Poverty and Compassion: The Moral Imagination of the Late Victorians by Gertrude Himmelfarb

In Which We Serve

Master and Commander

Post Captain

HMS Surprise

The Mauritius Command

Desolation Island

The Fortune of War

The Surgeon’s Mate

The Ionian Mission

Treason’s Harbour

The Far Side of the World

The Reverse of the Medal

The Letter of Marque

The Thirteen-Gun Salute

The Nutmeg of Consolation

How Noble Was Robert E. Lee?

Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History by Alan T. Nolan

Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861–1868 by Brooks D. Simpson

The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans by Charles Royster

The Enigma of Georges Seurat

Seurat: 1859–1891 24, 1991–January 12, 1992 an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York September

Seurat: 1859–1891 catalog of the exhibition by Robert L. Herbert, with contributions by Françoise Cachin and Anne Distel and Susan Alyson Stein and Gary Tinterow

Seurat by Alain Madeleine-Perdrillat, translated by Jean-Marie Clarke

Seurat at Gravelines: The Last Landscapes by Ellen Wardwell Lee

Paul Signac and Color in Neo-Impressionism, including the first English edition of ‘From Eugène Delacroix to Neo-Impressionism’ by Paul Signac by Floyd Ratliff, Signac text translated by Willa Silverman

The Big Apfel

German Encounters with Modernity: Novels of Imperial Berlin by Katherine Roper

Berlin: Culture and Metropolis edited by Charles W. Haxthausen, edited by Heidrun Suhr

Berlin: The Politics of Order, 1737–1989 by Alan Balfour

Battleground Berlin: Diaries, 1945–1948 by Ruth Andreas-Friedrich, translated by Anna Boerresen

Berlin Before the Wall: A Foreign Student’s Diary with Sketches by Hsi-Huey Liang

Up Against It: Photographs of the Berlin Wall by Leland Rice

Berlin Journal, 1989–1990 by Robert Darnton

After the Wall: East Meets West in the New Berlin by John Borneman

The Romance with Mexico

The New North American Order: A Win-Win Strategy for US-Mexico Trade by Clyde V. Prestowitz Jr. and Robert B. Cohen, with Peter A. Morici and Alan Tonelson

The Low-Wage Challenge to Global Growth: The Labor Cost-Productivity Imbalance in Newly Industrialized Countries by Walter Russell Mead

US Jobs and the Mexico Trade Proposal by Jeff Faux and William Spriggs

Fast Track, Fast Shuffle: The Economic Consequences of the Administration’s Proposed Trade Agreement with Mexico by Jeff Faux and Richard Rothstein

The End of Laissez-Faire: National Purpose and the Global Economy after the Cold War by Robert Kuttner

The End of the Empire

The Awakening of the Soviet Union by Geoffrey Hosking

The USSR’s Emerging Multiparty System by Vera Tolz, foreword by S. Frederick Starr

Glasnost in Jeopardy: Human Rights in the USSR by Helsinki Watch/Human Rights Watch

Gorbachev: Heretic in the Kremlin by Dusko Doder and Louise Branson

Why Gorbachev Happened: His Triumphs and His Failure by Robert G. Kaiser

The Second Russian Revolution Channel by Brian Lapping Associates a documentary series made for BBC Television and the Discovery, produced by Norma Percy

Gorbachev’s Struggle for Economic Reform by Anders Aslund

What Went Wrong with Perestroika. by Marshall I. Goldman

Steeltown, USSR: Soviet Society in the Gorbachev Era by Stephen Kotkin

Comrade Lawyer: Inside Soviet Justice in an Era of Reform by Robert Rand

Gorbachev, Glasnost & the Gospel by Michael Bourdeaux

Inside the KGB: My Life in Soviet Espionage by Vladimir Kuzichkin, translated by Thomas B. Beattie

‘Gorbachev’s Endgame’ by Jerry F. Hough


John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

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.

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic.His books include Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, and China Airborne.

Jack Flam is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Brooklyn College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His new book, Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship, has just been published. (March 2003)

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.

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most ­recently, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters.
 (October 2016)

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia and the author of The Anatomy of Fascism, Vichy France, and, with Julie Hessler, Europe in the Twentieth Century, among other works.
 (December 2018)

Anthony Quinton (1925–2010) was a British philosopher. Quinton served as president of Trinity College, Oxford and as chairman of the British Library. His works include The Nature of Things, Hume, and From Wodehouse to Wittgenstein.

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

Alan Ryan was Warden of New College, Oxford, and Professor of Political Thought. He is the author of On Politics, which will be published in paperback in the fall.
(March 2020)