In the Beauty of the Lilies by John Updike
Balkan Odyssey by David Owen
The Dayton Peace Agreement on Bosnia Hercegovina US Department of State, Office of the Spokesman, November 30, 1995
The Black Book of Bosnia: The Consequences of Appeasement edited by Nader Mousavizadeh
With No Peace to Keep: United Nations Peacekeeping and the War in the Former Yugoslavia 4DL. Include £4.50 for postage.) edited by Ben Cohen, edited by George Stamkoski
Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser
The Invention of George Washington by Paul K. Longmore
Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment by Garry Wills
George Washington: The Making of an American Symbol by Barry Schwartz
Winslow Homer October 15, 1995-January , 1996 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, February 21-May 26 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 20-September 2. an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.,, Catalog of the exhibition by Nikolai Cikovsky Jr., by Franklin Kelly
The Lost World by Michael Crichton
Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics by Anonymous
The People’s Choice: A Cautionary Tale by Jeff Greenfield
The Last Debate by Jim Lehrer
The Girl Who Died Twice: The Libby Zion Case and the Hidden Hazards of Hospitals by Natalie Robins
Thomas Mann: Eine Biographie by Klaus Harpprecht
Thomas Mann: A Biography by Ronald Hayman
Thomas Mann: A Life by Donald Prater
Thomas Mann: Eros and Literature by Anthony Heilbut
Tagebücher 19541955 by Thomas Mann, edited by Inge Jens
God’s Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan by Jonathan D. Spence
Atlantis by Mark Doty
My Alexandria by Mark Doty
Bethlehem in Broad Daylight by Mark Doty
Turtle, Swan by Mark Doty
Simon Head is an Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at Oxford and a Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. His most recent book is The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age. (January 2011)
Sergei Kovalev, a biologist and former political prisoner, is a leading candidate on the Yabloko Party list for the December election to the Russian State Duma. He is President of the Institute for Human Rights and Chairman of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation in Moscow. (November 2007)
Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His recent works include Early Autumn and The Fall of the House of Walworth. His new book Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002–2012 will be published in 2013.
Tatyana Tolstaya was born in Leningrad in 1951 to an aristocratic family that includes the writers Leo and Alexei Tolstoy. After completing a degree in classics at Leningrad State University, Tolstaya worked for several years at a Moscow publishing house. In the mid-1980s, she began publishing short stories in literary magazines and her first story collection established her as one of the foremost writers of the Gorbachev era. She spent much of the late Eighties and Nineties living in the United States and teaching at several universities. Known for her acerbic essays on contemporary Russian life, Tolstaya has also been the co-host of the Russian cultural interview television program School for Scandal. Both her novel, The Slynx and her collection of stories, White Walls, are published by NYRB Classics.
Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. Her translations include Marina Tsvetaeva’s Earthly Signs: Moscow Diaries, 1917–1922, a volume of Aleksandr Rodchenko’s writings, Experiments for the Future; and Tatyana Tolstaya’s novel, The Slynx. Her translation of Vladimir Sorokin’s Day of the Oprichnik will be published in 2011.
Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011) was a British-American journalist and social critic. Known for his confrontational style and contrarian views on a range of social issues, Hitchens was a frequent contributor to The Nation, The Atlantic, The Times Literary Supplement and Vanity Fair. Hitchens recounts his struggle with esophageal cancer in Mortality, which was published in 2012.
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).
Jack F. Matlock Jr. was US Ambassador to the Soviet Union between 1987 and 1991 and is the author of Autopsy on an Empire. He is George F. Kennan Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (February 2000)