Blood Sport

The Manly Art by Elliott J. Gorn

John L. Sullivan and His America by Michael T. Isenberg

Beyond the Ring: The Role of Boxing in American Society by Jeffrey T. Sammons

On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oates

Underground Artist

A Game of Dark

Salt River Times

Max’s Dream

A Parcel of Trees

While the Bell Rings

Underground Alley


Winter Quarters

Born Too Late

The Last Emperor a film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci

Twilight in the Forbidden City (1973), out of print by Reginald F. Johnston. with a preface by the Emperor

From Emperor to Citizen: The Autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi translated by W.J.F. Jenner

From Emperor to Citizen: The Autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi reprinted with new general and chapter introductions by W.J.F. Jenner, afterword by Simon Winchester

The Last Emperor by Edward Behr

The Last Manchu: The Autobiography of Henry Pu Yi, Last Emperor of China translated by Kuo Ying Paul Tsai, edited, with a revised preface and epilogue and Paul Kramer

A Dream of Tartary: The Origins and Misfortunes of Henry Pu Yi by Henry McAleavy

Pu Yi: J’étais empereur de Chine: L’autobiographie du dernier empereur de Chine (1906–1967)

The Kaiser and the Kritik

Kaiser, Hof und Staat: Wilhlem II und die deutsche Politik by John C.G. Röhl

Max Weber and German Politics: 1890–1920 by Wolfgang J. Mommsen, translated by Michael S. Steinberg

Max Weber zur Politik im Weltkrieg: Schriften und Reden, 1914–1918 (Max Weber Gesamtausgabe, Abteilung 1, Band 15) edited by Wolfgang J. Mommsen, in collaboration with Gangolf Hübner

Max Weber and his Contemporaries edited by Wolfgang J. Mommsen, edited by Jürgen Osterhammel

Coming Up for Air

Turn-of-the-Century Cabaret: Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Cracow, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Zurich by Harold B. Segel

Paris: The Musical Kaleidoscope, 1870–1925 by Elaine Brody

The Fundamentalists and the Constitution

The American Founding: Politics, Statesmanship, and the Constitution edited by Ralph A. Rossum, edited by Gary L. McDowell

The Complete Anti-Federalist edited by Herbert J. Storing

“The Constitutional Order, 1787–1987” edited by Irving Kristol, edited by Nathan Glazer

Constitutionalism and Rights edited by Gary C. Bryner, edited by Noel B. Reynolds

The Founders’ Constitution edited by Philip B. Kurland, edited by Ralph Lerner

The Framing and Ratification of the Constitution edited by Leonard W. Levy, edited by Dennis J. Mahoney

The Moral Foundations of the American Republic edited by Robert H. Horwitz

Saving the Revolution: “The Federalist Papers” and The American Founding edited by Charles R. Kesler

Taking the Constitution Seriously by Walter Berns

The Thinking Revolutionary: Principle and Practice in the New Republic by Ralph Lerner


Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

Abraham Brumberg (1926–2008) was an essayist, editor and translator. His memoir, Journey Through Vanishing Worlds, was published by New Academia in 2007.

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

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

John Gross (1935–2011) was an English editor and critic. From 1974 to 1981, he was editor of The Times Literary Supplement; he also served as senior book editor and critic at The New York Times. His memoir, A Double Thread, was published in 2001.

James Joll (1936–2011) was a British historian. His books include The Origins of the First World War and Europe Since 1870.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

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)

Roderick MacFarquhar was Leroy B. Williams Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science at Harvard and editor of The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China.

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)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

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)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)