The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Blundering Into Disaster: Surviving the First Century of the Nuclear Age by Robert McNamara
Persian Nights by Diane Johnson
Secrecy and Power: The Life of J. Edgar Hoover by Richard Gid Powers
Quiet Rage: Bernie Goetz in a Time of Madness by Lillian B. Rubin
Victoria: An Intimate Biography by Stanley Weintraub
The Amazon and Other Stories by Nikolai Leskov, translated with an introduction by David Magarshack
The Musk-Ox and Other Tales by Nikolai Leskov, translated with an introduction by R. Norman
The Sentry and Other Stories by Nikolai Leskov, translated by A.E. Chamot, introduction by Edward Garnett
The Cathedral Folk by Nikolai Leskov, translated by Isabel Hapgood
The Enchanted Wanderer: Selected Tales of Nikolai Leskov by Nikolai Leskov, translated by David Magarshack
The Enchanted Wanderer by Nikolai Leskov, translated by A. G. Paschkoff, introduction by Maxim Gorky
Satirical Stories of Nikolai Leskov by Nikolai Leskov, translated and edited by William Edgerton
Five Tales by Nikolai Leskov, translated with an introduction by Michael Shotton
The Sealed Angel and Other Stories by Nikolai Leskov, translated and edited by K.A. Lantz
The Countryside in the Age of Capitalist Transformation: Essays in the Social History of Rural America edited by Steven Hahn, edited by Jonathan Prude
Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie by John Mack Faragher
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.
V. S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad in 1932 and emigrated to England in 1950, when he won a scholarship to University College, Oxford. He is the author of many novels, including A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, and In a Free State, which won the Booker Prize. He has also written several nonfiction works based on his travels, including India: A Million Mutinies Now and Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted Peoples. He was knighted in 1990 and in 1993 was the first recipient of the David Cohen British Literature Prize.
Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.
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.
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.