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The sequel to Hilary Mantel’s 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times bestseller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn

BRING UP THE BODIES A Novel

Hilary Mantel

MAY 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9003-1 $28.00/NCR Fiction 6 1/8 x 9 1/4; 432 pp. Holt: First Serial, Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint Territory: USP Agent: Bill Hamilton @ A. M. Heath (44 207) 836 4271

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Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne’s head?

Praise for Wolf Hall: “Arch, elegant, richly detailed.” —The New York Times

“[Mantel] always goes for color, richness, music.” —The New Yorker

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“In the very first rank of historical novels . . . magnificent.”

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“It’s no wonder that [Mantel’s] masterful book won [the] Booker Prize.” —The Washington Post

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is the bestselling author of ten previous novels, including Wolf Hall, which sold more than 200,000 copies and won the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Her previous works include her novel, A Place of Greater Safety, and her memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. She lives in England with her husband.

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A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln

KILLING KENNEDY The End of Camelot

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

OCTOBER 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9666-8 $28.00/$32.00 CAN History 6 1/8 x 9 1/4; 304 pp. Holt: First Serial, Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint, British, Translation Territory: World Agent: Eric Simonoff @ WME Entertainment (212) 903-1160

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More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln, the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed the course of American history. Now the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts in gripping detail the brutal murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy—and how a sequence of gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of the Vietnam War and its culture-changing aftermath. In January 1961, as the Cold War escalates, John F. Kennedy struggles to contain the growth of Communism while he learns the hardships, solitude, and temptations of what it means to be president of the United States. Along the way he acquires a number of formidable enemies, among them Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and Alan Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In addition, powerful elements of organized crime have begun to talk about targeting the president and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy. In the midst of a 1963 campaign trip to Texas, Kennedy is gunned down by an erratic young drifter named Lee Harvey Oswald. The former Marine Corps sharpshooter escapes the scene, only to be caught and shot dead while in police custody. The events leading up to the most notorious crime of the twentieth century are almost as shocking as the assassination itself. Killing Kennedy chronicles both the heroism and deceit of Camelot, bringing history to life in ways that will profoundly move the reader. This may well be the most talked about book of the year.

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BILL O'REILLY Bill O'Reilly is the anchor of The O'Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in the country. He also writes a syndicated newspaper column and is the author of several number-one bestselling books.

MARTIN DUGARD

is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history. His book Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone has been adapted into a History Channel special. He lives in Southern California with his wife and three sons.

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From the bestselling novelist and author of The Invention of Solitude, a moving and highly personal meditation on the body, time, and language itself

WINTER JOURNAL Paul Auster “That is where the story begins, in your body, and everything will end in the body as well.” Facing his sixty-third winter, internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster sits down to write a history of his body and its sensations—both pleasurable and painful. Thirty years after the publication of The Invention of Solitude, in which he wrote so movingly about fatherhood, Auster gives us a second unconventional memoir in which he writes about his mother’s life and death. Winter Journal is a highly personal meditation on the body, time, and memory, by one of our most intellectually elegant writers.

Praise for Paul Auster: AUGUST 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9553-1 $26.00/NCR Memoir 5 1/2 x 8 1/4; 240 pp. Holt: First Serial, Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint Territory: USP/OM Agent: Carol Mann @ Carol Mann Literary Agency (212) 206-5635

“Auster really does possess the wand of the enchanter.” —The New York Review of Books

“One of America’s greats.” —Time Out Chicago

“A genuine American original.” —The Boston Globe

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—The Observer (London)

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“Contemporary American writing at its best . . . It has the illusion of effortlessness.”

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“Paul Auster is definitely a genius.” —Haruki Murakami

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is the bestselling author of Sunset Park, Invisible, Man in the Dark, The Book of Illusions, and The New York Triology, among many other works. His books have been translated into forty-three languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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This stunning debut novel—drawn from the author’s own life experience— tells the moving story of a family of eleven in the American Midwest, bound together and torn apart by their faith

WE SINNERS A Novel

Hanna Pylväinen

AUGUST 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9533-3 $23.00/$26.50 CAN Fiction 5 1/2 x 8 1/4; 208 pp. Holt: Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint Territory: USCP/OM Agent: Amy Williams @ McCormick & Williams (212) 691-9726

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The Rovaniemis and their nine children belong to a deeply traditional church (no drinking, no dancing, no TV) in modern-day Michigan. A normal family in many ways, the Rovaniemis struggle with sibling rivalry, parental expectations, and forming their own unique identities in such a large family. But when two of the children venture from the faith, the family fragments and a haunting question emerges: Do we believe for ourselves, or for each other? Each chapter is told from the distinctive point of view of a different Rovaniemi, drawing a nuanced, kaleidoscopic portrait of this unconventional family. The children who reject the church learn that freedom comes at the almost unbearable price of their close family ties, and those who stay struggle daily with the challenges of resisting the temptations of modern culture. With precision and potent detail, We Sinners follows each character on their journey of doubt, self-knowledge, acceptance, and, ultimately, survival.

“This is a book that reminds the reader, on every page, of the uniquely illuminating power of fiction.” —Meghan O'Rourke, author of The Long Goodbye

“An elegant and penetrating book.” —Salvatore Scibona, author of The End

“A debut collection of dazzling economy, precision, and reach.” —Jaimy Gordon, author of the National Book Award winner Lord of Misrule

“We Sinners is one of the most distinctive debuts in years, and marks the arrival of a talent to cherish.” —Peter Ho Davies, author of The Welsh Girl

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graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she was also a postgraduate Zell Fellow. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony residency and a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachussetts. She is from suburban Detroit.

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The electrifying story of Abraham Lincoln’s rise to greatness during the most perilous year in our nation’s history

1862

Abraham Lincoln and the Making of America

David Von Drehle

NOVEMBER 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-7970-8 $28.00/$32.00 CAN History 6 1/8 x 9 1/4; 352 pp. 8-page b&w photo insert Holt: First Serial, Second Serial, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint, British, Translation Territory: World Agent: Esther Newberg @ ICM (212) 556-5622

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As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death’s door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union’s top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy— with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield—had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president. Twelve months later, the Civil War had become a cataclysm but the tide had turned. The Union generals who would win the war had at last emerged, and the Confederate Army had suffered the key losses that would lead to its doom. The blueprint of modern America—an expanding colossus of industrial and financial might— had been indelibly inked. And the man who brought the nation through its darkest hour, Abraham Lincoln, had been forged into a singular leader. In 1862, acclaimed author David Von Drehle has created both a deeply human portrait of America’s greatest president and a rich, dramatic narrative about our most fateful year.

Praise for Triangle: “An enthralling chronicle . . . Von Drehle’s spellbinding and detailed reconstruction of the disaster is complemented by an equally gripping account of the factory owners’ subsequent manslaughter trial.” —Mike Wallace, The New York Times

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DAVID VON DREHLE

is the author of three previous books, including the award-winning Triangle, a history of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire that The New York Times called “social history at its best.” An editor-at-large at Time magazine, he and his family live in Kansas City, Missouri.

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A transporting and brilliant comic novel narrated by an unforgettable woman: Karen Nieto, an autistic savant whose idiosyncrasies prove her greatest gifts

ME, WHO DOVE INTO THE HEART OF THE WORLD A Novel

Sabina Berman Translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman

“A brilliant revelation of a story . . .” —Rolling Stone (Mexico)

AUGUST 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9325-4 $23.00/$26.50 CAN Fiction 5 1/2 x 8 1/4; 256 pp. Holt: First Serial, Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint Territory: USCP/OM Agent: Thomas Colchie @ The Colchie Agency (718) 921-7468

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As intimate as it is profound, and as clear-eyed as it is warmhearted, Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World marks an extraordinary debut by the award-winning Mexican playwright, journalist, and poet Sabina Berman. Karen Nieto passed her earliest years as a feral child, left alone to wander the vast beach property near her family’s  failing tuna cannery. But when her aunt Isabelle comes to Mexico to take over the family business, she discovers a real girl amidst the squalor. So begins a miraculous journey for autistic savant Karen, who finds freedom not only in the love and patient instruction of her aunt but eventually at the bottom of the ocean swimming among the creatures of the sea.  Despite how far she’s come, Karen remains defined by the things she can’t do—until her gifts with animals are finally put to good use at the family’s fishery. Her plan is brilliant: Consolation Tuna will be the first humane tuna fishery on the planet. Greenpeace approves, fame and fortune follow, and Karen is swept on a global journey that explores how we live, what we eat, and how our lives can defy even our own wildest expectations.

SABINA BERMAN is a four-time winner of the Mexican National Theatre Prize for her plays; she also writes filmscripts, poetry, prose, and journalism, and has published several novellas. Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World, which will be published in twenty-five territories, is her first novel. She lives in Mexico.

LISA DILLMAN

teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Emory University and has translated numerous works of fiction by Argentine, Mexican, Catalan, and Spanish writers. She lives in Decatur, Georgia.

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An exuberant debut that sweeps across the twentieth century—beginning where one world-famous love story left off to introduce us to another

THE HEAT OF THE SUN A Novel

David Rain

NOVEMBER 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9670-5 $26.00/NCR Fiction 6 1/8 x 9 1/4; 304 pp. Holt: First Serial, Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint Territory: USP/OM Agent: Michael Carlisle @ Inkwell Management (212) 922-3500

With Sophie Tucker belting from his hand-crank phonograph and a circle of boarding-school admirers laughing uproariously around him, Ben “Trouble” Pinkerton first appears to us through the amazed eyes of his Blaze Academy schoolmate, the crippled orphan Woodley Sharpless. Soon Woodley finds his life inextricably linked with this strange boy’s. The son of Lieutenant Benjamin Pinkerton and the geisha Madame Butterfly, Trouble is raised in the United States by Pinkerton (now a Democrat senator) and his American wife, Kate. From early in life, Trouble finds himself at the center of some of the biggest events of the century—and though over time Woodley’s and Trouble’s paths diverge, their lives collide again to dramatic effect. From Greenwich Village in the Roaring Twenties, to WPA labor during the Great Depression; from secret work at Los Alamos, New Mexico, to a revelation on a Nagasaki hillside by the sea—Woodley observes firsthand the highs and lows of the twentieth century and witnesses, too, the extraordinary destiny of the Pinkerton family. David Rain’s The Heat of the Sun is a high-wire act of sustained invention—as playful as it is ambitious, as moving as it is theatrical, and as historically resonant as it is evocative of the powerful bonds of friendship and of love.

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DAVID RAIN is an Australian writer who lives in London. eBook 978-0-8050-9671-2 • $12.99/NCR

He has taught literature and writing at universities, including Queen’s University of Belfast, University of Brighton, and Middlesex University, London.

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Metropolitan Books


Israeli soldiers speak out for the first time about the truth of the Palestinian occupation, in “one of the most important books on Israel/ Palestine in this generation” (The New York Review of Books)

OUR HARSH LOGIC

Israeli Soldiers’ Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000–2010

Compiled by Breaking the Silence

SEPTEMBER 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9537-1 $30.00/$34.50 CAN Current Events 6 1/8 x 9 1/4; 384 pp. B&w photographs throughout Holt: First Serial, Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint, British, Translation Territory: World, except Israel Agent: Author c/o Henry Holt and Company

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The very name of the Israel Defense Forces—which many Israelis speak of as “the most moral army in the world”—suggests that its primary mission is the defense of the country’s territory. Indeed, both internationally and within Israel, support for the occupation of Palestinian territory rests on the belief that the army’s actions and presence in the West Bank and Gaza are essentially defensive and responsive, aimed at protecting the country from terror. But Israeli soldiers themselves tell a profoundly different story. In this landmark work, which includes hundreds of soldiers’ testimonies collected over a decade, what emerges is a broad policy that is anything but defensive. In their own words, the soldiers reveal in human and vivid detail how the key planks of the army’s ostensibly protective program—“prevention of terror,” “separation of populations,” “preservation of the fabric of life,” and “law enforcement”— have in fact served to accelerate acquisition of Palestinian land, cripple all normal political and social life, and ultimately thwart the possibility of independence. The many soldiers who have spoken out have taken aim at a silence of complicity, both within Israel and in the wider world, that perpetuates the justification for occupation. In the process, they have created a gripping and immediate record of oppression. Powerful and incontrovertible, Our Harsh Logic is a supremely significant contribution to one of the world’s most vexed conflicts.

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one of Israel's most internationally lauded NGOs, was established in Jerusalem in 2004 by Israel Defense Forces veterans to document the  testimonies of Israeli soldiers who have served in the occupied territories.

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The fall and maybe rise of Detroit, America’s most epic urban failure, from local native and Rolling Stone reporter Mark Binelli

DETROIT CITY IS THE PLACE TO BE The Afterlife of an American Metropolis

Mark Binelli

NOVEMBER 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9229-5 $28.00/$32.00 CAN Social Science 6 1/8 x 9 1/4; 320 pp. Holt: Second Serial, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint Territory: USCP/OM Agent: Jim Rutman @ Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. (212) 780-6098

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Once America’s capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country’s greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city’s worst crisis yet (and that’s saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the end of days into a laboratory for the future. Urban planners, land speculators, neo-pastoral agriculturalists, and utopian environmentalists—all have  been drawn to Detroit’s baroquely decaying, nothing-left-to-lose frontier. With an eye for both the darkly absurd and the radically new, Detroit-area native and Rolling Stone writer Mark Binelli has chronicled this convergence.  Throughout the  city’s “museum of neglect”—its swaths of abandoned  buildings, its miles of urban prairie—he tracks the signs of blight repurposed, from the school for pregnant teenagers  to the killer ex-con turned street patroller, from the organic farming on empty lots to GM’s wager on the Volt electric car and the mayor’s realignment plan (the most ambitious on record) to move residents of half-empty neighborhoods into a viable, new urban center. Sharp and impassioned, Detroit City Is the Place to Be is alive with the sense of possibility that comes when a city hits rock bottom. Beyond the usual portrait of crime, poverty, and ruin, we glimpse a future Detroit that is smaller, less segregated, greener, economically diverse, and  better functioning—what might just be the first postindustrial city of our new century.

Praise for Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die!: “The best thing about Binelli’s novel is the writing, the combustive energy of his prose, the sheer inventiveness of the language . . . A witty, original novel, ambitious in form and scope.” —San Francisco Chronicle

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MARK BINELLI

is the author of the novel Sacco and Vanzetti Must Die! and a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. Born and raised in the Detroit area,  he now lives in New York City.

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THE AMERICAN EMPIRE PROJECT

A compelling new set of interviews on our changing and turbulent times with Noam Chomsky, one of the world’s foremost thinkers

DEMAND THE IMPOSSIBLE

A TR ADE PAPE RBAC K ORIG I NAL

Conversations on the Decline of U.S. Empire and Global Democratic Uprisings

Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian

NOVEMBER 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9615-6 $16.00/$18.50 CAN Current Affairs 5 1/2 x 8 1/4; 224 pp. Holt: Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Reprint, British, Translation Territory: World Agent: Anthony Arnove (212) 366-9883

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In this new collection of conversations, conducted from 2010 to 2012, Noam Chomsky explores the most immediate and urgent concerns: the future of democracy in the Arab world, the implications of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the European financial crisis, the breakdown of American mainstream political institutions, and the rise of the Occupy movement. As always, Chomsky presents his ideas vividly and accessibly, with uncompromising principle and clarifying insight. The latest volume from a long-established, trusted partnership, this collection shows once again that no interlocutor engages with Chomsky more effectively than David Barsamian. These interviews will inspire a new generation of readers, as well as longtime Chomsky fans eager for his latest thinking on the many crises we now confront, both at home and abroad. They confirm that Chomsky is an unparalleled resource for anyone seeking to understand our world today.

“Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet.” —Samantha Power, The New York Times Book Review 

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NOAM CHOMSKY

is the author of numerous bestselling political works, including Hegemony or Survival and Failed States. A professor of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, he is widely credited with having revolutionized modern linguistics. He lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

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director of the award-winning and widely syndicated Alternative Radio, is the winner of the Lannan Foundation’s 2006 Cultural Freedom Fellowship and the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism. Barsamian lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Updated and filled with striking new revelations, the bestselling, “superb” biography that “honors in full a life we thought we knew” (Newsweek)

ANNE FRANK The Biography

Expanded and with New Material

Melissa Müller

NOVEMBER 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-8731-4 $30.00/$34.50 CAN Biography 5 1/2 x 8 1/4; 400 pp. Holt: First Serial, Second Serial, Book Club, Electronic Territory: World English Agent: Susanna Schäfer @ Ullstein Buchverlage +49 30 23456 450

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Praised as “remarkable,” “meticulous,” and “long overdue,” Anne Frank: The Biography, originally published in 1998, still stands as the definitive account of the girl who has become “the human face of the Holocaust.” For this nuanced portrait of her famous subject, biographer Melissa Müller drew on exclusive interviews with family and friends, on previously unavailable correspondence, even, in the process, discovering five missing diary pages. Full of revelations, Müller’s richly textured narrative returned Anne Frank to history, portraying the flesh-and-blood girl unsentimentalized and so all the more affecting. Now, fifteen years after the book first appeared, much new information has come to light: letters sent by Otto Frank to relatives in America as he sought to emigrate with his family, the identity of other suspects involved in the betrayal of the Franks, and important details about the family’s arrest and subsequent fate. Revised and updated with more than thirty percent new material, this is an indispensable volume for all those who seek a deeper understanding of Anne Frank and the brutal times in which she lived and died.

“Müller pays respect to the legend, but she also does something long overdue. She saves Anne Frank from idolatry and impersonal symbolism by restoring her physical presence.” —Time

“One might ask, what remains to be said about Anne Frank? Quite a bit, as it turns out.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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MELISSA MÜLLER is the author of numerous books on the history of the Third Reich. Her biography of Anne Frank has been translated into eighteen languages to date. Müller lives in Munich with her family.

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THE AMERICAN EMPIRE PROJECT

“One diplomat’s darkly humorous and ultimately scathing assault on just about everything the military and State Department have done—or tried to do—since the invasion of Iraq. The title says it all.”—The New York Times

WE MEANT WELL How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People

NOW IN PAPE RBAC K

Peter Van Buren

SEPTEMBER 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9681-1 $14.00/$16.00 CAN Political Science 5 1/4 x 8; 288 pp. Holt: Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint, British, Translation, Dramatic Territory: World Agent: Author c/o Henry Holt and Company Previous Edition: 978-0-8050-9436-7 • $25.00

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Charged with rebuilding Iraq, would you spend taxpayer money on a sports mural in Baghdad’s most dangerous neighborhood to promote reconciliation through art? How about an isolated milk factory that cannot get its milk to market? Or a pastry class training women to open cafés on bombed-out streets that lack water and electricity? As Peter Van Buren shows, we bought all these projects and more in the most expensive hearts-and-minds campaign since the Marshall Plan. We Meant Well is his eyewitness account of the civilian side of the surge—that surreal and bollixed attempt to defeat terrorism and win over Iraqis by reconstructing the world we had just destroyed. Leading a State Department Provincial Reconstruction Team on its quixotic mission, Van Buren details, with laser-like irony, his yearlong encounter with pointless projects, bureaucratic fumbling, overwhelmed soldiers, and oblivious administrators secluded in the world’s largest embassy, who fail to realize that you can’t rebuild a country without first picking up the trash. A work of “scathing, gallows humor” (The Boston Globe), We Meant Well is a tragicomic voyage of ineptitude and corruption that leaves its writer—and readers—appalled and disillusioned, but wiser. Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 Publishers Weekly Top Ten Political Books for Fall 2011 Kansas City Star Top 100 Books of 2011

“If Joseph Heller’s war had begun in 2004, this would be the book he wrote. A bravura performance of farce in real life.” ­­—Seattle Post-Intelligencer

PETER VAN BUREN

served overseas as a State Department Foreign Service officer for more than two decades in places such as Thailand, Japan, and Iraq, among others. He lives in northern Virginia. We Meant Well is his first book.

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Times Books


Bestselling author Joe Drape reveals the unique pressures and expectations that make a year of Army football so much more than just a tally of wins and losses.

SOLDIERS FIRST

Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point

Joe Drape

SEPTEMBER 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9490-9 $26.00/$29.00 CAN Sports & Recreation 5 1/2 x 8 1/4; 272 pp. 8-page b&w photo insert Holt: First Serial, Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint, British, Translation Territory: World Agent: Robbie Anna Hare @ Goldfarb & Associates (202) 466-3030

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The football team at the U.S. Military Academy is not like other college football teams. At other schools, athletes are catered to and coddled at every turn.  At West Point, they carry the same arduous load as their fellow cadets, shouldering an Ivy League–caliber education and year-round military training. After graduation they are not going to the NFL but to danger zones halfway around the world. These young men are not just football players, they are soldiers first. New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape takes us inside the world of Army football, as the Black Knights and their third-year coach, Rich Ellerson, seek to turn around a program that had recently fallen on hard times, with the goal to beat Navy and “sing last” at the Army-Navy game in December. The 2011 season would prove a true test of the players’ mettle and perseverance. With unprecedented access to the players and the coaching staff, Drape introduces us to this special group of young men and their achievements on and off the field. Anchoring the narrative and the team are five key players: quarterback Trent Steelman, the most gifted athlete; linebacker Steve Erzinger, who once questioned his place at West Point but has become a true leader; Andrew Rodriguez, the son of a general and the top scholar-athlete; Max Jenkins, the backup quarterback and the second-in-command of the Corps of Cadets; and Larry Dixon, a talented first-year running back. Together with Coach Ellerson, his staff, and West Point’s officers and instructors, they and their teammates embrace the demands made on them and learn crucial lessons that will resonate throughout their lives—and ours.

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JOE DRAPE is the author of the New York Times bestseller Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen, The Race for the Triple Crown, and Black Maestro. He is an award-winning reporter for The New York Times, having previously worked for The Dallas Morning News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, he lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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The first official White House videographer chronicles his time capturing behind-the-scenes moments of the president and his administration

FIRST CAMERAMAN

The Improbable Story of How a Disheveled Film Professor Became the First Official White House Videographer

Arun Chaudhary

AUGUST 2012 ISBN: 978-0-8050-9572-2 $28.00/$32.00 CAN Political Science 6 1/8 x 9 1/4; 320 pp. 25–30 b&w photographs throughout Holt: First Serial, Second Serial, Audio, Book Club, Electronic, Reprint Territory: USCP/OM Agent: Bridget Wagner @ Zachary Shuster Harmsworth Literary Agency (212) 531-5044

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From the early months of the 2008 campaign and through the first two and a half years of the Obama administration, Arun Chaudhary had a unique perspective on the president of the United States. “I’m sort of like President Obama’s wedding videographer,” he explains, “if every day was a wedding with the same groom but a constantly rotating set of hysterical guests.” Some of the moments  Chaudhary captures are small, like the president throwing warm-up pitches deep inside Busch Stadium in St. Louis before the All-Star game. Some are intensely emotional, as when Obama comforts a grieving teenager whose father had died in a devastating tornado. And some are just plain bizarre—like getting thrown out of the Indian parliament by his belt, or being trapped in a White House bathroom while Obama conducts a YouTube town hall on the other side of the door. Film and politics have been intertwined ever since the first Edison reels rattled in projection halls a century ago. But with the advent of new technologies and a new public that is hungry for images of their leaders, Chaudhary has been in the right place at the right time to participate in the interplay of film and politics at the very highest level.  His entertaining and eye-opening book—which includes stories and images of key players such as Barack and Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton, among others— gives readers a unique view of their government and their president in these historic and challenging times.

ARUN CHAUDHARY

served as the first official White House videographer from 2009 to 2011 and was also a key member of Obama’s new media team during the 2008 campaign. He previously worked in film in New York and was  a member  of the NYU Graduate Film Department faculty. He received his MFA in filmmaking from NYU and his BA in film theory from Cornell University. Chaudhary  has been profiled by The New York Times, the BBC, National Journal, Politico, Fortune, and many political websites. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and son.

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A leading national security strategist offers a compelling new way to “think about the unthinkable”

THE SECOND NUCLEAR AGE

Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics

Paul Bracken

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The cold war ended more than two decades ago, and with its end came a reduction in the threat of nuclear weapons—a luxury that we can no longer indulge. It’s not just the threat of Iran getting the bomb or North Korea doing something rash; the whole complexion of global power politics is changing because of the reemergence of nuclear weapons as a vital element of statecraft and power politics. In short, we have entered the second nuclear age. In  this provocative and agenda-setting book,  Paul Bracken of Yale University argues that we need to pay renewed attention to nuclear weapons  and how their presence will transform the way crises develop and escalate.  He draws on his  years of experience analyzing defense strategy to make the case that the United States needs to start thinking seriously about  these issues  once again, especially as new countries acquire nuclear capabilities. He walks us through war-game scenarios that are all too realistic, to show how nuclear weapons are changing the calculus of power politics, and he offers an incisive tour of the Middle East, South Asia, and East Asia to underscore how the United States must not allow itself to be unprepared for managing such crises. Frank in its tone and farsighted in its analysis, The Second Nuclear Age is the essential guide to the new rules of international politics.

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Command and Control of Nuclear Forces. He is a professor of management and political science at Yale University, and was previously a member of the senior staff of the Hudson Institute under Herman Kahn and a consultant to the Rand Corporation. He serves on several Department of Defense advisory boards and works with global multinational corporations on strategy and technology issues. He lives in Connecticut.

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Title and Author Index 1862

7

Detroit City is the Place to Be

17

Anne Frank

14

Drape, Joe

Auster, Paul

5

Dugard, Martin

13

Barsamian, David Berman, Sabina Binelli, Mark

Bracken, Paul

4

Mantel, Hilary

Breaking the Silence

11

Bring Up the Bodies

3

Chaudhary, Arun

18

Chomsky, Noam

13

18

Demand the Impossible 13

9

4

Killing Kennedy

19

3

O’Reilly, Bill

Van Buren, Peter

15

Von Drehle, David

7

We Sinners

19

17

We Meant Well

Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World 8 Müller, Melissa

9

Soldiers First

Heat of the Sun, The

12

Rain, David

Second Nuclear Age, The

First Cameraman

8

12

15

6

Winter Journal

5

14

4

Our Harsh Logic

11

Pylväinen, Hanna

6

Henry Holt and Company Publication Schedule MAY 2012

SEPTEMBER 2012

NOVEMBER 2012

Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel

Our Harsh Logic by Breaking the Silence

1862 by David Von Drehle

Soldiers First by Joe Drape

Anne Frank by Melissa Müller

First Cameraman by Arun Chaudhary

We Meant Well by Peter Van Buren

Me, Who Dove into the Heart of the World by Sabina Berman

Demand the Impossible by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian

OCTOBER 2012

Detroit City is the Place to Be by Mark Binelli

AUGUST 2012

We Sinners by Hanna Pylväinen

Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

The Heat of the Sun by David Rain The Second Nuclear Age by Paul Bracken

Winter Journal by Paul Auster

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