Memoirs 1950-1963 by George F. Kennan
Mary Wollstonecraft by Eleanor Flexner
The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith and Other Lesser Lives by Diane Johnson
Henry Luce by William Swanberg
Kissinger: The Uses of Power by David Landau
Metternich by Alan Palmer
The Poems of Tennyson edited by Christopher Ricks
Tennyson by Christopher Ricks
A History of Modern Germany, 1840-1945 by Hajo Holborn
Republic to Reich: The Making of the Nazi Revolution edited by Hajo Holborn, translated by Ralph Manheim
Germany Since 1918 by David Childs
Hitler and the Beer Hall Putsch by Harold J. Gordon Jr.
Germany in Our Time by Alfred Grosser
The Twelve-Year Reich: A Social History of Nazi Germany 1933-1945 by Richard Grunberger
Hitler’s Weltanschauung: A Blueprint for Power by Eberhard Jäckel, translated by Herbert Arnold
Secret Conversations with Hitler edited by Edouard Calic
In Critical Condition: The Crisis in America’s Health Care by Edward Kennedy
National Health Care: Issues and Problems in Socialized Medicine edited by Ray Elling
The Biological Imperatives: Health, Politics, and Human Survival by Allan Chase
Away with All Pests: An English Surgeon in People’s China, 1954-1969 by Dr. Joshua S. Horn
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)
R.W. Flint translated, edited, and introduced The Selected Works of Cesare Pavese in 1968 and Marinetti: Selected Writings in 1971. He has contributed interviews, essays, translations, and reviews on Italian writers to various journals including Parnassus, Canto, and The Italian Quarterly. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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.
Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. In 1955 he co-founded The Village Voice. He is the author of more than thirty books, including The Naked and the Dead; The Armies of the Night, for which he won a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; The Executioner’s Song, for which he won his second Pulitzer Prize; Harlot’s Ghost; Oswald’s Tale; The Gospel According to the Son; and The Castle in the Forest.
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.
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.