The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War by Misha Glenny
The Destruction of Yugoslavia: Tracking the Break-up, 198092 by Branka Maga
The Balkan Express: Fragments from the Other Side of War by Slavenka Drakulić
Jeffersonian Legacies edited by Peter S. Onuf
Hannah Arendt Karl Jaspers: Correspondence, 19261969 edited by Lotte Kohler, by Hans Saner, translated by Robert Kimber, by Rita Kimber
Christen Koobke by Sanford Schwartz
Understanding the Present: Science and the Soul of Modern Man by Brian Appleyard
Preparing for the Twenty-first Century by Paul Kennedy
The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova, Updated and Expanded Edition translated by Judith Hemschemeyer, edited by Roberta Reeder
Remembering Anna Akhmatova by Anatoly Nayman, translated by Wendy Rosslyn
In a Shattered Mirror: The Later Poetry of Anna Akhmatova by Susan Amert
Boiling Point: Democrats, Republicans, and the Decline of Middle-Class Prosperity by Kevin Phillips
The Oldest Dead White European Males and Other Reflections on the Classics by Bernard Knox
New Perspectives in Early Greek Art England edited by Diana Buittron-Oliver
The Norton Book of Classical Literature edited by Bernard Knox
This Is Orson Welles by Orson Welles, by Peter Bogdanovich, edited by Jonathan Rosenbaum
This Is Orson Welles (audio tapes) conversations between Welles and Bogdanovich, edited by Jonathan Rosenbaum
The Cradle Will Rock a screenplay by Orson Welles, edited by James Pepper
The Magnificent Ambersons: A Reconstruction by Robert L. Carringer
The Furies by Janet Hobhouse
Eclipse: The Last Days of the CIA by Mark Perry
Casey: From the OSS to the CIA by Joseph Persico
The Bear Trap: Afghanistan’s Untold Story by Gen. Mohammad Yousaf, by Mark Adkin
The Red Web: MI6 and the KGB Master Coup by Tom Bower
The FBIKGB War: A Special Agent’s Story by Robert J. Lamphere, by Tom Schactman
Cold Warrior: James Jesus Angleton: The CIA’s Master Spy Hunter by Tom Mangold
Molehunt: The Secret Search for Traitors that Shattered the CIA by David Wise
No Other Choice: The Cold War Memoirs of the Ultimate Spy by George Blake
The Cambridge Spies: The Untold Story of Maclean, Philby, and Burgess in America by Verne W. Newton
The Spy Who Saved the World: How a Soviet Colonel Changed the Course of the Cold War by Jerrold L. Schechter, by Peter S. Deriabin
The Central Intelligence Agency: An Instrument of Government, to 1950 by Arthur B. Darling
General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence, October 1950February 1953 by Ludwell Lee Montague
Moscow Station: How the KGB Penetrated the American Embassy by Ronald Kessler
The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA by Burton Hersh
America’s Secret Eyes in Space: The U.S. Spy Satellite Program by Jeffrey T. Richelson
American Espionage and the Soviet Target by Jeffrey T. Richelson
Ann Hulbert is a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the author of The Interior Castle: The Art and Life of Jean Stafford. She is currently at work on a book about twentieth-century American child-rearing experts. (June 1998)
Joseph McBride’s books include Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success, Orson Welles, and Hawks on Hawks. His biography Searching for John Ford will be published in December. He writes a regular column on film for Irish America magazine. (July 1999)
Timothy Ferris is Emeritus Professor of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley. His latest book, The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature, was published in February. (March 2010)
Rose B. Styron is a poet, journalist and human rights activist. She is the author of By Vineyard Light, a collection of poems centered on Martha’s Vineyard, where she and her husband, writer William Styron, spent extended summers. Her other books include From Summer to Summer, Thieves’ Afternoon and Modern Russian Poetry.
Margaret Atwood is the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Oryx and Crake, and The Blind Assassin, among other novels. Her most recent work of fiction is I’m Starved for You, a long short story available as an e-book.(May 2012)
Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was an American playwright and essayist. His 1949 play, Death of A Salesman, received a Tony Award for Best Author, The New York Drama Circle Critics’ Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
E.L. Doctorow is the author most recently of All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories, which appeared last year. His essay in this issue will appear in different form as the introduction to a new edition of As I Lay Dying, to be published by Modern Library in May. (May 2012)
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.
Janet Coleman worked at the NYR from 1963 to 1966. She is the author of The Compass: The Improvisational Theater That Revolutionized American Comedy and (with Al Young) Mingus/Mingus: Two Memoirs. She is one of playwright/director Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players and, for Pacifica Radio, a producer and host. She is writing a biography of Viola Spolin, the creator of theater games.
Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.