6/2018-Present

  • › 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

  • › 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

  • › 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

6/2005-5/2006

6/2004-5/2005

  • Basic Writings of Existentialism

  • Beowulf

  • › 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

2/2003-5/2003