The World Was Going Our Way—The KGB and the Battle for the Third World, Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mirokhin Archive (Oct., $29.95) by Christopher Andrew. The second collection from the KGB archives offers insights on world-wide operations. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
The Most Exclusive Club: A Modern History of the United States Senate (Nov., $27.50) by Lewis L. Gould describes the people who shaped the Senate's role in the 20th century. 60,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty (Feb., $26.95) by Cassandra Pybus portrays the lives of runaway slaves.
BLUEBRIDGE (dist. by IPG)
Horse: How the Horse Shaped Civilizations (Nov., $19.95) by J. Edward Chamberlain illuminates the relationship between horses and humans throughout history. 5-city author tour.
BOYDELL BREWER (668 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14620)
The Reign of Chivalry (Sept., $39.95) by Richard Barber provides an illustrated look at the medieval mind.
Voices of Courage: The Battle for Khe Sanh, Vietnam (Sept., $35) by Ronald J. Drez and Douglas Brinkley describes this decisive battle in words and photos. BOMC, Military, History book clubs selections.
Las Vegas: An Unconventional History (Nov., $40) by Michelle Ferrari with Stephen Ives is an illustrated tie-in to the PBS documentary. LG, QPB and DBC selections.
CHAUCER PRESS (dist. by IPM)
Hitler's Death: Russia's Last Great Secret from the Files of the KGB (Dec., $40) by V.K. Vinogradov, J.F. Pogonyt and N.V. Teptzov details secrets in the KGB archives surrounding Hitler's death.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS/ LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS (dist. by IPG)
The Thunder of Angels: The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the People Who Broke the Back of Jim Crow (Oct., $24.95) by Donnie Williams with Wayne Greenhaw presents behind-the-scenes stories of the historic boycott.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
Sacred Cow, Mad Cow: A History of Food Fears (Dec., $32.50) by Madeleine Ferrieres and Jody Gladding explores panics, myths and changing attitudes regarding food.
IVAN R. DEE
Sounding the Trumpet: The Making of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address (Sept., $25) by Richard J. Tofel examines the events leading up to Kennedy's speech; includes a DVD of him delivering it.
Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present (Sept., $35), edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen J. Adler, brings together hundreds of letters, drawings and photographs by women from all walks of life. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Destination America: The People and Cultures That Created a Nation (Sept, $35) by Chuck Wills ties in with the PBS series on immigrants.
River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey (Oct., $26) by Candice Millard re-creates the president's expedition to the Amazon tributary.
FARRAR, STRAUS GIROUX
Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War (Oct., $26) by Charles Bracelen Flood offers a joint portrait of two Civil War leaders. 100,000 first printing. BOMC, History, Military book club selections.
After the Victorians: The Decline of Britain in the World (Oct., $35) by A.N. Wilson describes the waning of Britain's power in the first half of the 20th century.
Explorers: The Most Exciting Voyages of Discovery—From the African Expeditions to the Moon Landing (Sept., $49.95) by Andrea de Porti profiles 51 explorers using photographs, maps and drawings reproduced on gatefolds.
FORDHAM UNIV. PRESS
America's Japan: The First Year, 1945—1946 (Sept., $24.95) by Grant Goodman is a personal chronicle by Goodman who, as an intelligence officer on MacArthur's staff, was called upon to translate Japanese letters and documents.
Churchill and America (Oct., $30) by Martin Gilbert delineates the 70-year-relationship between the British leader and the U.S. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Riding High: Colorado Ranchers and 100 Years of the National Western Stock Show (Sept.; $34.95, paper $24.95) by Thomas J. Noel offers a history of ranching in Colorado. Ad/promo.
A History of Old Age (Oct., $49.95), edited by Pat Thane, examines perceptions of aging at various points in history.
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER
Cherokee Trail of Tears (Nov., $27.95) by Duane King, photos by David Fitzgerald, pays tribute to the Cherokee detachments pushed westward into Oklahoma.
The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism (Oct., $26) by Haynes Johnson relates the rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy to today's political climate. 150,000 first printing. Author publicity.
A Crack in the Edge of the World (Oct., $26.95) by Simon Winchester looks at earthquakes, focusing on the devastating 1906 San Francisco quake. 400,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce (Nov., $24.95) by Kent Nerburn sheds new light on how the ultimate surrender of the Nez Perce forever altered the American West. 25,000 first printing.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
A New Deal for the World: America's Vision for Human Rights (Oct., $35) by Elizabeth Borgwardt surveys the WWII American planners who inaugurated the ideas that underlie the current international human rights regime.
Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah (Feb., $TBA) by Tom Chaffin chronicles the voyage of the Confederacy's second-most successful merchant raider.
Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939—45 (Feb., $30) by Catherine Merridale describes the Red Army rank and file during WWII.
Henry Adams and the Making of America (Sept., $30) by Garry Wills. The Pulitzer Prize—winning historian offers a new take on the 19th-century historian. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 8-city author tour.
Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness (Sept., $25) by Joshua Wolf Shenk scrutinizes Honest Abe's emotional battles. 35,000 first printing. Ad/ promo. 7-city author tour.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Louis Johnson and the Arming of America: The Roosevelt and Truman Years (Oct., $35) by Keith D. McFarland and David L. Roll presents a biography of this important and controversial figure.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson (Sept., $45) by William E. Leuchtenburg explores the ways in which three modern presidents shaped the South.
UnAmerican: Voices of Dissent—An Oral History (Nov., $22.95) by Bill Katovsky examines what it means to take an unpopular stand.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (Oct., $50) by Brian Solomon. This illustrated guide marks the 10th anniversary of the merger that created BNSF.
MERCURY BOOKS (dist. by IPM)
The History of Pirates (Dec., $25) by Angus Konstam and David Cordingly covers Blackbeard, Captain Kidd et al.
California: A History (Oct., $24.95) by Kevin Starr provides a one-volume distillation of the Golden State's colorful history. Author tour.
First Families (Sept., $25.95) by Bonnie Angelo discusses every presidential family, from the Washingtons to the Bushes. 75,000 first printing.
Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase to Catch Lincoln's Killers (Feb., $25.95) by James Swanson presents hour-by-hour details of the search for John Wilkes Booth. 150,000 first printing.
National Geographic Visual History of the World (Nov., $35), foreword by Douglas Brinkley, covers ancient times to the present. 100,000 first printing. Author publicity with Brinkley.
The Patriot Chronicles: 1001 Events That Made America (Feb., $19.95) by Alan Axelrod surveys key events from American history. 50,000 first printing.
She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Sept., $22.95) by Herbert Kohl celebrates the 50th anniversary of the boycott.
Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of Segregation in America (Oct., $25.95) by James W. Loewen. The American Book Award—winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me examines racial exclusion in the north.
W. W. NORTON
The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln (Oct., $35) by Sean Wilentz traces a historical arc connecting the early days of the republic to the opening shots of the Civil War. Author tour.
One Christmas in Washington: Churchill and Roosevelt Forge the Grand Alliance (Oct., $29.95) by David Bercuson and Holger Herwig re-creates the 10-day conference that changed the course of WWII. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. Author publicity.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Restless Giant (Sept., $35) by James T. Patterson assesses the 27 years between the resignation of Richard Nixon and the election of George W. Bush.
PEARSON EDUCATION/PI PRESS
War and Peace and War: The Life Cycles of Imperial Nations (Sept., $27.95) by Peter Turchin presents a theory of world history that explains the rise and fall of Rome, Russia, Islam and even the U.S. 25,000 first printing.
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 (Oct., $37.95) by Tony Judt integrates multiple strands of European history, from cities from Lisbon to Leningrad, into a single narrative.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman's Crusade (Oct., $29.95) by Donald T. Critchlow recounts the life of this mother of six who became a force in modern politics.
Sing Sing: The Inside Story of a Notorious Prison (Nov., $25) by Denis Brian discloses the story behind one of America's best-known prisons.
The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin from the Interrogations of Otto Guensche and Heinz Linge (Nov., $30), edited by Henrik Eberle and Matthaias Uhl, is a "portrait" of the Führer written for Stalin.
American Vertigo (Jan., $24.95) by Bernard-Henri Levy. The author of Who Killed Daniel Pearl?retraces de Tocqueville's route through America.
READERS DIGEST BOOKS
Building the Titanic: An Epic Tale of the Creation of History's Most Famous Ocean Liner (Oct., $27.95) by Rod Green offers a detailed account of the design and construction of the "grand hotel of the high seas."
Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and a President's Mission to Destroy the Press (Nov., $22.95) by Neil Dahlstrom and Jeffrey Manber tells of a northern newspaper publisher who took on the U.S. government during the Civil War. 25,000 first printing.
STACEY INTERNATIONAL (dist. by Interlink)
The Hejaz Railway (Oct., $50) by James Nicholson tells how the railroad, which was built to transport pilgrims from Damascus to Medinah, came to be destroyed by T.E. Lawrence during WWI.
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965—1968 (Jan., $30) by Taylor Branch concludes his trilogy about the civil rights movement and King's place in it. 150,000 first printing
Washington's Secret War (Nov., $27.95) by Thomas Fleming explains how Valley Forge became the turning point of the American Revolution.
TEXAS TECH UNIV. PRESS
Hers, His, and Theirs: Community Property Law in Spain and Early Texas (Nov., $35) by Jean A. Stuntz explores the influence of Spanish law on the Texas Republic.
The Seventy Great Battles in History (Oct., $40), edited by Jeremy Black. Twenty-five military experts describe the conflicts that have shaped history. BOMC, History and Discovery Channel book club selections.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance (Dec., $25) by Robert E. Wright recalls the forgotten role of Chestnut Street in the birth of American finance.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean (Jan., $34.95) by Colin A. Palmer assesses the life of the founder of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's first modern political party.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Prairie Gothic: The Story of a West Texas Family (Sept., $16.95) by John R. Erickson. The creator of Hank the Cowdogtells the story of his family's West Texas roots.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
The Holocaust and Catholic Conscience: Cardinal Aloisius Meunch and the Guilt Question in Germany (Oct.; $45, paper, $20) by Suzanne Brown-Fleming argues that Meunch legitimized the Church's failure to confront its own complicity in Nazism's anti-Jewish ideology.
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
The Conquest of Texas: Ethnic Cleansing in the Promised Land, 1820— 1875 (Nov., $29.95) by Gary Clayton Anderson observes the violent ethnic conflict during Texas's early years.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
Harry, Tom, and Father Rice: Accusation and Betrayal in America's Cold War (Sept., $29.95) by John Hoerr tells the story of Congressman Harry Davenport, union leader Tom Quinn and Father Charles Owen Rice, whose lives became intertwined during the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings.
UNIV. OF UTAH PRESS
A Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top: Fraud and Deceit in the Golden Age of American Mining (Oct., $26.95) by Dan Plazak presents stories of mining con-artists in the U.S. from the Civil War to WWI.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Revolution in America: Considerations and Comparisons (Oct.; $49.50, paper $19.50) by Don Higginbotham. New essays look at the achievements of the Revolutionary era.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
The Warsaw Uprising of 1944 (Nov., $45) by Wlodzimierz Borodziej, trans. by Barbara Harshav looks at Poland's darkest hour in history.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO
America's Switzerland: Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, the Growth Years (Sept., $29.95) by James H. Pickering is a comprehensive history.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why (Oct., $29.95) by Gerald D. McKnight argues that the commission's report was the product of deliberate deceptions.
Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination (Nov., $25) by Benedict Anderson explores radical politics and nationalism in the final third of the 19th century.
The Curse of the Narrows (Oct., $26) by Laura M. Mac Donald describes the 1917 ship collision that was so powerful that Oppenheimer used it to gauge the potential effects of the atom bomb. 6-city author tour.
Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution (Oct., $24) by Lawrence Goldstone examines the creation of the Constitution. Author tour.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World (Nov., $40), edited by Page Talbott, examines the many facets of this founding father.