History & Military History
by Joseph J. Ellis (May 5, hardcover, $27.95,
ISBN 978-0-385-35340-3). From the author
of Founding Brothers, winner of the Pulitzer
Prize, and American Sphinx, winner of the
National Book Award, comes an account of
the years when four of the Founding Fathers
disregarded public sentiment and set a new
course for our young democracy.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA
President Lincoln Assassinated!!
The Firsthand Story of the Murder,
Manhunt, Trial, and Mourning,
compiled by Harold Holzer (Feb. 24, hardcover, $29.95, ISBN 978-1-59853-373-6).
For the 150th anniversary, onApril 14,
2015, the Library of America and editor
Harold Holzer present a firsthand chronicle of the crime that changed a nation.
25,000-copy announced first printing.
No Better Friend: One Man, One
Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of
Courage and Survival in WWII by
Robert Weintraub (May 5, hardcover, $28,
ISBN 978-0-316-33706-9) tells the story
of Royal Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer and the
only canine POW, who met in an internment camp during WWII. It’s a tale of
friendship and survival between a man and
a dog in war. 50,000-copy announced first
The Rival Queens: Catherine de’
Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de
Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a
Kingdom by Nancy Goldstone (June 23,
hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-316-40965-
0) recounts the story of mother-and-daugh-ter queens whose wildly divergent personalities and turbulent relationship changed
the course of their tempestuous and dangerous century. 25,000-copy announced
Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy Versus
Jimmy Hoffa by James Neff (July 7, hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-0-316-73834-7).
Investigative reporter Neff examines the
clash of two American titans: Robert Kennedy and his nemesis Jimmy Hoffa.
65,000-copy announced first printing.
PT-109: J.F.K.’s Night of Destiny by
William Doyle (May 19, hardcover,
$27.99, ISBN 978-0-06-234658-2). A
moment-by-moment account of the sinking of PT- 109 and John F. Kennedy’s heroic
actions that saved his crew. 200,000-copy
announced first printing.
Texas Rising by Stephen L. Moore (May
19, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0-06-
239430-9). The official nonfiction companion to the History Channel miniseries
Texas Rising offers a history of the Texas
revolution and the rise of the legendary
Texas Rangers who patrolled the violent
western frontier. 100,000-copy announced
The 51 Day War: Resistance and
Ruin in Gaza by Max Blumenthal (June
30, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-
56858-511-6). An account of the 2014
Israel-Palestine war that
killed more than 2,000 people, most of whom were civilians, and the toxic politics
that caused it, written by one
of the few Western reporters
in Gaza at the time.
Wages of Rebellion by
Chris Hedges (May 12, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-
original reporting, historical
analysis, and philosophical
inquiry to investigate the factors that cause
individuals to rebel, and offers a compelling case for building a movement to overthrow corporate capitalism.
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Sherman’s Ghosts: Soldiers, Civil-
ians, and the American Way of War by
Matthew Carr (Mar. 3, hardcover, $26.95,
ISBN 978-1-59558-955-2). Opening with
a retelling of General Sherman’s decision to
turn his sights on the South’s civilian popu-
lation in order to break the back of the Con-
federacy, Carr assesses the impact Sherman’s
slash-and-burn policies have had on subse-
quent wars, including in the Philippines,
WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and even Iraq and
Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History by
Richard Wightman Fox (Feb. 9, hardcover,
$28.95, ISBN 978-0-393-06530-5).
Though many found Lincoln to be physically unattractive, Fox shows how the president’s ungainly appearance became a
“symbol of republican simplicity and
American self-making” by the American
public while he was alive. That body took
on new importance in death, elevating the
assassinated president to martyrdom.
Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and
the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor by
James M. Scott (Apr. 13, hardcover, $35,
ISBN 978-0-393-08962-2) recounts one of
America’s most celebrated—and controversial—military campaigns. The top-secret bombing mission, led by daredevil
Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle in retaliation for
the attack on Pearl Habor,
was fraught with problems,
but Doolittle and his men
succeeded in striking the
heart of the Japanese empire
in April 1942.
Lincoln’s Greatest Case:
The River, the Bridge, and
the Making of America by
Brian McGinty (Feb. 9, hardcover, $26.95, ISBN 978-0-
87140-784-9) focuses on the now obscure
1857 trial over the crash of a steamboat on
the Mississippi River between Illinois and
Iowa and how a legal battle over transportation propelled a self-taught lawyer and a
future president into the national spotlight.
A Very Dangerous Woman: The
Lives, Loves and Lies of Russia’s Most
Seductive Spy by Deborah McDonald and
Jeremy Dronfield (June 9, hardcover,
$27.99, ISBN 978-1-78074-708-8). She
had affairs with H.G. Wells and Maxim
Gorky, and it was said that no man could
resist her. McDonald and Dronfield offer