No More Parades

On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace by Donald Kagan

The First World War: A Complete History by Martin Gilbert

Victory Must Be Ours: Germany in the Great War, 1914–1918 by Laurence V. Moyer, Introduction by John Keegan

Cosmic Leg-Pull

Ovid: The Poems of Exile translated with introduction, notes, and glossary by Peter Green

After Ovid: New Metamorphoses edited by Michael Hofmann, edited by James Lasdun

Broken Blossoms

Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light by Ivan Klíma, translated by Paul Wilson

The Loves of Faustyna by Nina FitzPatrick

Sex, Lies, and Social Science

Science in the Bedroom: A History of Sex Research by Vern L. Bullough

The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States by Edward O. Laumann and John H. Gagnon and Robert T. Michael and Stuart Michaels

Sex in America: A Definitive Survey by Robert T. Michael and John H. Gagnon and Edward O. Laumann and Gina Kolata


Laughing in the Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color
A Journey from Prison to Power
by Patrice Gaines

Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience by Jill Nelson

Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells

Along This Way: The Autobiography of James Weldon Johnson Introduction by Sondra K. Wilson

In My Place by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Beals

A Man’s Life: An Autobiography by Roger Wilkins

Children of the Dream: The Psychology of Black Success by Audrey Edwards and Craig K. Polite

The Rage of a Privileged Class: Why Do Prosperous Blacks Still Have the Blues? by Ellis Cose

Out of the Madness: From the Projects to a Life of Hope by Jerrold Ladd

Bourgeois Blues An American Memoir by Jake Lamar


Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

Jonathan Miller has directed operas and plays throughout the world, most recently Pelléas and Mélisande at the Metropolitan Opera. His many books include The Body in Question, States of Mind, On Reflection, and Nowhere in Particular. The article that appears in this issue is based on a talk given at the New York Public Library. (May 2000)

Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new novel, Black Deutschland, will be published in February 2016.

Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. His most recent book is Driving Home: An American Journey, published in 2011. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.

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.

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.