The Silent Superstar

Douglas Fairbanks

by Jeffrey Vance with Tony Maietta

What He Really Said

President Obama’s first inauguration was the first time black people had come to Washington in great numbers, but not to protest.

How to Paint Like Titian

Benjamin West and the Venetian Secret

an exhibition at the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, September 18, 2008–January 4, 2009.

Germans Confront the Nazi Past

Germany and the Second World War, Volume IX/I: German Wartime Society, 1939–1945: Politicization, Disintegration, and the Struggle for Survival

edited for the Research Institute for Military History, Potsdam, Germany and Jörg Echternkamp, translated from the German by Derry Cook-Radmore and others

The Superior Civilization

The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies

by Bert Hölldobler and Edward O. Wilson, with line drawings by Margaret C. Nelson

Heroic Milton: Happy Birthday

John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought

by Gordon Campbell and Thomas N. Corns

Milton: Poet, Pamphleteer, and Patriot

by Anna Beer

Is Milton Better Than Shakespeare?

by Nigel Smith

In Stalin’s Trap

The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

by Orlando Figes

Cruising with Genius


by Guy de Maupassant, translated from the French and with an introduction by Douglas Parmée

Court Poet & Pornographer

Martial's Epigrams: A Selection

translated from the Latin and with an introduction by Garry Wills

The China We Don’t Know

Catastrophe and Contention in Rural China: Mao's Great Leap Forward Famine and the Origins of Righteous Resistance in Da Fo Village

by Ralph A. Thaxton Jr.

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

by Leslie T. Chang

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