The Separation of Church and State: Writings on a Fundamental Freedom by America's Founders (Sept., $16), edited by Forrest Church, is a primer on one of the cornerstones of U.S. democracy. Advertising.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Parting Ways: The Crisis in German-American Relations (Oct., $28.95) by Stephen F. Szabo analyzes the German-American relationship since the invasion of Iraq.
How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) (Oct., $26) by Ann Coulter gathers columns on foreign policy, political correctness, the media and celebrities. Advertising. Author publicity.
The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty (Sept., $28.95) by Kitty Kelley. The bestselling biographer weighs in with a revealing look at the marriages, affairs and lies that are part of the Bush family history. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Vile France: Cheese, Wine, Fear and Envy (Oct., $25.95) by Denis Boyles explains how our former ally has become a resolute enemy.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Overconfidence and War: The Havoc and Glory of Positive Illusions (Oct., $26.95) by Dominic Johnson examines how positive illusions drive nations to make irrational and violent choices.
It's My America Too: A Leading Young Conservative Shares His Views on Politics and Other Matters of Importance (Sept., $23.95) by Ben Ferguson. At age 21, the youngest syndicated radio host in America shares his views on politics and current affairs. 100,000 first printing.
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The Wastrels of Defense: How Congress Sabotages U.S. Security (Oct., $28.95) by Winslow T. Wheeler is a veteran defense-budget adviser's exposé of congressional efforts to divert money from defense and security programs to pay for pork in home states. Advertising. Author publicity.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
The Real Price of War: How You Pay for the War on Terror (Sept., $24.95) by Joshua S. Goldstein examines the cost for the average American in terms of taxes, cuts in government services and rising inflation.
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
John F. Kennedy and the Missile Gap (Nov., $32) by Christopher A. Preble argues that the Kennedy administration perpetuated the missile gap myth to justify a massive military buildup.
War and the American Presidency (Sept., $23.95) by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. looks at the doctrine of the Bush administration and what it means for American democracy. Advertising. Author tour.
In His Father's Shadow: The Transformations of George W. Bush (Oct., $24.95) by Stanley A. Renshon. A psychoanalyst and political scientist examines how "Dubya" transformed himself through acts of will and faith.
It's My Party, Too: How the Radical Right Is Undermining America (Jan., $24.95) by Christine Todd Whitman critiques the Republican Party's hard right turn and the extreme polarization of U.S. politics. Advertising. Author tour.
To Rid the World of the Nuclear Threat: Ronald Reagan and His Quest for Nuclear Abolition (Feb., $27.95) by Paul Lettow exposes Reagan's fight to abolish all nuclear weapons long before becoming president.
Tyrants (Sept., $24.95) by David Wallechinsky reviews the 20 worst dictators currently in power.
The Democracy Advantage: How Democracies Promote Peace and Prosperity (Nov., $TBA) by Morton H. Halperin, Joseph T. Siegle and Michael M. Weinstein outlines a new foreign policy.
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Patriotism, Democracy and Common Sense: Restoring America's Promise at Home and Abroad (Sept., $24.95), edited by Alan Curtis. Leading thinkers from the political and social left discuss ideas and alternatives to Bush administration policies.
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You Have the Power: How to Take Back Our Country and Restore Democracy in America (Sept., $19.95) by Howard Dean with Judith Warner. The former presidential candidate looks to return democracy and the political process to the people.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
The Sovereignty Revolution (Sept., $19.95) by Alan Cranston, edited by Kim Cranston, is the late senator's analysis of the problems created by our current behavior of claiming absolute sovereignty.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
JFK, LBJ, and the Democratic Party (Sept., $35) by Sean J. Savage is an account of the two men's leadership in the Democratic Party during the 1960s.
The Uncivil War: How a New Elite Is Destroying Our Democracy (Sept., $24.95) by David Lebedoff addresses the capture of our political parties by extremists with campaigns based on anger rather than on issues.
Language, Symbols, and the Media: Communication in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center Attack (Sept., $34.95), edited by Robert E. Denton Jr., analyzes the impact of 9/11 on cultural, social and political life.
The Limits of Civic Activism: Cautionary Tales on the Use of Politics (Sept., $39.95) by Robert Weissberg debates the effectiveness of political activism vs. alternate strategies.
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Official Portraits (Jan., $24.95), edited by Berlin Press, essay by Klaus Zwangsleitner, displays those who represent the 191 member states of the United Nations.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
Peace Talks—Who Will Listen? (Nov.; $40, paper $20) by Fred Dallmayr pleads for greater attentiveness to peace in the current prevailing culture of violence.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
The Democratic Century (Sept., $34.95) by Seymour Martin Lipset and Jason M. Lakin examines why, how and where democracy has succeeded and failed.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
Executive Secrets: Covert Action and the Presidency (Sept., $32.50) by William J. Daugherty. A veteran CIA officer discusses covert programs initiated by presidents in the 20th century.
The Record of the Paper (Nov., $23) by Howard Friel and Richard Falk examines the editorial practices of the New York Times.
When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences (Oct., $24.95) by Eric Alterman delves into four, post-WWII presidents and the lies told with unexpected consequences.
The Politics of Deceit: Saving Freedom and Democracy from Extinction (Sept., $24.95) by Glenn W. Smith. A former Democratic campaign adviser reveals the pervasive political manipulation in the media.
Inside: A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies, and Bureaucratic Bungling in the FBI (Nov., $26.99) by I.C. Smith. A former special agent gives an insider's account of triumphs and failures during the past three decades.
King of Cons: Exposing the Dirty, Rotten Secrets of the Washington Elite and Hollywood Celebrities (Nov., $27.95) by Aaron Tonken looks at corruption and hypocrisy, with stars shaking down promoters and politicians laundering campaign donations.