Books by Stephen Koch

Stephen Koch is the former head of the Writing Division of Columbia University, and author of Double Lives: Spies and Writers in the Secret Soviet War Against the West, The Bachelor's Bride, Night Watch, Stargazer: The Life, World and Films of Andy Warhol

HITLER'S PAWN by Stephen Koch
Released: Jan. 8, 2019

"A footnote but one that will appeal to careful readers of modern European history."
A blink-of-the-eye episode in the history of the Third Reich sets the events of Kristallnacht in motion, anticipating the years of terror that followed. Read full book review >
Released: April 15, 2005

"A defining conflict that still fascinates, explored here by a master of the literary and the political."
Koch (Double Lives: Espionage and the War of Ideas, 1994, etc.) revisits the rude coming-of-age for American intellectuals in a deeply thoughtful, trenchant examination of a literary friendship soured during the Spanish Civil War. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 24, 1994

"30's liberals."
An often fascinating—if sometimes aggravating—history that explores how the Soviet Union tried to shape Western cultural opinion in the 1920's and 1930's. Read full book review >