Iron Comedian

The Mandarin and Other Stories by Eca de Queiroz, translated by Richard Franko Goldman

The City and the Mountains by Eça de Queiroz, translated by Roy Campbell

The Illustrious House of Ramires by Eça de Queiroz, translated by Ann Stevens

Sticking to the Union

UE Guide to Automation and the New Technology United Electrical Workers

Union Man: The Life of A Labor Statesman by David J. McDonald

Turbulent Years: A History of the American Worker 1933-1941 by Irving Bernstein

American Labor: The Twentieth Century edited by Jerold S. Auerbach

Bread and Roses Too: Studies of the Wobblies by Joseph Robert Conlin

American Labor and United States Foreign Policy by Ronald Radosh

Scarred Monuments

The Younger Pitt: The Years of Acclaim by John Ehrman

The Year of Liberty: The Great Irish Rebellion of 1798 by Thomas Pakenham


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.

Kenneth Koch (1925–2002) was Professor of English at Columbia. During his lifetime, Koch published at least thirty volumes of poetry and plays. He was also the author of a novel, The Red Robins; two books on teaching poetry writing to children, Wishes, Lies, and Dreams and Rose, Where Did You Get That Red?; and I Never Told Anybody: Teaching Poetry Writing in a Nursing Home.

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.

V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.

I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.

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

Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.