THE CULTURE OF DISBELIEF: HOW AMERICAN LAW AND POLITICS TRIVIALIZE RELIGIOUS DEVOTION, by Stephen L. Carter (Anchor, 328 pp., $14.95). The apparent disregard for anything faith-related in the media, law, and academia is the focus of Yale law professor Stephen Carter's book. Robert Marquand, in his review of Oct. 15, 1993, wrote: ``Carter's analysis of a cultural dynamic that marginalizes religion - and his quiet call for more space in the public square for religious pluralism - is timely, fresh, and much needed.''
PADDY CLARKE HA HA HA, by Roddy Doyle (Penguin, 282 pp., $10.95). Irishman Roddy Doyle, author of ``The Commitments,'' offers an engaging coming-of-age tale in his fourth novel, which won the 1993 British Booker Prize. Set in 1960s Dublin, it follows 10-year-old Paddy Clarke as he deals with school, friends, and his parents' troubled marriage. ``Doyle's convincing writing makes it easy to go back and reread sections of this funny and emotionally accurate tale of youth,'' according to our Feb. 2, 1993 review.
W.E.B. DU BOIS: BIOGRAPHY OF A RACE 1868-1919, by David Levering Lewis (Henry Holt, 735 pp., $17.95). This Pulitzer Prize-winning book chronicles the life of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois - one of the founding fathers of the civil rights movement and author of the 1903 book ``The Souls of Black Folk.'' Gloria Waite found the biography to be ``a significant addition to the celebrations of Du Bois's life, work, and writing,'' in her Dec. 6, 1993, review.
THE LAST PANDA, by George B. Schaller (University of Chicago Press, 299 pp., $13.95). In his latest survey, naturalist George Schaller explores the urgent need for the preservation of giant pandas in China, rather than continuing the ``rent-a-panda'' schemes that send the animals to zoos. His book ``presents a heartfelt delineation of greed, waste, and good intentions gone awry,'' wrote Mary Warner Marien in her review of June 4, 1993.
HEART EARTH: A MEMOIR, by Ivan Doig (Penguin, 160 pp., $8.95). Fifteen years after his first autobiography, ``This House of Sky,'' Ivan Doig now brings readers the story of his childhood during World War II. Brad Knickerbocker, in his Sept. 16, 1993, review, called Doig ``one of the most readable and productive writers out of the American West today'' whose recent book highlights ``the strength of character and essential hopefulness that have come to be Doig trademarks.''
THE RAGE OF A PRIVILEGED CLASS, by Ellis Cose (HarperCollins, 192 pp., $12). Issues causing Angst among affluent African-Americans - including workplace inequalities, racism, and affirmative action - are laid out in this book by longtime journalist Ellis Cose. It's ``a probing, scholarly portrayal of the vulnerability and victimization of many middle-class blacks,'' wrote James Teele in his April 18, 1994, review.
A HISTORY OF WARFARE, by John Keegan (Vintage, 432 pp., $14). British military historian John Keegan's ambitious book covers the ins and outs of organized armed conflict from the earliest records to the atomic bomb. ``He accomplishes this feat with amazing dexterity in only 400 pages, pausing occasionally to throw in small asides such as the fact that margarine was invented for the armies of Napoleon III,'' wrote Peter Grier in his Jan. 4, 1994, review.