Saddam’s Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda Khidhir Hamza, with Jeff Stein
The Rasputin File Edvard Radzinsky, translated by Judson Rosengrant
True History of the Kelly Gang Peter Carey
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Joseph J. Ellis
The Creation of America: Through Revolution to Empire Francis Jennings
Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government Catherine Allgor
A New World Amit Chaudhuri
An Obedient Father Akhil Sharma
Interpreter of Maladies Jhumpa Lahiri
Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan by Herbert P. Bix
The Gubbio Studiolo and Its Conservation:Vol. 1: Federico da Montefeltro’s Palace at Gubbio and Its Studiolo Olga Raggio
The Gubbio Studiolo and Its Conservation: Vol. 2: Italian Renaissance Intarsia and the Conservation of the Gubbio Studiolo Antoine M. Wilmering
The Throne of Labdacus Gjertrud Schnackenberg
Supernatural Love: Poems 1976–1992 Gjertrud Schnackenberg
Development as Freedom Amartya Sen
Whitehall and the Jews 1933–1948: British Immigration Policyand the Holocaust Louise London
Farewell Leicester Square Betty Miller
Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation Jeffrey Meyers
Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.
Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book is a collection of essays from these pages, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War. His Year Zero: A History of 1945 is now out in paperback.
Michael Ignatieff is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics. The article in this issue draws on the Ditchley Foundation Annual Lecture, which he gave in July. (September 2014)
Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.
Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of over ten books, the most recent of which is On the Move: A Life (to be published in April 2015). He is a professor of neurology at NYU School of Medicine and a visiting professor at the University of Warwick.