Forests: The Shadow of Civilization by Robert Pogue Harrison
Hunters and Poachers: A Cultural and Social History of Unlawful Hunting in England 1485–1640 by Roger B. Manning
Rage and Fire: A Life of Louise Colet, Pioneer Feminist, Literary Star, Flaubert’s Muse by Francine du Plessix Gray
Fima by Amos Oz, translated by Nicolas de Lange
A Fish in the Water: A Memoir by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Helen Lane
In a time of Violence by Eavan Boland
Highly Confident: The True Story of the Crime and Punishment of Michael Milken by Jesse Kornbluth
A License to Steal: The Untold Story of Michael Milken and the Conspiracy to Bilk the Nation by Benjamin J. Stein
The First Junk Bond: A Story of Corporate Boom and Bust by Harlan Platt
Money of the Mind: Borrowing and Lending in America from the Civil War to Michael Milken by James Grant
King Icahn: The Biography of a Renegade Capitalist by Mark Stevens
Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart
Nightmare on Wall Street: Salomon Brothers and the Corruption of the Marketplace by Martin Mayer
High Yield Bonds: Issues Concerning Thrift Investments in High Yield Bonds, 3/2/89, GGD-89-48 General Accounting Office
The Predators’ Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham and the Rise of the Junk-Bond Raiders by Connie Bruck
The Forgotten Plague: How the Battle Against Tuberculosis Was Won
and Lost by Frank Ryan
Living in the Shadow of Death: Tuberculosis and the Social Experience of Illness in American History by Sheila M. Rothman
Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the ‘Immigrant Menace’ by Alan M. Kraut
Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: The Political Origins of Social Policy in the United States by Theda Skocpol
Recollections of the New Deal: When the People Mattered by Thomas H. Eliot, edited and with an introduction by John Kenneth Galbraith
The Wrath of Nations: Civilization and the Furies of Nationalism by William Pfaff
Ethnonationalism: The Quest for Understanding by Walker Connor
Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity by Liah Greenfeld
Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha’am and the Origins of Zionism by Steven J. Zipperstein
Liberal Nationalism by Yael Tamir
Blood and Belonging: Journeys into the New Nationalism by Michael Ignatieff
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.”
Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.
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.
M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.
Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a book of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her new novel, A Book of Heaven, was published in February 2014. She lives in New York.