Mission With LeMay by General Curtis E. LeMay, by MacKinlay Kantor
Spy by Gordon Lonsdale
The Penkovskiy Papers by Oleg Penkovskiy
That Awful Mess on Via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda, translated by William Weaver
Trial by Battle by David Piper
Susy and Mark Twain: Family Dialogues arranged and edited by Edith Colgate Salsbury
Mark Twain and Bret Harte by Margaret Duckett
Mark Twain: Jackleg Novelist by Robert A. Wiggins
Mark Twain and the Gilded Age: The Book That Named an Era by B.M. French
Yes I Can by Sammy Davis Jr.
How to Talk Dirty and Influence People by Lenny Bruce
Portrait in Oil by Nubar Gulbenkian
Peddler of Death: The Life and Times of Sir Basil Zaharoff by Donald McCormick
The Letters of Hart Crane, 1916-1932 edited by Brom Weber
The System of Dante’s Hell by LeRoi Jones
The Gold Diggers and Other Stories by Robert Creeley
The Theologian by William Harrison
Poets of Reality: Six Twentieth-Century Writers by J. Hillis Miller
Spain, the Gentle Anarchy by Benjamin Welles
The Siege of the Alcazar by Cecil D. Eby
Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) was a German political theorist who, over the course of many books, explored themes such as violence, revolution, and evil. Her major works include The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and the controversial Eichmann in Jerusalem, in which she coined the phrase “the banality of evil.”
D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.
Vladimir Nabokov died in 1977. The translation in this issue appears in Verses and Versions, a collection of Nabokov’s translations of three centuries of Russian poetry, published this month by Harcourt. (November 2008)
I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.