Contents


Evolving Evolution

From DNA to Diversity: Molecular Genetics and the Evolution of Animal Design by Sean B. Carroll, Jennifer K. Grenier, and Scott D. Weatherbee

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom by Sean B. Carroll

The Plausibility of Life:Resolving Darwin’s Dilemma by Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart

The One and Only

A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 by James Shapiro

Secret Shakespeare: Studies in Theatre, Religion and Resistance by Richard Wilson

Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare by Clare Asquith

Shakespeare: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd

That Man Shakespeare: Icon of Modern Culture by David Ellis

The Outlaw World

Lawless World: America and the Making and Breaking of Global Rules from FDR’s Atlantic Charter to George W. Bush’s Illegal War by Philippe Sands

Lawless World: The Whistle-Blowing Account of How Our Leaders Are Taking the Law into Their Own Hands by Philippe Sands

War Law: Understanding International Law and Armed Conflict by Michael Byers

Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer

China: The Shame of the Villages

Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China by Edward Friedman, Paul G. Pickowicz, and Mark Selden

From Comrade to Citizen: The Struggle for Political Rights in China by Merle Goldman

Contributors

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
 (November 2016)

Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

John Brewer teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences ­Division at the California Institute of Technology. He is currently working on a book on Vesuvius in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
 (November 2016)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011.
 (October 2017)

David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.

Claire Messud’s most recent novel is The Woman Upstairs. (March 2017)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Israel Rosenfield is the author, with Edward B. Ziff, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. He is preparing an English translation of Plaisir de jouer, plaisir de penser by Charles Rosen and Catherine Temerson. (August 2017)

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.


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.

Edward Ziff is the author, with Israel Rosenfield, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. (August 2017)