Democracy (Sept., $9.95) by Krist Novoselic. Nirvana's bass player tells of his own musical and political coming-of-age. Advertising.
ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Only a Beginning: An Anarchist Anthology (Nov., $24.95) by Allan Antliff documents Canada's activism. Advertising.
Anxious About Empire: Theological Essays on the New Global Realities (Oct., $18.99), edited by Wes Avram, critiques the U.S.'s foreign policy and national security strategy post 9/11. Advertising.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
The 2004 Prune Book: Top Management Challenges for Presidential Appointees (Dec., $29.95) by John H. Trattner and Patricia McGinnis. Essays provide insight into federal management and subcabinet appointments.
John Kerry: A Portrait (Sept., $35), photos by George Butler, displays never-before-seen photos of Kerry covering both his career and family life. Advertising.
CAMBRDIGE UNIV. PRESS
Global Crises, Global Solutions (Nov.; $35, cloth $75), edited by Bjorn Lomborg, addresses 10 of the most serious challenges facing the world today such as climate change, communicable diseases, financial instability and hunger.
THE CATO INSTITUTE
Cato Supreme Court Review, 2003—2004 (Nov., $15), edited by Mark Moller. Constitutional and legal scholars analyze important cases of the 2003—2004 term. Advertising.
Superpatriotism (Sept., $11.95) by Michael Parenti examines how the government and corporate media promote fear to win support for larger arms budgets, global aggrandizement and the suppression of political dissent. Advertising. Author tour.
American Terminator: Myths, Movies and Global Power (Oct., $12.95) by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies uses Arnold Schwarzenegger's election to governor of California as an indicator of how an uninformed public has been misled by a political illusion.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism (Jan., $14) by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards outlines how readers can participate. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
The Christopher Hitchens Reader (Oct., $16.95) by Christopher Hitchens. The author's work of the last decade reflects his rejection of consensus and cliché.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
Anti-Americanism (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $65) by Andrew Ross and Kristin Ross. Seventeen leading thinkers survey anti-American sentiments in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, East Asia and at home.
NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS/FROG LTD.
The Geneva Accord: And Other Strategies for Healing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Sept., $9.95) by Michael Lerner. Rabbi Lerner looks at the arguments against the Geneva Accord from both the Israeli right and the Palestinian left.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Cultural Exchange and the Cold War: Raising the Iron Curtain (Sept., $26.95) by Yale Richmond posits that the exchange programs between the U.S. and the Soviets from 1958 to 1988 prepared the way for the Cold War's end. Advertising.
Looking Forward to It : Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the American Electoral Process (Oct., $14) by Stephen Elliott chronicles one man's skeptical and humorous journey through the election process. 6-city author tour.
Gambling Politics: State Government and the Business of Betting (Sept., $55) by Patrick A. Pierce and Donald E. Miller examines the growth of legal gambling in the U.S.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Five Uneasy Pieces: American Ethics in a Globalized World (Nov.; $22.95, cloth $65) by Mark Gibney reveals how American domestic standards of law and ethics either change or disappear in dealings with other countries.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
Rethinking Security in East Asia: Identity, Power, and Efficiency (Sept.; $24.95, cloth $65), edited by J.J. Suh, Peter J. Katzenstein and Allen Carlson, makes a case for a new approach to Asian security.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
The I Hate Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Sean Hannity Reader: The Hideous Truth About America's Ugliest Conservatives (Oct., $13.95), edited by Clint Willis, responds to the mean-spirited right.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
Seeking Justices: The Judging of Supreme Court Nominees (Oct., $17.95) by Michael Comiskey assesses the volatile confirmation process for Supreme Court justices.
VISION (dist. by IPG)
What's Wrong with America?: How the Rich and Powerful Have Changed America and Now Want to Change the World (Oct., $16.95) by Jonathan Neale is an indictment of U.S. domestic and foreign policies.