THE AGENDA: INSIDE THE CLINTON WHITE HOUSE, by Bob Woodward (Pocket Books, 431 pp., $6.50). Bob Woodward's latest book meticulously traces Bill Clinton's policy on the economy from its birth on the campaign trail to its much different form after the 1992 election. ''Woodward has gone to extraordinary lengths to reconstruct fly-on-the-wall accounts of the private conversations and dealings that shaped the White House's main piece of business in its first year,'' wrote Marshall Ingwerson in his June 30, 1994, review.

COYOTES AND TOWN DOGS: EARTH FIRST! AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT, by Susan Zakin (Penguin, 483 pp., $19.99) Earth First! -- a 1980s environmental group known for its radical tactics -- is journalist Susan Zakin's subject. Reviewer Brad Knickerbocker called it ''the most thorough and thoughtful survey of the American environmental movement I have seen,'' in his Oct. 5, 1993, review. ''It puts Earth First! and the period of its major battles and internal struggles in the context of the broader American conservation movement.''

THE STONE DIARIES, by Carol Shields (Penguin, 361 pp., $10.95). This winner of the 1994 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction tells the story of Daisy Stone Goodwill, a simple Canadian woman searching for meaning in her life. It ''looks beyond the accumulation of events, dates, and sterile facts a diary so faithfully records, to the universal problem of how ordinary men and women connect with one another,'' Laura Van Tuyl Clayton wrote in her March 30, 1994, review.

THE DOWNING STREET YEARS 1979-1990, by Margaret Thatcher (HarperCollins, 914 pp., $16). Readers interested in the leadership and the downfall of Margaret Thatcher as British prime minister will find details, and some bitterness, in her first book of memoirs. But the ideas that drove this formidable stateswoman can also be found here. ''In compelling detail, Britain's first woman prime minister describes how, when elected leader of the Conservative Party, she had already decided that socialism was a dying creed,'' wrote Alexander MacLeod in his review of Dec. 15, 1993.

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