A Sort of Intimate Whirlwind’

The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum May 18 to July 30, 1990

The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard catalog of the exhibition by Elizabeth Wynne Easton

The Best Years of Their Lives

In Transit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933-1966 by Joshua B. Freeman

Working-Class Americanism: The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960 by Gary Gerstle

Workers on the Waterfront: Seamen, Longshoremen, and Unionism in the 1930s by Bruce Nelson

Underground Man

Never Come Morning by Nelson Algren, Introduction by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., interview with the author by H.E.F. Donohue

The Neon Wilderness by Nelson Algren, Introduction by Tom Corson, Afterword by Studs Terkel

The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren, introduction by James R. Giles

A Walk on the Wild Side by Nelson Algren, foreword by Russell Banks

Nelson Algren: A Life on the Wild Side by Bettina Drew

Confronting the Horror: The Novels of Nelson Algren by James R. Giles

Nelson Algren’s Chicago photographs by Art Shay

The Way to the Wall

German History, 1770-1866 (The Oxford History of Modern Europe) and James J. Sheehan

Bismarck, The White Revolutionary, Vol. I, 1815-1871, Vol. II, 1871-1898 by Lothar Gall, translated by J.A. Underwood

Bürgertum in Deutschland by Lothar Gall

Die Deutschen in ihrem Jahrhundert 1890-1990 by Christian Graf von Krockow

Letters to Freya, 1939-1945 by Helmuth James von Moltke, edited and translated by Beate Ruhm von Oppen

Fin-de-Siècle America

The Myth of America’s Decline: Leading the World Economy into the 1990s by Henry R. Nau

America’s Economic Resurgence: A Bold New Strategy by Richard Rosecrance

Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America by John Chancellor

Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power by Joseph S. Nye Jr.


Abraham Brumberg (1926–2008) was an essayist, editor and translator. His memoir, Journey Through Vanishing Worlds, was published by New Academia in 2007.

Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013), and Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War (2014), winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book, Their ­Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War, will be published in January 2016.

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.