South Light: A Journey to the Last Continent, Michael Parfit (Macmillan). "Poking into odd corners of Antarctica and its unusual denizens . . . 'South Light' is a disconnected collection of photographs taken with the mind's eye. Unusual people and strange actions come at you in staccato fashion, little dramas in a setting so alien that you want to demand of (Michael) Parfit, 'Explain this! Where are we?' Parfit, stubborn, does not succumb to that powerful journalist's instinct to construct order. . . . He prefers to be a transparent conduit to the life of the continent" (David Graber).
The Moral Life of Children and The Political Life of Children, Robert Coles (Atlantic Monthly). "Trained as a pediatrician and child psychoanalyst, Robert Coles . . . is a master chronicler, providing few answers but asking his questions so eloquently that his writings are likely to endure the passage of time and emerge as classic portrayals of social upheaval and its effect upon the young" (Jonathan Kellerman).
Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America, David M. Riemers (Columbia University) "focuses on how the Immigration Act of 1965 helped legalize immigration from the Third World . . . a comprehensive work that will serve as an excellent resource" (Leo R. Chavez).
The Holocaust, Martin Gilbert (Holt, Rinehart & Winston) "chronicles the history of the Holocaust from the aftermath of World War I to the end of World War II . . . provides the entire panorama in which Auschwitz was one detail and the Jews not the only victims" (Peter Hay).