Venice Out of Season

The Venetian Hours of Henry James, Whistler and Sargent by Hugh Honour and John Fleming

James Abbott McNeill Whistler: A Life by Gordon Flemíng

Playing the Racial Card

Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes On American Politics by Thomas Byrne Edsall, with Mary D. Edsall

The Urban Underclass edited by Christopher Jencks, edited by Paul E. Peterson

Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby by Stephen L. Carter

The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, translated by Alfred Mac Adam

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago, translated by Giovanni Pontiero

The New Psychology of Women

Freud, Dora, and Vienna 1900 by Hannah S. Decker

Freud on Women: A Reader edited by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender by Nancy Chodorow

In A Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development by Carol Gilligan

Making Connections: The Relational Worlds of Adolescent Girls at Emma Willard School edited by Carol Gilligan, edited by Nona P. Lyons, edited by Trudy J. Hanmer

Feminism and Psychoanalytic Theory by Nancy J. Chodorow

Thinking Fragments: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Postmodernism in the Contemporary West by Jane Flax

The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and the Problem of Domination by Jessica Benjamin

The Spectral Mother: Freud, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis by Madelon Sprengnether

An Enlightened Revolution?

The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution by Roger Chartier, translated by Lydia G. Cochrane

Inventing the French Revolution: Essays on French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century by Keith Michael Baker

The H and Q of Baseball

A Whole Different Ball Game: The Sport and Business of Baseball by Marvin Miller

Ted Williams: A Portrait in Words and Pictures edited by Dick Johnson, text by Glenn Stout

My Favorite Summer 1956 by Mickey Mantle and Phil Pepe

The Home Run Heard ‘Round the World: The Dramatic Story of the 1951 Giants–Dodgers Pennant Race by Ray Robinson

Law and Disorder in LA: Part Two

Report of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department by the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department

‘Daryl Gates: A Portrait of Frustration’ by Bella Stumbo


Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Robert Darnton’s latest book is A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard.
 (December 2019)

Richard Dorment was the art critic for the Daily Telegraph between 1986 and 2015.

John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003) was a novelist, screenwriter and critic. His final novel is entitled Nothing Lost.

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. A new edition of his book The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague will be published this fall.
 (October 2019)

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.

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

Robert L. Heilbroner (1919–2005) was an American economist. He taught economic history at the New School, where he was appointed Norman Thomas Professor of Economics in 1971.

Arthur Hertzberg (1921–2006) was a Conservative rabbi, scholar and activist. His books include The French Enlightenment and the Jews: The Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism and The Zionist Idea.

Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, Falling Upwards, and, most recently, This Long Pursuit.
 (June 2019)

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.

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.

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Michael Scammell is the author of biographies of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, and has translated many books from Russian. He is now working on a memoir. (April 2016)

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.