Scott of the Antarctic by Reginald Pound

Peary, the Explorer and the Man by John Edward Weems

The Poe Mystery Case

The Recognition of Edgar Allan Poe: A Collection of Critical Essays edited by Eric W. Carlson

Poe: A Collection of Critical Essays edited by Robert Regan

Emancipated Women

Vessel of Wrath: The Life and Times of Carry Nation by Robert Lewis Taylor

Vicky: A Biography of Victoria C. Woodhull by M.M. Marberry

Mrs. Satan: The Incredible Saga of Victoria C. Woodhull by Johanna Johnston

Mary Baker Eddy: The Years of Discovery by Robert Peel

The Puritan Ethic and Woman Suffrage by Alan P. Grimes

Not so Lost Causes

The Catholic Avant-Garde: French Catholicism Since World War II edited by Jean-Marie Domenach, edited by Robert de Montvalon

The French Communist Party and the Crisis of International Communism by François Fejtö

Strategy For Labor: A Radical Proposal by André Gorz

Dangling Countries

Inside South America by John Gunther

Parasitism and Subversion: The Case of Latin America by Stanislav Andreski

Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America: Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil by Andre Gunder Frank


Nigel Dennis (1912–1989) was an English writer, critic and editor. His books include Boys and Girls Come Out to Play and An Essay on Malta.

Ernst Gombrich (1909–2001) was an Austrian art historian. Born in Vienna, Gombrich studied at the Theresianum and then at the University of Vienna under Julius von Schlosser. After graduating, he worked as a Research Assistant and collaborator with the museum curator and Freudian analyst Ernst Kris. He joined the Warburg Institute in London as a Research Assistant in 1936 and was named Director in 1959. His major works include The Story of Art, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography, The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art.

Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) was an American historian.

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.

J.H. Plumb (1911–2001) was a British historian. He taught at Cambridge and Columbia. Plumb was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and was knighted in 1982. His works include England in the Eighteenth Century, The Making of a Historian,and The American Experience.

Richard Wilbur’s book Mayflies: New Poems and Translations will be published in April. (November 2000)