End Times: The Death of the Fourth Estate (Oct., $15) by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair traces the impending disintegration of today’s media and looks to a new day in mass communications.
With Their Backs to the World (Nov., $15) by Åsne Seierstad recounts the ways in which 13 ordinary Serbians changed before, during and after the fall of Milosevic.
Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design Is Wrong for Our Schools (Oct., $14), edited by Eugenie C. Scott and Glenn Branch. A team of legal, education, religion and science experts argue against intelligent design as science.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Restoring Fiscal Sanity 2007: The Health Spending Challenge (Dec., $16.95), edited by Alice M. Rivlin and Joseph R. Antos, considers solutions to the growth of federal spending on health care.
CENTURY FOUNDATION PRESS
Aging Gracefully: Ideas to Improve Retirement Security in America (Sept., $15.95) by Peter Orszag et al. Economists discuss issues surrounding 401(k) and IRA pension programs.
A Power Governments Cannot Suppress (Oct., $16.95) by Howard Zinn enumerates the various forms of havoc unleashed by the U.S. response to 9/11. 75,000 first printing. Author tour.
Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation (Oct., $14.95) by Natalie Y. Moore and Natalie Hopkinson. Two black journalists depict American black men today.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
The Palestinian Hamas (Sept., $24.50) by Shaul Mishal and Avraham Selas defines Hamas as a social and political movement and explains its aims.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Communities Without Borders (Oct., $29.95; cloth $59.95) by David Bacon charts the immigrant experience from Guatemala and Mexico to the U.S.
Riots, Pogroms, Jihad: Religious Violence in Indonesia (Dec., $21; cloth $55) by John T. Sidel looks at recent outbreaks of religious violence.
The Terror Conspiracy: Provocation, Deception and 9/11 (Sept., $16.95) by Jim Marrs. A leading conspiracy theorist examines the facts about 9/11 and the New World Order.
EARTH AWARE EDITIONS
It Takes a Nation: How Strangers Became Family in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina (Sept., $24.95), edited by Laura Dawn, foreword by Barack Obama, tells of the country’s coming together through MoveOn.org’s Hurricane Housing Web site.
Stop Global Warming! What You Can Do to Save the Planet and Your Future (Sept., $9.95) by Laurie David. An environmental activist and founder of StopGlobalWarming.org suggests steps to avoid catastrophe.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
Lessons of Disaster: Policy Change After Catastrophic Events (Sept., $26.95; cloth $44.95) by Thomas A. Birkland examines four categories of disaster and explores lessons learned from each.
The Little Book of Cool Tools for Hot Topics: Group Tools to Facilitate Meetings When Things Are Hot (Nov., $4.95) by Ron Kraybill and Evelyn Wright offers advice for any group faced with decision making.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History’s Double Helix (Sept., $24.95), edited by Robert I. Rotberg, observes how historical accounts shape perceptions and actions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Handbook for Concerned Citizens (Sept., $13.95) by Elizabeth Holtzman and Cynthia L. Cooper. Former congresswoman Holtzman tells citizens how Dubya can be removed from office.
How to Steal an Election: The Inside Story of How George Bush’s Brother and Fox Network Miscalled the 2000 Election and Changed the Course of History (Oct., $14.95) by David W. Moore. A former Gallup pollster tells a tale of collusion.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Rescued (Sept., $16.95) by Allen and Linda Anderson examines how hurricanes Katrina and Rita changed the way Americans view animal rescue. 25,000 first printing.
OLIVE BRANCH PRESS (dist. by Interlink)
9/11 and American Empire (Vol. 1): Intellectuals Speak Out (Sept., $18), edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott; and 9/11 and American Empire (Vol. 2): Muslims, Jews and Christians Speak Out (Sept., $20), edited by Kevin Barrett et al., confront common assumptions about the events of September 11, 2001.
The Joy of Y’at Catholicism (Sept., $14.95) by Earl J. Higgins offers a tongue-in-cheek guide to the culture and traditions that have shaped New Orleans.
Born Again: The Christian Right Globalised (Oct.; $22.95; cloth $75) by Jennifer S. Butler studies Christian fundamentalism’s grip on U.N. policies and U.N./U.S. power worldwide.
Good Intentions Corrupted: The Oil for Food Scandal and the Threat to the U.N. (Sept., $15.95), based on the reports of the independent inquiry committee, Paul Volcker, chair, studies the scandal and resulting issues.
Wait! Don’t Move to Canada! (Oct., $10) by Bill Scher. The founder of the blog site LiberalOasis.com puts forth a plan to revitalize America.
The Rough Guide to Shopping with a Conscience (Jan., $14.99) by Richie Unterberger and Duncan Clark inspires consumers to become ethical shoppers.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Censored 2007: The Top 25 Censored Stories (Oct.; $18.95; cloth $40) by Peter Phillips and Project Censored illustrates the deficiencies in corporate media by viewing the year’s most underreported news items.
SOFT SKULL PRESS
The Whistle Blower: Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman (Sept., $14.95) by Anonymous details one man’s fight against Big Pharma.
TALONBOOKS (dist. by Northwestern Univ. press)
Conversations in Tehran (Oct., $19.95) by Jean-Daniel Lafond and Fred A. Reed reports on the silenced press, imprisoned journalists and the current political climate in Iran.
The Best War Ever (Sept., $10.95) by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber. This follow-up to Weapons of Mass Destruction shows how the Bush administration’s deceptions failed the nation. 10-city author tour.
TEMPLE UNIV. PRESS
Comprehending Columbine (Jan., $23.95) by Ralph W. Larkin scrutinizes the cultural, environmental and psychological factors that caused the Columbine massacre.
Body Count: Fixing the Blame for the Global AIDS Catastrophe (Oct., $14.95) by Peter Gill evokes the AIDS epidemic and the errors made by our leaders.
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Are We Ready? Public Health Since 9/11 (Sept., $16.95) by David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz analyzes the impact of 9/11 and whether we are better prepared now to deal with another attack.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Rebuilding Urban Places After Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina (Sept., $34.95), edited by Eugenie L. Birch and Susan Wachter. A range of contributors address issues that have arisen post-Katrina.
Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq (Sept., $13.95) by James Fallows collects articles from the Atlantic Monthly regarding the Bush administration’s handling of the war. Author tour.