Life in the English Country House: A Social and Architectural History by Mark Girouard
Jesus the Magician by Morton Smith
Programs of the Brain by J.Z. Young
Families by Jane Howard
The Life of the Mind; Volume 1, Thinking; Volume 2, Willing by Hannah Arendt
The Child in the City by Colin Ward
Fools Die by Mario Puzo
Young Man Thoreau by Richard Lebeaux
The Puritan Way of Death: A Study in Religion, Culture, and Social Change by David E. Stannard
The Vast Majority: A Journey to the World’s Poor by Michael Harrington
The Evolution of the International Economic Order by W. Arthur Lewis
1980s Project of the Council on Foreign Relations: Rich and Poor Nations in the World Economy by Albert Fishlow and Carlos Diaz-Alejandro and Richard R. Fagen and Roger D. Hansen
Reducing Global Inequalities by W. Howard Wriggins and Gunnar Adler-Karlsson
The Dionne Years: A Thirties Melodrama by Pierre Berton
Visions of Glory: A History and a Memory of Jehovah’s Witnesses by Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
The Horse of Pride: Life in a Breton Village by Pierre-Jakez Hélias, translated and abridged by June Guicharnaud
The Pesticide Conspiracy by Robert van den Bosch
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was a German political theorist who, over the course of many books, explored themes such as violence, revolution, and evil. Her major works include The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and the controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem, in which she coined the phrase “the banality of evil.”
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
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.
J.H. Plumb (1911–2001) was a British historian. He taught at Cambridge and Columbia. Plumb was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and was knighted in 1982. His works include England in the Eighteenth Century, The Making of a Historian,and The American Experience.
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.
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.