Mussolini’s Roman Empire by Denis Mack Smith
A Voice from the Chorus by Abram Tertz (Andrei Sinyavsky), Translated from the Russian by Kyril Fitzlyon, by Max Hayward
A History of Christianity by Paul Johnson
Paul the Traveller by Ernle Bradford
Two Poems (poem)
The Miracle of Jimmy Carter by Howard Norton, by Bob Slosser
The Gift of Inner Healing by Ruth Carter Stapleton
Why Not the Best? by Jimmy Carter
“I’ll Never Lie to You” Jimmy Carter in His Own Words by Robert W. Turner
America Confronts a Revolutionary World, 1776-1976 by William Appleman Williams
The American Revolution Within America by Merrill Jensen
The American Revolution: Explorations in the History of American Radicalism edited by Alfred F. Young
Artisans for Independence: Philadelphia Mechanics and the American Revolution by Charles S. Olton
Tom Paine and Revolutionary America by Eric Foner
The Minutemen and Their World by Robert A. Gross
Research on the Fetus: The Report of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research US Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Federal Register
The Ethics of Fetal Research by Paul Ramsey
On Being Blue by William Gass
The Franchiser by Stanley Elkin
The Facts of Life by R.D. Laing
Anna by David Reed
The Very Rich Hours of Adrienne Monnier by translated, with an introduction and commentaries, Richard McDougall
Friendly Fire by C.D.B. Bryan
The Poverty of Power: Energy and the Economic Crisis by Barry Commoner
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.
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.
Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, which has served as the setting for many of his novels. He won the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus, and for Sabbath’s Theater, the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral, and three PEN/Faulkner awards, for Operation Shylock, The Human Stain, and Everyman.
Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was an American playwright and essayist. His 1949 play, Death of A Salesman, received a Tony Award for Best Author, The New York Drama Circle Critics’ Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.
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.
V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.
Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.
Peter Singer is the Ira W. Decamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of *Animal Liberation*, the editor of *In Defense of Animals: The Second Wav*, and, with Paola Cavalieri, co-editor of *The Great Ape Project*.