Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua by Stephen Kinzer
Inside Central America: Its People, Politics, and History by Clifford Krauss
Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Very Private Life by Robert Bernard Martin
Counsel to the President: A Memoir by Clark Clifford, with Richard Holbrooke
Order and Law: Arguing the Reagan RevolutionA Firsthand Account by Charles Fried
Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus by Dinesh D'Souza
Self-Portrait of the Other: A Memoir by Heberto Padilla
To the People: James Yen and Village China by Charles W. Hayford
Rickshaw Beijing: City People and Politics in the 1920s by David Strand
The Golden Age of the Chinese Bourgeoisie, 19111937 l’homme by Marie-Claire Bergère, translated by Janet Lloyd
The Alienated Academy: Culture and Politics in Republican China, 19191937 by We-hsin Yeh
Bandits in Republican China by Phil Billingsley
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.
Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”
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.
Martin Malia is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author, most recently, of Russia Under Western Eyes, from the Bronze Horseman to the Lenin Mausoleum. (November 2001)
Alastair Reid is a poet, a prose chronicler, a translator, and a traveler. Born in Scotland, he came to the United States in the early 1950s, began publishing his poems in The New Yorker in 1951, and for the next fifty-odd years was a traveling correspondent for that magazine. Having lived in both Spain and Latin America for long spells, he has been a constant translator of poetry from the Spanish language, in particular the work of Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda. He has published more than forty books, among them a wordbook for children, Ounce Dice Trice, with drawings by Ben Shahn. Most recently, in 2008, he published in the U.K. two career-spanning volumes, Outside In: Selected Prose and Inside Out: Selected Poetry and Translations. The substance of Supposing… e gleaned from the many children who have influenced him, to all of whom he owes and dedicates the text.
C. Vann Woodward (1908–1999) was a historian of the American South. He taught at Johns Hopkins and at Yale, where he was named the Sterling Professor of History. His books include Mary Chesnut’s Civil War and The Old World’s New World.