Monkey Business

Nim: A Chimpanzee Who Learned Sign Language by Herbert S. Terrace

Speaking of Apes: A Critical Anthology of Two-Way Communication with Man edited by Thomas A. Sebeok, edited by Donna Jean Umiker-Sebeok


Punitive Medicine by Alexander Podrabinek, translated by Alexander Lehrman

Soviet Psychoprisons by Harvey Fireside

Institute of Fools: Notes from the Serbsky by Victor Nekipelov, edited and translated by Marco Carynnyk and Marta Horban

Stubborn Steinbeck

The Intricate Music: A Biography of John Steinbeck by Thomas Kiernan

The Wayward Bus by John Steinbeck

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Great Dane

My Theater Life (Mit Theaterliv: 1877) by August Bournonville, translated and annotated by Patricia N. McAndrew

The King’s Ballet Master: A Biography of Denmark’s August Bournonville by Walter Terry

Creating American Inequality

Who Gets Ahead? The Determinants of Economic Success in America by Christopher Jencks and others

Rules and Racial Equality by Edwin Dorn

Small Futures by Richard H. de Lone

The Credential Society: An Historical Sociology of Education and Stratification by Randall Collins

Current Population Reports, Series P-60 No. 120: Money Income and Poverty Status of Families and Persons in the United States Bureau of the Census

The New Masters

The Intellectuals on the Road to Class Power by George Konrád and Ivan Szelényi, translated by Andrew Arato and Richard E. Allen

The Future of Intellectuals and the Rise of the New Class by Alvin W. Gouldner


Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was a science writer and novelist. He was the author of The New Ambidextrous Universe, Fractal Music, Hypercards and More, The Night is Large and Visitors from Oz.

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His books include The Hellenistic Age: A Short History and a translation of the Iliad. His translation of the Odyssey is forthcoming. (October 2017)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book about the Republican Party. (September 2018)

Lincoln Kirstein (1907–1996) was a writer and ballet critic. In 1946, together with George Balanchine, Kirstein founded the Ballet Society, which would soon be renamed The New York City Ballet. In 1984 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Jonathan Lieberson (1949–1989) was a philosopher, editor and critic. Lieberson taught at Barnard and Columbia. His book of essays, Varieties, included reflections on personalities as diverse as Diana Vreeland, Paul Valery and Clifford Geertz.

Sidney Morgenbesser (1921–2004) was a philosopher. Educated at CUNY, The Jewish Theological Seminary and The University of Pennsylvania, Morgenbesser taught at Columbia, where he was named John Dewey Professor of Philosophy.

Richard Murphy’s Collected Poems were published in 2001.

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.

Peter B. Reddaway is Professor Emeritus of Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.

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.

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.

Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus in the School of ­Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and co-­editor emeritus of Dissent. His new book, A Foreign Policy for the Left, will be published in the fall. (May 2017)