Kids, Pull Up Your Socks!

His Own Where by June Jordan

The Planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton

Blowfish Live in the Sea by Paula Fox

The Making of Joshua Cobb by Margaret Hodges

The Dragon and the Doctor by Barbara Danish

Challenge to Become a Doctor: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Leah Lurie Heyn

The “Little House” Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The First Four Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Sisterhood

Not to Disturb by Muriel Spark

An Accidental Man by Iris Murdoch

The Home by Penelope Mortimer

Two, A Phallic Novel by Alberto Moravia

Willy Brandt’s Ostpolitik: What’s at Stake

Germany’s Ostpolitik by Lawrence L. Whetten

Germany in Our Time by Alfred Grosser

Britain and West Germany: Changing Societies and the Future of Foreign Policy edited by Karl Kaiser, edited by Roger Morgan

The Warsaw Pact: Case Studies in Communist Conflict Resolution by Robin Alison Remington

The Berlin Crisis: 1958-1962 by Jack M. Schick

Steinstücken. A Study in Cold War Politics by H.M. Catudal Jr.

Is This History Necessary?

The Coming of the Civil War by Robert Goldston

Reconstruction: The Great Experiment by Allen W. Trelease

The Making of an Afro-American: Martin Robison Delany, 1812-1885 by Dorothy Sterling

Great Gettin’ Up Morning: A Biography of Denmark Vesey by John Oliver Killens

Challenge to Become a Doctor: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell by Leah Lurie Heyn

Steal Away: Stories of the Runaway Slaves edited by Abraham Chapman

To Be a Slave by Julius Lester

Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History by Julius Lester


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.

Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. His books include The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery and Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History.
 (December 2017)

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Karl Miller is a British editor and critic. In 1979 he founded the London Review of Books.

Philip Rahv (1908–1973) was an American literary critic. Rahv was a founding editor of Partisan Review. His works include Image and Idea and Literature and the Sixth Sense.

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.

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.