But Is It True?

Schliemann of Troy: Treasure and Deceit by David A. Traill

Lost and Found: The 9,000 Treasures of Troy: Heinrich Schliemann and the Gold That Got Away by Caroline Moorehead

The Gold of Troy: Searching for Homer’s Fabled City Museum of Fine Arts/Abrams by Vladimir Tolstikov, by Mikhail Treister

The Power of Chastity

Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns Through Two Millennia by Jo Ann Kay McNamara

Women and Religion in Medieval and Renaissance Italy edited by Daniel Bornstein, edited by Roberto Rusconi

Gorbachev: Lingering Mysteries

Memoirs by Mikhail Gorbachev ( the copyright page states, "This edition based on the translation by Georges Peronansky and Tatjana Varsavsky," implying that the translation was edited substantially.)

The Gorbachev Factor by Archie Brown

The Village Genius

John Clare: Poems of the Middle Period 1822-1837 edited by Eric Robinson, edited by David Powell, edited by P.M.S. Dawson

A Banner With a Strange Device

Jasper Johns: A Retrospective 1996-January 21, 1997. exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York October 20,. Catalog of the exhibition, by Kirk Varnedoe, with an essay by Roberta Bernstein

Social Security and Its Discontents

Restoring Hope in America: The Social Security Solution by Sam Beard

Frightening America’s Elderly: How the Age Lobby Holds Seniors Captive by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Will America Grow Up Before It Grows Old? How the Coming Social Security Crisis Threatens You, Your Family, and Your Country by Peter G. Peterson

Social Security in the Twenty-First Century edited by Eric R. Kingson, edited by James H. Schulz

The Art & Politics of the Nativity

The Angel Tree: A Christmas Celebration (1993) by Linn Howard, by Mary Jane Pool

Scene e scenografie del presepe Napoletano (1991) by Gennaro Borrelli

Il presepio: Otto secoli di storia, arte, tradizione (1995) by Pietro Gargano

El belén: Historia, tradición y actualidad (1992) by Pablo Martínez-Palomero

Il presepe Napoletano del settecento (1995) by Teodoro Fittipaldi

Venite Adoremus: Note sul presepe Genovese (1993) catalog of the 1993-1994 exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale, Genoa.

Il presepe riscoperto: Un “unicum” Napoletano del seicento a Genova (1989) by Giuliana Biavati, by Giulio Sommariva

Il presepe Italiano (1993) by Pietro Gasperini

Il presepe Napoletano (1990) by Gennaro Borrelli


Jeff Madrick is Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz ­Rediscovery Government Initiative at the Century Foundation, Editor of Challenge Magazine, and teaches at the Cooper Union. His forthcoming book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Econ­omists Damaged America and the World, to be published in the fall of 2014.

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

Jack F. Matlock Jr. was US Ambassador to the Soviet Union between 1987 and 1991 and is the author of Autopsy on an Empire. He is George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (February 2000)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His most recent book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive ­Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.

William Shawcross is the author of several books on Cambodia. (December 1996)

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. His new book, Making Make-Believe Real: Politics as Theater in Shakespeare’s Time, will be published in the summer 2014.

Warren Zimmermann, a professor of international diplomacy at Columbia University, was US Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1989 to 1992. A revised edition of his book, Origins of a Catastrophe:Yugoslavia and Its Destroyers, has just been published in paperback. (June 1999)