The Growing Seasons: An American Boyhood Before the War by Samuel Hynes
Édouard Vuillard Catalog of the exhibition edited by Guy Cogeval
What I Saw: Reports from Berlin, 1920–1933 by Joseph Roth,translated from the German and with an introduction by Michael Hofmann
Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order by Robert Kagan
The Ideas That Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets in the Twenty-first Century by Michael Mandelbaum
The End of the American Era: US Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-first Century by Charles A. Kupchan
Rethinking Europe’s Future by David P. Calleo
The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria
The Anti-Semitic Moment: A Tour of France in 1898 by Pierre Birnbaum, translated from the French by Jane Marie Todd
Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman Catalog of the exhibition edited by Carmen C. Bambach
Becoming George: The Life of Mrs. W.B. Yeats by Ann Saddlemyer
Excavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts by John Dominic Crossan and Jonathan L. Reed
The Death Penalty: An American History by Stuart Banner
The Victorians by A.N. Wilson
Inventing the Victorians by Matthew Sweet
Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown edited and with an introduction by Richard Newman, and with a foreword by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War edited by Ronald Radosh, Mary R. Habeck, and Grigory Sevostianov
Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan by Giles Milton
Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy by Bernard Williams
Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World after September 11 by Thomas L. Friedman
Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World by Jedediah Purdy
Scholem, Arendt, Klemperer: Intimate Chronicles in Turbulent Times by Steven E. Aschheim
Gershom Scholem: A Life in Letters, 1914–1982 edited and translated from the German by Anthony David Skinner
Diary of a Djinn by Gini Alhadeff
The Soundscape of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900–1933 by Emily Thompson
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.
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.
Michael Ignatieff is the Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School and the author of Fire and Ashes: Success and Failure in Politics. The article in this issue draws on the Ditchley Foundation Annual Lecture, which he gave in July. (September 2014)
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.
Daniel J. Kevles is Stanley Woodward Professor of History at Yale. His recent works include The Baltimore Case and he is currently completing a history of intellectual property in plants, animals, and people.
Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He has worked for Robert Wilson on various theatrical projects, most recently an adaptation of Daniil Kharms’s The Old Woman.
John D. Rosenberg, William Peterfield Professor of English at Columbia, has written critical studies of Ruskin, Tennyson, and Carlyle. He is working on a collection of essays, Elegy for an Age: Essays in Victorian Literature. (April 2003)
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. Her new book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.