The Coming of Age by Simone de Beauvoir
Midnight Oil by V.S. Pritchett
A Sort of Life by Graham Greene
A Populist Manifesto: The Making of a New Majority by Jack Newfield, by Jeff Greenfield
Socialism by Michael Harrington
The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton
Open Heart by Frederick Buechner
Enemies, A Love Story by Isaac Bashevis Singer
The American Mafia: Genesis of a Legend by Joseph L. Albini
The Mafia Is Not an Equal Opportunity Employer by Nicholas Gage
Honor Thy Father: The Inside Book on the Mafia by Gay Talese
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola
The Mind-Reader (poem)
Between Capitalism and Socialism: Essays in Political Economics by Robert L. Heilbroner
Metaphors of Self by James Olney
Jason Epstein launched the trade paperback format in the US in 1952 as a young editor at Doubleday. In 1963 he was a founder of The New York Review and in 1979 cofounder with the late Edmund Wilson of the Library of America. In 2007 he cofounded On Demand Books. Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books. (February 2011)
Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.
V.S. Pritchett (1900–1997) was a British essayist, novelist and short story writer. He worked as a foreign correspondent for the The Christian Science Monitorand as a literary critic forNew Statesman. In 1968 Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire; he was knighted in 1975. His body of work includes many collections of short stories, in addition to travelogues, reviews, literary biographies and novels.
Emma Rothschild is Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics at King’s College, Cambridge and Harvard, and Professor of History at Harvard. She is the author of Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment.
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.
Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.