Our Game by John le Carré
On the Origins of War and the Preservation of Peace by Donald Kagan
The First World War: A Complete History by Martin Gilbert
Victory Must Be Ours: Germany in the Great War, 19141918 by Laurence V. Moyer, Introduction by John Keegan
Ovid: The Poems of Exile translated with introduction, notes, and glossary by Peter Green
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses edited by Michael Hofmann, edited by James Lasdun
Waiting for the Dark, Waiting for the Light by Ivan Klíma, translated by Paul Wilson
The Loves of Faustyna by Nina FitzPatrick
Policing Shanghai, 19271937 by Frederic Wakeman Jr.
Science in the Bedroom: A History of Sex Research by Vern L. Bullough
The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States by Edward O. Laumann, by John H. Gagnon, by Robert T. Michael, by Stuart Michaels
Sex in America: A Definitive Survey by Robert T. Michael, by John H. Gagnon, by Edward O. Laumann, by Gina Kolata
Laughing in the Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of ColorA Journey from Prison to Power by Patrice Gaines
Volunteer Slavery: My Authentic Negro Experience by Jill Nelson
Crusade for Justice: The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells
Along This Way: The Autobiography of James Weldon Johnson Introduction by Sondra K. Wilson
In My Place by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Beals
A Man’s Life: An Autobiography by Roger Wilkins
Children of the Dream: The Psychology of Black Success by Audrey Edwards, by Craig K. Polite
The Rage of a Privileged Class: Why Do Prosperous Blacks Still Have the Blues? by Ellis Cose
Out of the Madness: From the Projects to a Life of Hope by Jerrold Ladd
Bourgeois Blues An American Memoir by Jake Lamar
Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s by Ann Douglas
Breaking the Surface by Greg Louganis, by Eric Marcus
Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.
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.
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)
Sidney Morgenbesser (1921–2004) was a philosopher. Educated at CUNY, The Jewish Theological Seminary and The University of Pennsylvania, Morgenbesser taught at Columbia, where he was named John Dewey Professor of Philosophy.
Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).
Robert Stone was born in Brooklyn in 1937. He is the author of seven novels: A Hall of Mirrors, the National Book Award–winning Dog Soldiers, A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light, Outerbridge Reach, Damascus Gate, and Bay of Souls. He has also written short stories, essays, and screenplays, and published a short story collection, Bear and His Daughter, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City and in Key West, Florida.
Susan Sontag (1933–2004) was a novelist, playwright, filmmaker, and one of the most influential critics of her generation. Her books include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, and The Volcano Lover.
Norman Rush was raised in Oakland, California, and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956. He has been an antiquarian book dealer, a college instructor, and, with his wife Elsa, he lived and worked in Africa from 1978 to 1983. They now reside in Rockland County, New York. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories. Whites, a collection of stories, was published in 1986, and his first novel, Mating, the recipient of the National Book Award, was published in 1991. Mortals is his second novel. A new novel, Subtle Bodies, will be published in 2013.
Jonathan Miller has directed operas and plays throughout the world, most recently Pelléas and Mélisande at the Metropolitan Opera. His many books include The Body in Question, States of Mind, On Reflection, and Nowhere in Particular. The article that appears in this issue is based on a talk given at the New York Public Library. (May 2000)
Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.
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.
Jonathan Raban’s books include Surveillance, My Holy War, Arabia, Old Glory, Hunting Mister Heartbreak, Bad Land, Passage to Juneau, and Waxwings. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the PEN/West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Award, and the Governor’s Award of the State of Washington. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and The Independent. He lives in Seattle.