Contents


The Great Disturbing Element

The History of Germany Since 1789 by Golo Mann

Germany, 1789-1919, A Political History by Agatha Ramm

Britain and Germany in Africa: Imperial Rivalry and Colonial Rule edited by Prosser Gifford, edited by William Robert Louis

The Bourgeois Take-Over

The Bourgeois, Catholicism vs Capitalism by Bernard Groethuysen, translated by Mary Ilford, with an Introduction by Benjamin Nelson

Bayeux in the Late Eighteenth Century by Olwen H. Hufton

Contributors

Geoffrey Barraclough (1908–1984) was a British historian.

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Her political and social commentary, literary essays, and drama criticism appeared in magazines such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books, and were collected in On the Contrary (1961), Mary McCarthy’s Theatre Chronicles 1937-1962 (1963), The Writing on the Wall (1970), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and Occasional Prose (1985). Her novels include The Company She Keeps (1942), The Oasis (1949), The Groves of Academe (1952), A Charmed Life (1955), The Group (1963), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). She was the author of three works of autobiography, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), How I Grew (1987), and the unfinished Intellectual Memoirs (1992), and two travel books about Italy, Venice Observed (1956) and The Stones of Florence (1959). Her essays on the Vietnam War were collected in The Seventeenth Degree (1974); her essays on Watergate were collected in The Mask of State (1974).

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London.
 (July 2014)