My Tank Is Fight! (Oct., $14.95) by Zack Parsons pictures 20 inventions from WWII that never saw the light of day, including a 1,000-ton tank.
Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression (Nov., $14.95), edited by Bill Morgan, celebrates the publication of the landmark poem by Allen Ginsberg on its 50th anniversary. 100,000 first printing. Author tour.
Cartoon History of the Modern World VI (Oct., $17.95) by Larry Gonick illustrates the story of humanity from 1492 to today.
IVAN R. DEE
Firestorm (Sept., $16.95), edited by Paul Addison and Jeremy A. Crang, revisits the Allied bombing of Dresden 60 years ago.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Lynching in the West, 1850—1935 (Oct., $22.95) by Ken Gonzales-Day includes historical images and the author’s photos of actual lynching sites.
WM. B. EERDMANS
A Short History of Christianity (Sept., $15) by Stephen Tomkins presents a lively and informative account of the religion’s past.
FORDHAM UNIV. PRESS
River of Dreams: The Hudson Valley in Historic Postcards (Sept., $21.95) by George J. Lankevich travels upstream from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks.
GLOBE PEQUOT/INSIDERS GUIDES
Laid to Rest in California: A Guide to the Cemeteries and Grave Sites of the Rich, Famous, and Interesting (Sept., $15.95) by Patricia Brooks and Jonathan Brooks supplies a who’s who and who’s where of more than 1,000 dearly departed.
GLOBE PEQUOT/TWO DOT
Great Train Robberies of the Old West (Nov., $12.95) chronicles the most dangerous and thrilling railway holdups.
Untold Glory: African Americans in Pursuit of Opportunity, Achievement and Freedom (Jan., $15.95) by Alan Govenar gathers 24 oral accounts of individuals who have moved beyond cultural boundaries.
LAWRENCE HILL (dist. by IPG)
Stokely Speaks: From Black Power to Pan-Africanism (Feb., $14.95) by Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) gathers the civil rights leader’s important speeches.
INNER TRADITIONS/DESTINY BOOKS
Crusade Against the Grail: The Struggle Between the Cathars, the Templars, and the Church of Rome (Oct., $16.95) by Otto Rahn is the first English translation of the book that reveals the Cathar stronghold at Montségur to be the repository of the Holy Grail.
An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar (Nov., $19.95) by James Wasserman compares the myths and truths of the pope’s elite army, who were destroyed 700 years ago as heretics.
MCWHINEY FOUNDATION PRESS (dist. by Texas A&M Univ. Press)
God Help the Irish! The History of the Irish Brigade (Nov., $16.95) by Phillip Thomas Tucker explains why the unit became a major combatant in the American Civil War.
Stolen Voices (Jan., $14) by Zlata Filipovic and Melanie Challenger compiles 15 diaries of young people coping with war, from WWI to the Iraq War.
Stalking Billy the Kid (Sept., $22.95) by Marc Simmons gathers true stories of the infamous outlaw.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
The Sangamo Frontier: History and Archaeology in the Shadow of Lincoln (Nov., $20) by Robert Mazrim unearths the history of Sangamo Country, the pioneer community that was briefly Lincoln’s home.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Lost and Found: Reclaiming the Japanese American Incarceration (Dec., $24.95) by Karen L. Ishizuka recalls a grave injustice—the infamous WWII internment camps.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
The Problem of Evil: Slavery, Freedom and the Ambiguities of American Reform (Jan., $24.95), edited by Steven Mintz and John Stauffer, weighs the moral dimension of American history.
UNIV. OF VIRGINIA PRESS
The Mind of Thomas Jefferson (Jan., $19.50) by Peter S. Onuf discloses the distinction between the private and public aspects of the patriot’s character.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Pretext for Mass Murder: The September 30th Movement and Suharto’s Coup d’Etat in Indonesia (Sept.; $23.95, cloth $50) by John Roosa draws on new source material concerning the 1965 kidnappings used to justify Suharto’s regime.