Books

6/2021-Present

› Alan Mikhail, God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World 
› Marc David Baer, The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars, and Caliphs
› Sally Rooney, Beautiful World, Where Are You
› Adrian Goldsworthy, Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors
› Michael Kulikowski, Imperial Triumph: The Roman World from Hadrian to Constantine

6/2020-5/2021

› William Taubman, Gorbachev: His Life and Times
› Janet L. Nelson, King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne
› Emilia Pardo Bazán, The House of Ulloa
› Henri Pirenne, Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade
› Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, Some Prefer Nettles
› Thomas Frank, Listen, Liberal: Or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?
› Karin Boye, Kallocain
› Max Blumenthal, The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump
› Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, The Makioka Sisters
› Italo Svevo, Zeno’s Conscience
› C. Massimo Mangiola, The Diver

6/2017-5/2020

› Diarmaid Ferriter, The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish Politics
› Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
› Bijan Omrani, Caesar’s Footprints: Journeys to Roman Gaul
› Benjamin Balint, Kafka’s Last Trial: The Case of a Literary Legacy
› Patrick N. Hunt, Hannibal
› Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, The Leopard
› Louis Mendola, The Kingdom of Sicily 1130-1860
› David Gilmour, The Pursuit of Italy: A History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples
› Federico De Roberto, The Viceroys

6/2016-5/2017

› Gore Vidal, Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia
› Gore Vidal, Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta
› Gore Vidal, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to be So Hated
› A.C. Grayling, The Age of Genius: The Seventeenth Century and the Birth of the Modern Mind
› Mary Beard, SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

6/2015-5/2016

› Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries
› Mark Kurlansky, Salt: A World History
› Peter Wells, Journey to a Hanging
› Nancy Mitford, Madame de Pompadour
› Flaubert, Salammbô
› William C. Carter, Marcel Proust: A Life
› Cyril E. Robinson, A History of Rome: From 753 B.C. to A.D. 410
› Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, The Golden Age Shtetl: A New History of Jewish Life in East Europe
› Patrick Alexander, Marcel Proust’s Search for Lost Time: A Reader’s Guide to the Remembrance of Things Past

6/2014-5/2015 

› Anka Muhlstein, Monsieur Proust’s Library
› Jesse Bering, Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us
› Henry Adams, History of the United States of America During the Administrations of Thomas Jefferson
› Geoffrey Parker, Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II
› Beate Dignas, Rome and Persia in Late Antiquity: Neighbours and Rivals
› Edward E. Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
› Shlomo Sand, How I Stopped Being a Jew
› Richard A. Billows, Antigonos the One-Eyed and the Creation of the Hellenistic State
› Harlow G. Unger, John Marshall: The Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Who Transformed the Young Republic
› Nicky Hager, Dirty Politics: How Attack Politics Is Poisoning New Zealand’s Political Environment
› Joan B. Connelly, The Parthenon Enigma
› Ellen B. Geld, The Heritage: A Daughter’s Memories of Louis Bromfield
› Juan Cole, Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East
› Michael King, The Penguin History of New Zealand
› Ivan Goncharov, Oblomov
› Peter N. Moogk, La Nouvelle France: The Making of French Canada – A Cultural History

6/2013-5/2014

› Jacques Lacoursiere, A People’s History of Quebec
› Zachary Mason, The Lost Books of the Odyssey
› J.C.D. Clark, English Society 1688-1832: Ideology, Social Structure and Political Practice During the Ancient Regime
› Robert Graves, Claudius the God and his Wife Messalina
› Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
› Henri Pirenne, Economic and Social History of Medieval Europe
› Isaiah Berlin, Karl Marx: His Life and Environment
› Tony Judt, Ill Fares the Land
› Daniela Dueck, Strabo’s Cultural Geography: The Making of a Kolossourgia
Complete Works of Tacitus
› Malcolm Hay, Europe and the Jews: The Pressure of Christendom on the People of Israel for 1,900 Years
› Walter Kaufmann, Critique of Religion and Philosophy
› Mariana Mazzucato, The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths
› Walter Kaufmann, Nietzsche: Philosopher, Pyschologist, Antichrist
› Anthony Hope, The Prisoner of Zenda
› Saint-Simon, Memories of Duc de Saint-Simon, 1691-1709: Presented to the King
› Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
› Adam Hochschild, King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed and Heroism in Colonial Africa

6/2012-5/2013

› James Weinstein, The Decline of Socialism in America, 1912-1925
› Erich S. Gruen, The Last Generation of the Roman Republic
› Lily R. Taylor, Party Politics in the Age of Caesar
› Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland
› Ronald Syme, The Roman Revolution
› Daniel Chamovitz, What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
› Norman Daniel, Islam and the West: The Making of an Image

6/2011-5/2012

› Aloys Winterling, Caligula: A Biography
› Bruce Cumings, Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power
› Tikva Honig-Parnass, False Prophets of Peace
› Robert K. Massie, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
› Nobokov, The Eye
› Glenn Greenwald, With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
Complete Works of Tacitus
The Bhagavad Gita
› Edward T. Salmon, A History of the Roman World from 30 B.C. to A.D. 138
› Glenn Greenwald, With Liberty and Justice for Some
› Henry Adams, History of the United States During the Administrations of James Madison
› Victor Tcherikover, Hellenistic Civilization and the Jews
› Marc Fumaroli , When the World Spoke French
› Belén Fernández, The Imperial Messenger
› John K. Galbraith, The Economics of Innocent Fraud
› A.W. Gomme, The Ancient Population of Athens Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.
› Simon Critchley, The Book of Dead Philosophers
› Gore Vidal, Hollywood
› M Cary, A History of the Greek World from 323 to 146 B.C.
› M. L. W. Laistner, A History of the Greek World from 479 to 323 B.C.
› C.E. Robinson, Hellas
› Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
› Charles Kurzman, The Missing Martyrs
› Gore Vidal, The Golden Age
› Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
› Kader Abdolah, The House of the Mosque
› Maryanne Wolf, Proust and the Squid
› Caroline Alexander, The War that Killed Achilles
› Frank Herbert, Dune
› Ghada Karmi, In Search of Fatima
› Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children
› Thomas Wrigh, Early Travels In Palestine
› Nabokov, Speak, Memory

6/2010-5/2011

› Orwell, Animal Farm; 1984
› Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop
› Susan Brackney, Plan Bee
› Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene
› Edward Said, The Question of Palestine
› Saree Makdisi, Palestine Inside Out
› Mary Renault, The Persian Boy
› Naomi Klein, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
› Richard Wilkinson, The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger
› Jared Diamon, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
› Statius, Thebaid
› Xenophon, Hellenika
› Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, Vol. II
› Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
› Naomi Mitchison, Cloud Cuckoo Land
› Jonah Lehrer, Proust Was a Neuroscientist
› Aristotle, The Politics
› Edward A. Freeman, The History of Federal Government in Greece and Italy
› J.L. Meyers, The Political Ideas of the Greeks
› Dostoevsky, The Adolescent
› Jesse Bering, The Belief Instinct
› Robin Osborne, Greece in the Making 1200 – 479BC
› Joyce Appleby, The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism
› Nadia Maria El-Cheikh, Byzantium Viewed by the Arabs
› David Hirst, The Gun and the Olive Branch: The Roots of Violence in the Middle East
› Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, Vol. I
› Susan Faludi, The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post 9/11 America
› Ilan Pappe, The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
› Anatole France, The Revolt of the Angels
› Gogol, Taras Bulba; St. John’s Eve
› Anatole France, At the Sign of the Reine Pédauque
› Ali Abunimah, One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse
› Irène Némirovsky: Suite Française
› Theodor Herzl, Der Judenstaat
› Dostoevsky, The Double; The Gambler
› Marguerite Yourcenar, Memoirs of Hadrian
› Samuel Beckett, Molloy; Malone Dies; The Unnamable

6/2009-5/2010

› Italo Calvino, The Cosmicomics
› George Eliot, Romola
› Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Jewish People
› Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
› Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, In the First Circle
› Jane Austen, Pride and Preudice
Introducing Marxism
› W. R. Halliday, The Growth of the City State
› K. J. Dover, Greek Homosexuality
› T. R. Glover, Democracy in the Ancient World
› Gore Vidal, Lincoln
› T. R. Glover, The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire
› Euripides, Helen; Electra
› Gore Vidal, Empire
› Iris Origo, The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City
› Leonard W. Levy, Jefferson and Civil Liberties: The Darker Side
› Anatole France, Penguin Island
› Platus, The Ghost; The Rope; A Three Dollar Day; Amphitryo
› Julien Benda, The Treason of the Intellectuals
› Gore Vidal, Burr; 1876; Washington D.C.
› Joyce, Ulysses
› Josephus, The Jewish War
› Rüdiger Safranski, Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography

6/2008-5/2009

› Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
› Anton Chekhov, The Steppe; The Duel; The Story of an Unknown Man; Three Years; My Life
› Dan Hind, The Threat to Reason
› Theodor Mommsen, The History of Rome, Vol. III; The History of Rome, Vol. IV
› Mike Paine, Ancient Greece
› Theodor Mommsen: The History of Rome, Vol. I; The History of Rome, Vol. II
› Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward
› Italo Calvino, The Baron in the Trees
› Italo Calvino, The Nonexistent Knight; The Cloven Viscount
› Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons
› Italo Calvino, The Path to the Spiders’ Nests
› Gore Vidal, Selected Essays
› Erasmus, Praise of Folly; Pope Julius Barred from heaven; Epigram Against Pope Julius II
› Pascal, Pensées
› Francis Bacon, The New Atlantis
› John Fowles, The Magus
› Rene Grousset, The Empire of the Steppes: A History of Central Asia
› Peter S. Wells, Barbarians to Angels: The Dark Ages Reconsidered
› Tolstoy, War and Peace
The Arabian Knights
› Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

6/2007-5/2008

› Nikolai Gogol, The Collected Tales
› Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
› Voltaire, Candide and Other Stories
› Xenophon, The Education of Cyrus
› Xenophon, Conversations of Socrates
› Ovid, The Erotic Poems
› Adrian Goldsworthy, The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265-146 BC
› Peter Green, The Hellenistic Age: A Short History
› Strabo, Geography, Vol. II
› Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote
› Strabo, Geography, Vol. I
› Paul Strathern, The Medici, Godfathers of the Renaissance
› John Milton, Paradise Lost
› Salman Rushdie, Satanic Verses
› Orhan Pamuk, Snow
› Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red
› Umberto Eco, Baudolino
› T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom

6/2006-5/2007

› Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum
The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy
› David Hume, Selected Essays
› Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
› Shakespeare, I Henry IV
Aesop’s Fables
› Shakespeare, Measure for Measure; Richard II
› Francesco Colona, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili
The Deeds of the Normans in Ireland
› Montaigne, Essays
› Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. II
› F. Kafka, The Trial
› Shakespeare, As You Like It
Song of Roland
› N. Gogol, Dead Souls
› Dostoevsky, Demons
› Anna Comnena, The Alexiad
› James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
› Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels
› Polybius, The Rise of the Roman Empire
› Bernal Díaz, The Conquest of New Spain
Gilgamesh
› Debra Hamel, Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesan’s Scandalous Life in Ancient Greece
Gilgamesh
› Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

6/2005-5/2006

› Albert Hourani, History of the Arab Peoples
› Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
› Ovid, The Poems of Exile, Tristia and the Black Sea Letters
› Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy
› Peter Kropotkin, Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution
› Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago
› John Julius Norwich, A History of Venice
› Jean-Paul Sartre, The Words
› Gilles Deleuze, Proust & Signs
› St. Anselm, Proslogion *
› Moses Maimonides, The Guide for the Perplexed
› Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
› Hesiod, Theogony, Works and Days
› Friedrich Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy; The Case of Wagner
Introducing Nietzsche
› Plato, Apology
› Tacitus, Annals; Germania; Agricola
› Karl Popper, The Open Society and Its Enemies, Vol. I, Vol. II
› Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
› Plato, Phædrus
Qur’an
› Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. III
› Ovid, Metamorphoses
› Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. II
› Dante, Purgatorio
› Bernard Lewis, Islam and the West
› Andrew Wheatcroft, The Habsburgs
› Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. I
› Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars
› Peter S. Wells, The Battle that Stopped Rome
› Dante, Inferno
› Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment
› Diarmaid MacCulloch, The Reformation
› H. H. Scullard, A History of the Roman World, 753 to 146 BC
› A. T. Olmstead, History of the Persian Empire
› Plutarch, Lives, Vol. II

6/2004-5/2005

Basic Writings of ExistentialismBeowulf› E.M. Forster, Maurice
› Machiavelli, The Prince
› Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past, Volume I, II, III
› St. Augustine, The Confessions of St. Augustine› Virgil, Aeneid
› Bible: Genesis; Exodus; Deuteronomy; Samuel I, II; Kings; Job; Matthew; John (Gospel); I John (Epistle); Acts; Romans; I Corinthians
› Livy, The Early History of Rome› Plutarch, Lives, Vol. I› Xenophon, Anabasis – The March Up Country
› Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [abridged]
› Caesar, The Gallic War; The Civil War

6/2003-5/2004

› Gore Vidal, Creation
› Euripides, Hyppolytus; Bacchæ
› Lucretius, On the Nature of Things
› Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
› Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, Poetics
› Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
› Ludwig Von Mises, Socialism
› Dostoevsky, The Idiot
› Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War
› Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary
› Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound
› Sophocles: Antigone; Œdipus Rex; Œdipus at Colonus; Philoctetes
› Plato: Gorgias, Meno, Apology, Crito, Phædo, Theætetus, Sophist, Phædrus, Symposium, Timæus
› Aristophanes, Clouds
› Aeschylus, Oresteia, Agamemnon, Libation Bearers & Eumenides
› Herodotus, The Histories
› Gore Vidal, Julian
› Plato, The Republic *
› Homer, The Iliad *
› Homer, The Odyssey
› Bernard Lewis, The Muslim Discovery of Europe
› Cicero, The Republic; The Laws
› St. Augustine, The Confessions of St. Augustine

2/2003-5/2003

› B. Netanyahu, The Origins of the Inquisition in Fifteenth-Century Spain
› St. Augustine, City of God
› Homer, The Iliad
› Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Geneology of Morals; Ecce Homo
› Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
› H.A. Drake, Constantine and the Bishops: The Politics of Intolerance
› John Julius Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium
› E.M. Forster, Maurice
› Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil: Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future
› Machiavelli, The Prince