Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.
Suitable Accommodations: An Autobiographical Story of Family Life: The Letters of J.F. Powers, 1942–1963 edited by Katherine A. Powers
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro
All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly
40: A Doonesbury Retrospective by G.B. Trudeau
White House Diary by Jimmy Carter
The Death of Conservatism by Sam Tanenhaus
Lincoln on Race and Slavery edited and with an introduction by Henry Louis Gates Jr., and coedited by Donald Yacovone
An Oresteia: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos, Elektra by Sophokles, Orestes by Euripides translated from the Greek by Anne Carson
An Oresteia: Part 1: Agamemnon by Aiskhylos, Elektra by Sophokles directed by Brian Kulick and Gisela Cardenas
An Oresteia: Part 2: Orestes by Euripides directed by Paul Lazar, with choreography by Annie-B Parson
The Aeneid by Vergil, translated from the Latin by Sarah Ruden
The Roman Triumph by Mary Beard
The Gates of Paradise: Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Renaissance Masterpiece Catalog of the exhibition edited by Gary M. Radke, with essays by Andrew Butterfield and eleven other contributors.
William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism by Robert D. Richardson
Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome by Carlos A. Picón,Joan R. Mertens, Elizabeth J. Milleker, Christopher S. Lightfoot, and Seán Hemingway, with contributions from Richard De Puma
Manliness by Harvey C. Mansfield
At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965–68 by Taylor Branch
Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis by Jimmy Carter
George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French and Indian War edited by Fred Anderson
His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
Arguing About War by Michael Walzer
My Life by Bill Clinton
The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America by Edmund S. Morgan
The Passion of the Christ a film directed by Mel Gibson
Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II by Jason Berry and Gerald Renner
The Parthenon by Mary Beard
Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church by the Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe
Conclave: The Politics, Personalities, and Process of the Next Papal Election by John L. Allen Jr.
Intimate Enemies: Moral Panics in Contemporary Great Britain by Philip Jenkins
Beyond Tolerance: Child Pornography on the Internet by Philip Jenkins
Pedophiles and Priests: Anatomy of a Contemporary Crisis by Philip Jenkins
Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex by Judith Levine, with a foreword by Dr. Joycelyn M. Elders
Goodbye, Good Men: How Liberals Brought Corruption into the Catholic Church by Michael S. Rose
The Changing Face of the Priesthood: A Reflection on the Priest’s Crisis of Soul by Donald B. Cozzens
Don’t Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys by Michel Dorais, translated by Isabel Denholm Meyer
The Unhealed Wound: The Church and Human Sexuality by Eugene Kennedy
Passionate Uncertainty: Inside the American Jesuits by Peter McDonough and Eugene C. Bianchi
Selected Works of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin edited by Alphonse P. Spilly, C.PP.S.
Cardinal Ratzinger: The Vatican’s Enforcer of the Faith John L. Allen Jr.
The Spirit of the Liturgy Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, translated from the German by John Saward
The Gentleman from New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan by Godfrey Hodgson
Delancey’s Way by James McCourt
Memory and Reconciliation: The Church and the Faults of the Past for the Doctrine of the Faith, December 1999 by Rev. Christopher Begg, Msgr. Bruno Forte, Rev. Sebastian Karotemprel S.D.B., Msgr. Roland Minnerath, Rev. Thomas Norris, Rev. Rafael Salazar Cárdenas M.Sp.S., Msgr. Anton Strukelj. Issued from the Vatican by Cardinal Ratzinger of the Congregation. Avai
In Love with Night: The American Romance with Robert Kennedy by Ronald Steel
Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story by Jake Tapper
Me, by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente, Governor of Minnesota as told to Garrison Keillor
The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 by Eric Hobsbawm
Modern Times, Modern Places by Peter Conrad
A History of the World in the Twentieth Century by J.A.S. Grenville
The Century by Peter Jennings, by Todd Brewster
The American Century by Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland, by Kevin Baker
The Oxford History of the Twentieth Century edited by Michael Howard, by William Roger Louis
The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century edited by Richard W. Bulliet
Why the American Century? by Olivier Zunz
The Twentieth Century: A World History by Clive Ponting
Our Times: The Illustrated History of the 20th Century edited by Lorraine Glennon
Chronicle of the 20th Century edited by Clifton Daniel, by John W. Kirshon, foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., by An updated edition will be published in November.
National Geographic Eyewitness to the 20th Century by National Geographic Society
Gabriele D’Annunzio: Defiant Archangel by John Woodhouse
Cabiria e il suo tempo edited by Paolo Bertetto, by Gianni Rondolino
Griffithiana: The Journal of Film History edited by Davide Turconi
King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero by David Remnick
More Than a Champion: The Style of Muhammad Ali by Jan Philipp Reemtsma, translated by John E. Woods
Jews: The Essence and Character of a People by Arthur Hertzberg, by Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Portrait of American Jews: The Last Half of the Twentieth Century by Samuel C. Heilman
The Vanishing American Jew: In Search of Jewish Identity for the Next Century Schuster. by Alan M. Dershowitz
Bulworth a film by and with Warren Beatty
The Children by David Halberstam
Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement by John Lewis, with Michael D'Orso
Nearer, My God: An Autobiography of Faith by William F. Buckley Jr.
The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara by David I. Kertzer
Mary Through the Centuries: Her Place in the History of Culture by Jaroslav Pelikan
Man of the Century: The Life and Times of Pope John Paul II by Jonathan Kwitny
Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes by Eamon Duffy
Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from Saint Peter to John Paul II by Richard P. McBrien
The Smoke of Satan: Conservative and Traditionalist Dissent in Contemporary American Catholicism by Michael W. Cuneo
Interntional Silent Film Festival Pordenone, Italy
The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour M. Hersh
Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America by J. Anthony Lukas
The Colonel: The Life and Legend of Robert R. McCormick: 1880-1955 by Richard Norton Smith
Behind the Oval Office: Winning the Presidency in the Nineties by Dick Morris
The Angel Tree: A Christmas Celebration (1993) by Linn Howard, by Mary Jane Pool
Scene e scenografie del presepe Napoletano (1991) by Gennaro Borrelli
Il presepio: Otto secoli di storia, arte, tradizione (1995) by Pietro Gargano
El belén: Historia, tradición y actualidad (1992) by Pablo Martínez-Palomero
Il presepe Napoletano del settecento (1995) by Teodoro Fittipaldi
Venite Adoremus: Note sul presepe Genovese (1993) catalog of the 1993-1994 exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale, Genoa.
Il presepe riscoperto: Un “unicum” Napoletano del seicento a Genova (1989) by Giuliana Biavati, by Giulio Sommariva
Il presepe Italiano (1993) by Pietro Gasperini
Il presepe Napoletano (1990) by Gennaro Borrelli
The Seduction of Hillary Rodham by David Brock
An Easy Burden: The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America by Andrew Young
Prophet of Rage: A Life of Louis Farrakhan and His Nation by Arthur J. Magida
In the Name of Elijah Muhammad: Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam by Mattias Gardell
Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson by Marshall Frady
They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era by E.J. Dionne Jr.
In Defense of Government: The Fall and Rise of Public Trust by Jacob Weisberg
Left for Dead: The Life, Death, and Possible Resurrection of Progressive Politics in America by Michael Tomasky
Values Matter Most: How Republicans or Democrats or a Third Party Can Win and Renew the American Way of Life by Ben J. Wattenberg
The New Promise of American Life edited by Lamar Alexander, edited by Chester E. Finn Jr.
Showdown: The Struggle Between the Gingrich Congress and the Clinton White House by Elizabeth Drew
Storming the Gates: Protest Politics and the Republican Revival by Dan Balz, by Ronald Brownstein
‘Tell Newt to Shut Up’ by David Maraniss, by Michael Weisskopf
Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics by Larry J. Sabate, by Glenn R. Simpson
The System: The American Way of Politics at the Breaking Point by Haynes Johnson, by David S. Broder
Blood Sport: The President and His Adversaries by James B Stewart
Madhouse: The Private Turmoil of Working for the President by Jeffrey H Birnbaum
Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan and Whitewater Development Company, Inc.: A Preliminary Report to the Resolution Trust Corporation
Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan and Whitewater Development Company, Inc.: A Supplemental Report to the Resolution Trust Corporation Prepared by Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP, San Francisco, California, with financial and economic analysis support from Tuc
A Report on Certain Real Estate Loans and Investments Made by Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan and Related Entities
A Report on the Rose Law Firm’s Conduct of Accounting Malpractice Litigation Pertaining to Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan Prepared for Resolution Trust Corporation by Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP
A Supplemental Report on the Representation of Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan by the Rose Law Firm Prepared for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation by Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP
Second Amendment Symposium Issue Tennessee Law Review, Spring 1995
A Right to Bear Arms: State and Federal Bills of Rights and Constitutional Guarantees by Stephen P. Halbrook
To Keep and Bear Arms: The Origins of an Anglo-American Right by Joyce Lee Malcolm
Guns, Crime, and Freedom by Wayne LaPierre, foreword by Tom Clancy
An Argument, Shewing, that a Standing Army Is inconsistent with A Free Government, and absolutely destructive to the Constitution of the English Monarchy by John Trenchard
The Turner Diaries by Andrew" (William L. Pierce) "Macdonald
Warriors Dreams: Violence and Manhood in Post-Vietnam America by James William Gibson
The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation by Dick J. Reavis
Guns, Crime, and Freedom by Wayne R. LaPierre, foreword by Tom Clancy
Report from Iron Mountain on the Possibility and Desirability of Peace by Leonard L. Lewin
The Politics of Righteousness: Idaho Christian Patriotism by James A. Aho
In the Shadow of War: The United States Since the 1930s by Michael S. Sherry
This Thing of Darkness: A Sociology of the Enemy by James A. Aho
Why Waco? Cults and the Battle for Religious Freedom in America by James D. Tabor, by Eugene V. Gallagher
The Confirmation Mess: Cleaning Up the Federal Appointments Process by Stephen L. Carter
Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality edited and with an introduction by Toni Morrison
Resurrection: The Confirmation of Clarence Thomas by John C. Danforth
Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas by Jane Mayer, by Jill Abramson
Crossing the Threshold of Hope by His Holiness John Paul II, edited by Vittorio Messori, translated by Jenny McPhee, by Martha McPhee
Prayers and Devotions from Pope John Paul II introduction by edited and with an Bishop OSA van Lierde, Peter Canisius Johannes, translated by Firman O'Sullivan
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The Place Within: The Poetry of Pope John Paul II translated by Jerzy Peterkiewicz
The Papacy by Bernhard Schimmelpfennig, translated by James Sievert
Leading With My Heart by Virginia Kelley
The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House by Bob Woodward
All’s Fair by Mary Matalin, by James Carville
Highwire: From the Backroads to the BeltwayThe Education of Bill Clinton by John Brummett
I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin January-April 1994; Art Institute of Chicago, April-July 1994; Cincinnati Art Museum, July 28-October 9, 1994; Baltimore Museum of Art, October 26-December 31, 1994; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
I Tell My Heart: The Art of Horace Pippin catalog edited by Judith E. Stein
Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series Birmingham Museum, July 10-September 4, 1994; St. Louis Art Museum, September 30-November 27, 1994; Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 12-April 11, 1995; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, April 25-June 25, 199 exhibition at the Phillips Collection, September 1993-January 1994;
Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series catalog edited by Elizabeth Hutton Turner
Harriet and the Promised Land by Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence: Thirty Years of Prints (1963-1993), A Catalogue Raisonné Washington catalog of the exhibition at Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle,, essay by Patricia Hills, edited by Peter Nesbett
A History of African-American Artists From 1792 to the Present by Romare Bearden, by Harry Henderson
The Emergence of the African-American Artist: Robert S. Duncanson, 1821-1872 by Joseph D. Ketner
Tintoretto: Tutte le opere Volumes 1 and 2: Le opere sacre e profane Volume 3: I ritratti by Rodolfo Pallucchini, by Paola Rossi
Vite dei Tintoretto by Carlo Ridolfi, edited by Antonio Manno
Tintoretto: La Scuola Grande di San Rocco by Giandomenico Romanelli
Le Siècle de Titien: L’âge d’or de la peinture à Venise, édition revue et corrigée 14, 1993 catalog of the exhibition at the Grand Palais, Paris, March 9-June, by Michel Laclotte
Tintoretto: Sacre rappresentazioni nelle chiese di Venezia 31, 1994 catalog of the exhibition at San Bartolomeo, Venice, January 15-May
Jacopo Tintoretto: Ritratti March 25-July 10, 1994 catalog of the exhibition at the Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice,, by Paola Rossi
Jacopo Tintoretto e i suoi incisori 15-July 10, 1994, catalog of the exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale, Venice, April
Capolavori della pittura veneta dal Castello di Praga 20-September 21, 1994 catalog of the exhibition at the Palazzo Crepadona, Belluno, March
Plan of Chicago by Daniel H. Burnham, by Edward H. Bennett, edited by Charles Moore
Writing Chicago: Modernism, Ethnography, and the Novel by Carla Cappetti
Henry Hobson Richardson: J.J. Glessner House, Chicago by Elaine Harrington
Frank Lloyd Wright 10, 1994 An exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York February 20May
Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect catalog of the exhibition edited by Terence Riley
Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events by Murray Kempton
Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
Perfect Cities: Chicago’s Utopias of 1893 by James Gilbert
Constructing Chicago by Daniel Bluestone
Louis H. Sullivan: A System of Architectural Ornament Inc., 986 Woodland Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07006, 908-757-4700; (fax) 908-756-4133. Discount available for booksellers.) foreword by John Zukowsky, by Susan Glover Godlewski, essay by Lauren S Weingarden
Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States by Helen Prejean C.S.J.
The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello an exhibition at Monticello, Virginia,April 13December 31, 1993
The Worlds of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello by Susan R. Stein
Roma Sisto Quinto: arte, architetture e città fra rinascemento e barocco edited by Mario Bevilacqua et al.
Le arti nelle Marche al tempo di Sisto V edited by Paolo Dal Poggetto
I pittori di Sisto V by Alessandro Zuccari
Sisto V: Architetture per la città edited by Maria Piera Sette, edited by Simona Benedetti
La pianta di Roma al tempo di Sisto V (15851590) edited by Gianfranco Spagnesi et al.
The Oldest Dead White European Males and Other Reflections on the Classics by Bernard Knox
New Perspectives in Early Greek Art England edited by Diana Buittron-Oliver
The Norton Book of Classical Literature edited by Bernard Knox
Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library and Renaissance Culture DC, January 6April 30, 1993 catalog of the exhibition at the Library of Congress, Washington,, edited by Anthony Grafton
Piero della Francesca by Carlo Bertelli, translated by Edward Farrelly
The Greek Miracle: Classical Sculpture from the Dawn of Democracy, The Fifth Century BC November 22, 1992February 7, 1993; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York March 11May 23, 1993 an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Greek Miracle: Classical Sculpture from the Dawn of Democracy, The Fifth Century BC catalog of the exhibition, edited by Diana Buitron-Oliver
The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes 1992January 3, 1993 an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago October 10,
The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes catalog of the exhibition, edited by Richard F. Townsend
Talismans and Trojan Horses: Guardian Statues in Ancient Greek Myth and Ritual by Christopher A. Faraone
Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and the Recovery of Deliberative Democracy by George F. Will
Kings: An Account of Books 1 and 2 of Homer’s ‘Iliad’ by Christopher Logue
‘Children Under the Law’ (1974) reprinted as the lead article in The Rights of Children, edited by Rochelle Beck, by Heather Bastow Weiss
‘Children’s Policies: Abandonment and Neglect’
‘Children’s Rights: A Legal Perspective’ in Children's Rights: Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Patricia A. Vardin, by Ilene N. Brody
‘Teacher Education: Of the People, By the People, and For the People’ on Teacher Education Policies, Practices, and Research in Beyond the Looking Glass: Papers From a National Symposium
‘The Healthy Development of Our Youth’ Foundations, 1988 Keynote Address to the Atlanta Convention of Southeastern Council of
‘A Bridge Over the Mississippi’ Memphis State University, 1990 Kansas Work Force, 1991 Keynote Address to the Second Annual Urban Education Symposium at. Keynote Address to the Conference on Adult Basic Skills and the
Woodrow Wilson by August Heckscher
Woodrow Wilson: A Life for World Peace by Jan Willem Schulte Nordholt, translated by Herbert H. Rowen
Young Nietzsche: Becoming A Genius by Carl Pletsch
America in the Great War: The Rise of the War Welfare State by Ronald Schaffer
Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration 1991January, 12, 1992 an exhibition at the National Gallery, Washington, DC, October 12,
Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration catalog of the exhibition, edited by Jay A. Levensen
The Worlds of Christopher Columbus by William D. Phillips Jr., by Carla Rahn Phillips
Renaissance Characters edited by Eugenio Garin, translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
In Search of Columbus: The Sources for the First Voyage by David Henige
The ‘Libro de las profecias’ of Christopher Columbus by Delno C. West, by August Kling
Columbus by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern Historians by Jeffrey Burton Russell
1492 by Jacques Attali
Out of Italy: 14501650 by Fernand Braudel, translated by Sián Reynolds
Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World by Stephen Greenblatt
Columbus: The Great Adventure: His Life, His Times, and His Voyages by Paolo Emilio Taviani, translated by Luciano F. Farina, by Marc A. Beckwith
Why Mona Lisa Smiles and Other Tales by Vasari by Paul Barolsky
Counsel to the President: A Memoir by Clark Clifford, with Richard Holbrooke
President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime by Lou Cannon
A Very Thin Line: the Iran-Contra Affairs by Theodore Draper
Dickens by Peter Ackroyd
The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin
Mark Twain’s Aquarium: The Samuel Clemens ‘Angelfish’ Correspondence, 19051910 edited by John Cooley
Victorian Subjects by J. Hillis Miller
Dickens and the 1830s by Kathryn Chittick
The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America by Nicholas Lemann
Middle Passage by Charles Johnson
An American Life by Ronald Reagan
The Harp and the Shadow by Alejo Carpentier, translated by Thomas Christensen, by Carol Christensen
The Dogs of Paradise by Abel Posse, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden
The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy by Kirkpatrick Sale
Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A. Caro
Shylock Reconsidered: Jews, Moneylending, and Medieval Society by Joseph Shatzmiller
God and the Moneylenders: Usury and Law in Early Modern England by Norman Jones
The Merchant of Venice a play by William Shakespeare, directed by Peter Hall
Fall From Grace: The Failed Crusade of the Christian Right by Michael d'Antonio
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture of America by Randall Balmer
Forgiven: The Rise and Fall of Jim Bakker and the PTL Ministry by Charles E. Shepard
A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt by Geoffrey C. Ward
The Bellarosa Connection by Saul Bellow
The Image of the Black in Western Art Volume IV: From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 1, Slaves and Liberators by Hugh Honour
The Image of the Black in Western Art Volume IV: From the American Revolution to World War I, Part 2, Black Models and White Myths by Hugh Honour
Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow
Little Dorrit a film directed by Christine Edzard, based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare, directed by Steven Berkoff
Remembering America: A Voice from the Sixties by Richard N. Goodwin
Robert Kennedy In His Own Words: The Unpublished Recollections of the Kennedy Years edited by Edwin O. Guthman, edited by Jeffrey Shulman
Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 19541963 by Taylor Branch
The Last Temptation of Christ a film directed by Martin Scorsese, screenplay by Paul Schrader
The Best Congress Money Can Buy by Philip M. Stern
Why Americans Don’t Vote by Frances Fox Piven, by Richard A. Cloward
Whose Votes Count?: Affirmative Action and Minority Voting Rights by Abigail M. Thernstrom
Character: America’s Search for Leadership by Gail Sheehy
For the Record: From Wall Street to Washington by Donald T. Regan
The Power Game: How Washington Really Works by Hedrick Smith
The Rise of American Air Power: The Creation of Armageddon by Michael S. Sherry
The Manly Art by Elliott J. Gorn
John L. Sullivan and His America by Michael T. Isenberg
Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society by Jeffrey T. Sammons
On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oates
Jefferson’s Extracts from the Gospels: “The Philosophy of Jesus” and “The Life and Morals of Jesus” edited by Dickinson W. Adams
The Sea and Poison (Umi to Dokuyaku, 1958) translated by Michael Galagher
Wonderful Fool (Obaka San, 1959) translated by Francis Mathy
Volcano (Kazan, 1959) translated by Richard A. Schuchert
Silence (Chinmoku, 1966) translated by William Johnston
The Golden Country (Ogon no Kuni, 1966) translated by Francis Mathy
A Life of Jesus (Iesu no Shogai, 1973) translated by Richard Schuchert
When I Whistle (Kuchibue o fuku toki, 1974) translated by Van C. Gessel
Chesapeake by James A. Michener
Wheeling and Dealing: Confessions of a Capitol Hill Operator by Bobby Baker, by Larry L. King
The Senate Nobody Knows by Bernard Asbell
The Parties: Republicans and Democrats in This Century by Henry Fairlie
Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case by Allen Weinstein
The Ends of Power by H.R. Haldeman, by Joseph DiMona
With Nixon by Raymond Price
The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, I. The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith, edited by D.D. Raphael, by A.L. Macfie.
The Glasgow Edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, II. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, edited by R.H. Campbell, edited by A.S. Skinner, textual editor W.B. Todd
Essays on Adam Smith edited by A.S. Skinner, edited by Thomas Wilson
The Market and the State: Essays in Honour of Adam Smith edited by Thomas Wilson, edited by Andrew S. Skinner
Clearing the Air by Daniel Schorr
America in Our Time by Godfrey Hodgson
The Collapse of Liberal Empire: Science and Revolution in the Twentieth Century by Paul N. Goldstene
Public Constraint and American Policy in Vietnam by Bruce Andrews
The Search for Jimmy Carter by Tom Collins
Running for President 1976: The Carter Campaign by Martin Schram
How Jimmy Won: The Victory Campaign from Plains to the White House by Kandy Stroud
Convention by Richard Reeves
We Almost Made It by Malcolm D. MacDougall
The Natural Superiority of Southern Politicians: A Revisionist History by David Leon Chandler
Dialogues of the Carmelites an opera in three acts by Francis Poulenc, libretto drawn by the composer from a text by Georges Bernanos
Jean-Baptiste Greuze: 1725-1805 1976-January 23, 1977 (Also at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, March 5-May 1, 1977, and at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, June 4-July 31, 1977) Selection and catalogue by Edgar Munhall. For exhibit at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, December 1,
Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine by Tom Wolfe
Winners and Losers: Battles, Retreats, Gains, Losses and Ruins from a Long War by Gloria Emerson
The Challenge of the American Revolution by Edmund S. Morgan
The Meaning of Independence: Adams, Washington and Jefferson by Edmund S. Morgan
Adams and Jefferson: A Revolutionary Dialogue by Merrill D. Peterson
The Character of John Adams by Peter Shaw
The Life of George Washington by Washington Irving, edited by Jess Stein
George Washington: A Biography by Washington Irving, edited by Charles Neider
Jefferson: A Revealing Biography by Page Smith
Trumbull: The Declaration of Independence by Irma B. Jaffe
John Trumbull: Patriot-Artist of the American Revolution by Irma B. Jaffe
Paul Revere’s Boston: 1735-1818 Graphic Society by Walter M. Whitehill
The Eye of Thomas Jefferson edited by William Howard Adams
Maryland Heritage edited by John B. Boles
French Painting 1774-1830: The Age of Revolution
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns
LBJ: An Irreverent Chronicle by Booth Mooney
The Last Kennedy by Robert Sherrill
Edward Kennedy and the Camelot Legacy by James MacGregor Burns
Senator Ted Kennedy: The Career Behind the Image by Theo Lippman Jr.
The Hard Years: A Look at Contemporary America and American Institutions by Eugene J. McCarthy
If Men Were Angels: A View from the Senate by James L. Buckley
Charles Percy: A Political Perspective by Robert E. Hartley
Scoop: The Life and Politics of Henry M. Jackson by Peter J. Ognibene
The Abuses of the Intelligence Agencies Washington, DC 20002) by The Center for National Security Studies, edited by Jerry J. Berman, by Morton H. Halperin
Muhammad Ali: A Portrait in Words and Photographs by Wilfrid Sheed
SportsWorld by Robert Lipsyte
The Fight by Norman Mailer
The Greatest: My Own Story by Muhammad Ali, by Richard Durham
Portrait of a President by Hugh Sidey, photographs by Fred Ward
The President by John Hersey
Gerald Ford and the Future of the Presidency by Jerald F. terHorst
A Ford, Not a Lincoln by Richard Reeves
The Kissinger Experience: American Policy in the Middle East by Gil Carl AlRoy
Conversations with Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee
Before the Fall: An Inside View of the Pre-Watergate White House by William Safire
The Siege of Corinth by Gioacchino Rossini, libretto by Luigi Balocchi, by Alexander Soumet, conducted by Thomas Schippers. at the Metropolitan Opera
Mawrdew Czgowchwz by James McCourt
A Time to Die by Tom Wicker
All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein, by Bob Woodward
Jefferson the President: Second Term, 1805-1809 (Volume Five of "Jefferson and His Time") Dumas Malone
Jefferson the President: Second Term, 1805-1809 (Volume Five of “Jefferson and His Time”) by Dumas Malone
Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History by Fawn M. Brodie
The Devil and John Foster Dulles by Townsend Hoopes
The Making of the President1972 by Theodore White
Us and Them: How the Press Covered the 1972 Election by James M. Perry
Campaign ‘72: The Managers Speak edited by Ernest R. May, edited by Janet Fraser
The Boys on the Bus by Timothy Crouse
Right From the Start by Gary Hart
The Long Shot: George McGovern Runs for President by Gordon L. Weil
Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ‘72 by Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, with illustrations by Ralph Steadman
The problem with modern Republicans is not fanaticism in the few but cowardice in the many, who let their fellows live in virtual secession from laws they disagree with.
In its new production of Verdi’s Joan of Arc, the Chicago Opera Theater has made Joan’s obsession with sexual purity a consequence of religious fanaticism.
Pope John XXIII was beatified to take the sting out of Pius IX’s promotion. He is now being canonized to make a joint heavenly pair with John Paul II. John XXIII is the feel-good pope in a time of turmoil, even though he is being used to sanction the turmoil caused by John Paul II.
In the coming papal election, we do not have to fear Dante’s hell-bound popes, Acton’s mass-murderer popes, or Newman’s in-need-of-death pope. Happily, we can expect the new pope to be a man ordinary and ignorable, like Saint Peter.
Tradition dies hard, hardest among those who cannot admit to the toll it has taken on them. That is why the worst aspects of the South are resurfacing under Obama’s presidency.
We guarantee that crazed man after crazed man will have a flood of killing power readily supplied him. We have to make that offering, out of devotion to our Moloch, our god. The gun is our Moloch. We sacrifice children to him daily.
What public service do we expect from Mitt Romney? He will no doubt return to augmenting his vast and hidden wealth, with no more pesky questions about where around the world it is stashed, or what taxes (if any) he paid, carefully sheltered from the rules his fellow citizens follow.
One of the oldest bits of practical advice in the English language advises people not “to buy a pig in a poke.” It dates from days when there were shortages of meat, and con men sold what purported to be succulent ham or bacon in the form of a piglet wriggling in a poke, or burlap bag. A bargain price was offered on the condition that the poke not be opened. When it was opened, too late for the payment to be called back, the sucker found he had bought a stray dog or large cat, not a pig. Mitt Romney tells us he has a pig—a reasonable account of his taxes—in his pouch, but he won’t show it to us. Imagine our surprise if, after his election, we get to peek inside the pouch.
To be a perfectionist is normally to be a pain. Nora Ephron was a picky person, who worried about all kinds of trivial things. This can make one completely unbearable. Nora actually made it attractive by mocking it in herself. Those impossibly detailed orders for lunch or a latte in When Harry Met Sally or You’ve Got Mail are Nora to a T. I remember once we were with her at the Greenbriar in West Virginia, which had a famous, and what seemed an endlessly extensive, brunch buffet.
Former New York Times editor Bill Keller thinks it sounds shocking that he agrees with the Catholic conservative Bill Donohue, but he need not be disturbed. Some of us have long thought he was closer to Donahue than he pretended. What he particularly liked is the way Donohue argues that half of Catholics should just leave the church they pretend to believe in. Keller puts the matter even more punchily. He tells the useless half, “Summon your fortitude and just go.”
Roberto Unger, descended from a famous Brazilian family, is a respected philosopher, a famous political activist, and a professor at the Harvard Law School. But he is best known now for having taught Barack Obama two courses at Harvard. The professor has released a special video saying that “Obama must be defeated” for failing to advance the progressive agenda. I freely admit that Unger’s principles are better than Obama’s. If I had to choose between them as men of probity, I would prefer Unger as quick as the eye can blink. But in politics we never choose men of much probity.
This election year gives Republicans one of their last chances—perhaps the very last one—to put the seal on their plutocracy. They are in a race against time. A Democratic wave is rising fast, to wash away the plutocracy before it sets its features in concrete, with future help from the full (not just frequent) cooperation of the Supreme Court.
Will a Mormon president treat constitutional clauses as divine injunctions? If so, what grounds will we non-Mormons have for interpreting with secular arguments what is presented as God’s will? For that matter, what right will the Supreme Court have to treat the document as anything less than a divinely inspired covenant?
Everyone has noticed by now the non-laugh laugh of Mitt Romney, a kind of half-stifled barking. But what does it mean?
Why do some people who would recognize gay civil unions oppose gay marriage? Certain religious groups want to deny gays the sacredeness of what they take to be a sacrament. But marriage is no sacrament.
The Vatican has issued a harsh statement claiming that American nuns do not follow their bishops’ thinking. That statement is profoundly true. Thank God, they don’t. Nuns have always had a different set of priorities from that of bishops.
Rick Santorum, who nearly defeated Mitt Romney in yesterday’s Michigan primary and remains close to him in national polls, says that President Obama wants to force colleges on everyone because “he wants to remake you in his image.” He worries that people who go to college lose their “faith commitment” there. But Mark Twain and H. L. Mencken learned to cross-examine the Bible all on their own, without any help at all from college. An unquestioned faith is not faith but rote recitation. The opposite of such questioning is not deep belief but arrested development.
Contraception is not even a religious matter. Nowhere in Scripture or the Creed is it forbidden. Catholic authorities themselves have long rejected the idea, saying instead it is a matter of “natural law,” that the natural purpose of sex is procreation, and any use of it for other purposes is “unnatural.” But a primary natural purpose does not of necessity exclude ancillary advantages. The purpose of eating is to sustain life, but that does not make all eating that is not necessary to subsistence “unnatural.” Some Republicans are using the bishops’ stupidity to hurt the supposed “moderate” candidate Mitt Romney, giving a temporary leg up to the faux naïf Rick Santorum; others are attacking Barack Obama as an “enemy of religion.” What we are seeing is not a defense of undying principle but a stampede toward a temporarily exploitable lunacy.
Grover Norquist is the powerful president of Americans for Tax Reform (where reform means elimination). He issues to all Republican candidates and office holders Taxpayer Protection Pledges—a promise never, under any conditions, to support the raising of a tax—and then he monitors and reports the performance of those who have taken the pledge, as almost all Republicans in Congress have. That, in effect, puts a ban on congressional discussion of tax income, since the Republican bloc has pledged not even to consider it. The idea of committing candidates to a rigid position as a condition of their being elected seems to be catching on.
We do not hear much about the Navy Seals, and with good reason. They are a secret set of special operatives. They are in the news now for their spectacular against-the-odds raid that killed Osama bin Laden. But they have been in the news before, and what they did then was also spectacular.
The reality behind the Super Bowl is superb young bodies being broken and irretrievable harm being done to brains.
Robert Draper, who did the extensive interview-cum-article about Sarah Palin in The New York Times Magazine, still has good sources in her camp. On that basis, he told the Daily Rundown show on MSNBC that Palin timed her morning statement on the Tucson tragedy to play against the president’s anticipated speech later that day. The setting and solemnity of her presentation were manipulated to show who could be more “presidential,” she or Obama. That is a measure of her aspirations and arrogance.
President Obama has been criticized by some for holding a “pep rally” rather than a mourning service. But he was speaking to those who knew and loved and had rallied around the people attacked. He was praising them and those who assisted them, and the cheers were deserved. He said that the proper tribute to them was to live up to their own high expectations of our nation. It was in that context, and not one of recrimination, that he called for civility, service—and, yes, heroism—in the country.
This month at the Lyric Opera of Chicago there is a production of Verdi’s Macbeth to knock your socks off.
Pope Benedict XVI is the best-dressed liar in the world. And in England he presided over the best set-designed lie imaginable. He beatified the nineteenth-century Oxford theologian John Henry Newman, presenting him (in the penultimate step toward canonization) as a docile believer in papal authority, an enemy of dissent, and a rebuke to anyone who questions church authority.
Most presidents start wondering—or, more often, worrying—about their “legacy” well into their first term. Or, if they have a second term, they worry even more feverishly about what posterity will think of them. Obama need not wonder about his legacy, even this early. It is already fixed, and in one word: Afghanistan.
General McChrystal is unable to command the respect of Hamid Karzai and McChrystal’s own troops—for the very good reason that he has been given an impossible assignment, one that gets more surreal and absurd every day. His removal will not make the Afghan war go any better, for the simple reason that nothing will do that.
In Arizona we have racial profiling. Now, around the world, wherever the Catholic church holds sway, we have sexual profiling. In The New York Times, Paul Vitello reports on the new screening tests the church is implementing to weed out would-be seminarians who are gay or who are considered prone to pedophilia.
The second mystery is the scourging of Jesus. This was a prescribed part of Roman execution by crucifixion. The convict was stripped naked and beaten with rods. This was done to break his spirit, so there would be no undignified scuffle when the man was led to the execution site and affixed to the cross. It was to demean him ahead of time, to degrade his manhood, so he would be cowed and submissive when taken to his death.
During the 2008 primary campaigns, there was a constant muted roar telling Barack Obama to become more aggressive, to answer wild allegations against him, to “stand up to” Hillary Clinton or his other rivals. He rightly saw that would boomerang against him. The last thing he could appear was an angry black man. Harry Reid, with his derided comments in the book Game Change, was basically right. It was helpful that Obama, the first black man with a realistic chance at the presidency, was lighter skinned and better spoken than, say, an Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson. He was the anti-Sharpton, not railing against American racism. He was more a Sidney Poitier than a Shirley Chisholm.
It is a charming little dog, meticulously drawn, that faces us, all its curlicue hairs traced, its cantilevered thin legs ending in little paws (1971). Only on a second look do we see that the tiny face staring out at us from this fluff ball is that of Richard Nixon. Then, in a double-take (click!), we realize that this is Checkers, the dog Nixon used in his maudlin television address to stay on Dwight Eisenhower’s presidential ticket in 1952. A less adventurous artist might have done the obvious—made Nixon cower behind the dog he was using as protection. Levine did the unexpected. He made Nixon the dog. And as usual, there was a deeper purpose. He was saying that Nixon would not only do anything to get what he wanted, he would become anything. Later, when abortion was the issue, Nixon would become a fetus (1971). How does one give a fetus identity? With the nose, of course, the Nixon nose that Levine celebrated so relentlessly.
I did not think he would lose me so soon—sooner than Bill Clinton did. Like many people, I was deeply invested in the success of our first African-American president. I had written op-ed pieces and articles to support him in The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. My wife and I had maxed out in donations for him. Our children had been ardent for his cause.
I am told by people I respect that Barack Obama cannot pull out of both Iraq and Afghanistan without becoming a one-term president. I think that may be true. The charges from various quarters would be toxic—that he was weak, unpatriotic, sacrificing the sacrifices that have been made, betraying our dead, throwing away all former investments in lives and treasure. All that would indeed be brought against him, and he could have little defense in the quarters where such charges would originate.
The hysteria shown at town hall meetings this summer is simply the tip of an outpouring of organized hostility to government that is unparalleled in our history. We have had wildly emotional opposition movements in the past—red scares, nativist riots, anti-Catholic and anti-Semite outbreaks. And there are some parallels with past forms of extremism. People who think Obama is a Muslim are like anti-New Dealers who thought Roosevelt a Jew or John Birchers who thought Eisenhower a Communist.
There is no gainsaying the power of this opera, especially when well sung. Poulenc was a deeply religious gay man, and this is his meditative masterpiece.
Starring the brilliant Ian McDiarmid as Timon