Palestine (Feb., $30) by Abu Daoud. The sole survivor of Black September chronicles the history of the Palestinian resistance movement.
The Age of Reason: From the Wars of Religion to the French Revolution, 1570-1789 (Nov., $29.99) by Meic Pearse is the fifth volume of the Baker History of the Church.
A Glorious Disaster: Barry Goldwater's Presidential Campaign and the Origins of the Conservative Movement (Nov., $26.95) by J. William Middendorf II studies the election that gave birth to modern conservatism in the U.S. Ad/promo.Author tour.
Buried in the Bitter Waters: The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America (Nov., $26.95) by Elliot Jaspin considers the ways in which racial cleansing reshaped the geography of race. Ad/promo. Author tour.
BIRLINN (dist. by Interlink)
The Union: England, Scotland and the Treaty of 1707 (Oct., $25) by Michael Fry charts modern Britain's beginnings.
JOHN F. BLAIR
Far More Terrible for Women: Personal Accounts of Women in Slavery (Oct., $11.95), edited by Patrick Minges, gathers first-person narratives from former female slaves.
Warrior Arts and Weapons of Ancient Hawai'i (Oct., $39.95) by Sid Campbell studies the weapons, martial philosophy and techniques employed by the Hawai'ian warriors.
BLUEBRIDGE (dist. by IPG)
Cluny: In Search of God's Lost Empire (Sept., $24.95) by Edwin Mullins examines the Benedictine abbey of Cluny in Burgundy, France, which was once Europe's most powerful monastery.
The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration (Oct., $24.95) by Sarah Moss considers readers' fascination with polar explorers and their writings.
CARROLL & GRAF
How the Cold War Began: The Igor Gouzenko Affair and the Hunt for Soviet Spies (Sept., $27.95) by Amy Knight uses newly declassified intelligence files to investigate an influential 20th-century spy case.
Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legacy of the S.S. Brother Jonathan (Sept., $21.95) by Dennis M. Powers recalls the paddle steamer that sank off Northern California in 1865.
The Freemasons in America: Inside the Secret Society (Oct., $22.95) by H. Paul Jeffers probes the role of Freemasonry in the development of the American political system.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
The Fire (Dec., $34.95) by Jörg Friedrich, trans. by Allison Brown, depicts the WWII Allied attack that inflicted unprecedented destruction on Germany. 5-city author tour.
The Yorkists: The History of a Dynasty (Nov., $29.95) by Anne Crawford examines the truth behind the characters of Shakespeare's Henry VI and Richard III.
Thunderstruck (Oct., $25.95) by Erik Larson recounts how Guglielmo Marconi's newly invented wireless factored in the capture of the murderous doctor Hawley Crippen. 300,000 first printing.
Blacklisted by History: The Real Story of Joseph McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies (Dec., $29.95) by M. Stanton Evans refutes the case that historians and biographers have been making for decades.
The Few: The American "Knights of the Air" Who Risked Everything to Fight in the Battle of Britain (Oct., $25) by Alex Kershaw remembers the American pilots who joined the RAF before America entered WWII. 150,000 first printing.
IVAN R. DEE
Safe for Democracy (Sept., $35) by John Prados examines the history of the CIA's covert operations.
Moral Minority (Sept., $24.95) by Brooke Allen argues that the U.S. legal framework was designed according to humanist ideals.
Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind (Sept., $29.95) by Graham Hancock investigates possibilities about human origins and about the nature of consciousness and reality.
Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West (Oct., $26.95) by Hampton Sides explains how the West was won. 200,000 first printing. Author tour.
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe (Oct., $27.50) by Thomas Cahill looks at medieval Europe as it emerged from the Dark Ages. 125,000 first printing. Author tour.
The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder (Oct., $25.95) by Daniel Stashower tells a tale of murder and media manipulation in 1840s New York City.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War (Sept., $24) by Nicholas Lemann describes the organized racial violence that led to the death of Reconstruction. History Book Club selection.
Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space (Sept., $40) by David West-Reynolds details the history of the Kennedy Space Center and space engineering.
Black Jews, Jews and Other Heroes: How Grassroots Activism Led to the Rescue of the Ethiopian Jews (Oct., $24.95) by Howard M. Lenhoff recalls how American volunteers and the Israeli government worked to rescue Ethiopians.
Panorama of the Enlightenment (Nov., $60) by Dorinda Outram celebrates the men and women of the Enlightenment. History Book Club main.
Miami Beach Memories: A Nostalgic Chronicle of Days Gone By (Oct., $24.95) by Joann Biondi portrays the island from the 1920s to the 1960s in archival photos and the oral histories of 101 residents.
The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama (Oct., $25) by Thomas Laird. His Holiness provides a historical narrative of his land and people.
Over Here: How the G.I. Bill Transformed the American Dream (Oct., $26) by Edward Humes considers the stories of those whose lives were changed because of the G.I. Bill. Ad/promo.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Mao's Last Revolution (Sept., $35) by Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals explains why Mao launched the cultural revolution and his role in masterminding it. 6-city author tour.
Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600-1917 (Sept., $35) by Christopher Clark asserts that Prussia's true story offers an important glimpse into the rise of modern Europe.
HILL AND WANG
The Soldier's Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War (Nov., $26) by Robert E. Bonner reconstructs the experiences of 16 Civil War soldiers using their own accounts. Advertising.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Murder in Marrakesh: Émile Mauchamp and the French Colonial Adventure (Jan., $29.95) by Jonathan G. Katz exposes French colonial motives in Morocco.
MAX KADE INST. FOR GERMAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Wisconsin German Land and Life (Oct., $24.95), edited by Heike Bungert et al., looks at the migrants' situations in their homeland and their new land.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA
American Speeches: Political Oratory from the Revolution to the Civil War and American Speeches: Political Oratory from Abraham Lincoln to Bill Clinton (Oct., $35 each), edited by Ted Widmer. $30,000 ad/promo.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
New Orleans on Parade: Tourism and the Transformation of the Crescent City (Oct., $34.95) by J. Mark Souther explores how New Orleans emerged as a principal American tourist destination in the 20th century.
MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIV. PRESS
The Battle for Hong Kong, 1941-1945: Hostage to Fortune (Oct., $29.95) by Oliver Lindsay details how Hong Kong was surrendered to the Japanese on Christmas Day, 1941.
At the Mercy of the Sea: The True Story of Three Sailors in Hurricane Lenny (Oct., $24.95) by John Kretschmer recounts the experiences of three men in three separate boats in the 1999 Caribbean storm.
MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
900 Miles from Nowhere: Voices from the Homestead Frontier (Oct., $29.95) by Steven R. Kinsella uses letters, diaries and photos to portray life on the American grasslands.
Nonviolence: 25 Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea (Sept., $19.95) by Mark Kurlansky argues that nonviolence is not synonymous with pacifism and poses the question: is war necessary?
NAVAL INSTITUTE PRESS
Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice (Oct., $27.95) by Ronald J. Olive tells the inside story of the case against Pollard.
Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency (Sept., $21.95) by Michael Blake profiles the Indian and cavalry participants in the fight over the Indians' homeland between 1854 and 1890.
Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy (Oct., $27.95) by Ian W. Toll explains how the decision to build six heavy frigates ultimately established the U.S. as a premier world power. 9-city author tour.
The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years' War over the American Dollar (Oct., $23.95) by H.W. Brands describes how powerful men controlled America's financial destiny.
Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest (Nov., $29.95) by Gerard J. DeGroot claims the American space program "has been caught in a state of purposeless wandering ever since Neil Armstrong descended from Apollo 11."
OHIO UNIV. PRESS/SWALLOW PRESS
Noble Purposes: Nine Champions of the Rule of Law (Nov., $26.95), edited by Norman Gross, profiles constitutional defenders throughout American history.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
McPherson on the Civil War (Feb., $28) by James M. McPherson. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers insights into this critical epoch.
LeMay (Feb., $21.95) by Barrett Tillman charts battles in the air and leadership on the ground. 75,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Civilization (Nov., $28.95) by Roger Osborne looks at Western civilization from its origins to the present.
The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West (Sept., $32.95) by Niall Ferguson ponders the unprecedented violence coinciding with the modern era's unprecedented progress. Author tour.
A Moment of Crisis: The Inside Story of Jimmy Carter in North Korea (Sept., $27.50) by Marion V. Creekmore Jr. studies the ways in which disaster was averted in 1994's nuclear crisis.
A Great and Godly Adventure: The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving (Oct., $22) by Godfrey Hodgson explains that common assumptions about the Pilgrims are incorrect.
Where Were You When? 180 Unforgettable Moments in Living History (Sept., $29.95) by Ian Harrison revisits six decades of historical milestones.
The Ghost Map (Oct., $24.95) by Steven Johnson chronicles the cholera outbreak in 1854 London. Ad/promo.
Pirate Soul: A Swashbuckling Voyage Through the Golden Age of Pirates (Sept., $29.95) by Pat Croce details pirate life and history. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Typecasting: On the Arts & Sciences of Human Inequality (Sept., $34.95) by Stuart Ewen and Elizabeth Ewen offers a history of modern stereotypes from Victorian racial science to pop culture. Author tour.
SILVERLEAF PRESS (dist. by IPG)
The Messiah: The Little Known Story of Handel's Beloved Oratorio (Oct., $19.95) by Tim Slover delves into the work's creation and debut.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Union 1812: The Americans Who Fought the Second War of Independence (Nov., $30) by A.J. Langguth tracks the war that secured the nation's permanence. Ad/promo.4-city author tour.
The General & Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage and a Revolution (Oct., $24.95) by Bruce Chadwick evokes the union of America's first couple.
Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance (Oct., $29.95), edited by Cary D. Wintz, showcases the lives and works of the artists at the vanguard of African-American culture after WWII; includes CDs.
Don Troiani's American Battles: The Art of the Nation at War, 1754-1865 (Sept., $49.95), artwork by Don Troiani, focuses on the storied battles of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Lincoln & His World: The Early Years, Birth to Illinois Legislature (Sept., $32.95) by Richard Lawrence Miller. This first volume in a series uses eyewitness accounts to chronicle Lincoln's life up to 1834.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
New York's Historic Armories: An Illustrated History (Sept., $50) by Nancy L. Todd chronicles the evolution of armories from architectural and military standpoints.
Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship (Oct., $24.95) by Martin Sandler recounts these events of the early 19th century. 8-city author tour.
Where We Lived: Discovering the Places We Once Called Home (Oct., $40) by Jack Larkin marries eyewitness accounts of early American life with photos of the Depression-era Historic American Building Survey.
TEMPLE UNIV. PRESS
The Smoke of the Gods: A Social History of Tobacco (Sept., $29) by Eric Burns looks at the role tobacco has played, especially in America.
THAMES & HUDSON
The Seventy Great Journeys in History (Oct., $40), edited by Robin Hanbury-Tenison, assembles adventurous stories of exploration. QPB History Book Club and Discovery Channel Book Club selections.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party (Nov., $34.95) by Curtis J. Austin traces the controversial role of violence in the Black Panther Party.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
The Turkey: An American Story (Nov., $29.95) by Andrew F. Smith traces the history of this iconic fowl.
The American Discovery of Europe (Feb., $34.95) by Jack D. Forbes investigates the voyages of America's native peoples to Europe, which predated Columbus's 1492 landing.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Beyond the Missouri: The Story of the American West (Oct.; $39.95, paper $24.95) by Richard W. Etulain discourses on the American West from its prehistory to the present.
UNIV. OF TENNESSEE PRESS
Captain Henry Wirz and Andersonville Prison: A Reappraisal (Sept., $34.95) by R. Fred Ruhlman analyzes the infamous prison warden and his stint at the notorious Confederate prison.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
Jamestown, the Buried Truth (Sept., $29.95) by William M. Kelso visits the soil where the Jamestown colony began, to reveal evidence of the lives and deaths of the first settlers.
Empires in the Forest: Jamestown and the Beginning of America (Oct., $49.95) by Avery Chenoweth and Robert Llewellyn describes how American culture developed from the clash between Native Americans and early European explorers to the New World.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Refuge Denied: The St. Louis Passengers and the Holocaust (Oct., $21.95) by Sarah A. Ogilvie and Scott Miller remembers the stories behind a shipload of Jewish refugees who were turned away by the U.S. government.
UNIV. PRESS OF COLORADO
Deep Freeze: The United States, The International Geophysical Year, and the Origins of Antarctica's Age of Science (Oct., $29.95) by Dian Belanger recalls those who came to Antarctica during the Cold War to collaborate on the International Geophysical Year (1957).
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
Hillary Rodham Clinton: Polarizing First Lady (Oct., $24.95) by Gil Troy delves into her speeches and writings to uncover her underlying positions.
The JFK Assassination Debates: Lone Gunman Versus Conspiracy (Nov., $29.95) by Michael L. Kurtz critiques more than four decades of debates.
UNIV. PRESS OF KENTUCKY
Drawing the Line: TheUntold Story of the Animation Unions from Bosko to Bart Simpson (Oct., $32) by Tom Sito draws on oral histories, archives and firsthand knowledge to create a history of the animators' labor unions.
UNIV. PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
Thomas Jefferson on Wine (Nov., $38) by John Hailman looks at the former president as oenophile.
Rockin' Down the Highway: The Cars and People That Made Rock Roll (Oct., $40) by Paul Grushkin gathers lyrics, anecdotes and musicians' commentary to explore the connection between cars and American song.
WALKER & CO.
Codebreaker: The History of Secret Communication (Oct., $19.95) by Stephen Pincock takes a tour of codes and ciphers, from Julius Caesar to quantum cryptography.
The Constitution of the United States of America (Sept., $29.95, special limited edition, $500) inscribed and illus. by Sam Fink brings his artistic talents to the distinguished document. 50,000 first printing (regular edition); 1,500 first printing (special edition). $35,000 ad/promo.
Stealing the General: The Andrews Raid and the First Medal of Honor (Oct., $24.95) by Russell S. Bonds details the Confederate locomotive heist by Union soldiers who received the first-ever Medals of Honor from Abraham Lincoln.