Half a Life by V.S. Naipaul
Venice: Lion City: The Religion of Empire by Garry Wills
Myths of Venice: The Figuration of a State by David Rosand
The Tombs of the Doges of Venice by Debra Pincus
Adenauer: The Father of the New Germany by Charles Williams
Sviatoslav Richter: Notebooks and Conversations by Bruno Monsaingeon,translated from the French by Stewart Spencer
Richter the Enigma a film by Bruno Monsaingeon
RichterRediscoveredCarnegie Hall Recital RCA Red Seal
Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald, translated from the German by Anthea Bill
City of Architecture, Architecture of the City: Berlin 1900–2000 edited by Thorsten Scheer, Josef Paul Kleihues, and Paul Kahlfeldt
Rebuilding the Reichstag by Norman Foster
The Reichstag: The Parliament Building by Norman Foster by Bernhard Schulz
Architektur in Berlin: Jahrbuch 2000 edited by the Architectenkammer, Berlin
Lenin: A Biography by Robert Service
Lenin’s Embalmers by Ilya Zbarsky and Samuel Hutchinson, translated from the French by Barbara Bray
Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom: A Russian Folktale by Laura Engelstein
Eunuchs and Castrati by Piotr O. Scholz
Castration: An Abbreviated History of Western Manhood by Gary Taylor
Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks
The Heart Beats on the Left by Oskar Lafontaine, translated from the Germanby Ronald Taylor
The Gang: Coleridge, the Hutchinsons & the Wordsworths in 1802 by John Worthen
The Dream of Reason: A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance by Anthony Gottlieb
Lillian Gish: Her Legend, Her Life by Charles Affron
Lillian Gish: A Life on Stage and Screen by Stuart Oderman
Kit Carson and the Indians by Tom Dunlay
Kit Carson: Indian Fighter or Indian Killer? edited by R.C. Gordon-McCutchan
Overland with Kit Carson: A Narrative of the Old Spanish Trail in ‘48 by George Douglas Brewerton
Motya: Unearthing a Lost Civilization by Gaia Servadio
Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth by Joseph Alexander MacGillivray
Richard Wright: The Life and Times by Hazel Rowley
Stanley Hoffmann is Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.
Richard L. Garwin is Reed Senior Fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Columbia. He has just published a book on nuclear weapons and nuclear power, Megawatts and Megatons: A Turning Point in the Nuclear Age? (November 2001)
Ingrid D. Rowland is a professor, based in Rome, at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome.
Martin Filler was the longtime architecture critic of House & Garden, until it ceased publication in 2007. He is the co-author, with Olivier Bossiere, of The Vitra Design Museum: Frank Gehry, Architect, and author of Makers of Modern Architecture, which is based on essays from The New York Review. A second volume of his writings on architecture is forthcoming from New York Review Books.
Martin Malia is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author, most recently, of Russia Under Western Eyes, from the Bronze Horseman to the Lenin Mausoleum. (November 2001)
Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.
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.
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 is the author of many books, including The Magic Lantern, an eyewitness account of the velvet revolutions of 1989. His most recent book is Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name. He is currently leading an Oxford University research project for the discussion of global free speech norms (www.freespeechdebate.com) and working on a book about free speech.
Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.
Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Philosophical Book Award (Hannover) for his most recent book, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises.