cover image In the New World

In the New World

Lawrence Wright, Laurence Wright. Vintage Books USA, $14 (322pp) ISBN 978-0-394-75964-7

Wright ( City Children ; Country Summer ) reflects on his coming-of-age during the '60s, describing his experiences on the home front of the Vietnam war and on the battlefields of the civil rights movement. ``This is a rewarding memoir with telling details on public figures and dissidents alike,'' commented PW . (Feb.)