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And Our Critics Commend

July 27, 1986

The Stones Cry Out: A Cambodian Childhood, 1975-1980, Molyda Szymusiak (Hill & Wang). "If one is interested in the nature of horror and love, the history of our times in the lives of survivors, . . . one would do well to read and re-read 'The Stones Cry Out' " (Lynne Bundesen).

Red: A Biography of Red Smith, Ira Berkow (Times Books: $17.95). "Smith had a magic with words that made games into Shakespearean plays that you could understand." This "story about Red Smith . . . is almost as interesting and entertaining as a story by Red Smith" (Bill Dwyre).

Home: A Short History of an Idea, Witold Rybczynski (Viking). "The idea is that our wandering human nature can be identified in the wandering meanings we have assigned to our houses. . . ." (Richard Eder).

Terrorism: How the West Can Win, edited by Benjamin Netanyahu (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). The author, who has distinguished himself as a commander in many operations for Israel's military, offers "a compelling book that reaffirms my own conclusion that in modern terrorism . . . we are dealing with a complex and deeply rooted set of factors" (Dennis DeConcini).

Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, David M. O'Brien (Norton). "A fascinating, sometimes gossipy picture of how the justices actually do their work, how much they rely on law clerks, how they schedule their time, decide what cases to take, negotiate, politic . . . (and) reach their decisions" (Lee Dembart).

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