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
Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars, and Musicophilia. He lives in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. His latest book, Hallucinations, was published in November 2012.
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 Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism 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 latest book, Year Zero: A History of 1945 was published in September 2013.
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.
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.
Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews and essays on literary and cultural subjects appear frequently in The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. He is the author, most recently, of the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award and runner-up for the 2013 PEN Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. His other books include two memoirs, a translation of the complete works of C.P. Cavafy, and a study of Greek tragedy, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays. He teaches at Bard College.