An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World by Pankaj Mishra
The Coming Generational Storm: What You Need to Know About America’s Economic Future by Laurence J. Kotlikoff and Scott Burns
George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker by Robert Gottlieb
All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine by Terry Teachout
George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French and Indian War edited by Fred Anderson
His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
Stover at Yale by Owen Johnson
The Future of the Public University in America: Beyond the Crossroads by James J. Duderstadt and Farris W. Womack
The Uses of the University by Clark Kerr
Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education by David L. Kirp
In Our Hearts We Were Giants: The Remarkable Story of the Lilliput Troupe—A Dwarf Family’s Survival of the Holocaust by Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev
Germs: A Memoir of Childhood by Richard Wollheim
They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators by Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland and David Lefer
An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power by John Steele Gordon
Growing Public, Volume 1: Social Spending and Economic Growth Since the Eighteenth Century by Peter H. Lindert
A Rage for Rock Gardening: The Story of Reginald Farrer, Gardener, Writer and Plant Collector by Nicola Shulman
Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism by Geoffrey R. Stone
The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review by Larry D. Kramer
Chronicles, Volume One by Bob Dylan
Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader edited by Benjamin Hedin
Lyrics: 1962–2001 by Bob Dylan
Tarantula by Bob Dylan
The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art by Mark Rothko
Andrew Delbanco is Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies at Columbia. His new books, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be and The Abolitionist Imagination, will be published in April. (February 2012)
Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of several books, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications and his most recent book is The Man Within My Head.
Toni Bentley danced with the New York City Ballet for ten years and is the author of five books, including Winter Season: A Dancer’s Journal, Sisters of Salome, and The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir. She is the recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and is currently working on a book about Balanchine’s ballet Serenade. (November 2009)
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.
Jeff Madrick writes an economics column for Harper’s Magazine, is editor of Challenge Magazine, and is director of the Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Roosevelt Institute. His most recent book is Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America.
Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. He is the author of The Romantics, winner of the Los Angeles Times’s Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and The Guardian. Mishra’s recent books include Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.
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.
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.
John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.
Henri Zerner, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard, is the author of Renaissance Art in France: The Invention of Classicism and Écrire l’histoire de l’art: Figures d’une discipline.