ALLEN UNWIN (dist. by IPG)
Letters from St. Petersburg (Oct., $16.95) by Victoria Hammond reveals the history and wonder behind the Russian city's crumbling facades.
BIRLINN (dist. by Interlink)
The Well of the Heads: Tales of the Scottish Clans (Oct., $15) by Stuart McHardy. Highland warrior society was a close-knit world of bravery, loyalty, deceit and the supernatural.
BURD STREET PRESS
Salisbury: Civil War Death Camp in North Carolina (Nov., $14.95) by Richard Masterson. A Civil War POW is transferred to the camp.
CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA PRESS
The American Presence in Ulster: A Diplomatic History (Dec., $29.95) by Francis M. Carroll observes the American impact on Ulster.
John F. Kennedy in His Own Words (Oct., $12.95), edited by Eric Freedman and Edward Hoffman, explores the president through his speeches, newspaper and magazine articles and other sources.
CREATIVE PUBLISHING INTERNATIONAL
Air Force One (Sept., $19.95) by Von Hardesty details the travels of the presidents and staff, and their planes. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
FORDHAM UNIV. PRESS
The Battle of the Hampton Roads: New Perspectives on the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (Nov.; $24.95, cloth $44.95) by Harold Holzer with Tim Mulligan takes a new look at this historic battle.
The Fisherman's Net (Sept., $16) by Michael Collins explores the papacy's influence in politics, history, the arts and more. Ad/promo.
Shades of Hiawatha: Staging Indians, Making Americans, 1880—1930 (Oct., $15) by Alan Trachtenberg shows the connections between 19th-century Native Americans and immigrants.
HOMA SEKEY BOOKS
Korea's Pastimes and Customs: A Social History (Sept., $29.95) by Lee E-wha, trans. by Ju-Hee Park, describes the favorite pastimes in Korea during the Japanese occupation.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Black Power: Radical Politics and African American Identity (July, $23) by Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar argues that Black Power groups have had a greater impact on African-Americans than the mainstream Civil Rights movement.
Made in America: From Airstream to Zippo (Oct., $19.95) by Nick Freeth highlights more than 200 iconic products that epitomize America. 100,000 first printing.
The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison (Nov., $13.95), edited by Edward J. Larson and Michael P. Winship, outlines the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs: A Souvenir Book (Feb., $9.95) by Zahi Hawass celebrates the recent King Tut exhibition tour.
Pope Benedict XVI: Successor to Peter (Sept., $8.95) by Michael Collins places the former Cardinal Ratzinger in historical and personal context. Ad/promo.
We're Dead, Come On In (Sept., $18.95) by Bruce Davis explores the Depression-era Ozark massacre.
The Secret Histories (Oct., $15), edited by John S. Friedman. From IBM and the Nazis to the My Lai massacre and Abu Ghraib, this anthology reports on the hidden stories of history.
Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage (Sept., $16.95) by Chris Wallace. The Fox News Sunday anchor explores critical presidential decisions. 100,000 first printing.
ST. LYNNS PRESS
Lost Star of Myth and Time (Sept., $19.95) by Walter Cruttenden says our sun has a companion star. 20,000 first printing. $25,000 advertising.
Smithsonian History of Warfare: Romanby Adrian Goldsworthy; ...the Art of War: Military Strategy Through the Agesby Martin Van Creveld; ...the Cold Warby Lawrence Freedman; ...War at Sea in the Age of Sailby Andrew Lambert (Sept., $16.95 each).
Roadside Giants (Oct., $14.95) by Brian and Sarah Butko celebrates oversize commercial statues, from giant ducks to looming Amish.
My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience (Sept., $12.95) by Juan Williams. AARP's Voices of the Civil Rights project provides eyewitness accounts from all ages and backgrounds.
TEXAS TECH UNIV. PRESS
Deep Time and the Texas High Plains: History and Geology (Nov.; $19.95, cloth $34.95) by Paul H. Carlson presents an overview of the central Llano Estacado region.
Maine's Visible Black History: The First Chronicle of Its People (Sept., $35) by H.H. Price and Gerald E. Talbot. Since colonial times, black men and women have played an integral role in the state's history.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Ghost Ranch (Sept., $22.95) by Lesley Poling-Kempes unfolds the story of artist Georgia O'Keeffe's home and retreat.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
The Colossal P.T. Barnum Reader: Nothing Else Like It in the Universe (Nov., $19.95) by Phineas T. Barnum, edited by James W. Cook, is an encyclopedia of treasures.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
The Athens of America: Boston, 1825—1845 (Feb., $19.95) by Thomas H. O'Connor shows how Bostonians created a shining image for their city in the early 19th century.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
AfterBurn: Reflections on Burning Man (Sept., $19.95), edited by Lee Gilmore and Mark Van Proyen, gathers stories of the countercultural event in the Nevada desert.
UNIV. OF NEVADA PRESS
Bodie's Gold: Tall Tales and True History from a California Mining Town (Sept., $21.95) by Marguerite Sprague employs photos and newspaper accounts to tell of life in a Gold Rush boomtown.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America (Nov.; $19.95, cloth $59.95) by James N. Gregory weaves together the history of these migrants.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Revolution in America: Considerations and Comparisons (Oct.; $19.50, cloth $49.50) by Don Higginbotham looks at the epochal achievements of the Revolutionary era.
VANDERBILT UNIV. PRESS
Felon for Peace: The Memoir of a Vietnam-Era Draft Resistor (Sept.; $22.95, cloth $54.95) by Jerry Elmeris a memoir of two decades of nonviolent protest.
Freemasons for Dummies (Oct., $19.99) by Christopher Hodapp demystifies the organization's history, philosophy, signs and rituals.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Cuba: A New History (Nov., $20) by Richard Gott illuminates the island's revolutionary past.
American Judaism: A History (Oct., $20) by Jonathan D. Sarna traces its course from the colonial era through the present day.