Fabulous Monster

An Explanation of De Gaulle by Robert Aron

De Gaulle by François Mauriac, translated by Richard Howard

The French by Jean-François Revel, translated by Paula Spurlin

De Gaulle Implacable Ally edited by Roy C. Macridis, Foreward by Maurice Duverger

Water, Prey, and Game Birds

Handbook of Waterfowl Behavior by Paul A. Johnsgard

Water, Prey, and Game Birds of North America by Alexander Wetmore. and others

The Giant Canada Goose by Harold C. Hanson

Birds of Prey by Philip Brown

Absolute Beginners

The Politics of Modernization by David E. Apter

The Stages of Political Development by A.F.K. Organski

The Third World by Peter Worsley

The Economics of Developing Countries by Hla Myint


Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

W.H. Auden (1907–1973) was an English poet, playwright, and essayist who lived and worked in the United States for much of the second half of his life. His work, from his early strictly metered verse, and plays written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood, to his later dense poems and penetrating essays, represents one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature.

Stuart Hampshire (1914–2004) was an English philosopher. He taught at University College London, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford, where he was named Warden of Wadham College. His books include Thought and Action, Spinoza and Justice Is Conflict.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

George Lichtheim (1912–1973) was a scholar of Marx and Marxism. Lichtheim was a regular contributor to The Review and a contributing editor of Commentary. His books include From Marx to Hegeland Europe in the Twentieth Century.

Robert Lowell (1917–1977) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Life Studies, For the Union Dead, and The Dolphin are among his many volumes of verse. He was a co-founder of and contributor to The New York Review of Books.

A.J.P. Taylor (1906–1990) was a British diplomatic historian.