Locked in the Cabinet by Robert B. Reich
Whatever It Takes: The Real Struggle for Political Power in America by Elizabeth Drew
Trail Fever: Spin Doctors, Rented Strangers, Thumb Wrestlers, Toe Suckers, Grizzly Bears, and Other Creatures on the Road to the White House by Michael Lewis
Seinfeld: a television series by Jerry Seinfeld, by Larry David
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
Operation PBSUCCESS: The United States and Guatemala 1952-1954 Intelligence Agency, Washington, D.C. by Nicholas Cullather. History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central
CIA and Guatemala Assassination Proposals 1952-1954 by Gerald K. Haines. CIA History Staff Analysis
Reflections of a Cold Warrior: From Yalta to the Bay of Pigs by Richard M. Bissell Jr.
Secrecy: Report of the Commission on Protecting and Reducing Government Secrecy Chairmen: Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Larry Combest
Secret Muses: The Life of Frederick Ashton by Julie Kavanagh
American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier
Money: Who Has How Much and Why by Andrew Hacker
Texaco by Patrick Chamoiseau, translated by Rose-Myriam Réjouis, translated by Val Vinokurov
The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape by Brian Ladd
The Berlin of George Grosz: Drawings, Watercolours and Prints, 1912-1930 by Frank Whitford
Adolph Menzel (1815-1905): Between Romanticism and Impressionism edited by Claude Keisch, edited by Marie Ursula Riemann-Reyher
Berlin: The City and the Court Smith. by Jules Laforgue
George Grosz: Berlin-New York edited by Peter-Klaus Schuster
Reading Berlin 1900 by Peter Fritzsche
The Writing on the Walls: Projections in Berlin’s Jewish Quarter by Shimon Attie
Fixing Broken Windows: Restoring Order and Reducing Crime in Our Communities by George L. Kelling, by Catherine M. Coles
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 will be published in September 2013.
Joan Acocella is a staff writer for The New Yorker. She is the author of Mark Morris, Creating Hysteria: Women and Multiple Personality Disorder, and Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism. She also edited the recent, unexpurgated Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky. Her article in the May 23, 2013 issue is adapted from her introduction to a new edition of Isadora Duncan’s My Life, published in May 2013 by Liveright.
Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He is the author of many books, including The Magic Lantern, an eyewitness account of the velvet revolutions of 1989. His most recent book is Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name. He is currently leading an Oxford University research project for the discussion of global free speech norms (www.freespeechdebate.com) and working on a book about free speech.
James Lardner is a senior fellow at Demos, a center for public policy based in New York City. He is the co-editor of Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences and co-editor of Inequality.org. (June 2007)
Jeff Madrick writes an economics column for Harper’s Magazine, is editor of Challenge Magazine, and is director of the Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Roosevelt Institute. His most recent book is Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America.
Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His recent works include Early Autumn, The Fall of the House of Walworth and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002–2012 .
Derek Walcott is a poet, playwright, essayist, and visual artist. Born in Castries, St. Lucia, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. His epic poem Omerosis a reworking of the Homeric story and tradition into a journey around the Caribbean and beyond to the American West and London.
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.