The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency, 1963-1969 by Lyndon Baines Johnson
Rabbit Redux by John Updike
John Singer Sargent: Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors by Richard Ormond
Gauguin’s Paradise Lost by Wayne Andersen, by Barbara Klein
Mao’s Revolution and the Chinese Political Culture by Richard Solomon
Chance and Necessity by Jacques Monod, translated by Austryn Wainhouse
Les Guérillères by Monique Wittig
Three Trapped Tigers by G. Cabrera Infante
Hogarth: His Life, Art, and Times by Ronald Paulson
I Have Spoken: American History Through the Voices of the Indians compiled by Virginia Irving Armstrong
The Memoirs of Chief Red Fox with an Introduction by Cash Asher
The First Hundred Years of Niño Cochise as told to A. Kinney Griffith
Geronimo: His Own Story by edited by S.M. Barrett, newly edited with an Introduction and Notes Frederick W. Turner III
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
Edward Hopper by Lloyd Goodrich
Manpower for Development: Perspectives on Five Continents by Eli Ginzberg
A Singular Iniquity: The Campaigns of Josephine Butler by Glen Petrie
A Man Holding an Acoustic Panel by David Shapiro
Red Man’s Land, White Man’s Law by Wilcomb E. Washburn
Selling Death: Cigarette Advertising and Public Health by Thomas Whiteside
Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a political philosopher and historian of ideas. Born in Riga, he moved in 1917 with his family to Petrograd, where he witnessed the Russian Revolution. In 1921 he emigrated to England. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where he was later appointed Professor of Social and Political Theory. He served as the first president of Wolfson College, Oxford, and as president of the British Academy.
Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was an English poet and essayist. As a young man, he became friends with W.H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Christopher Isherwood, a loose collection often referred to as “the Auden Group” or “MacSpaunday.” He published many collections of poems, including The Still Centre and Ruins and Visions, and numerous volumes of nonfiction and other works, including Learning Laughterand Love-Hate Relations.
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.
E. J. Hobsbawm (1918–1987) was a British historian. Born in Egypt, he was educated at Cambridge; he taught at Birkbeck College and The New School. His works include The Age of Extremes; Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism; and On Empire.
Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was an American novelist, essayist, and playwright. His many works include the memoirs Point to Point Navigation and Palimpsest, the novels The City and the Pillar, Myra Breckinridge, and Lincoln, and the collection United States: Essays 1952–1992.
J.H. Plumb (1911–2001) was a British historian. He taught at Cambridge and Columbia. Plumb was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and was knighted in 1982. His works include England in the Eighteenth Century, The Making of a Historian,and The American Experience.
Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.
Roger Sale is a critic and journalist. Until 1999, he was Professor of English at the University of Washington. His books include Modern Heroism: Essays on D. H. Lawrence, William Empson and J.R.R. Tolkien and On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic.
Stephen Toulmin (1922–2009) was a British philosopher. First outlined in The Uses of Argument, his model for analyzing arguments has had a lasting influence on fields as diverse as law, computer science and communications theory. Toulmin’s other works include The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning and Return to Reason.