Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival by Carl Safina
Sailing Alone Around the World by Captain Joshua Slocum
Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe, 1715–1789 by Aileen Ribeiro
Fabric of Vision: Dress and Drapery in Painting by Anne Hollander
The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power by Max Boot
Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr.
Let Us Talk of Many Things: The Collected Speeches by William F. Buckley Jr.
Nuremberg: The Reckoning by William F. Buckley Jr.
The Importance of Being Earnest a film written and directed by Oliver Parker, based on the play by Oscar Wilde
Mi confesión:Carlos Castaño revela sus secretos by Mauricio Aranguren Molina
Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature by Darryl Pinckney
A New World Order by Caryl Phillips
Paradise Reclaimed by Halldór Laxness, translated from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson, with an introduction by Jane Smiley
The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Laxness, translated from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson
Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime by Eliot A. Cohen
The Art of War: War and Military Thought by Martin van Creveld
The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI by Ronald Kessler
Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill
See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA’s War on Terrorism by Robert Baer
Al-Qaeda: In Search of the Terror Network that Threatens the World by Jane Corbin
The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It by John Miller and Michael Stone, with Chris Mitchell
Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror by Rohan Gunaratna
Tim Flannery is Panasonic Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Macquarie University in Sydney. His book Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific will be published this month. (November 2012)
Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (June 2013)
Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics. (February 2013)
Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of several books, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications and his most recent book is The Man Within My Head.
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. 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.
Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He is the author of China’s Transition, China’s Crisis: Dilemmas of Reform and Prospects for Democracy, and Chinese Democracy, the coauthor of The Great Wall and the Empty Fortress: China’s Search for Security, and the co-editor of The Tiananmen Papers.
Bruce Gilley is a doctoral student in politics at Princeton University and a former contributing editor at the Far Eastern Economic Review. He is the author of the forthcoming China’s Democratic Future, Model Rebels: The Rise and Fall of China’s Richest Village, and Tiger on the Brink: Jiang Zemin and China’s New Elite.
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.