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A. R. Ammons The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons: Volume 1, 1955-1977 W. W. Norton & Co. (December 2017)

A. R. Ammons The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons: Volume 2, 1978-2005 W.W. Norton & Co. (December 2017)

Robert B. Strassler and Kurt A. Raaflaub The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War Pantheon Books (December 2017)

Alan Pell Crawford How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (October 2017)

Victor Davis Hanson The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won Basic Books (October 2017)

Harold Bloom Cleopatra: I Am Fire and Air Scribner (October 2017)

Jeremy Rabkin and John Yoo Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War Encounter Books (September 2017)

David Lehman Best American Poetry 2017: Guest Editor, Natasha Trethewey Scribner (September 2017)

Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D. The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek Pantheon Books (August 2017)

Mark Moyar Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America's Special Operations Forces Basic Books (April 2017)

Gertrude Himmelfarb Past and Present: The Challenges of Modernity, from the Pre-Victorians to the Postmodernists Encounter Books (April 2017)

Norman Podhoretz Making It: 50th Anniversary Edition NYRB Classics (April 2017)

Harold Bloom Falstaff: Give Me Life Scribner (April 2017)

Geoffrey R. Stone Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century W.W. Norton & Co. (March 2017)

David Lehman Poems in the Manner Of Scribner (March 2017)

J. Harvie Wilkinson III All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s Encounter Books (February 2017)

KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor, Jr. The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities Encounter Books (January 2017)

James S. Romm and Pamela Mensch The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives W. W. Norton & Co. (January 2017)

R. Howard Bloch One Toss of the Dice: The Incredible Story of How a Poem Made Us Modern W.W. Norton & Co. (November 2016)

Marc Myers Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop Grove Press (November 2016)

Melanie Kirkpatrick Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience Encounter Books (October 2016)

Akhil Reed Amar The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era Basic Books (September 2016)

David Lehman Best American Poetry 2016: Guest Editor, Edward Hirsch Scribner (September 2016)

Mary Lefkowitz and James S. Romm The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides Modern Library (August 2016)

Abby W. Schachter No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government Out of Parenting Encounter Books (August 2016)

In the News, February 2018

Posted 02.06.18:  “Profoundly-researched, extraordinarily well-written, and insightful.… Penetrating.… Hanson supports his theories with a rich panoply of examples…. There is a moral core to this book that is as important and powerful as the military insights it gives.”—Andrew Roberts on Victor Davis Hanson's The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won in the Claremont Review of Books
Posted 02.06.18:  Katherine A. Powers at Literary Hub on The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel: "Magnificent.... This is the best sort of biography, one that reveals the dialectic between, in this case, two individuals and their historical circumstances, between their contribution (for better or worse) and the times that gave rise to them."
Posted 01.29.18:  “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won is scholarly popular history at its very best, offering as it does a brilliant overview of the war. It is also full of fascinating detail…. Victor Davis Hanson's book is a summing up that only an historian of great learning and perspicacity could have produced.”—Edward Short, City Journal
Posted 01.23.18:  The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek by Howard Markel has been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. The book also is a nominee for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography, and was chosen as a “Best Book of 2017” by the Boston Globe and Kirkus Reviews.
Posted 01.05.18:  Craig Morgan Teicher in the Los Angeles Times on The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons: Volume 1, 1955-1977 and The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons: Volume 2, 1978-2005, “In his poems—all of which are collected in these two long-awaited, definitive volumes—we get to watch someone brilliant and deeply capacious thinking through everything he encounters…. He was a successor, as the critic Harold Bloom famously noted, to Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams and Robert Frost…. His great poems—and some of them are truly among the greatest of the second half of the 20th century—manage to take the most cosmic and abstract long view and simultaneously observe the world at hand with startling specificity…. Like Frost, Ammons believes poetry can offer, through, in and by means of close and deep attention to words themselves, ‘a momentary stay against confusion'. These two mammoth volumes offer more of these moments than one can count.”
Posted 01.03.18:  Kirkus Reviews on Lear: The Great Image of Authority by Harold Bloom, forthcoming from Scribner: "The noted critic and English professor digs deep to uncover what makes this play so profound. After books on Falstaff and Cleopatra, the third installment in Bloom's Shakespeare's Personalities series takes on King Lear, whom, along with Prince Hamlet, is one of ‘Shakespeare's most challenging personalities.' These two plays are the ‘ultimate dramas yet conceived by humankind.' High praise indeed from the prolific author who, now in his late 80s, wrestles with the complexities of another man also in his 80s. Bloom brings this dark tale of a king in search of love to life via his incisive close reading of the text."
Posted 12.27.17:  "The publication of The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons is one of the biggest literary events of this year…. Shows the tremendous range and innovation that helped establish him as one of America's most original and important 20th-century poets."—Elizabeth Lund in the Washington Post on The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons: Volume 1, 1955-1977 and The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons: Volume 2, 1978-2005.
Posted 12.24.17:  “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won takes an unusual approach to its subject…. Victor Davis Hanson's deeply researched and detailed military analyses are fascinating.... Spectacular.”—Joshua Rothman, “Page-Turner,” The New Yorker
Posted 09.18.17:  Publishers Weekly on Lear: The Great Image of Authority by Harold Bloom: “Pithy exegesis.... As in other books in his Shakespeare's Personalities series, Bloom guides the reader scene by scene through the play, quoting long but well-chosen swaths of text and interjecting commentary that reveals the nuances of Shakespeare's word choices…. He is also deft at bringing out dramatic contrasts between characters…. Bloom's short, superb book has a depth of observation acquired from a lifetime of study, and the author knows when to let Shakespeare and his play speak for themselves.”

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The first, wittiest statement of the paradoxical efficacy of conflict, the invisible hand, and creative destruction in human affairs, was The Grumbling Hive: Or Knaves Turned Honest by Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733).
The poem appears after the bio on Doctor Mandeville. Scroll down.

Evelyn Waugh on publishing...(see full passage)
"Old Rampole deplored the propagation of books. 'It won’t do,' he always said whenever Mr. Bentley produced a new author, “no one ever reads first novels...”