The Korean War, Max Hastings (Simon & Schuster). "An important re-examination of the Korean conflict." A military historian, Max Hastings interviewed veterans and researched archives "to provide a vivid retelling of the war" (Eun-Sik Yang).
Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller, and Countrywoman, Judy Taylor (Frederick Warne/Viking), "is like its subject, a rare jewel . . . . (Judy Taylor) provides new insight into a complex personality whose stories remain fresh, taut, and exciting" (Liz Ogren Krieger).
Cry of the Oppressed: The History & Hope of the Human Rights Revolution, Robert F. Drinan (Harper & Row). "A fine restatement of a most important theme . . . . (Robert) Drinan explains the evolution of worldwide concern over political and economic rights in the period since World War II" (Sanford Ungar).
In Sorcery's Shadow: A Memoir of Apprenticeship Among the Songhay of Niger, Paul Stoller and Cheryl Olkes (University of Chicago). The authors "are wonderful writers, and their prose--so vivid and yet so graceful--occasionally achieves the quality of poetry" (Jonathan Kirsch).