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
In The Light of Italy: Corot and Early Open-Air Painting 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 exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May
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, by Philip Conisbee, by Sarah Faunce, by Jeremy Strick, with guest curator Peter Galassi
Before Photography: Painting and the Invention of Photography catalog of the exhibition, by Peter Galassi
The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks
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
Augustus John: The New Biography by Michael Holroyd
Themes and Variations: The Drawings of Augustus John 1901-1931 with essays by Michael Holroyd, by Mark Evans, by Rebecca John
Portraits of Women: Gwen John & Her Forgotten Contemporaries by Alison Thomas
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly
Monster: Living Off the Big Screen by John Gregory Dunne
The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch, translated by Paul Vincent
The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory by David J. Chalmers
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).
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), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). 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.
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.
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.
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.
Nicholas Lemann is Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, among other books.
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.
Janet Malcolm was born in Prague. She was educated at the High School of Music and Art, in New York, and at the University of Michigan. Along with In the Freud Archives, her books include Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography, Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession, The Journalist and the Murderer, The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Crime of Sheila McGough, and Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey. She wrote about the trial of Mazoltuv Borukhova, the mother of Michelle, in her book Iphigenia in Forest Hills, just out in paperback. Her collection Forty-One False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers will be published in the spring of 2013.She lives in New York.