Man of the House: The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O'Neill, with William Novak (Random House). "A memoir that is a model of the genre. Their book is filled with amusing and troubling anecdotes that will justifiably propel it onto the best-seller list" (Robert Dallek).
Who Got Einstein's Office?: Eccentricity and Genius at the Institute for Advanced Study, Ed Regis (Addison-Wesley). "A dazzling parade of the people and things of the state-of-the-art science's state of the art . . . The reporting of the book is excellent throughout" (Malcolm C. MacPherson).
Blacks and a Second Constitution: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice, Derrick Bell (Basic Books). "An unusual book using a didactic fable to detail a very serious American dilemma" (Margaret Walker Alexander).
Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion; Simone Weil: A Modern Pilgrimage, Robert Coles (Addison-Wesley). By examining the spiritual journeys of these "two modern saints," the author "offers an illuminating perspective on the moral climate of our culture" (Jeff Dietrich).