Joe DiMaggio: The Hero’s Life by Richard Ben Cramer
Joe DiMaggio: The Hero’s Life by Richard Ben Cramer
The Gentleman from New York: Daniel Patrick Moynihan by Godfrey Hodgson
O Lost: A Story of the Buried Life by Thomas Wolfe, text established by Arlyn Bruccoli, by Matthew J. Bruccoli
The Notebooks of Thomas Wolfe edited by Richard S. Kennedy, edited by Paschal Reeves
Of Time and the River by Thomas Wolfe
Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe by David Herbert Donald
The Web and the Rock by Thomas Wolfe
You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe
Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe
To Loot My Life Clean: The Thomas Wolfe-Maxwell Perkins Correspondence edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, edited by Park Bucker
Karl Marx: A Life by Francis Wheen
Vote.com by Dick Morris
Rich Media, Poor Democracy: Communication Politics in Dubious Times revised edition by Robert W. McChesney
Prometheus Wired: The Hope for Democracy in the Age of Network Technology by Darin Barney
You Say You Want a Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics by Reed E. Hundt
Sam the Cat and Other Stories by Matthew Klam
Nature’s Workshop: Renoir’s Writings on the Decorative Arts by Robert L. Herbert
The Missing Middle: Working Families and the Future of American Social Policy by Theda Skocpol
The Paradox of American Democracy: Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of Public Trust by John B. Judis
Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America by Robert I. Friedman
In the Arms of Africa:The Life of Colin M. Turnbull by Roy Richard Grinker
Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is Keynes: The Return of the Master. Felix Martin, an economist at Thames River Capital LLP, worked at the World Bank for two stretches between 1998 and 2008. He was formerly an executive board member and analyst at the European Stability Initiative. www.skidelskyr.com. (April 2011)
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.
Alfred Brendel is a pianist and author of several books of essays and poetry. His new book, A Pianist’s A–Z: A Piano Lover’s Reader, in which the text in this issue will appear, will be published in September. (July 2013)
John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.
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.
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He has just published, with Edward Mortimer and Kerem Öktem, Freedom in Diversity: Ten Lessons for Public Policy from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States.
Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her new collection of stories, Bark, will be published at the end of February 2014.
Raymond Bonner has been a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for The New York Times, and has written extensively about the Bush administration’s treatment of terrorist suspects. (April 2008)
Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine.
Henri Zerner, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, is the author of Renaissance Art in France: The Invention of Classicism and Écrire l’histoire de l’art: Figures d’une discipline.