The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History by John M. Barry
The Art of Parmigianino Catalog of the exhibition by David Franklin, with an essay by David Ekserdjian
The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership by Zbigniew Brzezinski
The Singular Mark Twain: A Biography by Fred Kaplan
Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years by Karen Lystra
Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation by Thomas W. Laqueur
Lucia Joyce: To Dance in the Wake by Carol Loeb Shloss
Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin by John D'Emilio
Time On Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin edited and with an introduction by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise
Gellhorn: A Twentieth-Century Life by Caroline Moorehead
The Patron: A Life of Salman Schocken, 1877–1959 by Anthony David
Diplomacy and Murder in Tehran: Alexander Griboyedov and Imperial Russia’s Mission to the Shah of Persia by Laurence Kelly
The Degaev Affair: Terror and Treason in Tsarist Russia by Richard Pipes
Lost Splendour:The Amazing Memoirs of the Man Who Killed Rasputin by Prince Felix Youssoupoff, translated from the French by Ann Green and Nicholas Katkoff
Shakespeare for All Time by Stanley Wells
Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist by Lukas Erne
The Age of Shakespeare by Frank Kermode
Shakespeare Is Hard, But So Is Life: A Radical Guide to Shakespearean Tragedy by Fintan O'Toole
After Shakespeare: Writing Inspired by the World’s Greatest Author edited by John Gross
Genesis by Jim Crace
The Dominion of the Dead by Robert Pogue Harrison
The Passion of the Christ a film directed by Mel Gibson
Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II by Jason Berry and Gerald Renner
William H. McNeill is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Pursuit of Truth: A Historian’s Memoir and Summers Long Ago: On Grandfather’s Farm and in Grandmother’s Kitchen, published by the Berkshire Publishing Group. His most recent publication, as editor, is the second edition of the Encyclopedia of World History.
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.
Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts. His books include The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio and Body and Soul: Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture. (December 2012)
William Pfaff was an editor of the lay-Catholic Commonweal magazine from 1949 to 1955, and remains a contributor. His latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy. (May 2013)
Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.
Stephen Greenblatt is John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. His latest book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, received the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.
Gerald Early is the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for the Humanities. His latest book is This Is Where I Came In: Black America in the 1960s, published last year. (April 2004)
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.
Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author, among other books, of The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia, A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924, and Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia. His latest book is The Crimean War: A History. (January 2012)
W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards.
Garry Wills is Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern. His study of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1993. His latest book, Why Priests? A Failed Tradition, was published in February 2013.
Benny Morris teaches history at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva and is the author of Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist–Arab Conflict, 1881–2001. His most recent book, The Road to Jerusalem: Glubb Pasha, the Jews and Palestine, is being published in the UK this month. (June 2002)
Henry Siegman is President of the U.S./Middle East Project. He is a non-resident research professor at the Sir Joseph Hotung Middle East Program, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, a former Senior Fellow on the Middle East at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former National Director of the American Jewish Congress.