Contents


Making It

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin

The Great de Staël

Madame de Staël: The First Modern Woman by Francine du Plessix Gray

Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame de Staël by J. Christopher Herold

Germaine de Staël & Benjamin Constant: A Dual Biography by Renee Winegarten

Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile by Angelica Goodden

Corinne, or Italy by Madame de Staël, translated from the French by Sylvia Raphael

Why Darwin?

Darwin’s Origin of Species: A Biography by Janet Browne

The Annotated Origin: A Facsimile of the First Edition of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, annotated by James T. Costa

Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A. Coyne

It Takes a Genome: How a Clash Between Our Genes and Modern Life Is Making Us Sick by Greg Gibson

Primitive in Dresden

Brücke: The Birth of Expressionism in Dresden and Berlin, 1905–1913 an exhibition at the Neue Galerie, New York City, February 26–June 29, 2009

‘The Invader Wore Slippers’

Prague in Danger: The Years of German Occupation, 1939–45: Memories and History, Terror and Resistance, Theater and Jazz, Film and Poetry, Politics and War by Peter Demetz

Goodbye to the ‘Age of Jackson’?

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham

Andrew Jackson by Robert V. Remini

Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson by David S. Reynolds

Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829–1877 by Walter A. McDougall

The War to Begin All Wars

1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War by Benny Morris

Making Israel edited by Benny Morris

A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel by Gudrun Krämer, translated from the German by Graham Harman and Gudrun Krämer

The Failure of the Economy & the Economists

Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why It Matters for Global Capitalism by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller

The Subprime Solution: How Today’s Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do About It by Robert J. Shiller

Contributors

John Banville’s new novel, Mrs. Osmond, will be published in November. (November 2017)

Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
(June 2013)

Deborah Eisenberg is the author of four collections of short stories and a play, Pastorale. (April 2016)

Jonathan Freedland is an editorial-page columnist for The Guardian. His next novel is To Kill the President, published under the pseudonym Sam Bourne. (July 2017)

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and the author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth.

 He is currently finishing a book on the historical influence of religious thinking on economic thinking.(October 2017)

Gershom Gorenberg is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect. He is the author, most recently, of The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977. His blog can be found at SouthJerusalem.com.
 (May 2009)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home. (July 2017)

Richard Holmes books include Shelley, Footsteps, Coleridge, The Age of Wonder, and, most recently, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air. His memoir This Long Pursuit will be published next spring.
 (November 2016)

Daniel Howe is Rhodes Professor of American History Emeritus at Oxford and Professor of History Emeritus at UCLA. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2008 for his book What Hath God Wrought: The Transformation of America, 1815–1848.
 (May 2009)

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

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

Andrew O’Hagan’s new novel, The Illuminations, has just been published. (June 2015)

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.

Geoffrey Wheatcroft is the author of The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair! (October 2016)