The Age of Democratic Revolution (Volume II) by R.R. Palmer
The Cause Is Mankind by Hubert H. Humphrey
War on Poverty by Hubert H. Humphrey
A Blackward Glance: The Autobiography of Edith Wharton Introduction by Louis Auchincloss
Summer by Edith Wharton
Old New York by Edith Wharton
Shakespeare Our Contemporary by Jan Kott, Translated from the Polish by Boleslaw Taborski, with an Introduction by Martin Esslin
The FBI Nobody Knows by Fred J. Cook
Previous Convictions: Selected Writings of a Decade by Cyril Connolly
For the Good of the Cause by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
We Never Make Mistakes by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
From Hegel to Nietzsche: The Revolution in Nineteenth-Century Thought by Karl Lowith, translated by David E. Green
Incognito by Petru Dumitriu
The Mask of Merlin by Donald McCormick
Two Novels: The Snow Ball and The Finishing Touch by Brigid Brophy
The Soul of Kindness by Elizabeth Taylor
The Center of the World: Communism and the Mind of China by Robert S. Elegant
The Communism of Mao Tse-tung by Arthur A. Cohen
The Political Thought of Mao Tse-tung by Stuart R. Schram
Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.
J.H. Plumb (1911–2001) was a British historian. He taught at Cambridge and Columbia. Plumb was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and was knighted in 1982. His works include England in the Eighteenth Century, The Making of a Historian,and The American Experience.
Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.
I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.
Stephen Toulmin (1922–2009) was a British philosopher. First outlined in The Uses of Argument, his model for analyzing arguments has had a lasting influence on fields as diverse as law, computer science and communications theory. Toulmin’s other works include The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning and Return to Reason.
Glenway Wescott (1901–1987) was the author of the novels The Grandmothers and Apartment in Athens, in addition to several collections of stories and essays. His life—as revealed in his published journals and a joint biography of him and his lover, Monroe Wheeler—has been the subject of increasing interest in recent years.