But Is It True?

Schliemann of Troy: Treasure and Deceit by David A. Traill

Lost and Found: The 9,000 Treasures of Troy: Heinrich Schliemann and the Gold That Got Away by Caroline Moorehead

The Gold of Troy: Searching for Homer’s Fabled City Museum of Fine Arts/Abrams by Vladimir Tolstikov and Mikhail Treister

The Power of Chastity

Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns Through Two Millennia by Jo Ann Kay McNamara

Women and Religion in Medieval and Renaissance Italy edited by Daniel Bornstein, edited by Roberto Rusconi

Gorbachev: Lingering Mysteries

Memoirs by Mikhail Gorbachev ( the copyright page states, "This edition based on the translation by Georges Peronansky and Tatjana Varsavsky," implying that the translation was edited substantially.)

The Gorbachev Factor by Archie Brown

The Village Genius

John Clare: Poems of the Middle Period 1822-1837 edited by Eric Robinson, edited by David Powell, edited by P.M.S. Dawson

A Banner With a Strange Device

Jasper Johns: A Retrospective 1996-January 21, 1997. exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York October 20,. Catalog of the exhibition and Kirk Varnedoe, with an essay by Roberta Bernstein

Social Security and Its Discontents

Restoring Hope in America: The Social Security Solution by Sam Beard

Frightening America’s Elderly: How the Age Lobby Holds Seniors Captive by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Will America Grow Up Before It Grows Old? How the Coming Social Security Crisis Threatens You, Your Family, and Your Country by Peter G. Peterson

Social Security in the Twenty-First Century edited by Eric R. Kingson, edited by James H. Schulz

The Art & Politics of the Nativity

The Angel Tree: A Christmas Celebration (1993) by Linn Howard and Mary Jane Pool

Scene e scenografie del presepe Napoletano (1991) by Gennaro Borrelli

Il presepio: Otto secoli di storia, arte, tradizione (1995) by Pietro Gargano

El belén: Historia, tradición y actualidad (1992) by Pablo Martínez-Palomero

Il presepe Napoletano del settecento (1995) by Teodoro Fittipaldi

Venite Adoremus: Note sul presepe Genovese (1993) catalog of the 1993-1994 exhibition at the Palazzo Ducale, Genoa.

Il presepe riscoperto: Un “unicum” Napoletano del seicento a Genova (1989) by Giuliana Biavati and Giulio Sommariva

Il presepe Italiano (1993) by Pietro Gasperini

Il presepe Napoletano (1990) by Gennaro Borrelli


Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

Richard Jenkyns, a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, is Professor of the Classical Tradition at Oxford. His most recent book is Virgil’s Experience.(November 2001)

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.

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia ­Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the ­Decline of the American Dream and The Big Test: The Secret ­History of the American Meritocracy.
 (February 2020)

Fiona MacCarthy’s most recent book is The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination. (February 2017)

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.

Jack F. Matlock Jr. is Rubenstein Fellow at Duke. He is the ­author of Autopsy on an Empire, Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended, and Superpower Illusions. Between 1987 and 1991 he was US ­Ambassador to the Soviet Union. (June 2016)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire and Sonata for Jukebox. His Where Did Poetry Come From? will be ­published in the spring.
(February 2020)

William Shawcross is the author of several books on Cambodia. (December 1996)

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)

Warren Zimmermann, a professor of international diplomacy at Columbia University, was US Ambassador to Yugoslavia from 1989 to 1992. A revised edition of his book, Origins of a Catastrophe:Yugoslavia and Its Destroyers, has just been published in paperback. (June 1999)