Speedboat by Renata Adler
Speedboat by Renata Adler
Blind Ambition: The White House Years by John W. Dean III.
Chief Counsel: Inside the Ervin CommitteeThe Untold Story of Watergate by Samuel Dash
The Right and the Power: The Prosecution of Watergate by Leon Jaworski
Goethe’s Faust: Part I translated by Randall Jarrell
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, translated by Walter Arndt, edited by Cyrus Hamlin
The Shadow of the Winter Palace: Russia’s Drift to Revolution 1825-1917 by Edward Crankshaw
On Human Finery by Quentin Bell
Dress and Society, 1560-1970 by Geoffrey Squire
Hollywood CostumeGlamour! Glitter! Romance! by Dale McConathy, with Diana Vreeland
New Lives: Survivors of the Holocaust Living in America by Dorothy Rabinowitz
The Olympic Games: The First Thousand Years by M. I. Finley, by H. W. Pleket
Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut
Some Time in the Sun by Tom Dardis
A Biographical Dictionary of Film by David Thomson
Charlotte Brontë: The Self Conceived by Helene Moglen
First Images of America: The Impact of the New World on the Old edited by Fredi Chiappelli
Columbus: His Enterprise by Hans Koning
The Man Who Lost China by Brian Crozier, with the collaboration of Eric Chou
Peter Brown is Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His most recent book is Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350–550 AD. (December 2013)
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.
Christopher Hill (1912–2003) was an English historian. Educated at Oxford, Hill taught at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire as well as Oxford, where he was elected Master of Balliol College. His books include Puritanism and Revolution,Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution, and The World Turned Upside Down.
Alison Lurie is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.
Leonard Schapiro was a British political scientist and one of the world’s foremost experts on Soviet politics. His works include The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Russian Studies; he also translated Turgenev’s novel Spring Torrentsinto English.
Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.
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.
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.