Góngora by Pablo Picasso, introduction by John Russell, poems translated by Alan S. Trueblood
A Certain People: American Jews and Their Lives Today by Charles E. Silberman
Naomi by Junichiro Tanizaki, translated by Anthony H. Chambers
The Journals of Thornton Wilder, 19391961 selected and edited by Donald Gallup, foreword by Isabel Wilder
The Enthusiast: A Life of Thornton Wilder by Gilbert A. Harrison
Off the Books: The Rise of the Underground Economy by Philip Mattera
Choosing the Right Pond: Human Behavior and the Quest for Status by Robert H. Frank
The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 18001890 by Richard Slotkin
Making Sense of Marx by Jon Elster
Denton Welch: The Making of a Writer by Michael De-la-Noy
Selected Papers on Language and the Brain by Norman Geschwind
Cerebral Dominance: The Biological Foundations edited by Norman Geschwind, edited by Albert M. Galaburda
Dyslexia: Current Status and Future Directions edited by Frank Hopkins Duffy, edited by Norman Geschwind
John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.
George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.
Israel Rosenfield and Edward B. Ziff’s most recent book is DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. They are completing a book about the brain. Rosenfield is also completing a graphic novel illustrated by Fiammetta Ghedini. (June 2012)
Lester Thurow is Professor of Economics and Management at MIT and the former Dean of the Sloan School of Management. He is the author of The Zero-Sum Society, Head to Head, and The Future of Capitalism. (February 1998)
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.
Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.
Lord Zuckerman (1904–1993) was a British zoologist and military strategist. Having advised the Allies on bombing strategy during World War II, he spent much of his later life campaigning for nuclear non-proliferation. Zuckerman was knighted in 1956 and made a life peer in 1971.