Art, Life & Dr. Williams

William Carlos Williams: The Knack of Survival in America by Robert Coles

William Carlos Williams: Poet from Jersey by Reed Whittemore

The Embodiment of Knowledge by William Carlos Williams, edited by Ron Loewinsohn

Someone to Watch Over You

The Abuses of the Intelligence Agencies Washington, DC 20002) by The Center for National Security Studies, edited by Jerry J. Berman and Morton H. Halperin

The Family and History

The American Family in Social-Historical Perspective edited by Michael Gordon

The World We Have Lost by Peter Laslett

World Revolution and Family Patterns by William J. Goode

Household and Family in Past Time edited by Peter Laslett, edited by Richard Wall

The Family in History: Interdisciplinary Essays edited by Theodore K. Rabb, edited by Robert I. Rotberg

Journal of Marriage and the Family special issue on the history of the family

The Wish To Be Free: Society, Psyche, and Value Change by Fred Weinstein and Gerald M. Platt

The Making of the Modern Family by Edward Shorter


Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.

Irving Howe (1920–1993) was an American literary and social critic. His history of Eastern-European Jews in America, World of Our Fathers, won the 1977 National Book Award in History.

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

Kenneth Maxwell , the founder of the Brazil Studies Program at 
Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, is currently 
a weekly columnist for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
 (August 2015)

Roger Sale is a critic and journalist. Until 1999, he was Professor of English at the University of Washington. His books include Modern Heroism: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson and J.R.R. Tolkien and On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic.

Leonard Schapiro was a British political scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet politics. His works include The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Russian Studies; he also translated Turgenev’s novel Spring Torrentsinto English.

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of essays. (December 2019)

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)