Barcelona by Robert Hughes
Barcelonas by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, translated by Andy Robinson
The August Coup: The Truth and the Lessons by Mikhail Gorbachev
‘Gorbachev’s Endgame’ by Jerry F. Hough
‘Liberalization and Democratization in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe’
Strindberg’s Letters Vol. I: 18621892 Vol. II: 18921912 selected, edited, and translated by Michael Robinson
Ever After by Graham Swift
For a Version of the I Ching (poem)
The African Experience: Major Themes in African History from Earliest Times to the Present by Roland Oliver
The Scramble for Africa: The White Man’s Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912 by Thomas Pakenham
Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union by Robert V. Remini
Karl Friedrich Schinkel: A Universal Man 31October 27, 1991 An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, July
Karl Friedrich Schinkel: A Universal Man Catalog of the exhibition, edited by Michael Snodin
Karl Friedrich Schinkel by Helmut Börsch-Supan
Collection of Architectural Designs, including designs which have been executed and objects whose execution was intended by Karl Friedrich Schinkel
Reise nach England, Schottland und Paris im Jahre 1826 by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, edited with an introduction and notes by Gottfried Riemann, an essay by David Bindmann
The Search for Rational Drug Control by Franklin E. Zimring, by Gordon Hawkins
Cocaine Changes: The Experience of Using and Quitting by Dan Waldorf, by Craig Reinarman, by Sheigla Murphy
Dead on Delivery: Inside the Drug Wars, Straight from the Street by Robert M. Stutman, by Richard Esposito
Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results by Mark A. R. Kleiman
Pipe Dream Blues: Racism and the War on Drugs by Clarence Lusane, with Dennis Desmond
The Causes of the English Civil War by Conrad Russell
Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World by Jack A. Goldstone
Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment by Anthony Lewis
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) was an Argentine short story writer, poet, and essayist. His fiction, which drew on his interest in mathematics and detective stories, made him one of the influential writers of the twentieth century. English-language anthologies of his stories include Ficciones, The Aleph, and Labyrinths.
Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.
Jeri Laber, Senior Advisor to Human Rights Watch, was formerly executive director of its Helsinki division. She is the author, with Barnett R. Rubin, of A Nation is Dying’: Afghanistan Under the Soviets, 1979—1987. (January 1997)
Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.
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.”
David Gilmour is the author of The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa, which was published in a revised and enlarged edition last year. He has written biographies of Rudyard Kipling and Lord Curzon. (June 2008)
Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Philosophical Book Award (Hannover) for his most recent book, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises.
Michael Meyer (1921-2000) was a translator, novelist, biographer, and playwright, best known for his translations of the works of Ibsen and Strindberg. His biography of Ibsen won the Whitbread Prize for Biography in 1971.
Eric L. McKitrick (1920–2002) was a historian of the United States. Educated at Columbia, McKitrick taught at the University of Chicago and Rutgers before returning to Columbia in 1960. He is perhaps best known for Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction; his other works treated slavery and the American South, as well as the history of the American party system.
Jason Epstein launched the trade paperback format in the US in 1952 as a young editor at Doubleday. In 1963 he was a founder of The New York Review and in 1979 cofounder with the late Edmund Wilson of the Library of America. In 2007 he cofounded On Demand Books. Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books. (February 2011)