The Editor: How I Saved the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times from Dullness and Complacency by Jim Bellows
Into the Buzzsaw:Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of a Free Press edited by Kristina Borjesson, with a foreword by Gore Vidal
The News About the News:American Journalism in Peril by Leonard Downie Jr. and Robert G. Kaiser
Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives by Todd Gitlin
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News by Bernard Goldberg
Complications: A Surgeon’s Noteson an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande
Leonardo’s Incessant Last Supper Leo Steinberg
The Long Recessional:The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling by David Gilmour
Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich by Kevin Phillips
How Milton Works by Stanley Fish
The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy by Strobe Talbott
The Death of Comedy by Erich Segal
The Four Books on Architecture by Andrea Palladio,translated from the Italian by Robert Tavernor and Richard Schofield
The Drawings of Andrea Palladio by Douglas Lewis
The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis,translated from the Portugueseby Gregory Rabassa
Quincas Borba by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, translated from the Portuguese by Gregory Rabassa
Dom Casmurro by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, translated from the Portuguese by John Gledson
Esau and Jacob by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, translated from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Lowe
A Master on the Periphery of Capitalism: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis by Roberto Schwarz, translated from the Portuguese and with an introduction by John Gledson
Machado de Assis: Reflections on a Brazilian Master Writer edited by Richard Graham
Divided Hearts: Britain and the American Civil War by R.J.M. Blackett
Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory by David W. Blight
A Multitude of Sins by Richard Ford
Marcel Proust: A Life by Jean-Yves Tadié
Marcel Proust: A Life by William Carter
Jeff Madrick writes an economics column for Harper’s Magazine, is editor of Challenge Magazine, and is director of the Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Roosevelt Institute. His most recent book is Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America.
Steven Weinberg holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.
André Aciman is the author of the novels Eight White Nights and Call Me by Your Name, the nonfiction works Out of Egypt and False Papers, and is the editor of The Proust Project. He teaches comparative literature at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Sherwin B. Nuland is Clinical Professor of Surgery and a Fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale. He is the author of How We Die, which won the National Book Award in 1994, and Lost in America. (December 2005)
Christian Caryl is a Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and the Editor of Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab website. His book Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century was published in April 2013.
Witold Rybczynski is the Meyerson Professor of Urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the architecture critic for Slate. His book on American building, Last Harvest, was published in 2007.
David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.
John K. Leonard is a Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario and the author of Naming in Paradise. He has edited Milton’s Complete Poems for Penguin, and is currently preparing a Penguin edition of Milton’s selected prose. (July 2002)
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.