A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century by Barbara W. Tuchman
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
Mountain Monarchs: Wild Sheep and Goats of the Himalaya by George B. Schaller
Stories by Doris Lessing
France 1848-1945 Volume I: Ambition, Love and Politics Volume II: Intellect, Taste and Anxiety by Theodore Zeldin
The End of French Predominance in Europe: The Financial Crisis of 1924 and the Adoption of the Dawes Plan by Stephen A. Schuker
Brown by Orville Schell
Jerry Brown: The Philosopher-Prince by Robert Pack
Jerry Brown: The Man on the White Horse by J.D. Lorenz
Jerry Brown: In a Plain Brown Wrapper by John C. Bollens, by G. Robert Williams
A Species of Eternity by Joseph Kastner
To Dance by Valery Panov, by George Feifer
The Children Are Dying by Ned O'Gorman
Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes by L.S. Vygotsky, edited by Michael Cole, by Vera John-Steiner, by Sylvia Scribner, by Ellen Souberman
The Psychology of Art by L.S. Vygotsky
Soviet Developmental Psychology: An Anthology edited by Michael Cole
The Old School Tie: The Phenomenon of the English Public School by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy
Louisa May: A Modern Biography of Louisa May Alcott by Martha Saxton
Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott, edited with an introduction by Sarah Elbert
Injustice: The Social Bases of Obedience and Revolt by Barrington Moore Jr.
A Concise History of Avant-Garde Music: From Debussy to Boulez by Paul Griffiths
Acting Out: Coping with Big City Schools by Roland Betts
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons by Gerald Durrell
Spooks: The Haunting of AmericaThe Private Use of Secret Agents by Jim Hougan
Leon Trotsky by Irving Howe
The Year of the Ant by George Ordish
The History of Australia: The Twentieth Century, 1901-1975 by Russel Ward
Sun, Moon and Standing Stones by John Edwin Wood
Robert Coles is a psychiatrist and writer. Until recently, he was the Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard. His many books include The Moral Intelligence of Children and Bruce Springsteen’s America: The People Listening, a Poet Singing. Coles received a Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for Children of Crisis, a MacArthur Award in 1981, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1998, and the National Humanities Medal in 2001.
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.
Marshall Frady’s books include Wallace, Billy Graham, Southerners, Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson, and, most recently, Martin Luther King, Jr. He is currently writing a biography of Fidel Castro. (February 2004)
Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.
Robert O. Paxton, Mellon Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus at Columbia, is a lifelong birder. He is a former president of the Linnaean Society of New York and a regional editor of North American Birds magazine. He is the author of The Anatomy of Fascism, among other works.
Stephen Toulmin (1922–2009) was a British philosopher. First outlined in The Uses of Argument, his model for analyzing arguments has had a lasting influence on fields as diverse as law, computer science and communications theory. Toulmin’s other works include The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning and Return to Reason.
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.