A Family Romance

Alice James: A Biography by Jean Strouse

The Death and Letters of Alice James selected correspondence edited, with a biographical essay and Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Henry James, Letters Volume III: 1883-1895 edited by Leon Edel

The Boss

Tito: The Story from Inside by Milovan Djilas, translated by Vasilije Kojić and Richard Hayes

Master of Letters

The Letters of Edward FitzGerald, Vol. I, 1830-1850 edited by Alfred McKinley Terhune, edited by Annabelle Burdick Terhune

The Macedonian Connection

The Search For Alexander November 16, 1980 to April 5, 1981 an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC,

The Search For Alexander: An Exhibition with essays by Nikolaos Yalouris and Manolis Andronikos and Katerina Rhomiopoulou

The Search for Alexander by Robin Lane Fox

Short Reviews

Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War by William Manchester

The Wolf: A Species in Danger by Erik Zimen, translated by Eric Mosbacher


Nigel Dennis (1912–1989) was an English writer, critic and editor. His books include Boys and Girls Come Out to Play and An Essay on Malta.

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

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.

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.

Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.

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)

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.

Felix Rohatyn is an investment banker and has been a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, Chairman of the New York Municipal Assistance Corporation, and US Ambassador to France. (October 2008)

John Russell (1919–2008) was Chief Art Critic at The New York Times from 1982 until 1990. He was the author of many art-historical studies, including Matisse, Father & Son and The Meanings of Modern Art.

Thomas Sheehan is Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford University. (December 2001)

James Wolcott is a columnist for Vanity Fair. (October 2018)