1989: The Struggle to Create Post–Cold War Europe by Mary Elise Sarotte
Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment by Stephen Kotkin, with a contributionby Jan T. Gross
Der Vorhang Geht Auf: Das Ende der Diktaturen in Osteuropa by György Dalos
The Year That Changed the World: The Untold Story Behind the Fall of the Berlin Wall by Michael Meyer
Histoire secrète de la chutedu mur de Berlin by Michel Meyer
Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire by Victor Sebestyen
The Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Revolutionary Legacy of 1989 edited by Jeffrey A. Engel
There Is No Freedom Without Bread! 1989 and the Civil War That Brought Down Communism by Constantine Pleshakov
Tear Down This Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech That Ended the Cold War by Romesh Ratnesar
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 17–August 23, 2009; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 23, 2009–January 3, 2010; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 31–May 9, 2010
The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History with the President by Taylor Branch
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Carrying the Heart: Exploring the Worlds Within Us by F. González-Crussi
The Deadly Dinner Party and Other Medical Detective Stories by Jonathan A. Edlow, M.D.
The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency by Matthew M. Aid
Edward Lear in Albania: Journals of a Landscape Painter in the Balkans by Edward Lear, edited by Bejtullah Destani and Robert Elsie, with a preface by Vivien Noakes
Edward Lear: The Life of a Wanderer by Vivien Noakes
The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense by Edward Lear, edited by Vivien Noakes
Nonsense Botany and Nonsense Alphabets by Edward Lear
Nonsense Songs and Stories by Edward Lear
Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement by Zaki Chehab
Hamas in Politics: Democracy, Religion, Violence by Jeroen Gunning
Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas by Paul McGeough
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
Byzantium Rediscovered by J.B. Bullen
Hagia Sophia, 1850–1950: Holy Wisdom Modern Monument by Robert S. Nelson
The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan
The Bard: Robert Burns, A Biography by Robert Crawford
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster by Rebecca Solnit
A New Literary History of America edited by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
Financial Regulatory Reform: A New Foundation: Rebuilding Supervision and Regulation
In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic by David Wessel
House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street by William D. Cohan
A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers by Lawrence G. McDonald with Patrick Robinson
Steven Weinberg holds the Josey Regental Chair in Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book for general readers is Lake Views: This World and the Universe.
Nicolas Pelham has reported on the Arab world for twenty years and currently writes for The Economist. He recently wrote a report about Sinai for the Royal Institute for International Affairs entitled “The Collapse of a Regional Buffer.” (December 2012)
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)
Caleb Crain is the author of American Sympathy, a study of friendship between men in early American literature. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and n+1. His novel Necessary Errors will be published in 2013.
Joseph Connors, the Director of the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence, writes on Italian Renaissance and Baroque architecture. He was formerly Director of the American Academy in Rome and professor of art history at Columbia.
John Carey is Arts Emeritus Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. He has appeared as a host and commentator on numerous television and radio programs in England and is the former chief book reviewer for The Sunday Times. Among his books are The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts?, Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twenieth Century’s Most Enjoyable Books, and a biography of William Golding. He has chaired the Booker Prize committee twice and in 2005 was the chair of the first international Booker Prize committee.
Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, and the author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet and of the forthcoming Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist.. He is also the founder of 350.org, the global climate campaign that has been actively involved in the fight against natural gas fracking.
Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.
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.
Jerome Groopman, M.D. is the Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and one of the world’s leading researchers in cancer and AIDS. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New Republic. He is author of several books including Anatomy of Hope (2004), How Doctors Think (2007), and the recently released, Your Medical Mind.
James Bamford writes frequently on intelligence and his books include three on the National Security Agency. His most recent book, The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America, won the 2009 book award from Investigative Reporters and Editors. (November 2009)
Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He is the author of many books, including The Magic Lantern, an eyewitness account of the velvet revolutions of 1989. His most recent book is Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name. He is currently leading an Oxford University research project for the discussion of global free speech norms (www.freespeechdebate.com) and working on a book about free speech.
Stephen Greenblatt is John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. His latest book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, received the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.