American Pastoral by Philip Roth
The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the Universe(s) Report by Timothy Ferris
The Inflationary Universe: The Quest for a New Theory of Cosmic Origins by Alan H. Guth
Before the Beginning: Our Universe and Others by Martin Rees. (to be published in the US by Addison-Wesley in fall 1997)
Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon
Health Against Wealth: HMOs and the Breakdown of Medical Trust by George Anders
Beginnings Count: The Technological Imperative in American Health Care by David J. Rothman
Mortal Peril: Our Inalienable Right to Health Care? by Richard A. Epstein
The Road to Nowhere: The Genesis of President Clinton’s Plan for Health Security by Jacob S. Hacker
Boomerang: Clinton’s Health Security Effort and the Turn Against Government in U.S. Politics by Theda Skocpol
The Price of Life: The Future of American Health Care by Robert H. Blank
Market-Driven Health Care: Who Wins, Who Loses in the Transformation of America’s Largest Service Industry by Regina E. Herzlinger
Tangled Loyalties: The Life and Times of Ilya Ehrenburg by Joshua Rubenstein
Les Surprises de la Loubianka: nouvelles découvertes dans les archives littéraires du KGB by Vitaly Shentalinsky, French translation by Galia Ackerman, by Pierre Lorrain
Independent Spirit by Hubert Butler
The Journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649 edited by Richard S. Dunn, edited by James Savage, edited by Laetitia Yeandle
The Journal of John Winthrop, 1630-1649 Abridged Edition edited by Richard S. Dunn, edited by Laetitia Yeandle
Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer by Patrick French
Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare’s England by Steven Orgel
Shakespeare and the Jews by James Shapiro
Kowloon Tong by Paul Theroux
Hong Kong Remembers by Sally Blyth and Ian Wotherspoon, Introduction by the Rt. Honorable the Baroness Thatcher
The Fall of Hong Kong: China’s Triumph and Britain’s Betrayal by Mark Roberti
Red Flag over Hong Kong by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, by David Newman, by Alvin Rabushka
The Hong Kong Advantage by Michael J. Enright, by Edith E. Scott, by David Dodwell
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book is a collection of essays from these pages, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War. His Year Zero: A History of 1945 is now out in paperback.
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.
Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.
Peter Holland holds the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. He wrote the entry on Shakespeare in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. (December 2004)
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. The article in this issue draws on the Ditchley Foundation Annual Lecture, which he gave in July. (September 2014)
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.
Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.