Political Book Notes

political book notes Alaska Crude: Visions of the Last Frontier. Kenneth Andrasko, photographs by Marcus Halevi. Little, Brown, $7.95. Americans Remember the Home Front. Roy Hoopes. Hawthorn...

...Doubleday, $7.95...
...David Dubinsky: A Life With Labor...
...Our Great Spring Victory: An Account of the Liberation of South Vietnam...
...Norton, $8.95...
...Marathon: The Pursuit of the Presidency, 1972-1976...
...Richard G. Stein...
...Mixed Families: Adopting Across Racial Boundaries...
...Spiro Agnewís former speechwriter has written a public-relations history of the 1976 presidential election, with the unsurprising point that the PR element was of great importance in determining the outcome...
...Indiana Univ...
...A revision of the revisionists, this book argues that John Kennedy was the key political figure in the racial revolution of the sixties...
...The Diaries of a Cabinet Minister, Volume 11: Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1966-1968...
...Hart, $10...
...Norton, $8.95...
...Jeremy Tunstall...
...An absorbing biography of George Wiley, the leader of the welfare rights movement...
...Decision Over Schweinfurt...
...R a s h . Simon and Schuster , $7.9 5. Biography is painless history, and this collaboration by the former president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and The New York Izinesí longtime labor reporter is no exception...
...PR As in President...
...Richard N. Current...
...Schreiner, a former Digest employee, has the facts, but he recounts them in a way so resolutely amiable, folksy, and shallow as to be more frustrating than enlightening...
...Fresh in thought but academic in presentation, this book will reward the reader who perseveres...
...Dutton, $10...
...Sierra Club, $9.95...
...The Game They Played...
...In the process of telling the life history of David Dubinsky, the authors manage to teach the reader much about labor in the 20th century-the change in its ethnic and political character, the battles with the communists for union control, and, perhaps most important, the evolution of the union-business mutual aid philosophy...
...It wasnít dedicated to the mass slaughter of civilians but, as this book shows, to precision bombing of German industry carried out in the daylight at a great cost in the lives of American pilots...
...James J. Lynch...
...Technology, World Politics and American Policy...
...Gordon Thomas, Max Morgan ,With...
...William Stockton...
...An excerpt appears in this issue of The Washington Monthly...
...Enola Gay...
...The case is convincing, except when the author tries to gloss over Kennedyís non-participation in one of the great civil rights events of the decade, the March on Washington in August 1963...
...Columbia Univ...
...Paul C. Nagel...
...Stein & Day, $10...
...Peter T. Faulkner, ed...
...John F. Kennedy and the Second Reconstruction...
...A Passion for Equality...
...Thames and Hudson, $10.95...
...Nuclear Power and Social Planning...
...Ira Hirschmann...
...Itís overwritten in places and treads a fine line between the popular and the technical, but overall this is an intelligent and valuable book that profits greatly from its authorís insiderís perspective...
...Is This Really What I Want To Do...
...Columbia Univ...
...Doubleday, $10...
...Murder of a Gentle Land: The Untold Story of Communist Genocide in Cambodia...
...The Case for the Welfare State...
...China and America: The Search for a New Relationship...
...Having It Your Way: The Strategy of Settling Everyday Conflicts...
...Basic, $10.95...
...Hugo Adam Bedau...
...Final Approach: The Crash of Eastern 212...
...The author, who specializes in psychosomatic medicine, cites impressive evidence that single people are more susceptible to mental and physical disease, particularly heart ailments...
...New York Univ...
...Indiana TJniv...
...The Myth of Measurability...
...David Dubinsky, A.H...
...Paul H. Houts, ed...
...Phyllis Schlafly...
...David W. Ewing...
...Uncertain Greatness: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy...
...Press, $10...
...One of the great bad raps of recent history is the one Kurt Vonnegut laid on the American Air Force in Europe during World War 11...
...Indiana Univ...
...and ed...
...Public Transportation and Land Use Policy...
...Lexington, $16...
...Norton, $8.95...
...The Power of the Positive Woman...
...78 The Media Are American...
...I started by saying, ĎDown with the bosses,í Ē Dubinsky says...
...76 The Condensed World of the Readerís Digest...
...Doubleday, $8.95...
...Nebraska...
...The Silent Bomb: A Guide to the Nuclear Energy Controversy...
...Ward Ritchie Press, $8.95...
...Richard Crossman...
...The writing is a bit Readerís Digest-y but this book has an important and disturbing message...
...Wyoming, T. A. Larson...
...translated by John Spragens, Jr...
...Gerald Garvey...
...Lexington, $15...
...endell Berry...
...Anchor Press/Doubleday, $12.95...
...William J. Barnds, ed...
...Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $8.95...
...Norton, $8.95...
...Tdkin and Testifyin...
...A former Henry Kissinger aide and a regular contributor to these pages, Morris has written a major study of Kissingerís career at the highest levels of government...
...The assumption behind this book is that like sex, the Mideast has gotten so complicated that newcomers to the field need a simple book in Q-and-A form to help them understand it...
...He says that millions of the loneliness-prone-the widowed and divorced, the old and the single young living alone-die quite literally of a broken heart each year...
...The Broken Heart...
...Monthly Review Press, $15...
...Robert K. Yin, Karen A. Heald, Mary E. Vogel...
...Robert Bell...
...Press, $17.50...
...Now Iím a little smarter...
...Norton, $8.95...
...Vic Gold...
...Press, $14.95...
...and with annual sales Schreiner estimates at $700 million, itís one of the largest privately held corporations in America...
...To Be Preserved Forever...
...Like most successful American magazines, itís the product of a single strong personality, that of its founder DeWitt Wallace, who has a great instinct for the optimistic banality that Digest readers have come to love...
...The Readerís Digest, a magazine founded on the principle of culling articles from other magazines, has the largest circulation of any periodical in the history of the world...
...Tinkering With the System: Technological Innovations in State and Local Services...
...Boris S. Pushkarev, Jeffery M. Zupan...
...Itzhak Galnoor, ed...
...Arlington House, $8.95...
...Lev Kopelev...
...Norton, $8.95...
...Joyce A. Ladner...
...Virginia...
...Wisconsin...
...Questions and Answers About Arabs and Jews...
...General Van Tien Dung...
...Carl M. Brauer...
...Press, $12.50...
...Until the Sun Dies...
...Anthony Austin, trans...
...Stein & Day, $1 1.95...
...Nick Kotz, Mary Lynn Kotz...
...Houghton Mifflin, $8.95...
...Trilateral Commission Task Force Reports: 1-7...
...Roger Morris...
...New York Univ...
...Freedom Inside the Organization: Bringing Civil Liberties Down to the Workplace...
...McKay, $10.95...
...Readerís Digest Press, $8.95...
...Dorothy Weyer Creigh...
...Stanley Cohen...
...Kathleen McCourt...
...Geneva Smitherman...
...Thomas M. Coffey...
...If they go down, our people go down with them...
...Samuel A. Schreiner, Jr...
...Viking, $14.95...
...Louis D. Rubin, Jr...
...Press, $14...
...Jules Witcover...
...Nevada...
...Lexington, $15...
...Anybody who knows much about the Mideast wonít have any use for this book, but itís a helpful guide for the uninitiated, full of information, more sympathetic to Israel than to the Arabs...
...Bantam, $1.95...
...John Barron, Anthony Paul...
...Robert Jastrow...
...Norton, $8.95...
...At a time when an increasing number of Americans are living alone, this book warns of the medical consequences of solitary existence...
...This is a disorganized collection of obvious, occasionally witty observations, of no great value...
...Houghton Mifflin, $8.95...
...Press, $12...
...Working-Class Women and Grass-roots Politics...
...Johnnyís Such a Bright Boy, What a Shame Heís Retarded...
...Hawthorn Books, $12.95...
...Norton, $8.95...
...Robert Laxalt...
...He contrasts Nevada, with its large singles population and high death rate, with Utah, with its religious and social emphasis on community and far lower death rate...
...The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture...
...The Courts, the Constitution and Capital Punishment...
...Jerry Greenwald...
...Government Secrecy in Democracies...
...Victor Basiuk, Columbia Univ...
...Kate Long...
...Holt, Rinehart and Winston, $18.95...
...Norton, $8.95...
...Harper & Row, $10...
...Architecture and Energy...
...Random House, $10.95/$3.95...
...Missouri...
...New York Univ...
...Lippincott, $12.50...
...Press, $14.95...
...Press, $18.50...
...Press, $15...
...Norman Furniss, Timothy Tilton...
...Spies and Spymasters: A Concise History of Intelligence, Jock Haswell...
...This is one of the great natural ideas for a good book, and so, after the publication of this one, it remains...

Vol. 9 • July 1977 • No. 5


 
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