The Best Congress Money Can Buy by Philip M. Stern
Why Americans Don’t Vote by Frances Fox Piven, by Richard A. Cloward
Whose Votes Count?: Affirmative Action and Minority Voting Rights by Abigail M. Thernstrom
Character: America’s Search for Leadership by Gail Sheehy
Libra by Don DeLillo
Streak: Joe DiMaggio and the Summer of ‘41 by Michael Seidel
Jonathan Edwards by Perry Miller
Fathers of the Victorians by Ford K. Brown
Free Love and Heavenly Sinners: The Story of the Great Henry Ward Beecher Scandal by Robert Shaplen
Redemptorama by Carol Flake
Jane Austen: Her Life by Park Honan
Freud: A Life for Our Time by Peter Gay
A Godless Jew: Freud, Atheism, and the Making of Psychoanalysis by Peter Gay
Confessions of a Good Arab by Yoram Kaniuk, translated by Dalya Bilu
Black Box by Amos Oz, translated, in collaboration with the author, by Nicholas De Lange
Twilight by Elie Wiesel, translated by Marion Wiesel
Letters of Carl Van Vechten selected and edited by Bruce Kellner
The Tattooed Countess: A Romantic Novel with a Happy Ending by Carl Van Vechten
Parties by Carl Van Vechten
Infants of the Spring by Wallace Thurman
The Best of Edward Abbey edited by Edward Abbey
One Life at a Time, Please by Edward Abbey
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey
Down the River by Edward Abbey
Beyond the Wall by Edward Abbey
Hungary and the Soviet Bloc by Charles Gati
Show Trials: Stalinist Purges in Eastern Europe, 19481954 by George H. Hodos
János Kádár: Selected Speeches and Interviews with an introductory biography by L. Gyurkó
1956: Counter-Revolution in Hungary: Words and Weapons by János Berecz, translated by István Butykay, translation revised by Charles Coutts
Cry Hungary! Uprising 1956 by Reg Gadney, introduction by George Mikes
The Velvet Prison: Artists Under State Socialism by Miklós Haraszti, translated by Katalin Landesmann, by Stephen Landesmann, with the help of Steve Wasserman, foreword by George Konrád
1791: Mozart’s Last Year by H.C. Robbins Landon
Mozart: Studies of the Autograph Scores by Alan Tyson
Report of the Presidential Commission on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus Epidemic by James D. Watkins chairman. submitted to the President of the United States, June 24, 1988
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
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.
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.
John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.
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.
Stanley Hoffmann is Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.
Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).
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.
Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.
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.
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.
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.
Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.
Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.