by Ward Just (Houghton Mifflin: $17.95; 279 pp.) "Just makes politics a substantially more colorful calling than it actually is, and we learn something--however ugly--about the motivations of politicians and the seductive nature of power."--Gary Dretzka
THE ELEPHANT AND MY JEWISH PROBLEM
Short Stories and Journals, 1957-1987
by Hugh Nissenson (Harper & Row: $18.95; 224 pp.) "An elegant retrospective. The journal entries are the more memorable, invariably containing moments of serendipitous revelation."