A Parrot Without A Name: The Search for the Last Unknown Birds on Earth by Don Stap
Lawrence and His Laboratory: A History of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Volume I by J.L. Heilbron, by Robert W. Seidel
Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars by George L. Mosse
The Bomb by Makoto Oda
The Genocidal Mentality: Nazi Holocaust and Nuclear Threat by Robert Jay Lifton, by Eric Markusen
Children and Childhood in Classical Athens by Mark Golden
Adults and Children in the Roman Empire by Thomas Wiedemann
The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law by Robert H. Bork
Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America by Ethan Bronner
The People Rising: The Campaign Against the Bork Nomination by Michael Pertschuk, by Wendy Schaetzel
The Conspiracy by Paul Nizan, translated by Quintin Hoare, with afterword by Jean-Paul Sartre
Palestine and Israel: A Challenge to Justice by John Quigley
Israel, Palestinians and the Intifada: Creating Facts on the West Bank by Geoffrey Aronson
Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder by Janet Wallach, by John Wallach
Palestine and Israel: The Uprising and Beyond by David McDowall
The False Prophet: Rabbi Meir KahaneFrom FBI Informant to Knesset Member by Robert I. Friedman
Warrenpoint by Denis Donoghue
The Complete King Lear, 16081623 (1623), 149 by William Shakespeare, prepared by Michael Warren
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
Isaiah Berlin (1909–1997) was a political philosopher and historian of ideas. Born in Riga, he moved in 1917 with his family to Petrograd, where he witnessed the Russian Revolution. In 1921 he emigrated to England. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where he was later appointed Professor of Social and Political Theory. He served as the first president of Wolfson College, Oxford, and as president of the British Academy.
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.
Hugh Lloyd-Jones is the Regius Professor of Greek Emeritus at Oxford University. His many books include The Justice of Zeus, the Oxford Text of Sophocles, and three volumes of Sophocles for the Loeb Classical Library. (December 2000)
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.
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.
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. 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.
Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).