Books: Best of '86: Books

Nonfiction

AGAINST ALL HOPE: THE PRISON MEMOIRS OF ARMANDO VALLADARES A Cuban poet who spent 22 years as Castro's political prisoner tells of atrocity, survival and hope.

EISENHOWER: AT WAR 1943-1945 by David Eisenhower. Ike's grandson emerges as a formidable historian and biographer in this study of the European campaign and of what the general knew and when he knew it.

THE PAPER: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE by Richard Kluger. Horace Greeley, Karl Marx and Tom Wolfe all worked for the Trib; another former employee recalls more than a century of colorful news and newsmakers.

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