The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum May 18 to July 30, 1990
The Intimate Interiors of Edouard Vuillard catalog of the exhibition by Elizabeth Wynne Easton
Tokyo Rising: The City Since the Great Earthquake by Edward Seidensticker
In Transit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933-1966 by Joshua B. Freeman
Working-Class Americanism: The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960 by Gary Gerstle
Workers on the Waterfront: Seamen, Longshoremen, and Unionism in the 1930s by Bruce Nelson
Never Come Morning by Nelson Algren, Introduction by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., interview with the author by H.E.F. Donohue
The Neon Wilderness by Nelson Algren, Introduction by Tom Corson, Afterword by Studs Terkel
The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren, introduction by James R. Giles
A Walk on the Wild Side by Nelson Algren, foreword by Russell Banks
Nelson Algren: A Life on the Wild Side by Bettina Drew
Confronting the Horror: The Novels of Nelson Algren by James R. Giles
Nelson Algren’s Chicago photographs by Art Shay
German History, 1770-1866 (The Oxford History of Modern Europe), by James J. Sheehan
Bismarck, The White Revolutionary, Vol. I, 1815-1871, Vol. II, 1871-1898 by Lothar Gall, translated by J.A. Underwood
Bürgertum in Deutschland by Lothar Gall
Die Deutschen in ihrem Jahrhundert 1890-1990 by Christian Graf von Krockow
Letters to Freya, 1939-1945 by Helmuth James von Moltke, edited and translated by Beate Ruhm von Oppen
The Myth of America’s Decline: Leading the World Economy into the 1990s by Henry R. Nau
America’s Economic Resurgence: A Bold New Strategy by Richard Rosecrance
Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America by John Chancellor
Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power by Joseph S. Nye Jr.
The Diary of H.L. Mencken edited by Charles A. Fecher
Schrödinger: Life and Thought by Walter Moore
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 will be published in September 2013.
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.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908–2006) was a Canadian economist and politician. He taught at Princeton and Harvard. His works include The Affluent Society, The Age of Uncertainty and Economics and the Public Purpose. Galbraith’s many honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Lomonosov Gold Medal, the Order of Canada, and the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award.
Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.
Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale, is the author and editor of fifteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. His latest book is The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations. (November 2006)
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.
Stephen Toulmin (1922–2009) was a British philosopher. First outlined in The Uses of Argument, his model for analyzing arguments has had a lasting influence on fields as diverse as law, computer science and communications theory. Toulmin’s other works include The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning and Return to Reason.
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.
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.
Michael Scammell is the author of Solzhenitsyn: A Biography and Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic. He is Professor Emeritus of Writing and Translation at Columbia. (March 2013)
Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.