Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir by John McCain
Citizen McCain by Elizabeth Drew
The Writer and the World by V.S. Naipaul, edited and with an introduction by Pankaj Mishra
Joseph Cornell: Master of Dreams by Diane Waldman
The Red Count: The Life and Times of Harry Kessler by Laird M. Easton
Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Edward Steers Jr.
Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution by James L. Swanson and Daniel R. Weinberg
After Nature by W.G. Sebald, translated from the German by Michael Hamburger
Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry
Speer: The Final Verdict by Joachim Fest, translated from the German by Ewald Osers and Alexandra Dring
The Perfect House: A Journey with the Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio by Witold Rybczynski
A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
Napoleon and Berlin: The Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813 by Michael V. Leggiere
Napoleon by Paul Johnson
Napoleon: A Biography by Frank McLynn
Napoleon Bonaparte: England’s Prisoner by Frank Giles
Why I Am a Catholic by Garry Wills
Laurence Sterne: A Life by Ian Campbell Ross
Philosophy of Modern Music by Theodor W. Adorno, translated from the German by Anne G. Mitchell and Wesley V. Blomster
Essays on Music by Theodor W. Adorno, selected and with an introduction, commentary, and notes by Richard Leppert, and new translations from the German by Susan H. Gillespie
Beethoven: The Philosophy of Music by Theodor W. Adorno, edited by Rolf Tiedemann, translated from the German by Edmond Jephcott
Denis Donoghue is University Professor at New York University, where he holds the Henry James Chair of English and American Letters. His works include The Practice of Reading, Words Alone: The Poet T.S. Eliot, and The American Classics.
Stuart Hampshire (1914–2004) was an English philosopher. He taught at University College London, Princeton, Stanford and Oxford, where he was named Warden of Wadham College. His books include Thought and Action, Spinoza and Justice Is Conflict.
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.
Tim Parks, a novelist, essayist, and translator, is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He has recently published the novel Sex Is Forbidden and the travel book Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo.
Charles Simic is a poet, essayist, and translator. He has published some twenty collections of poetry, six books of essays, a memoir, and numerous translations. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Griffin Prize, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Simic’s recent works include Voice at 3 a.m., a selection of later and new poems; Master of Disguises, new poems; and Confessions of a Poet Laureate, a collection of short essays that was published by New York Review Books as an e-book original. In 2007 Simic was appointed the fifteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His New and Selected Poems: 1962–2012 was published in March 2013. His article in this issue, August 14, 2014, was delivered as a talk at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Kraków earlier this year, when he was presented with the Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award.
John Weightman (1915–2004) was a critic and literary scholar. After working as a translator and announcer for the BBC French service, Weightman turned to the study of French literature. He taught at King’s College London and the University of London. His books include The Concept of the Avant-Gardeand The Cat Sat on the Mat: Language and the Absurd.
Steven Weinberg teaches 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.
Bertram Wyatt-Brown is Richard J. Milbauer Professor of History at the University of Florida. His most recent books are The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War and the forthcoming Hearts of Darkness: Wellsprings of a Southern Literary Tradition. (October 2002)