Queen Victoria by Elizabeth Longford
Queen Victoria by Elizabeth Longford
Memoirs: 1921-1941 by Ilya Ehrenburg
In a Few Hands: Monopoly Power in America by Estes Kefauver, by Irene Till
Greece in the Bronze Age by Emily Vermeule
The Mycenaeans by Lord William Taylour
Sociology and Pragmatism: The Higher Learning in America by C. Wright Mills, edited with an Introduction by Irving Louis Horowitz
Man Does, Woman Is by Robert Graves
The Mad Islands and The Administrator, Two Radio Plays by Louis MacNeice
Dickens: From Pickwick to Dombey by Steven Marcus
The Jealous God by John Braine
One Day by Wright Morris
Full Fathom Five by John Stewart Carter
The Conquest of the Material World by John Nef
The Delectable Past by Esther B. Aresty
The Vogue Book of Menus by Jessica Daves, by Tatiana McKenna. and the Editors of Vogue
The Chamberlain Calendar of French Menus by Narcisse, Narcissa G., by Samuel Chamberlain
Gourmet’s Menu Cookbook
Ancient Society by Lewis Morgan, edited by Leslie A. White
The English Moralists by Basil Willey
M. I. Finley (1912-1986), the son of Nathan Finkelstein and Anna Katzellenbogen, was born in New York City. He graduated from Syracuse University at the age of fifteen and received an MA in public law from Columbia, before turning to the study of ancient history. During the Thirties Finley taught at Columbia and City College and developed an interest in the sociology of the ancient world that was shaped in part by his association with members of the Frankfurt School who were working in exile in America. In 1952, when he was teaching at Rutgers, Finley was summoned before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and asked whether he had ever been a member of the Communist Party. He refused to answer, invoking the Fifth Amendment; by the end of the year he had been fired from the university by a unanimous vote of its trustees. Unable to find work in the US, Finley moved to England, where he taught for many years at Cambridge, helping to redirect the focus of classical education from a narrow emphasis on philology to a wider concern with culture, economics, and society. He became a British subject in 1962 and was knighted in 1979. Among Finley’s best-known works are The Ancient Economy, Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, and The World of Odysseus.
E. J. Hobsbawm (1917–2012) was a British historian. Born in Egypt, he was educated at Cambridge; he taught at Birkbeck College and The New School. His works include The Age of Extremes; Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism; and On Empire.
Edmund R. Leach (1910–1989) was a British anthropologist. He is widely credited with introducing Anglophone readers to the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss. Leach served as provost of King’s College, Cambridge from 1966 until 1979; he was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1972 and knighted in 1975. A two-volume selection of his writings, The Essential Edmund Leach, was published by Yale University Press in 2001.
Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.
Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute 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.
Bernard Williams (1929–2003) was Deutsch Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His books include *Problems of the Self*, *Moral Luck*, *Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy*, and *Truth and Truthfulness*.