Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams, The Early Years 1903å?1940 by Gary Giddins
Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism by George Soros
Florence Nightingale: Avenging Angel by Hugh Small
Public Health and Social Justice in the Age of Chadwick: Britain 1800–1854 by Christopher Hamlin
Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer by Barbara Dossey
One Drop of Blood: The American Misadventure of Race by Scott L. Malcomson
Eclipse by John Banville
Five Days in London, May 1940 by John Lukacs
The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh
A Country Unmasked by Alex Boraine
Unspeakable Truths: Confronting State Terror and Atrocity by Priscilla B. Hayner, with a preface by Timothy Garton Ash
Stay the Hand of Vengeance: The Politics of War Crimes Tribunals by Gary Jonathan Bass
Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice by Geoffrey Robertson, with an introduction by Kenneth Roth
Kosovo Report: Conflict, International Response, Lessons Learned a report from the Independent International Commission on Kosovo, with an address by Nelson Mandela
For Humanity: Reflections of a War Crimes Investigator by Richard J. Goldstone, with a foreword by Sandra Day O'Connor
The Well-Protected Domains: Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in the Ottoman Empire, 1876å?1909 by Selim Deringil
AtatÌ?rk: The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey by Andrew Mango
A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History selected and presented by Bernard Lewis
The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System by Perry Link
The Wick of Memory: New and Selected Poems Dave Smith
The Greeks and Greek Civilization Jacob Burckhardt, edited by Oswyn Murray, translated from the German by Sheila Stern
Basel in the Age of Burckhardt: A Study in Unseasonable Ideas Lionel Gossman
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.
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.
W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.
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.
M. F. Perutz (1914–2002) was an Austrian molecular biologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1962. He is the author of Is Science Necessary?, Protein Structure, and I Wish I’d Made You Angry Earlier.
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes. (April 2014)
Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)