Guide to Imperialism

The Lords of Human Kind. Black Man, Yellow Man and White Man in an Age of Empire by V.G. Kiernan

Europe in the Age of Imperialism, 1880-1914 by Heinz Gollwitzer

Critics of Empire by Bernard Porter

Britain and the Russian Civil War by Richard H. Ullman

The Fall of the British Empire, 1918-1968 by Colin Cross

Britain in the Century of Total War by Arthur Marwick


Tijerina and the Courthouse Raid by Peter Nabokov

La Raza: The Mexican-Americans (to be published in January) by Stan Steiner

Uprooted Children The Early Life of Migrant Farm Workers (to be published in February) by Robert Coles

The Emperor Industry

Napoleon, I. From 18 Brumaire to Tilsit 1799-1807 by Georges Lefebvre, translated by Henry F. Stockhold

Napoleon, II. From Tilsit to Waterloo 1807-1815 by Georges Lefebvre, translated by J.E. Anderson

Napoleon in Russia The 1812 Campaign by Alan Palmer

Napoleon Recaptures Paris by Claude Manceron, translated by George Unwin

Napoleon after Waterloo by Michael John Thornton

Napoleon’s St. Helena by Gilbert Martineau, translated by Frances Partridge

Black is Beautiful

African Art, Its Background and Traditions by René S. Wassing

African Art by Michel Leiris and Jacqueline Delange, translated by Michael Ross

The Beholder’s Eye

Prints and Visual Communication by William Ivins Jr.

Prints and Books: Informal Papers by William Ivins Jr.

Notes on Prints by William Ivins Jr.

How Prints Look, Photographs with a Commentary by William Ivins Jr.


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.

Geoffrey Barraclough (1908–1984) was a British historian.

C. B. A. Behrens (1904–1989) was a British historian of Europe. She was the author of The Ancien Régimeand Society, Government and The Enlightenment.

Edgar Z. Friedenberg (1927-2000) was an American social critic and scholar of education. His books include Coming of Age in America and Growth and Acquiescence.

D. W. Harding (1906–1993) was a British psychologist and literary critic. In1933 he joined FR Leavis as an editor of Scrutiny, where much of his literary criticism appeared, but also work, notably on aggression, that led to The Impulse to Dominate and Social Psychology and Individual Values.

Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

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.

Mark Strand, who died late last year, was a poet and artist. He was named Poet Laureate of the United States in 1990 and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999. (June 2015)

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