Running Alone: Presidential Leadership from JFK to Bush II—Why It Has Failed and How We Can Fix It (Sept., $26) by James MacGregor Burns proposes solutions to the growing isolation of America’s presidents. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Building Red America: The New Conservative Coalition and the Drive for Permanent Power (Sept., $25) by Thomas B. Edsall analyzes the Republican plan to make themselves the permanent majority power. Ad/promo. Author tour.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Transforming Welfare: The Formulation, Passage, and Impact of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act (Oct., $32.95) by Ron Haskins portrays the political battles that produced the welfare system’s drastic overhaul.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response: How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability (Oct., $28.99) by Philip E. Auerswald et al. explains how executives and policy makers can make social systems more resilient.
Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War (Oct., $25.95) by Michael Isikoff and David Corn connects the dots that led up to the war. 100,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Betrayal: France, the Jews, and the Arabs (Oct., $23.95) by David Pryce-Jones argues that France has done the most damage to the Middle East.
Tempting Faith: An Inside Account of the Rise of Christian Conservatives and Their Betrayal by the Bush White House (Oct., $25) by David Kuo reveals how the Bush administration has manipulated people of faith. Author publicity.
The Moral Center: How We Can Reclaim Our Country from Die-Hard Extremists, Rogue Corporations, Hollywood Hacks, and Pretend Patriots (Sept., $24) by David Callahan examines some of the country’s most polarizing conflicts. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Anthrax: Bioterror as Fact and Fantasy (Sept., $24.95) by Philipp Sarasin, trans. by Giselle Weiss, explores the real threats of biological weapons by analyzing the anthrax scares that occurred in the U.S. in 2001.
The Future of Europe: Reform or Decline (Sept., $24.95) by Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi asserts that Europe must act now to avoid economic and political decline.
After the Storm (Sept., $24.95), edited by David Dante Troutt. Black intellectuals examine poverty and inequality through the prism of Hurricane Katrina.
Modern Liberty and the Limits of Government (Nov., $24.95) by Charles Fried argues that equality is often the most potent rival of liberty. 5-city author tour.
The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oct., $24.95) by Ilan Pappe discloses the hidden genocide of Palestinians in 1948. Author tour.
Scandal: How “Gotcha” Politics Is Destroying America (Sept., $24.95) by Lanny Davis considers how today’s scandals are taking a toll on our culture. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina (Sept., $25.95) by Frank Rich examines the trail of fictions manufactured by the Bush administration. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Winning Right (Sept., $26) by Edward Gillespie. The former chairman of the Republican National Committee shares thoughts on the 2004 presidential campaign.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Is Democracy Possible Here? Principles for a New Political Debate (Sept., $19.95) by Ronald Dworkin identifies the core principles of personal and political morality.
How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radical Regime (Sept., $26.95) by Sidney Blumenthal argues that President Bush is a radical, not a centrist.
The Angry Right: Why Conservatives Keep Getting It Wrong (Sept., $25) by S.T. Joshi questions what fuels Republican anger when they have won at the voting booth.
The Plan: Big Ideas for America (Sept., $19.95) by Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Freed. Two Democrats attempt to reinvigorate discussion of key issues like education.
America’s Choice (Feb., $24.95) by Bill Bradley reimagines U.S. politics and outlines what needs to be done.
The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America (Sept., $24.95) by Ray Suarez examines the intersection between organized religion and politics.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
A World Ignited: How Apostles of Ethnic, Religious, and Racial Hatred Torch the Globe (Oct., $24.95) by Martin and Susan J. Tolchin assesses the high toll of hatred around the world.
Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror (Nov., $23.95) by Nonie Darwish tells why the author left the culture of Islamic jihad to support American causes. Author publicity.
One Nation, One Standard (Jan., $23.95) by Herman Badillo. A prominent Hispanic statesman challenges his community to embrace self-reliance and assimilation. Author publicity.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
David Dinkins and New York City Politics: Race, Images, and the Media (Nov., $35) by Wilbur C. Rich studies the media’s role in shaping public perception of Dinkins’s leadership.
Welcome to the Homeland: A Journey to the Rural Heart of America’s Conservative Revolution (Sept., $24.95) by Brian Mann asserts that the biggest culture divide is between urban and rural areas. Author tour.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Trapped in the War on Terror (Sept., $24.95) by Ian S. Lustick questions the rationale for this conflict.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward (Sept., $24.95) by Charlyne Berens recounts the life and career of Nebraska’s outspoken Republican senator.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
Boris Yeltsin and Russia’s Democratic Transformation (Jan., $30) by Herbert J. Ellison establishes Yeltsin as the embodiment of Russia’s new liberties.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO
From Chinese Exclusion to Guantánamo Bay: Plenary Power and the Prerogative State (Oct., $34.95) by Natsu Taylor Saito details historic applications of the plenary power doctrine.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
From My Cold, Dead Hands: Charlton Heston and American Politics (Sept., $27.95) by Emilie Raymond relates how Heston propelled his personal beliefs into mainstream America.
Faith and Politics: How the “Moral Values” Debate Divides America and How to Move Forward Together (Sept., $24.95) by John C. Danforth. The former senator puts forth suggestions for creating a more secular Republican Party. 8-city author tour.
The Worst Person in the World (Sept., $22.95) by Keith Olbermann. The MSNBC host ranks the stinkers, rascals and reprobates.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Does American Democracy Still Work? (Sept., $22) by Alan Wolfe examines the changing political currents that threaten American’s liberal democratic values.