Ishi’s Brain: In Search of America’s Last “Wild” Indian by Orin Starn
Ishi in Three Centuries edited by Karl Kroeber and Clifton Kroeber
What’s the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank
Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould by Kevin Bazzana
What Passed at Colonus (poem)
Surprise, Security, and the American Experience by John Lewis Gaddis
War and the American Presidency by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace by Dennis Ross
Duveen: A Life in Art by Meryle Secrest
Ghost of a Garden (poem)
Snakepit by Moses Isegawa
Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas, translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Taming the Wild Field: Colonization and Empire on the Russian Steppe by Willard Sunderland
History, Memory, and Identity in Post-Soviet Estonia: The End of a Collective Farm by Sigrid Rausing
The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold by Fiona Hill and Clifford G. Gaddy
John Clare: A Biography by Jonathan Bate
“I Am”: The Selected Poetry of John Clare edited by Jonathan Bate
Final Report of the Independent Panel to Review DoD Detention Operations (The Schlesinger Report) by James R. Schlesinger, Harold Brown, Tillie K. Fowler, and General Charles A. Horner (USAF-Ret.)
AR 15-6 Investigation of the Abu Ghraib Detention Facility and 205th Military Intelligence Brigade by Major General George R. Fay
Mark Danner is the author, most recently, of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War. He is Chancellor’s Professor of English, Journalism and Politics at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs, Politics and the Humanities at Bard College and is currently teaching at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem. His book Torture and the Forever War will be published in the spring of 2013. His writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.
Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.
Seamus Heaney’s first poetry collection, Death of a Naturalist, appeared forty years ago. Since then he has published poetry, criticism, and translations that have established him as one of the leading poets of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
James Chace is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law at Bard College. He is the author of Acheson and, most recently, 1912: The Election That Changed the Country. He is now working on a biography of Lafayette. (October 2004)
John Brewerteaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the California Institute of Technology. His most recent book is A Sentimental Murder: Love and Madness in the Eighteenth Century. (June 2008)
Norman Rush was raised in Oakland, California, and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956. He has been an antiquarian book dealer, a college instructor, and, with his wife Elsa, he lived and worked in Africa from 1978 to 1983. They now reside in Rockland County, New York. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Best American Short Stories. Whites, a collection of stories, was published in 1986, and his first novel, Mating, the recipient of the National Book Award, was published in 1991. Mortals is his second novel. A new novel, Subtle Bodies, will be published in 2013.
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.
Colm Tóibín is the author of seven novels and two collections of stories. His play, The Testament of Mary, is now being staged at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. He has been a visiting writer at Stanford, the University of Texas at Austin, and Princeton, and is now the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia.
Henry Hardy, a Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, is Isaiah Berlin’s editor and one of his Literary Trustees. Two new books by Berlin appeared in March 2002: Liberty, an expanded edition of Four Essays on Liberty, and Freedom and Its Betrayal. Dr. Hardy is currently working on an edition of Berlin’s letters. Also see see the Isaiah Berlin Virtual Library. (March 2002)
Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia and the literary executor of the estate of W.H. Auden. He is the author of Early Auden, Later Auden, and many essays on (and editions of) nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, including George Meredith, Thomas Hardy, H.G. Wells, Arnold Bennett, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, and Thomas Pynchon.
Jason Epstein launched the trade paperback format in the US in 1952 as a young editor at Doubleday. In 1963 he was a founder of The New York Review and in 1979 cofounder with the late Edmund Wilson of the Library of America. In 2007 he cofounded On Demand Books. Among his many awards are the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Book Critics Circle, and the Curtis Benjamin Award given by the American Association of Publishers for enriching the world of books. (February 2011)