Where I Was From by Joan Didion
Where I Was From by Joan Didion
Goya by Robert Hughes
Love by Toni Morrison
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
Violent Entrepreneurs: The Use of Force in the Making of Russian Capitalism by Vadim Volkov
Across the Moscow River: The World Turned Upside Down by Rodric Braithwaite
State and Evolution: Russia’s Search for a Free Market by Yegor Gaidar, translated from the Russian by Jane Ann Miller
Brotherhood of the Bomb: The Tangled Lives and Loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller by Gregg Herken
Pandora’s Keepers: Nine Men and the Atomic Bomb by Brian VanDeMark
Poets of World War II edited by Harvey Shapiro
Rationality and Freedom by Amartya Sen
Hitler Strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology, and Atrocity by Alexander B. Rossino
Hitler’s Arctic War: The German Campaigns in Norway, Finland,and the USSR, 1940–1945 by Chris Mann and Christer Jörgensen
Hitler and His Generals: Military Conferences, 1942–1945 edited by Helmut Heiber and David M. Glantz, with an introduction by Gerhard L. Weinberg; translated from the German by Roland Winter, Krista Smith, and Mary Beth Friedrich
A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband, Danny Pearl by Mariane Pearl, with Sarah Crichton
Who Killed Daniel Pearl? by Bernard-Henri Lévy, translated from the French by James X. Mitchell
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.
John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.
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.
William Dalrymple was the curator of “Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi 1707–1857,” an exhibition for the Asia Society in New York in 2012. His new book, Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42, is published this month. (June 2013)
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.
Katha Pollitt is a poet, essayist, and columnist for The Nation. She is the author of a book of poems, Antarctic Traveller, and two prose collections, Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism and Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture.
Samantha Power is the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Her latest book, Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World, was published in February. (August 2008)