Uncrowned King: The Life of Prince Albert by Stanley Weintraub
Mrs. Brown a film directed by John Madden. distributed by Miramax Films
Talking Horse: Bernard Malamud on Life and Work edited by Alan Cheuse and Nicholas Delbanco
The Complete Stories by Bernard Malamud, edited and introduced by Robert Giroux
Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War by Barbara Ehrenreich
The Rosy Future of War by Philippe Delmas
Postmodern War: The New Politics of Conflict by Chris Hables Gray
Jackie Robinson by Arnold Rampersad
Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait by Rachel Robinson
Baseball’s Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy by Jules Tygiel
I Never Had It Made by Jackie Robinson
The Jackie Robinson Reader: Perspectives of an American Hero edited by Jules Tygiel
Breaking the Line a television documentary broadcast on ESPN, February 28, 1997
News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Edith Grossman
The Prehistory of the Mind: The Cognitive Origins of Art, Religion and Science by Steven Mithen
The Spoils of War: World War II and Its Aftermath: The Loss, Reappearance, and Recovery of Cultural Property edited by Elizabeth Simpson
The Lost Museum: The Nazi Conspiracy to Steal the World’s Greatest Works of Art by Hector Feliciano
On Toleration by Michael Walzer
We Are All Multiculturalists Now by Nathan Glazer
Bear and His Daughter: Stories by Robert Stone
We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History Press by John Lewis Gaddis
The Cominform: Minutes of the Three Conferences 1947/1948/1949 edited by Giuliano Procacci
Subhuman Redneck Poems by Les Murray
L’Art de la Renaissance en France: L’invention du classicisme by Henri Zerner
Bach and the Patterns of Invention by Laurence Dreyfus
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.
Howard Gardner teaches psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His most recent book, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon, is Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. (April 2002)
Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.
Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.
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.
Alastair Reid is a poet, a prose chronicler, a translator, and a traveler. Born in Scotland, he came to the United States in the early 1950s, began publishing his poems in The New Yorker in 1951, and for the next fifty-odd years was a traveling correspondent for that magazine. Having lived in both Spain and Latin America for long spells, he has been a constant translator of poetry from the Spanish language, in particular the work of Jorge Luis Borges and Pablo Neruda. He has published more than forty books, among them a wordbook for children, Ounce Dice Trice, with drawings by Ben Shahn. Most recently, in 2008, he published in the U.K. two career-spanning volumes, Outside In: Selected Prose and Inside Out: Selected Poetry and Translations. The substance of Supposing… e gleaned from the many children who have influenced him, to all of whom he owes and dedicates the text.
Willibald Sauerländer is a former director of the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. His latest book, Manet malt Monet: Ein Sommer in Argenteuil (Manet Paints Monet: A Summer in Argenteuil), has just been published. David Dollenmayer is Emeritus Professor of German at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is currently working on a translation of Martin Walser’s novel A Gushing Fountain. (February 2013)