Here's a list of some of the interviewees' favorite or "most influential" books (in alphabetical order by last name of interviewee):

John Ackerman - Francis Parkman's Montcalm and Wolfe, Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murad, Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons, Anton Chekov's In the Ravine, Peasants and The Steppe, Henry James' The Golden Bowl, What Maisie Knew, and The Wings of the Dove, Andrei Platonov's The Foundation Pit, Stendhal's The Red and the Black, and Gustave Flaubert's Sentimental Education.

Berk Esen - Jason Brownlee's Authoritarianism in an Age of Democratization (2007); Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way's Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (2010); Milan Svolik's The Politics of Authoritarian Rule (2012); Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (1983); Dan Slater's Ordering Power: Contentious Politics and Authoritarian Leviathans in Southeast Asia (2010); Samuel Huntington's Political Order in Changing Societies (1968); Kenneth Greene's Why Dominant Parties Lose: Mexico's Democratization in Comparative Perspective (2009); Marcus Kurtz's Latin American State Building in Comparative Perspective: Social Foundations of an Institutional Order (2013)

Norman Naimark - Barrington Moore's Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World (1966) and Adam B. Ulam's Stalin: The Man and His Era (1971)

James Robertson - Kristin Ross's May 68' and Its Afterlives and Alain Badiou's The Century

Ron Suny - Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities (1983) Leopold Haimson's Russian Marxists and the Origins of Bolshevism (1966), Marc Raeff's Origins of the Russian Intelligentsia: The Eighteenth-Century Nobility, and Martin Malia's Alexander Herzen and the Birth of Russian Socialism