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Tomorrow's titles today: the world according to Rove, America's future according to Romney, the war on terror according to retired CIA agent Kiriakou

The following are among the new releases coming this month:

Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight
By Karl Rove (Threshold Editions, $30)
March 9

Perhaps the most anticipated release for political junkies on both sides of the aisle. For the right, a chance for the savvy political operative to set the record straight and perhaps burnish the image of the Bush White House. For the left, the Rove partisan bulldog can do no right, so it’s an opportunity to critique and analyze his words within an inch of their lives and maybe get the answer to that nagging question: “Why the heck did they do that?!?”

No Apology: The Case for American Greatness
By Mitt Romney (St. Martin’s, $25.99)
March 2

At first glance, you might mistake the gist of the title as Romney apologizing for a lackluster presidential run, but no, it’s a politician’s effort to shore up the American public’s patriotism and sense of self-worth. Again.

The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror
By John Kiriakou with Michael Ruby (Random House, $26)
March 16

Kiriakou is a retired CIA agent whose roughly 14-year career encompassed a stint in analysis (the Iraqi-Kuwaiti desk at the height of the 1990s invasion) to operations (as chief of counterterrorism in Pakistan). And it’s chockablock with tidbits on the intervening administrations, a barely disguised loathing of congressional intervention in CIA affairs, and (being a memoir) his personal life.

--Christopher Schoppa

By Christopher Schoppa  |  February 28, 2010; 6:30 AM ET
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