Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan by Edmund Morris
Einstein’s German World by Fritz Stern
Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle by Daniel Stashower
Holy Clues: The Gospel According to Sherlock Holmes by Stephen Kendrick
Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism by T.J. Clark
In Plato’s Cave by Alvin Kernan
The Death of Literature by Alvin Kernan
Literature: An Embattled Profession by Carl Woodring
What’s Happened to the Humanities? edited by Alvin Kernan
The Rise and Fall of English: Reconstructing English as a Discipline by Robert Scholes
The Employment of English: Theory, Jobs, and the Future of Literary Studies by Michael Bérubé
Literature Lost: Social Agendas and the Corruption of the Humanities by John M. Ellis
Splitting the Difference: Gender and Myth in Ancient Greece and India by Wendy Doniger
The Implied Spider: Politics and Theology in Myth by Wendy Doniger
Lorca: A Dream of Life by Leslie Stainton
Pan-Arabism Before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question by Michael Doran
George Washington’s Mount Vernon: At Home in Revolutionary America by Robert F. Dalzell Jr., by Lee Baldwin Dalzell
Guard of Honor by James Gould Cozzens
Philosophical Studies c.1611-c.1619 by Francis Bacon, edited by Graham Rees
Hostage to Fortune: The Troubled Life of Francis Bacon by Lisa Jardine, by Alan Stewart
Francis Bacon: The History of a Character Assassination by Nieves Mathews
Francis Bacon: History, Politics and Science, 1561-1626 by B.H.G. Wormald
Francis Bacon by Perez Zagorin
To a Comedian (poem)
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943 by Antony Beevor
Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher R. Browning
Zhukov’s Greatest Defeat: The Red Army’s Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942 by David M. Glantz, with German translations by Mary E. Glantz
An Intimate History of Killing: Face-to-Face Killing in Twentieth-Century Warfare by Joanna Bourke
The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam by Bao Ninh
Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris by Ian Kershaw
Hitler’s Army: Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich by Omer Bartov
The Iliad by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles
The First World War by John Keegan
The Pity of War by Niall Ferguson
Andrew Delbanco is Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies at Columbia. His new books, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be and The Abolitionist Imagination, will be published in April. (February 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.
Jason Epstein launched the trade paperback format in the US in 1952 as a young editor at Doubleday. In 1963 he was a founder of The New York Review and in 1979 cofounder with the late Edmund Wilson of the Library of America. In 2007 he cofounded On Demand Books. Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books. (February 2011)
David Gilmour is the author of The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa, which was published in a revised and enlarged edition last year. He has written biographies of Rudyard Kipling and Lord Curzon. (June 2008)
Seamus Heaney’s first poetry collection, Death of a Naturalist, appeared forty years ago. Since then he has published poetry, criticism, and translations that have established him as one of the leading poets of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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.
Eric L. McKitrick (1920–2002) was a historian of the United States. Educated at Columbia, McKitrick taught at the University of Chicago and Rutgers before returning to Columbia in 1960. He is perhaps best known for Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction; his other works treated slavery and the American South, as well as the history of the American party system.
Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.
Alison Gopnik is Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and the author, with Andrew Meltzoff, of Words, Thoughts, and Theories. Her new book, written with Andrew Meltzoff and Patricia Kuhl, is The Scientist in the Crib: Minds, Brains and How Children Learn, which will be published in September. (May 1999)
Robert L. Herbert, after a long career at Yale, is now Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and has been named Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. Among his books are Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society, Nature’s Workshop: Renoir’s Writings on the Decorative Arts, and Seurat: Drawings and Paintings. His most recent book is Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte.