Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century (Nov., $37.50) by Alex Steffen shares info, resources and ideas for making a difference.
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Russia’s Revolution 1985—2005 (Dec., $25) by Leon Aron examines changes in Russia, from legal and political reforms to the emerging middle class and beyond. Author publicity.
Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers (Feb., $23.95) by Amy Stewart presents a behind-the-scenes look at the floral industry. 15-city author tour.
The Children in Room E4: American Education on Trial (Jan., $24.95) by Susan Eaton chronicles a battle to end segregation and inequity that persists 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS
War by Other Means (Oct., $24) by John Yoo presents the insider account of the Bush administration’s response to 9/11 by its key legal architect.
The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World (Jan., $25) by Anne-Marie Slaughter looks to America’s founding principles for a guide to the 21st century. Ad/promo.
The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood (Oct., $24.95) by Rashid Khalidi elucidates the Palestinian conflict. Ad/promo.Author tour.
A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption (Jan., $24.95), edited by Steven Hiatt, uncovers a network of international manipulations.
There Is No Me Without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Africa’s Children (Sept., $24.95) by Melissa Fay Greene recounts the story of Ethiopian widow Haregwoin Teferra and her adopted children. 200,000 first printing. Author tour.
Culture Warrior (Sept., $26) by Bill O’Reilly defines the war the author claims is currently being waged.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Endgame in the Balkans: Regime Change, European Style (Nov., $29.95) by Elizabeth Pond, a foreign correspondent, ponders the hopes, problems and tumultuous recent history of the Balkans. Ad/promo.
Baby at Risk: The Uncertain Legacies of Medical Miracles for Babies, Families, and Society (Sept., $22.95) by Ruth Levy Guyer, an NPR commentator and bioethicist, investigates the effects of high-tech pregnancies and medical interventions. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Mad Sheep: The True Story Behind the USDA’s War on a Family Farm (Sept., $25) by Linda Faillace depicts government corruption, corporate greed and a family’s fight to save their farm.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
The Order of Genocide: Race, Power, and War in Rwanda (Dec., $27.95) by Scott Straus examines Rwandan genocide as a model for understanding atrocities worldwide.
The Price of Admission: How America’s Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges—and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates (Sept., $25.95) by Daniel Golden exposes corrupt admissions practices that favor the children of the rich and powerful. Ad/promo.
The Audacity of Hope (Oct., $25) by Sen. Barack Obama exhorts Americans to keep our founding ideals alive. 250,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Enemies: How America’s Foes Steal Our Vital Secrets (Sept., $26.95) by Bill Gertz charts a world of spies, counterspies and the gaping holes in American defense. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11 (Jan., $26.95) by Dinesh D’Souza claims the culture war is a security threat. 100,000 first printing.
The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World for the Next 5, 10, and 20 Years (Sept., $25.95) by James Canton forecasts the impact of changes in climate, population, terrorism and more. Ad/promo.
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Energy Autonomy: New Politics for Renewable Energy (Feb., $29.95) by Hermann Scheer advocates a transition to renewable energy sources and decentralized energy generation.
The Cure: How Capitalism Can Fix American Health Care (Oct., $25.95) by David Gratzer examines the failings of and solutions for America’s health care system.
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction (Sept., $30) by Joan Didion collects some 40 years of the award-winning author’s essays.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Heist: Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff, His Republican Allies, and the Buying of Washington (Sept., $24) by Peter H. Stone delves into the casino lobbying scandal. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
China Shakes the World: A Titan’s Breakneck Rise and Troubled Future—and the Challenge for America (Sept., $25) by James Kynge reveals China’s vast underground economy and what it bodes for the U.S. Ad/promo.Author tour.
Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America’s Favorite Addiction (Jan., $23) by Jake Halpern. A host of NPR’s All Things Considered explores our obsession with celebrities. Ad/promo.Author tour.
Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back (Sept., $23.95) by Amy Goodman and David Goodman. Left-wing radio personality Amy Goodman and her brother zero in on the media “static” that has replaced uncensored public discourse. 100,000 first printing.
Lives per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction (Sept., $24.95) by Terry Tamminen considers the health, environmental and national security costs of every barrel of oil.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Breeding bin Ladens: America, Islam, and the Future of Europe (Oct., $25) by Zachary Shore interviews European Muslims and argues that America and Europe are the next extremist breeding grounds.
Journalists Under Fire: The Psychological Hazards of Covering War (Oct., $25) by Anthony Feinstein explores the risks of working in the danger zones.
From Baghdad, with Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava (Oct., $22.95) by Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman with Melinda Roth recalls how one scruffy puppy captured the hearts of hardened Marines.
MCGILL-QUEEN’S UNIV. PRESS
A Capitol Idea: Think Tanks and U.S. Foreign Policy (Sept., $29.95) by Donald E. Abelson evaluates the role of these organizations on Capitol Hill and in the White House.
Satanic Purses: Money, Myth, and Misinformation in the War on Terror (Sept., $29.95) by R.T. Naylor argues that the war on terror is based on misinformation and disinformation.
The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality (Sept., $23) by Walter Benn Michaels assails our habit of celebrating most differences while ignoring the divide between rich and poor.
One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse (Sept., $23) by Ali Abunimah proposes one state for two peoples.
Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change (Oct., $25.95) by Scott Ritter, former weapons inspector, exposes the Bush administration’s plans to wage war on Iran.
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Warheads: Cable News and the Fog of War (Sept., $26.95) by Kenneth Allard looks at the business of packaging war for television.
Pretensions to Empire (Sept., $24.95) by Lewis Lapham makes the case for impeaching Bush and discusses his perversion of America’s democratic legacy.
War in Heaven (Feb., $23.95) by Helen Caldicott and Craig Eisendrath reveals the history of military uses of space and plans to “militarize the heavens.” 25,000 first printing.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
The Great Risk Shift (Oct., $26) by Jacob S. Hacker describes how the “personal responsibility” crusade has led to a harsh new world of economic insecurity.
The Broken Branch (Sept., $22) by Thomas E. Mann and Norman Ornstein examines the historical roots of Congress’s current maladies.
The New Golden Age: The Coming Revolution Against Corruption and Economic Chaos (Jan., $27.95) by Ravi Bhatra tackles falling wages, corporate scandal, oil prices and political crises in the hunt for global prosperity. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
The Art of Victory: Strategies for Personal Success and Global Survival in a Changing World (Oct., $25) by Gregory R. Copley presents strategies based on the ways in which civilizations and societies have evolved.
Why I Turned Right (Feb., $23), edited by Mary Eberstadt. Eminent conservative writers answer for themselves why the country turned right.
Thinking Like a Terrorist: Insights of a Former FBI Undercover Agent (Jan., $26.95) by Mike German explains types of terrorists—such as the KKK, IRA and al-Qaeda—and how to fight them.
Is Iraq Another Vietnam? (Sept., $23) by Robert K. Brigham answers the question many are asking.
For America: Simple Things Each of Us Can Do to Make Our Country Better (Oct., $15) by Sacha Zimmerman, foreword by George H.W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton, highlights some 120 actions Americans can take to improve the country. Proceeds will benefit the former Presidents’ charities. Ad/promo.
Bankrupt: The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of Today’s Democratic Party (Sept., $27.95) by David Limbaugh insists the Democratic Party cannot serve the country or contribute to political dialogue. 100,000 first printing.
The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World (Oct., $27.95) by former National Review editor-in-chief John O’Sullivan celebrates Reagan, John Paul II and Thatcher.
Air America (Sept., $26.95) by Al Franken, Janeane Garofalo, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. et al. captures the essence of the left-wing radio station. 250,000 first printing.
An Accidental Activist (Oct., $27.95) by Alexandra Kerry recounts the author’s discovery of political activism. 100,000 first printing.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Palestine: Peace or Apartheid (Nov., $27) by former president Jimmy Carter describes the necessary steps for Israel and Palestine to share the Holy Land. 300,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Unsafe at Any Altitude: Failed Terrorism Investigations, Scapegoating 9/11, and the Shocking Truth About Aviation Security Today (Oct., $24.95) by Susan and Joseph Trento investigates aviation security and anti-terrorism efforts.
50+: Igniting a Revolution to Reinvent America (Oct., $24.95) by AARP head Bill Novelli sounds the rallying cry for America’s over-50 crowd.
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State of Emergency: How Illegal Immigration Is Destroying America (Sept., $24.95) by Patrick J. Buchanan details what he believes to be America’s most dire problem. 300,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
It Can Happen Here (Feb., $24.95) by Joe Conason contends that the state of the nation is tilting toward authoritarianism. 150,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right (Sept., $24.95) by Mel White details the Christian right’s plans for a theocracy that imposes its own “moral values” on the country.
TEMPLE UNIV. PRESS
Judging Children as Children: A Proposal for a Juvenile Justice System (Sept., $25) by Michael Corriero argues for a system that considers the mental, emotional and physical characteristics of youth.
THUNDER’S MOUTH PRESS
An Eye at the Top of the World: Tracing the Steps of the Cold War’s Most Daring Covert CIA Operation (Oct., $25.95) by Pete Takeda charts a failed spy mission.
Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security (Sept., $25) by Christopher Cooper and Robert Block cites the failures of our emergency response system.
The Courage of Our Convictions: A Manifesto for Democrats (Sept., $20) by Gary Hart calls for Democrats to embrace the principles that made the party and the country great.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
The Secret History of al Qaeda (Oct., $24.95) by Abdel Bari Atwan. A journalist who spent three days with bin Laden in Tora Bora outlines the group’s history and present situation.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
The Best of Technology Writing 2006 (Oct., $29.95), edited by Brendan I. Kroener, collects the top work in this fast-moving field.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
Hitting First: Preventive Force in U.S. Strategy (Oct., $27.95) by William W. Keller and Gordon R. Mitchell. The first in a series of security studies examines the policy of pre-emptive force.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Re-Imagining Ireland: How a Storied Island Is Transforming Its Politics, Economics, Religious Life, and Culture for the Twenty-first Century (Oct., $34.95), edited by Andrew Higgins Wyndham, includes work by Frank McCourt, Roddy Doyle and others on their changing country.
War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dreamand How We Can Fight Back (Oct., $24.95) by CNN host Lou Dobbs tackles education, employment, government and more. Ad/promo. Author tour.
The China Fantasy: How Our Leaders Explain Away Chinese Repression (Feb., $19.95) by James Mann considers what happens if China gives in to capitalism yet remains authoritarian and antiliberal.
Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia (Sept., $23.95) by Ken Jennings celebrates the glory and history of the useless fact. Ad/promo. Author tour.
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The Last Days of Planet Earth (Jan., $22.99) by Hugh Downs gathers responses from more than 100 notable personalities about how the world will end.
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American Mourning: The Intimate Story of Two FamiliesJoined by War, Torn by Beliefs (Oct., $26.95) by Catherine Moy and Melanie Morgan ponders the very different responses from two families who lost sons to the Iraq war. Ad/promo. Author tour.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
In China’s Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship (Oct., $26) by Reed Hundt explores the rise of China’s economy.
“Complicity with Evil”: The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide (Nov., $25) by Adam Lebor details the role of the United Nations Secretariat and the failure of U.N. officials to confront genocide.