Made in the USA

American Visions Time, Inc., in association with Thirteen/WNET, PBS by Robert Hughes. an eight-part television documentary produced by BBC Television and

American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America by Robert Hughes

Free Spirit

The Sense of Reality: Studies in Ideas and Their History by Sir Isaiah Berlin, edited by Henry Hardy, with an introduction by Patrick Gardiner

The Imperfect Spy

Man Without A Face: The Autobiography of Communism’s Greatest Spymaster by Markus Wolf

Die Troika (The Troika) by Markus Wolf. (out of print)

In eigenem Auftrag (On My Own Orders) by Markus Wolf. (out of print)

Geheimnisse der russischen Küche (Secrets of Russian Cuisine) by Markus Wolf

Markus Wolf: ‘Ich bin kein Spion’ (Markus Wolf: ‘I Am Not a Spy’) by Irene Runge and Uwe Stelbrink. (out of print)

Spymaster: The Real-Life Karla, His Moles, and the East German Secret Police by Leslie Colitt

Wolfs West-Spione (Wolf’s West-Spies) by Peter Richter and Klaus Rösler

At Pharaoh’s Court

Egypt’s Road to Jerusalem: A Diplomat’s Story of the Struggle for Peace in the Middle East by Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Conservatives, Nice and Nasty

Growing Up Republican: Christie Whitman: The Politics of Character by Patricia Beard

Christine Todd Whitman: The Making of a National Political Player by Art Weissman

Memories of Hell

Facing the Extreme: Moral Life in the Concentration Camps by Tzvetan Todorov, translated by Arthur Denner, translated by Abigail Pollak

Am I a Murderer? Testament of a Jewish Ghetto Policeman by Calel Perechodnik, edited and translated by Frank Fox

Auschwitz and After by Charlotte Delbo, translated by Rosette C. Lamont, with an introduction by Lawrence L. Langer

Death Comes in Yellow: Skarzysko-Kamienna Slave Labor Camp by Felicja Karay, translated by Sara Kitai

The Order of Terror: The Concentration Camp by Wolfgang Sofsky, translated by William Templer

The Diary of Dawid Sierakowiak: Five Notebooks from the Lódz Ghetto edited by Alan Adelson, translated by Kamil Turowski

Did the Children Cry? Hitler’s War Against Jewish and Polish Children, 1939-1945 by Richard C. Lukas

Is the Holocaust Unique? Perspectives on Comparative Genocide edited with an introduction by Alan S. Rosenbaum, with a foreword by Israel W. Charny

Trap with a Green Fence: Survival in Treblinka by Richard Glazar, translated by Roslyn Theobald, foreword by Wolfgang Benz


Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

Archie Brown’s most recent books are The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age and The Rise and Fall of Communism. (March 2017)

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)

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

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.

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

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.

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.

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.

Mary Lefkowitz is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College. Her books include Not Out of Africa and Black Athena Revisited, which she edited with Guy Rogers. (June 1997)

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)

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)

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

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)

Amartya Sen teaches economics and philosophy at Harvard. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 1998. (June 2017)