Life at Court

What I Saw At the Revolution: A Political Life in the Reagan Era Magazine on October 12) by Peggy Noonan

Jean Howard’s Hollywood: A Photo Memoir photographs by Jean Howard, text by James Watters

My Turn: The Memoirs of Nancy Reagan by Nancy Reagan, with William Novak

At Reagan’s Side by Helene von Damm

Behind the Scenes by Michael K. Deaver, with Mickey Herskowitz

Speaking My Mind: Selected Speeches by Ronald Reagan

The Phallic Pulpit

Fall From Grace: The Failed Crusade of the Christian Right by Michael d'Antonio

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture of America by Randall Balmer

Forgiven: The Rise and Fall of Jim Bakker and the PTL Ministry by Charles E. Shepard

Paradise Lost

The End of Nature by Bill McKibben

Global Warming: Are We Entering the Greenhouse Century? by Stephen H. Schneider

The Company of Owls

North American Owls: Biology and Natural History by Paul A. Johnsgard, with watercolors by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

Owls of the Northern Hemisphere by Karel H. Voous, illustrated by Ad Cameron

Upward in Slavery

Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery by Robert William Fogel

Without Consent or Contract: Evidence and Methods edited by Robert W. Fogel, edited by Ralph A. Galantine, edited by Richard L. Mannings

Without Consent or Contract: Technical Papers Volume I: Markets and Productions Volume II: Conditions of Slave Life and the Transition to Freedom edited by Robert W. Fogel, edited by Stanley L. Engerman


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.

Daniel J. Kevles is Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale. His recent works include The Baltimore Case and he is currently completing a history of intellectual property in plants, animals, and people.

Fang Lizhi, an astrophysicist and former vice-president of the University of Science and Technology of China, was expelled from the Communist Party of China in 1987. He was granted asylum at the US embassy in Beijing before leaving the country in 1990. He is the 1989 recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award and is a professor of physics at the University of Arizona. (November 2011)

Robert O. Paxton is Mellon Professor Emeritus of Social Science at Columbia and the author of, among other works, Vichy France and The Anatomy of Fascism.

Peter B. Reddaway is Professor Emeritus of Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.

Orville Schell is the former Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on US–China Relations at the Asia Society in New York City, and the coauthor with John Delury of Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the 21st Century. (October 2014)

John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.

Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. He is the author, most recently, of The Future of the Catholic Church with 
Pope Francis.