The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America by Edmund S. Morgan
The Devil’s Playground: A Century of Pleasure and Profit in Times Square by James Traub
Ghosts of 42nd Street: A History of America’s Most Infamous Block by Anthony Bianco
How to Quiet a Vampire by Borislav Pekiå«c, translated from the Serbian by Stephen M. Dickey and Bogdan Rakic
Who Are We?: The Challenges to America’s National Identity by Samuel P. Huntington
Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America by Robert B. Reich
On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense by David Brooks
The Two Americas: Our Current Political Deadlock and How to Break It by Stanley B. Greenberg
The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain by Antonio Damasio
The Faith of a Writer: Life, Craft, Art by Joyce Carol Oates
Rape: A Love Story by Joyce Carol Oates
I’ll Take You There by Joyce Carol Oates
The Tattooed Girl by Joyce Carol Oates
I Am No One You Know by Joyce Carol Oates
The Maze and the Warrior: Symbols in Architecture, Theology, and Music by Craig Wright
Troy a film directed by Wolfgang Petersen
Nothing Lost by John Gregory Dunne
China’s Democratic Future: How It Will Happen and Where It Will Lead by Bruce Gilley
A Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century by John Brewer
The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis
The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II by Iris Chang
The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan’s National Shame by Katsuichi Honda, edited by Frank Gibney
Nanking: Anatomy of an Atrocity by Masahiro Yamamoto
The Nanjing Massacre in History and Historiography edited by Joshua A. Fogel
Martyred Village: Commemorating the 1944 Massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane by Sarah Farmer
The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brassillach by Alice Kaplan
Bloody Saturday in the Soviet Union: Novocherkassk, 1962 by Samuel H. Baron
An Absolute Massacre: The New Orleans Race Riot of July 30, 1866 by James G. Hollandsworth Jr
An Ordinary Atrocity: Sharpeville and Its Massacre by Philip Frankel
Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland by Jan T. Gross
Testing the New Deal: The General Textile Strike of 1934in the American South by Janet Irons
Contesting the New South Order: The 1914–1915 Strike at Atlanta’s Fulton Mills by Clifford M. Kuhn
The Meetinghouse Tragedy: An Episode in the Life of a New England Town by Charles E. Clark
The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction by Linda Gordon
A Poisoned Chalice by Jeffrey Freedman
The Rule of Justice: The People of Chicago versus Zephyr Davis by Elizabeth Dale
The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News, Culture and the Overbury Affair, 1603–1660 by Alastair Bellany
The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century London by Donna T. Andrew and Randall McGowen
Walk Towards the Gallows: The Tragedy of Hilda Blake, Hanged 1899 by Reinhold Kramer and Tom Mitchell
Trials of Intimacy: Love and Loss in the Beecher-Tilton Scandal by Richard Wightman Fox
Mark Danner is the author, most recently, of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War. He is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.
Ian Hacking teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto. From 2000 to 2006 Hacking held the chair of Philosophy and History of Scientific Concepts at the Collège de France. His most recent book is Historical Ontology.
Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).
Nicholas D. Kristof is a columnist for The New York Times and the coauthor, with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, forthcoming in September.
Alison Lurie is Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of two collections of essays on children’s literature, Don’t Tell the Grownups and Boys and Girls Forever, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent novel is Truth and Consequences.
Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.
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.
Mike Wallace is coauthor of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, author of A New Deal for New York, Distinguished Professor at John Jay College (CUNY), and Director of the Gotham Center for New York City History. He is working on Gotham II. (February 2005)
Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971 and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. His first book, In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. His latest book is Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup. He lives in Tehran with his wife and two children.