Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror by Richard A. Clarke
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States Staff Statements Nos. 1-8 www.9-11commission.gov
Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants by Robert Sullivan
Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene
The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan by Ben Macintyre
Songbook by Nick Hornby
Sonata for Jukebox: Pop Music, Memory, and the Imagined Life by Geoffrey O'Brien
Hizbollah: Rebel Without a Cause? by the International Crisis Group
My Life Is a Weapon: A Modern History of Suicide Bombing by Christoph Reuter, translated from the German by Helena Ragg-Kirkby
Hizbu’llah: Politics and Religion by Amal Saad-Ghorayeb
Should Hezbollah Be Next? by Daniel Byman
Hizballah of Lebanon: Mundane Politics vs. Extremist Ideals a paper byAugustus Richard Norton
Hezbollah: The Changing Face of Terrorism by Judith Palmer Harik
Hizballah: Terrorism, National Liberation, or Menace? a report by Sami G. Hajjar
Vinnie Ream: An American Sculptor by Edward S. Cooper
Horace, the Odes: New Translations by Contemporary Poets edited by J.D. McClatchy
Red Capitalists in China: The Party, Private Entrepreneurs, and Prospects for Political Change by Bruce J. Dickson
Beyond Tiananmen: The Politics of US–China Relations, 1989–2000 by Robert L. Suettinger
From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity by Leo Braudy
Ian Buruma is the Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard. His books include Murderer in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Taming the Gods: Religion and Democracy on Three Continents, and the novel The China Lover. His book Year Zero: A History of 1945 will be published in September 2013.
Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics. (February 2013)
Freeman Dyson has spent most of his life as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, taking time off to advise the US government and write books for the general public. He was born in England and worked as a civilian scientist for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He came to Cornell University as a graduate student in 1947 and worked with Hans Bethe and Richard Feynman, producing a user-friendly way to calculate the behavior of atoms and radiation. He also worked on nuclear reactors, solid-state physics, ferromagnetism, astrophysics, and biology, looking for problems where elegant mathematics could be usefully applied.
Dyson’s books include Disturbing the Universe (1979), Weapons and Hope (1984), Infinite in All Directions (1988), Origins of Life (1986, second edition 1999), The Sun, the Genome and the Internet (1999), and A Many-Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe (2010). He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London. In 2000 he was awarded the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.
David Gilmour is the author of The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe di Lampedusa, which was published in a revised and enlarged edition last year. He has written biographies of Rudyard Kipling and Lord Curzon. (June 2008)
Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College.
Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews and essays on literary and cultural subjects appear frequently in The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker. He is the author, most recently, of the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include two memoirs, a translation of the complete works of C.P. Cavafy, and a study of Greek tragedy, Gender and the City in Euripides’ Political Plays. He teaches at Bard College.
Peter W. Galbraith, a former US Ambassador to Croatia, is Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and a principal at the Windham Resources Group, which has worked in Iraq. His new book, Unintended Consequences: How War in Iraq Strengthened Americaå?s Enemies, has just been released. (October 2008)