In Pursuit of Equity: Who Serves When Not All Serve? Service, Burke Marshall, Chairman Report of the President's National Advisory Commission on Selective
The Wrong Man in Uniform by Bruce K. Chapman
Hogarth’s Graphic Works compiled and with a commentary by Ronald Paulson
The World of Hogarth: Lichtenberg’s Commentaries on Hogarth’s Engravings translated and with an Introduction by Innes Herdan, by Gustav Herdan
La Turista by Sam Shepard
American Strategy: A New Perspective by Urs Schwarz
Escalation and the Nuclear Option by Bernard Brodie
Arms and Influence by Thomas C. Schelling
On the Uses of Military Power in the Nuclear Age by Klaus Knorr
The Notebooks for Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky, edited and translated by Edward Wasiolek
Disraeli by Robert Blake
Of Molecules and Men by Sir Francis Crick
The Biology of Ultimate Concern by Theodosius Dobzhansky
Human Evolution by Bernard Campbell
Responsibility and Response by Maxwell D. Taylor
The Arrogance of Power by Senator J. William Fulbright
W. B. Yeats and Georgian Ireland by Donald T. Torchiana
The Letters of John Gay edited by C.F. Burgess
Picasso & Co. by Brassaï
Picasso at Work by Roland Penrose, with photographs by Edward Quinn
Success and Failure of Picasso by John Berger
Picasso, Shakespeare, Aragon
French Communism in the Making, 1914-1924 by Robert Wohl
Contemporary French Political Thought by Roy Pierce
Land Under the Pole Star by Helge Ingstad, translated by Naomi Walford
The Vinland Sagas translated and with an Introduction by Magnus Magnusson, by Hermann Palson
The Viking Explorers by Frederick J. Pohl
Viking Art by David M. Wilson, by Ole Klindt-Jensen
Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.
Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.
Francis Haskell (1928-2000) was an English art historian. His works include Patrons and Painters: Art and Society in Baroque Italyand History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past. Haskell taught at Oxford.
Paul Goodman (1911–1972) was an American social critic, psychologist, poet, novelist, and anarchist. His writings appeared in Politics, Partisan Review, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Leader, Dissent, and The New York Review of Books. He published several well-regarded books in a variety of fields—including city planning, Gestalt therapy, literary criticism, and politics—before Growing Up Absurd, cancelled by its original publisher and turned down by a number of other presses, was brought out by Random House in 1960.
Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.
Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.
Meyer Schapiro, who died in 1996, taught for many years at Columbia. He was one of the most influential art historians of the last century and a contributor to The New York Review. Meyer Schapiro Abroad: Letters to Lillian and Travel Notebooks, in which the letters in this issue appear, will be published in January by Getty. (December 2008)
Anthony Quinton (1925–2010) was a British philosopher. Quinton served as president of Trinity College, Oxford and as chairman of the British Library. His works include The Nature of Things, Hume, and From Wodehouse to Wittgenstein.
George Lichtheim (1912–1973) was a scholar of Marx and Marxism. Lichtheim was a regular contributor to The Review and a contributing editor of Commentary. His books include From Marx to Hegeland Europe in the Twentieth Century.
Hans J. Morgenthau (1904–1980) was a legal scholar and theorist of international relations. Educated in Germany and Switzerland, Morgenthau taught for many years at the University of Chicago; later in life, he moved to The New School and The City University of New York. His books include In Defense of The National Interest, Politics Among Nations, and The Purpose of American Politics.