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Frankfurt 2012
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Anderson, Nate

THE INTERNET POLICE: How Criminals Went Online and the Cops Followed

Australian police uncover a laptop filled with child pornography; Belgian investigators trace the videos to a Ukrainian “studio” where they were filmed; the studio owner reveals the e-mail addresses of 20,000 American clients—and the FBI uncovers the largest child porn ring in U.S. history. This is just one of the stories in The Internet Police, in which veteran reporter Nate Anderson gives readers a firsthand look at how the Internet was patrolled by “Carnivore,” the FBI’s original Internet wiretap tool; how the Cleveland man behind the “natural male enhancement” pill Enzyte helped protect the privacy of your e-mail; and why a twenty-three-year old Russian spam king ended up in a Milwaukee jail after an ill-advised trip to Las Vegas. The Internet: borderless, anonymous, chaotic? Not anymore. Nate Anderson is a senior editor at Ars Technica. His work has been published in The Economist and Foreign Policy.

August 2013; 256 pp
Translation rights: Sheil Land Associates, www.sheilland.co.uk

Barber, Elizabeth Wayland

THE DANCING GODDESSES: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance

From southern Greece to northern Russia, people have long believed in female spirits, bringers of fertility, who spend their nights and days dancing in the fields and forests. Archaeologist and linguist by profession, folk dancer by avocation, Elizabeth Wayland Barber has sleuthed through ethnographic lore and archaeological reports of east and southeast Europe, translating enchanting folktales about these “dancing goddesses” as well as eyewitness accounts of traditional ritual. Along the way, she locates the origins of many customs, including coloring Easter eggs and throwing rice at the bride. Elizabeth Wayland Barber is the author of Women’s Work and The Mummies of Ürümchi, and professor emerita of archaeology and linguistics at Occidental College.

February 2013; 7 x 9.25, 448 pp with 90 illustrations
The Mummies of Ürümchi sold: Debate (Spanish); Sony Magazines (Japanese)
Bauer, Susan Wise

THE HISTORY OF THE RENAISSANCE WORLD: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Fall of Constantinople

The birth of the modern world, in a lively narrative continuation of a best-selling series. Beginning in the heady days just after the First Crusade, this volume chronicles the contradictions of a world in transition. Susan Wise Bauer is the best-selling author of The Well-Trained Mind, The History of the Ancient World, and The History of the Medieval World, among other titles. She teaches at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.

August 2013; 768 pp with 22 illustrations and 96 maps
History of the Medieval World sold: Theory and Praxis (Korean); Astrel (Russian); Alfa Basim Yayim (Turkish); Peking University Press (Chinese simplifed); PT Elex Media Komputindo (Indonesian)

Bennoune, Karima

YOUR FATWAS DO NOT APPLY HERE: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism

Journalists, theater directors, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, comics, street vendors, educators, and women’s rights activists—these are some of the people Karima Bennoune interviewed in her three-year investigation of grass-roots opposition to the rising tide of fundamentalism in Muslim populations from Lahore, Pakistan, to Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her subjects’ own religious views range from the wholly secular to the deeply devout, yet all bear painful witness to the brutal effects of fundamentalist violence and oppression. True defenders of freedom, they struggle to foster creativity, compassion, discussion, and diversity even sometimes in the face of death threats (and more than threats) from armed religious militants. A veteran of twenty years of human rights research and activism, Karima Bennoune is a professor of law at the University of California–Davis School of Law. She grew up in Algeria and the United States, and now lives in northern California.

August 2013; 352 pp with 20 illustrations

Brook, Daniel


A pioneering exploration of four cities where East meets West and past becomes future—St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai. The cultural and historical threads that connect these cities and their conflicted embrace of modernity are brought into relief in Daniel Brook’s captivating mix of history and reportage. Daniel Brook is the author of The Trap and a journalist whose work has appeared in publications including Harper’s, The Nation, and Slate.

February 2013; 352 pp with 12 illustrations and four maps
Translation rights: Larry Weissman Literary LLC

Churchland, Patricia

TOUCHING A NERVE: Exploring the Implications of the Self as Brain

What happens when we accept that everything we feel, think, and experience stems not from an immaterial soul but from electrical and chemical activity in our brains? That is the question at the heart of this new book by Patricia Churchland, one of the pioneers of neurophilosophy. In a narrative detailing her own personal and professional transformation, Churchland explains what the latest brain research into consciousness, sensory experience, memory, and free will can tell us about enduring philosophical and ethical questions: What is the self? How are our personalities created? What determines our decisions and behaviors? Patricia Churchland is professor emerita of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego and the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.

July 2013; 224 pp
Translation rights: Brockman, Inc., http://www.brockman.com/

Coleman, David G.

THE FOURTEENTH DAY: John F. Kennedy and the Aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis

On October 28, 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to remove nuclear missiles from Cuba. Popular history has marked that day as the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis. As President Kennedy’s secretly recorded White House tapes now reveal, nuclear missiles were still in Cuba, as were nuclear bombers, short-range missiles, and thousands of Soviet troops. Using new material from the tapes, historian David Coleman puts readers in the Oval Office during one of the most highly charged moments in American history. The director of the Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings Program, David Coleman is a history professor at the University of Virginia.

October 2012; 256 pp with an 8 pp photo insert

Dawisha, Adeed

THE SECOND ARAB AWAKENING: Revolution, Democracy, and the Islamist Challenge From Tunis to Damascus

When, in early 2011, people poured onto the streets of Arab cities to demand freedom, it was not for the first time. An earlier spate of revolutions had swept the Arab world in the 1950s and 1960s to throw off the shackles of colonialism. Those revolutions that had promised so much bequeathed the recent crop of Arab despots. What then, of the chances for success this time? This elegantly written, concise, yet detailed book is essential to understanding a fast-changing political landscape. Born in Baghdad, Adeed Dawisha is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Miami University of Ohio.

April 2013; 288 pp with 15 illustrations

Eisler, Benita

THE RED MAN’S BONES: George Catlin, Artist and Showman

George Catlin painted more than 600 portraits of individual chiefs, braves, squaws and children of the Northern Plains Indian tribes between 1830 and 1836. He also recorded astonishing landscapes, bison hunts, and ceremonies, including the Mandan coming-of-age torture ritual, which no white man had ever witnessed. In 1839, Catlin left for Europe, where he began exhibiting Iowas and Ojibwas. In the process, he changed from advocate to exploiter. Many of the Indians died, as did Catlin's wife and only son; he was thrown into debtor's prison, and all his works were seized. Benita Eisler is the author of biographies of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz; Lord Byron; Frederic Chopin; and George Sand. 

July 2013; 432 pp with 8 pp color and 8 pp b&w illustrations

Fleming, John

THE DARK SIDE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT: Wizards, Alchemists, and Spiritual Seekers in the Age of Reason

Although there is lively disagreement concerning the precise definition and dates of the European Enlightenment, scholars generally include among its principal features great strides in the liberation of human thought from superstition and traditional religion and the retreat of the concept of the supernatural before the advance of empirical science. In this book John V. Fleming shows how the impulses of enlightenment were challenged by tenacious religious ideas or channeled into the “darker” pursuits of the esoteric and the occult. His engaging topics include the stubborn survival of the miraculous, the Enlightenment roles of Rosicrucianism and Free Masonry, and the widespread pursuit of magic and alchemy. John V. Fleming, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, taught humanistic studies at Princeton University for forty years. He is the author of The Anti-Communist Manifestos: Four Books That Shaped the Cold War.

July 2013; 352 pp with 20 illustrations
The Anti-Communist Manifestos sold: Fazi (Italian)

Fontanella-Khan, Amana

PINK SARI REVOLUTION: Women and Power in the Badlands of India

Sampat Devi Pal, raised in India’s notoriously corrupt Uttar Pradesh region, was married off around the age of thirteen, had her first child at fifteen, and is essentially illiterate. Yet she has risen to become the fierce and courageous founder and commander in chief of India’s infamous Pink Sari Gang, a 20,000-member women’s vigilante group fighting for the rights of women in India. In narrating the riveting story of the Pink Gang’s work on behalf of a young girl unlawfully imprisoned at the hands of an abusive politician, journalist Amana Fontanella-Khan explores the origins and tactics of a fiery sisterhood that has grown to twice the size of the Irish army. Amana Fontanella-Khan is a Mumbai-based writer of Pakistani and Irish descent. She is a contributor to Slate, Daily Beast, New York Times, and Christian Science Monitor.

August 2013; 320 pp with 10 illustrations
Rights in English in India: Picador India
Translation: Tibor Jones & Assoc. http://tiborjones.com/

Gerchick, Mark

FULL UPRIGHT AND LOCKED POSITION: Not-So-Comfortable Truths about Air Travel Today

In Full Upright and Locked Position Mark Gerchick draws on his twenty years spent advising several of America’s largest airlines and airports, and as a key government aviation official, to decipher the quirks, mysteries, and unseen forces that have shaped the flying experience since September 11, 2001. From the effects of crushing fuel prices to the alchemy of air fares and endless nickel-and-diming, Gerchick explains how flying is losing its soul and what that means practically for our health, safety, and most of all our sanity. A former chief counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Department policy official, Mark Gerchick is now an aviation consultant.

June 2013; 288 pp

Gonzales, Lawrence

SURVIVING SURVIVAL: The Art and Science of Resilience

The survival experience—of a plane crash, a mountaineering disaster, a roadside bombing—changes everything. In some cases survivors suffer more in the aftermath than they did during the actual crisis. In all cases, they have to work hard to reinvent themselves. In many inspiring cases, they find that their lives are far richer for having gone through the ordeal. Laurence Gonzales is the author of the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. He has won two National Magazine awards and the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

September 2012; 304 pp
Deep Survival sold: Aspect (Japanese); China Translation and Publishing (Chinese simplified); Corbaccio (Italian); Desnivel (Spanish); Tourikis (Greek); Living Psychology (Chinese complex); Novo Conceito (Portuguese in Brasil); Yeedam (Korean)
Horowitz, Joseph

ON MY WAY”: The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess

A forgotten master of American musical theater, Rouben Mamoulian directed the original production of Porgy and Bess, the opera that catapulted his career. Culling newly released information from the Mamoulian Archives at the Library of Congress, Joseph Horowitz shows that, more than any other individual, Mamoulian transformed DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novella, Porgy, from a quasi-realistic regional cameo into an epic theater work about suffering and redemption. A former New York Times music critic, Joseph Horowitz is the award-winning author of ten books exploring the history of American music, including Classical Music in America and Artists in Exile.
July 2013; 256 pp with 10 illustrations

Johnsen, Gregory

THE LAST REFUGE: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and America’s War in Arabia

The Last Refuge charts the rise and fall of al-Qaeda in Yemen over the last thirty years, detailing how a group the US once defeated has now become one of the world’s most dangerous threats. An expert on Yemen who has spent years on the ground there, Gregory Johnsen uses al-Qaeda’s Arabic battle notes to reconstruct their world as they take aim at the West. Gregory Johnsen, a former Fulbright Fellow in Yemen, is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University. A frequent guest on NPR, his writings have appeared in the New York Times.

November 2012; 368 pp
UK rights: Oneworld ANZ rights: Scribe

Jones, William P.

THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was transcendent, a challenge to realize American ideals that still inspires fifty years later. But the very power of that speech has obscured the actual significance of the march and, by extension, the larger civil rights movement. William P. Jones’s history restores the march in its full dimension and locates it within the broad history of civil rights. William P. Jones, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, focuses on civil rights and labor history and contributes to the Nation and other publications.

July 2013; 288 pp with 8 pp insert

Jung, Carl Gustav

THE RED BOOK: A Reader’s Edition

Although its existence was known for more than eighty years, The Red Book remained the most influential unpublished work in the history of psychology until Norton released a lavish, full-facsimile edition to wild acclaim in 2009. Nothing less than the central work of Jung's oeuvre, this edition makes the text available in a smaller, un-illustrated format, translated by Mark Kyburz, John Peck, and Sonu Shamdasani and accompanied by a contextual essay and notes by the noted Jung scholar Sonu Shamdasani.

Rights sold: MALBA (Spanish); Bollati Boringhieri (Italian); BNP Conseil (French); Editora Vozes (Portugese in Brazil)
December 2012; 5.5 x 8.5, 572 pp

The Red Book sold: Patmos (German); Boringhieri (Italian); Editorial Vozes (Portuguese); Sogensha (Japanese); MALBA (Spanish); Editura Trei (Romanian); Portal (Czech); BNP Conseil (French)

Levitt, Theresa

A SHORT, BRIGHT FLASH: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse

Augustin Fresnel (1788–1827) shocked the scientific elite with his view of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many times brighter, farther, and more efficiently than they had before. As secretary of France’s Lighthouse Commission, he planned and oversaw the lighting of the nation’s coast. Although Fresnel died young, his brother Léonor presided over the spread of the new technology around the globe. The new lights were of strategic importance in navigation, and the Fresnel legacy played an important role in major geopolitical events, warfare, and trade. Levitt’s scientific and historical account, rich in anecdote and personality, is a compelling tale of a fascinating but unheralded technology. Theresa Levitt is an associate professor of history at the University of Mississippi.

June 2013; 192 pp with 60 illustrations and 6 maps

Lukacs, Paul

INVENTING WINE: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures

Wine is approximately eight thousand years old, but the wines that people buy and drink today are for the most part quite new. Modern wine exists as the product of multiple revolutions—scientific, industrial, social, even ideological. Contemporary wines both taste unlike those from earlier eras and are valued in novel ways. In Inventing Wine, Paul Lukacs chronicles wine’s transformation from a source of sustenance to a consciously pursued pleasure,. Paul Lukacs is the author of The Great Wines of America and American Vintage and is the recipient of the James Beard, IACP, and Clicquot Book of the Year awards and a professor of English at Loyola University in Maryland.

December 2012; 388 pp with an 8 pp insert
Translation rights: Georges Borchardt, Inc., http://gbagency.com/

Metzer, Peter, with an introduction by Rich Marazzi

SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW BASEBALL? A Fan’s Guide to the Official Rules

Few sports lovers are as obsessed with rules and statistics as baseball fans. Peter E. Meltzer catalogues every noteworthy baseball rule and illustrates it with actual plays, from the historical to the contemporary. Each rule is demonstrated by an interesting play in which Meltzer considers the potentially tricky aspect of the rule in a fun quiz-style format. Peter E. Meltzer, the author of the best-selling The Thinker’s Thesaurus and Who Is Buried in Grant’s Tomb?, is an attorney and an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Law. Paperback original.

June 2013; 304 pp with 21 illustrations

Oakes, James

FREEDOM NATIONAL: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865

The consensus view of the Civil War—that it was first and foremost a war to restore the Union, and an antislavery war only later when it became necessary for Union victory—dies here. James Oakes’s groundbreaking history shows how deftly Lincoln and congressional Republicans pursued antislavery throughout the war, pragmatic in policy but steadfast on principle. James Oakes is a professor of history at the City University of New York Graduate Center. His most recent book on Frederick Douglass and Lincoln, The Radical and the Republican, won the Lincoln Prize.


December 2012; 608 pp with 8 pp insert

Parks, Tim

ITALIAN WAYS: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo

Travel writer Tim Parks’s best-selling books on Italy have been hailed as “so vivid, so packed with delectable details, [they] serve as a more than decent substitute for the real thing” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, in his first Italian travelogue in a decade, he brings us a fresh portrait of Italy today through a wry account of riding its trains. Whether describing his daily commute from Milan to Verona, his regular trips to Florence and Rome, or his occasional sojourns to Naples and Sicily, Parks uses his thirty years of amusing and maddening experiences on Italian trains to reveal what he calls the “charmingly irritating dystopian paradise” of Italy. Tim Parks is the author of the best-selling Italian Neighbors and An Italian Education. His novels have won the Somerset Maugham Award and the Betty Trask Prize and have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

June 2013; 288 pp with 6 illustrations

Perry, Barbara

ROSE KENNEDY: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch

Mining newly released diaries and letters, Barbara Perry captures Rose Kennedy’s genuine contributions to her family’s political dynasty. An extroverted socialite at her husband’s side in prewar London, she became an effective campaigner at home, reaching voters that Jack, Bobby, and Teddy could not. For the first time, we see a complete portrait of Rose that adds depth and dimension to her legend. Barbara Perry is a Senior Fellow in presidential oral history at the University of Virgina’s Miller Center in Charlottesville. She is the author of Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier.

July 2013; 384 pp with 16 pp insert

Presilla, Maricel

GRAN COCINA LATINA: The Food of Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean

Gran Cocina Latina unifies the vast culinary landscape of the Latin world, from Mexico to Argentina and all the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean. An inquisitive historian and a successful restaurateur, Maricel Presilla has gathered more than 500 recipes, from the foundational adobos and sofritos to empanadas and tamales to ceviches and moles to desserts such as flan and tres leches cake. Maricel Presilla is the co-owner of Zafra and Cucharamama, two Latin restaurants in Hoboken, New Jersey. She holds a doctorate in medieval Spanish history from New York University.
October 2012; 8 x 9, 864 pp with two color inserts and 75 b&w photographs

Quammen, David

SPILLOVER: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

The emergence of strange new diseases is a frightening problem that seems to threaten a worldwide pandemic. We hear news reports of Ebola, SARS, AIDS, and something called Hendra killing horses and people in Australia—but those reports miss the big truth that such phenomena are part of a single pattern. The bugs that transmit these diseases share one thing: they originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. David Quammen tracks this subject around the world. He recounts adventures in the field—netting bats in China, trapping monkeys in Bangladesh, stalking gorillas in the Congo—with the world’s leading disease scientists. In Spillover Quammen takes the reader along on this astonishing quest as he asks the terrifying question: What might the next big one be? David Quammen is the author of The Song of the Dodo, among other books. He has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is the recipient of a John Burroughs Medal and the National Magazine Award.

Rights sold: Bodley Head (UK); Adelphi (Italian); Atlas (Dutch); DVA (German); AST (Russian); East Press (Japanese)
October 2012; 488 pp
Monster of God sold: Adelphi (Italian); Atlas (Dutch); Companhia das Letras (Portuguese in Brazil); Puroonsup (Korean); List Verlag (German); Wild Project (French); Hutchinson (UK)

Roberts, David

ALONE ON THE ICE: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. Mawson was sometimes reduced to crawling, and one night he discovered that the soles of his feet had completely detached from the flesh beneath. This thrilling and almost unbelievable account establishes Mawson in his rightful place as one of the greatest polar explorers and expedition leaders. David Roberts is the winner of the Prix Méditerrané and the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. He is the author of The Mountain of My Fear and Deborah.

January 2013; 368 pp with 24 pp insert and two maps
Rose, Michael

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