The New Two China Problem

Chinese Economy Post-Mao, A Compendium of Papers Volume 1: Policy and Performance States, November 9, 1978. printed for the Joint Economic Committee, Congress of the United

The Future of China: After Mao by Ross Terrill

China Since Mao by Charles Bettelheim and Neil G. Burton

China: The People’s Republic, 1949-1976 by Jean Chesneaux, translated by Paul Auster and Lydia Davis

The Case of the Gang of Four: With First Translation of Teng Hsiao-ping’s “Three Poisonous Weeds” by Chi Hsin

Teng Hsiao-ping: A Political Biography by Chi Hsin

Political Imprisonment in the People’s Republic of China An Amnesty International Report

Opposition and Dissent in Contemporary China by Peter R. Moody

Feminism and Socialism in China by Elisabeth Croll

Hoover Makes a Comeback

Herbert Hoover: A Public Life by David Burner

George W. Norris: The Triumph of a Progressive, 1933-1944 by Richard Lowitt

“Young Bob” La Follette: A Biography of Robert M. La Follette, Jr. 1895-1953 by Patrick J. Maney

Braking for Elves

The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves, and Other Little People by Thomas Keightley

A Field Guide to the Little People by Nancy Arrowsmith and George Moore

Gnomes by Wil Huygen, with illustrations by Rien Poortvliet

Faeries described and illustrated by Brian Froud and Alan Lee, edited and designed by David Larkin

The Fairies in Tradition and Literature by Katharine Briggs

The Vanishing People: Fairy Lore and Legends by Katharine Briggs

An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures by Katharine Briggs

Fairy Tales and After: From Snow White to E.B. White by Roger Sale

In Cold Blood

A Time of Terror: How Democratic Societies Respond to Revolutionary Violence by J. Bowyer Bell

The Ultimate Weapon: Terrorists and World Order by Jan Schreiber

The Gun and the Olive Branch: The Roots of Violence in the Middle East by David Hirst


Bernard Avishai teaches political economy at Dartmouth College and business at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is the author of The Tragedy of Zionism, among other books. He was made a Guggenheim fellow in 1987.

John K. Fairbank (1907–1991) was an American sinologist. His final book was China: A New History.

Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

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).

Christopher Middleton (b. 1926) is a poet, essayist, and translator. He teaches Germanic languages and literature at the University of Texas at Austin and has translated numerous works, including Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser.

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917–2007) was an American historian and social critic. He served as adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. His Journals: 1952– 2000 were published in 2007.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.