Fire & Ice

Gabriele D’Annunzio: Defiant Archangel by John Woodhouse

Cabiria e il suo tempo edited by Paolo Bertetto, by Gianni Rondolino

Griffithiana: The Journal of Film History edited by Davide Turconi

Mr. W. on Show

The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic October 6, 1998-June 6, 1999; and the Morgan Library, New York, September 16, 1999-January 2, 2000 an exhibition at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California,

The Great Experiment: George Washington and the American Republic by John Rhodehamel, foreword by Gordon S. Wood

Prophet in the Ruins

Fall of the New Class: A History of Communism’s Self-Destruction by Milovan Djilas, edited by Vasilije Kalezic, Translated from the Serbo-Croatian by John Loud

Screentime for Hitler

The Ufa Story: A History of Germany’s Greatest Film Company 1918-1945 by Klaus Kreimeier, translated by Robert Kimber, by Rita Kimber

The Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife by Eric Rentschler

Der Bewegte Mann (Maybe…Maybe Not) (1994) a film by Sönke Wortmann


J. S. Marcus’s most recent novel is The Captain’s Fire. He is currently a fellow at the Santa Maddalena Foundation, near Florence. (April 2001)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.

Fintan O’Toole is Literary Editor of The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His latest book is A History of Ireland in 100 Objects.
 (May 2015)

John Ryle is Chair of the Rift Valley Institute, a network of regional specialists working in East and Northeast Africa. (August 2004)

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 holds the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture at Emory. He is the author of The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis.