Shikasta by Doris Lessing
The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination by Sandra M. Gilbert, by Susan Gubar
The Birds of Paradise and Bower Birds by William T. Cooper, by Joseph M. Forshaw
The Herons of the World by James Hancock, by Hugh Elliott, paintings by Robert Gillmor, by Peter Hayman
Rails of the World by S. Dillon Ripley, paintings by J. Fenwick Lansdowne
Manual of Neo-Tropical Birds, Volume I by Emmett Reid Blake
Eleanora’s Falcon: Adaptations to Prey and Habitat in a Social Raptor by Hartmut Walter
The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region by John Bull, by John Farrand Jr.
Western Region by Miklos D.F. Udvardy
From “A Part of Speech” (poem)
America Revised: History Schoolbooks in the Twentieth Century by Frances FitzGerald
Bernard Berenson: The Making of a Connoisseur by Ernest Samuels
Being Bernard Berenson by Meryle Secrest
Letters by John Barth
Royal Charles: Charles II and the Restoration by Antonia Fraser
Marx and History: From Primitive Society to the Communist Future by D. Ross Gandy
Marx’s Interpretation of History by Melvin Rader
Marx’s Theory of History by William H. Shaw
Karl Marx’s Theory of History: A Defence by G.A. Cohen
Alexander Pope: The Poet in the Poems by Dustin H. Griffin
Alexander Pope and the Arts of Georgian England by Morris R. Brownell
Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army by Donald W. Engels
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.
Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.
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.”
Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.
Robert Hughes (1938–2012) was an art critic and television writer. In the award-winning documentary series, The Shock of The New, Hughes recounted the development of modern art since the Impressionists; in The Fatal Shore, he explored the history of his native Australia. Hughes’s memoir, Things I Didn’t Know, was published in 2006.
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.
J.H. Plumb (1911–2001) was a British historian. He taught at Cambridge and Columbia. Plumb was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and was knighted in 1982. His works include England in the Eighteenth Century, The Making of a Historian,and The American Experience.
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*.
C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.
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.
Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His most recent book is Diodorus Siculus: The Persian Wars to the Fall of Athens, Books 11–14.34 (480–401 BCE). (November 2012)
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.