The Unknown Lenin: From the Secret Archives edited by Richard Pipes

Stalin’s Letters to Molotov: 1925-1936 edited by Lars T. Lih, edited by Oleg V. Naumov, edited by Oleg V. Khlevniuk

Who Was Thomas Jones?

In The Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 26-September 2, 1996; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, October 11, 1996-January 12, 1997; and the St. Louis Art Museum, February 21-May 18, 1997

Corot in Italy: Open-Air Painting and the Classical Landscape Tradition by Peter Galassi

In the Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting catalog of the exhibition and Philip Conisbee and Sarah Faunce and Jeremy Strick, with guest curator Peter Galassi

Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography catalog of the exhibition and Peter Galassi

The Cost of Living: A New Myth

Toward a More Accurate Measure of the Cost of Living Commission to Study the Consumer Price Index Final Report to the Senate Finance Committee from the Advisory

Bias in the Consumer Price Index: What is the Evidence? by Brent R. Moulton. Journal of Economic Perspectives

American Standards of Living, 1918-1988 by Clair Brown

Getting Prices Right: A Methodologically Consistent Consumer Price Index, 1953-94 by Dean Baker

The Blasted Oak Tree

Augustus John: The New Biography by Michael Holroyd

Themes and Variations: The Drawings of Augustus John 1901-1931 with essays by Michael Holroyd and Mark Evans and Rebecca John

Portraits of Women: Gwen John & Her Forgotten Contemporaries by Alison Thomas


J. M. Coetzee’s novel The Childhood of Jesus was published in March 2013. He is Professor of Literature at the University of Adelaide and in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Robert Conquest, a Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, is the author of The Great Terror. (March 1997)

Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography and Physiology at UCLA, is the author most recently of Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. (June 2012)

Rosemary Dinnage’s books include The Ruffian on the Stair, One to One: Experiences of Psychotherapy, and Annie Besant.

Freeman Dyson has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. He also worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied. Dyson’s books include Disturbing the Universe (1979), Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988), Origins of Life (1986, second edition 1999), The Sun, the Genome and the Internet (1999), The Scientist as Rebel (2006, published by New York Review Books), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). New York Review Books will publish Dreams of Earth and Sky, a new collection of Dyson’s essays, in April 2015. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. His latest book is Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.