Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-1965 by Taylor Branch
The Last Crusade: Martin Luther King, Jr., the FBI, and the Poor People’s Campaign by Gerald D. McKnight
But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle by Glenn T. Eskew
Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks
Boris Yel’tsin: Ot Rassveta do Zakata (Boris Yeltsin: From Dawn to Dusk) by Aleksandr Korzhakov
The Russian Intelligentsia by Andrei Sinyavsky, translated by Lynn Visson
Alvar Aalto: Between Humanism and Materialism exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, February 19-May 19, 1998., Catalog of the exhibition edited by Peter Reed
Finnish Modern Design: Utopian Ideals and Everyday Realities, 1930-1997 Arts, February 27-June 14, 1998. exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative, Catalog of the exhibition edited by Marianne Aav, by Nina Stritzler-Levine
Alvar Aalto in His Own Words by Göran Schildt
Alvar Aalto: Master Works by Göran Schildt
The Alvar Aalto Guide by Michael Trencher
Letters of Heinrich and Thomas Mann, 1900-1949 edited and with an introduction by Hans Wysling, and a foreword by Anthony Heilbut, translated by Don Reneau
The Loyal Subject by Heinrich Mann, edited by Helmut Peitsch, translated by Ernest Boyd, by Daniel Theisen. The German Library, Volume 64.
Enduring Love by Ian McEwan
The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation by Matt Ridley
The Name of War: King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity by Jill Lepore
Anthology of American Folk Music compiled by Harry Smith
Invisible Republic: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes by Greil Marcus
When We Were Good: The Folk Revival by Robert Cantwell
Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity by Richard A. Peterson
Young Sidney Hook by Christopher Phelps
The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the Eighteenth Century by John Brewer
Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.
Martin Filler was the longtime architecture critic of House & Garden, until it ceased publication in 2007. He is the co-author, with Olivier Bossiere, of The Vitra Design Museum: Frank Gehry, Architect, and author of Makers of Modern Architecture, which is based on essays from The New York Review. A second volume of his writings on architecture is forthcoming from New York Review 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.
Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.
Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His recent works include Early Autumn, The Fall of the House of Walworth and Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002–2012 .
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.
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)
Frank J. Sulloway is Visiting Scholar in the Institute of Personality and Social Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author most recently of Born to Rebel: Birth Order, Family Dynamics, and Creative Lives. (November 2006)
Elaine Scarry is the author of On Beauty and Being Just and recently received the Truman Capote Prize for Dreaming by the Book. She teaches at Harvard, where she is completing a project on war and the social contract. (October 2000)