The Jameses: A Family Narrative by R.W.B. Lewis
Henry James and Revision by Philip Horne
Meaning in Henry James by Millicent Bell
The Sweetest Impression of Life: The James Family and Italy edited by James W. Tuttleton, edited by Agostino Lombardo
Two Poems by Osip Mandelstam (poem)
The Cement of Society: A Study of Social Order by Jon Elster
Nuts and Bolts for the Social Sciences by Jon Elster
Solomonic Judgments: Studies in the Limitations of Rationality by Jon Elster
Report of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department by the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department
‘Daryl Gates: A Portrait of Frustration’ by Bella Stumbo
Charles Darwin: A New Life by John Bowlby
Mating by Norman Rush
Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd
The Road to Disunion: Vol. I: Secessionists at Bay, 17761854 by William W. Freehling
Jean Rhys: Life and Work by Carole Angier
Vietnam: Citizens Detained for Peaceful Expression
A Vietnam Reader by Walter Capps
The Dynamics of Defeat: The Vietnam War in Hau Nghia Province by Eric M. Bergerud
Strange Ground: An Oral History of Americans in Vietnam, 19451975 by Harry Maurer
The Vietnam Wars: 1945–1990 by Marilyn B. Young
War by Other Means: National Liberation and Revolution in Viet-Nam 195460 by Carlyle A. Thayer
Vietnam at War: The History: 19461975 by Phillip B. Davidson
Romancing Vietnam: Inside the Boat Country by Justin Wintle
Remembering Heaven’s Face: A Moral Witness in Vietnam by John Balaban
Antonina W. Bouis translates works of fiction and nonfiction from the Russian, among her most recent translations are Edvard Radzinsky’s Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar and Marina Goldovskaya’s Woman with a Movie Camera.
Stuart Hampshire (1914–2004) was an English philosopher. He taught at University College London, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford, where he was named Warden of Wadham College. His books include Thought and Action, Spinoza and Justice Is Conflict.
Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
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.
Frank J. Sulloway is Visiting Scholar in the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author most recently of Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives. (November 2006)
Osip Mandelstam (1891–1938) was born and raised in St. Petersburg, where he attended the prestigious Tenishev School, before studying at the universities of St. Petersburg and Heidelberg and at the Sorbonne. Mandelstam first published his poems in Apollyon, an avant-garde magazine, in 1910, then banded together with Anna Akhmatova and Nicholas Gumilev to form the Acmeist group, which advocated an aesthetic of exact description and chiseled form, as suggested by the title of Mandelstam’s first book, Stone (1913). During the Russian Revolution, Mandelstam left Leningrad for the Crimea and Georgia, and he settled in Moscow in 1922, where his second collection of poems, Tristia, appeared. Unpopular with the Soviet authorities, Mandelstam found it increasingly difficult to publish his poetry, though an edition of collected poems did come out in 1928. In 1934, after reading an epigram denouncing Stalin to friends, Mandelstam was arrested and sent into exile. He wrote furiously during these years, and his wife, Nadezhda, memorized his work in case his notebooks were destroyed or lost. (Nadezhda Mandelstam’s extraordinary memoirs of life with her husband, Hope Against Hope and Hope Abandoned, published in the 1970s, later helped to bring Mandelstam a worldwide audience.)
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.
Bertram Wyatt-Brown is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida. His most recent books are The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War and the forthcoming Hearts of Darkness: Wellsprings of a Southern Literary Tradition. (October 2002)
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.