KING EDWARD VIII by Philip Ziegler (Knopf; $24.95). The great crown-for-love scandal gets a decidedly unromantic treatment in this diplomatic but by no means flattering portrait of the moonstruck Duke of Windsor, the man who gave up his throne for a career as the husband of American-born Wallis Simpson.
A DANGEROUS WOMAN by Mary McGarry Morris (Viking; $19.95). This searching novel about a woman who is one of life's losers creates a character who is crazy enough to be interesting and sane enough to describe her own incompetence.
I AM A TEACHER: A TRIBUTE TO AMERICA'S TEACHERS by David Marshall...