Rebirth and Death in Czechoslovakia

Dubcek by William Shawcross

The Czechoslovak Experiment 1968-1969 by Ivan Sviták

Prague Notebook: The Strangled Revolution by Michel Salomon, translated by Helen Eustis

A Year Is Eight Months: Czechoslovakia 1968 Journalist M.

Czechoslovakia Since World War II by Tad Szulc

Journal d’un contre-révolutionnaire (to be published in November by McGraw-Hill as Diary of a Counter Revolutionary, translated by Ruth Willard (256 pp., $6.95)) by Pavel Kohout

The Confession by Artur London, translated by Alastair Hamilton

Stalinism in Prague: The Loebl Story by Eugen Loebl, translated by Maurice Michael

The Czechoslovak Political Trials, 1950-1954: The Suppressed Report of the Dubcek Government’s Commission of Inquiry, 1968 edited by Jirí Pelikán

The Quest for East Germany

The Quest for Christa T. by Christa Wolf, translated by Christopher Middleton

Postwar German Literature by Peter Demetz

The Literature of East Germany by Theodore Huebener

Poetry in East Germany: Adjustments, Visions, and Provocations 1945-1970 by John Flores

Did Anyone Start the Cold War?

Condemned to Freedom by William Pfaff

The Radical Left and American Foreign Policy by Robert W. Tucker

Promises to Keep by Chester Bowles

Architects of Illusion by Lloyd Gardner

Yalta by Diane Shaver Clemens

America and Russia in a Changing World by W. Averell Harriman

From Trust to Terror by Herbert Feis

The Yalta Myths by Athan Theoharis

The Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938 by Stephen E. Ambrose

2500 Years of Human History—in Five Books

The Harvest of Hellenism by F.E. Peters

Constantine the Great by J. Holland Smith

The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition, 100-600 The Christian Tradition: Vol. One by Jaroslav Pelikan

Judaism and the Early Christian Mind by Robert L. Wilken

Jesus and Israel by Jules Isaac, translated by Sally Gran, edited and with a Foreword by Claire Hucket Bishop


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.
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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.

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.

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989) was a novelist, essayist, and critic. Her political and social commentary, literary essays, and drama criticism appeared in magazines such as Partisan Review, The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The New York Review of Books, and were collected in On the Contrary (1961), Mary McCarthy’s Theatre Chronicles 1937-1962 (1963), The Writing on the Wall (1970), Ideas and the Novel (1980), and Occasional Prose (1985). Her novels include The Company She Keeps (1942), The Oasis (1949), The Groves of Academe (1952), A Charmed Life (1955), The Group (1963), Birds of America (1971), and Cannibals and Missionaries (1979). She was the author of three works of autobiography, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood (1957), How I Grew (1987), and the unfinished Intellectual Memoirs (1992), and two travel books about Italy, Venice Observed (1956) and The Stones of Florence (1959). Her essays on the Vietnam War were collected in The Seventeenth Degree (1974); her essays on Watergate were collected in The Mask of State (1974).

Wilfrid Sheed (1915–2011) was a British-American novelist and critic.

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.