Fighting for the Crown

Wise Children by Angela Carter

Love by Angela Carter

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

Heroes and Villains by Angela Carter

The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffman by Angela Carter

Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Angela Carter

The Old Wives’ Fairy Tale Book edited by Angela Carter

The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography by Angela Carter

What Can Save the Economy?

Head to Head: The Coming Economic Battle Among Japan, Europe, and America by Lester Thurow

State of the Union Address and ‘Highlights of the President’s Growth Agenda’ by George Bush

A Call to Economic Arms: Forging a New American Mandate by Paul E. Tsongas

A Plan for America’s Future by Bill Clinton

De Gaulle and His Myth

De Gaulle: Vol. I, The Rebel: 1890-1944 by Jean Lacouture, translated by Patrick O'Brian

De Gaulle: Vol. II, The Ruler: 1945-1970 by Jean Lacouture, translated by Alan Sheridan

The New Civil War

Rethinking Social Policy: Race, Poverty, and the Underclass by Christopher Jencks

Racism and Justice: The Case for Affirmative Action by Gertrude Ezorsky

The Black Elite: Facing the Color Line in the Twilight of the Twentieth Century by Lois Benjamin

Race: How Blacks and Whites Think and Feel About the American Obsession by Studs Terkel


John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

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.

John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003) was a novelist, screenwriter and critic. His final novel is entitled Nothing Lost.

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic.His books include Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, and China Airborne.

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the ­Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.