Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Making of a Radical Feminist, 1860-1896 by Mary A. Hill

Communist Myths

The October Revolution by Roy A. Medvedev, translated by George Saunders

On Stalin and Stalinism by Roy A. Medvedev, translated by Ellen de Kadt

On Soviet Dissent by Roy Medvedev and Piero Ostellino, translated by William A. Packer

Trotsky, Fate of a Revolutionary by Robert Wistrich

Leon Trotsky: A Biography by Ronald Segal

Trotsky: A Study in the Dynamic of His Thought by Ernest Mandel

Forever Jade

Fortress Besieged by Ch'ien Chung-shu, translated by Jeanne Kelly and Nathan K. Mao

The Field of Life and Death and Tales of Hulan River by Hsiao Hung, translated by Howard Goldblatt and Ellen Yeung

Literature of the People’s Republic of China edited by Kai-yu Hsü

The Dragon’s Village by Chen Yuan-tsung

Chinese Stories from Taiwan: 1960-1970 edited by Joseph S.M. Lau, edited by Timothy A. Ross

Sounding Off

History of the Idea of Progress by Robert Nisbet

Explanation and Power: The Control of Human Behavior by Morse Peckham

Hope and History, An Exploration by Morton Smith


Millicent Bell is Professor of English Emerita at Boston University. She is the author of Meaning in Henry James and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton. (May 1998)

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

Robert L. Heilbroner (1919–2005) was an American economist. He taught economic history at the New School, where he was appointed Norman Thomas Professor of Economics in 1971.

Leonard Schapiro was a British political scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet politics. His works include The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Russian Studies; he also translated Turgenev’s novel Spring Torrentsinto English.

Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.

Thomas Sheehan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. (December 2001)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. He is the author of Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew Too Much and America in the Movies, among other books.
 (May 2017)