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 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, 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
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 2007 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. His most recent book is Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
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).
Jeff Madrick is the director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and editor of Challenge Magazine. His new book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World.