Confessions of a White Racist by Larry L. King
Yazoo: Integration in a Deep-Southern Town by Willie Morris
Sir Walter Scott: The Great Unknown by Edgar Johnson
Dubcek by William Shawcross
The Czechoslovak Experiment 1968-1969 by Ivan Sviták
Prague Notebook: The Strangled Revolution by Michel Salomon, translated by Helen Eustis
A Year Is Eight Months: Czechoslovakia 1968 Journalist M.
Czechoslovakia Since World War II by Tad Szulc
Journal d’un contre-révolutionnaire (to be published in November by McGraw-Hill as Diary of a Counter Revolutionary, translated by Ruth Willard (256 pp., $6.95)) by Pavel Kohout
The Confession by Artur London, translated by Alastair Hamilton
Stalinism in Prague: The Loebl Story by Eugen Loebl, translated by Maurice Michael
The Czechoslovak Political Trials, 1950-1954: The Suppressed Report of the Dubcek Government’s Commission of Inquiry, 1968 edited by Jirí Pelikán
The Quest for Christa T. by Christa Wolf, translated by Christopher Middleton
Postwar German Literature by Peter Demetz
The Literature of East Germany by Theodore Huebener
Poetry in East Germany: Adjustments, Visions, and Provocations 1945-1970 by John Flores
Condemned to Freedom by William Pfaff
The Radical Left and American Foreign Policy by Robert W. Tucker
Promises to Keep by Chester Bowles
Architects of Illusion by Lloyd Gardner
Yalta by Diane Shaver Clemens
America and Russia in a Changing World by W. Averell Harriman
From Trust to Terror by Herbert Feis
The Yalta Myths by Athan Theoharis
The Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938 by Stephen E. Ambrose
The Harvest of Hellenism by F.E. Peters
Constantine the Great by J. Holland Smith
The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition, 100-600 The Christian Tradition: Vol. One by Jaroslav Pelikan
Judaism and the Early Christian Mind by Robert L. Wilken
Jesus and Israel by Jules Isaac, translated by Sally Gran, edited and with a Foreword by Claire Hucket Bishop
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.
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).
Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.
Betty Jean Lifton discovered a passion for Japanese culture and folklore while living in Japan with her husband, the psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton, in the early 1960s. Out of that interest came many children’s books, including Kap the Kappa, Joji and the Dragon, The Rice-cake Rabbit, and The Dwarf Pine Tree. After the publication of Taka-chan and I, Lifton and Eikoh Hosoe collaborated on three more books: A Dog’s Guide to Tokyo, A Place Called Hiroshima, and Return to Hiroshima. In 1975 she published Twice Born: Memoirs of an Adopted Daughter, which marked the start of her second career as an adoption writer, counselor, and adoptee-rights advocate. She died in 2010, after many years living in New York City, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Wellfleet, Cape Cod.