How Hell Worked

Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Bound Upon a Wheel of Fire: Why So Many German Jews Made the Tragic Decision to Remain in Nazi Germany by John VH Dippel

Far from the Promised Land

Beyond Black and White: Transforming African-American Politics by Manning Marable

Killing Rage: Ending Racism by bell hooks

Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy by Stephen Steinberg

The Trouble with Friendship: Why Americans Can’t Think Straight About Race by Benjamin DeMott

How to Succeed in Business

Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein

Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve by George Soros and Byron Wien and Krisztina Koenen

Soros: The Life, Times, and Trading Secrets of the World’s Greatest Investor by Robert Slater

Citizen Turner: The Wild Rise of an American Tycoon by Robert Goldberg and Gerald Jay Goldberg

It Ain’t As Easy As It Looks (out of print) by Porter Bibb

Degas & Women

The Spectacular Body: Science, Method and Meaning in the Work of Degas by Anthea Callen

Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era by Hollis Clayson

Odd Man Out: Readings of the Work and Reputation of Edgar Degas by Carol Armstrong

George Eliot, Radical

George Eliot, Voice of a Century: A Biography by Frederick R Karl

The Real Life of Mary Ann Evans: George Eliot, Her Letters and Fiction by Rosemarie Bodenheimer

The Clinton Scandals

Blood Sport: The President and His Adversaries by James B Stewart

Madhouse: The Private Turmoil of Working for the President by Jeffrey H Birnbaum

Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan and Whitewater Development Company, Inc.: A Preliminary Report to the Resolution Trust Corporation

Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan and Whitewater Development Company, Inc.: A Supplemental Report to the Resolution Trust Corporation Prepared by Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP, San Francisco, California, with financial and economic analysis support from Tuc

A Report on Certain Real Estate Loans and Investments Made by Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan and Related Entities

A Report on the Rose Law Firm’s Conduct of Accounting Malpractice Litigation Pertaining to Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan Prepared for Resolution Trust Corporation by Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP

A Supplemental Report on the Representation of Madison Guaranty Savings & Loan by the Rose Law Firm Prepared for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation by Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP


Millicent Bell is Professor of English Emerita at Boston University. She is the author of Meaning in Henry James and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Edith Wharton. (May 1998)

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.

Norman Davies is the author of, among other books, Europe: A History, Rising 44: The Battle for Warsaw, and, most recently, Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe.

 (May 2013)

George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.

Robert L. Herbert, after a long career at Yale, is now Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and has been named Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. Among his books are Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society, Nature’s Workshop: Renoir’s Writings on the Decorative Arts, and Seurat: Drawings and Paintings. His most recent book is Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte.

Edward Hirsch is the author of nine books of poems, including, most recently, Gabriel: A Poem. His new collection, Stranger by Night, will be published in February. 
(October 2019)

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

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.

Sergei Kovalev, a biologist and former political prisoner, is a leading candidate on the Yabloko Party list for the December election to the Russian State Duma. He is President of the Institute for Human Rights and Chairman of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation in Moscow. (November 2007)

Simon Leys (1935–2014) was the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian Na­tional University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. Leys was a contributor to such publications as The New York Review of Books, Le Monde, and Le Figaro Littéraire, writing on literature and contemporary China. Among his books are Chinese Shadows, Other People’s Thoughts, and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In addition to The Death of Napoleon NYRB publishes The Hall of Uselessness, a collection of essays, and On the Abolition of All Political Parties, an essay by Simone Weil that Leys translated and edited. His many awards include the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Femina, the Prix Guizot, and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and the Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. (June 2018)

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

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)