The Presbyterian Nietzsche

Woodrow Wilson by August Heckscher

Woodrow Wilson: A Life for World Peace by Jan Willem Schulte Nordholt, translated by Herbert H. Rowen

Young Nietzsche: Becoming A Genius by Carl Pletsch

America in the Great War: The Rise of the War Welfare State by Ronald Schaffer

An American Abroad

If He Hollers Let Him Go

Lonely Crusade

Cast the First Stone

The Third Generation

The End of a Primitive Virgin Publishing)


A Rage in Harlem

The Crazy Kill

The Real Cool Killers

Run Man Run

The Big Gold Dream

All Shot Up

The Heat’s On

Cotton Comes to Harlem

Blind Man With a Pistol

The Quality of Hurt: The Early Years

My Life of Absurdity: The Later Years

The Collected Stories of Chester Himes

Something for the Boys

Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly

Manhood in the Making: Cultural Concepts of Masculinity by David D. Gilmore

Fire in the Belly: On Being A Man by Sam Keen

Transformation: Understanding the Three Levels of Masculine Consciousness by Robert A. Johnson

King Warrior Magician Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette

Prisoners of Men’s Dreams: Striking Out for a New Feminine Future by Suzanne Gordon

Feminism Without Illusions: A Critique of Individualism by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf

Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi


The Cycladic Spirit: Masterpieces from the Nicholas P. Goulandris Collection by Colin Renfrew, Introduction by Christos Doumas, photographs by John Bigelow Taylor

Women Well Set Free’

Women Writing in India Vol. I: 600 BC to the Early Twentieth Century edited by Susie Tharu, edited by K. Lalita

Truth Tales: Contemporary Stories by Women Writers of India edited by Kali for Women, Introduction by Meena Alexander

The Gulf War Reconsidered

The Outlaw State: Saddam Hussein’s Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis by Elaine Sciolino

Kuwait and Iraq: Historical Claims and Territorial Disputes by Richard Schofield

From the House of War by John Simpson

Oil and Politics in the Gulf: Rulers and Merchants in Kuwait and Qatar by Jill Crystal

Saddam’s War: The Origins of the Kuwait Conflict and the International Response by John Bulloch and Harvey Morris

Under Siege in Kuwait by Jadranka Porter


Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech 
and Le Divorce, among other novels. Her most recent book is 
Flyover Lives.

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. His essay in the October 22, 2015 issue is drawn from his new book, The Other Paris, to be published in October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.

John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. He is the author, most recently, of The Future of the Catholic Church with 
Pope Francis.