A Book of Bees and How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell
A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell
Edgar Snow: A Biography by John Maxwell Hamilton
Paris Trout by Pete Dexter
Shine Hawk by Charlie Smith
Dealers and Dreamers: A New Look at the New Deal by Joseph P. Lash
Liberal: Adolf A. Berle and the Vision of an American Era by Jordan A. Schwarz
Saving Capitalism: The Reconstruction Finance Corporation and the New Deal, 19331940 by James S. Olson
Harry Hopkins: Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy by George McJimsey
Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America by Jonathan Kozol
Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 14501680: Vol. I, The Lands below the Winds by Anthony Reid
The Spanish Armada by Colin Martin, by Geoffrey Parker
The Armada by Garrett Mattingly
Armada: A celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, 15881988 by Peter Padfield
Armada: 15881988, An International Exhibition to Commemorate the Spanish Armada: The Official Catalogue (Greenwich) edited by M.J. Rodríguez-Salgado. the staff of the National Maritime Museum
The Spanish Armada: The Experience of War in 1588 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
The Enterprise of England: The Spanish Armada by Roger Whiting
The Pilot and the Passenger: Essays on Literature, Technology, and Culture in the United States by Leo Marx
Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 19161984 edited by Mary Street Alinder, edited by Andrea Gray Stillman
The Life of Langston Hughes, Vol. I, 19021941: I, Too, Sing America by Arnold Rampersad
The Life of Langston Hughes, Vol. II, 19411967: I Dream a World by Arnold Rampersad
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.
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.
Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.
I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.
Thomas Flanagan (1923–2002), the grandson of Irish immigrants, grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he ran the school newspaper with his friend Truman Capote. Flanagan attended Amherst College (with a two-year hiatus to serve in the Pacific Fleet) and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University, where he studied under Lionel Trilling while also writing stories for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. In 1959, he published an important scholarly work, The Irish Novelists, 1800 to 1850, and the next year he moved to Berkeley, where he was to teach English and Irish literature at the University of California for many years. In 1978 he took up a post at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, from which he retired in 1996. Flanagan and his wife Jean made annual trips to Ireland, where he struck up friendships with many writers, including Benedict Kiely and Seamus Heaney, whom he in turn helped bring to the United States. His intimate knowledge of Ireland’s history and literature also helped to inspire his trilogy of historical novels, starting with The Year of the French (1979, winner of the National Critics’ Circle award for fiction) and continuing with The Tenants of Time (1988) and The End of the Hunt (1994). Flanagan was a frequent contributor to many publications, including The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and The Kenyon Review. A collection of his essays, There You Are: Writing on Irish and American Literature and History, is also published by New York Review Books.
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.