The Balkan Tragedy

The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War by Misha Glenny

The Destruction of Yugoslavia: Tracking the Break-up, 1980–92 by Branka Magaš

The Balkan Express: Fragments from the Other Side of War by Slavenka Drakulić

Anna of All the Russias’

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

Hanging Out with Greeks

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

The Lost Kingdom of Orson Welles

This Is Orson Welles by Orson Welles and 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 Truth About the CIA

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 and Mark Adkin

The Red Web: MI6 and the KGB Master Coup by Tom Bower

The FBI–KGB War: A Special Agent’s Story by Robert J. Lamphere and 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 and 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 1950–February 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


Michael Ignatieff is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics.
 (December 2015)

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)

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.

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.

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. He is the author, most recently, of The Future of the Catholic Church with 
Pope Francis.

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown. In honor of the 250th ­anniversary of the Stamp Act, his two edited volumes of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate, 1764–1776 will be published this summer, 2015.