Thinking About Crime by James Q. Wilson
New York Cops Talk Back by Nicholas Alex
Police: Streetcorner Politicians by William Ker Muir Jr.
The Growth of Crime: The International Experience by Leon Radzinowicz, by Joan King
Officer Down, Code Three 60176) by Pierce R. Brooks
Rebecca West: A Celebration help, with a critical introduction by selected from her writings by her publishers with her Samuel Hynes
The Arms Bazaar: From Lebanon to Lockheed by Anthony Sampson
Foreign Defense Sales and Grants, Fiscal Years 1973-1975; Labor and Material Requirements of Defense/International Economic Affairs prepared by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Report to Congress on Arms Transfer Policy from the US Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations prepared by the US Department of State, limited supply available
Ring: A Biography of Ring Lardner by Jonathan Yardley
The History of the German Resistance 1933-1945 by Peter Hoffmann, translated by Richard Barry
The Bonds of Womanhood: “Woman’s Sphere” in New England, 1780-1835 by Nancy F. Cott
The Feminization of American Culture by Ann Douglas
Perish the Thought: Intellectual Women in Romantic America, 1830-1860 by Susan Phinney Conrad
Dimity Convictions: The American Woman in the Nineteenth Century by Barbara Welter
Women and Equality: Changing Patterns in American Culture by William H. Chafe
The Sex Radicals: Free Love in High Victorian America by Hal D. Sears
We Were There: The Story of Working Women in America by Barbara Mayer Wertheimer
Seven Women: Portraits from the American Radical Tradition by Judith Nies
The Female Experience: An American Documentary by Gerda Lerner
Edith’s Diary by Patricia Highsmith
The Stepdaughter by Caroline Blackwood
To Be an Invalid: The Illness of Charles Darwin by Ralph Colp Jr., M.D.
The Collected Papers of Charles Darwin edited by Paul H. Barrett
The Gentle Barbarian: The Life and Work of Turgenev by V.S. Pritchett
Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate by Harold Bloom
P.D. Medawar (1915–1987) was a British biologist whose research was fundamental to the development of tissue and organ transplants. Along with Frank Macfarlane Burnet, he was awarded the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.
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.
Simon Leys is the pen name of the literary critic, essayist, historical novelist, and eminent sinologist Pierre Ryckmans. Born in Belgium in 1935, he settled in Australia in 1970 and was a professor of Chinese studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. His works include Chinese Shadows (1977), The Death of Napoleon (1991), a new translation of the Analects of Confucius (1997), and The Angel and the Octopus (1999). A fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities and a member of the Académie Royale de Littérature Française (Belgium), he was awarded the Prix mondial Cino del Duca in 2004.
Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.
Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997) was a poet and one of most prominent figures of the Beat Generation. His epic poem “Howl,” which denounced bourgeois conformity and capitalistic greed, became the subject of a landmark obscenity trial in San Francisco. Known for his celebration of the marginalized and the downtrodden and his opposition to American militarism, Ginsberg drew inspiration from the long lines and anaphoric rhythms of Walt Whitman. His 1981 collection Plutonium Ode won the National Book Award; in 1993 Ginsberg was awarded the medal of Chevalier Des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.
Grace Paley is a writer and a teacher, a feminist and an activist. Her books include The Collected Stories; Just as I Thought, which gathers personal and political essays and articles; and Begin Again: Collected Poems. She lives in New York City and Vermont.
Christopher Middleton (b. 1926) is a poet, essayist, and translator. He teaches Germanic languages and literature at the University of Texas at Austin and has translated numerous works, including Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser.
Robert Penn Warren (1936–2011) was an American novelist, poet and critic. From 1944 until 1945 he served as Consultant in Poetry—the position would later become Poet Laureate—to the Library of Congress.
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.
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.
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.