Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Politics or Principle?: Filibustering in the United States Senate by Sarah A. Binder and Steven S. Smith
Filibustering: A Political History of Obstruction in the House and Senate by Gregory Koger
Morning Miracle: Inside The Washington Post: A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life by Dave Kindred
City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and ‘70s by Edmund White
Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes by Victoria Clark
My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley, with an introduction by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
My Dog Tulip a film directed by Paul Fierlinger and Sandra Fierlinger
Tracking Medicine: A Researcher’s Quest to Understand Health Care by John E. Wennberg
Treme a television series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer
Thucydides: The Reinvention of History by Donald Kagan
A Commentary on Thucydides, Volume III, Books 5.25–8.109 by Simon Hornblower
Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy by Raghuram G. Rajan
Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance by Nouriel Roubini and Stephen Mihm
The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession by Richard C. Koo
Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille by Scott Eyman
Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town by Christopher de Bellaigue
Reputation and Power: Organizational Image and Pharmaceutical Regulation at the FDA by Daniel Carpenter
The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor
China’s Communist Party: Atrophy and Adaptation by David Shambaugh
China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom by Richard Baum
China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
China’s New Rulers: The Secret Files by Andrew J. Nathan and Bruce Gilley
The Death of the Shtetl by Yehuda Bauer
Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust by David Engel
The Warsaw Ghetto: A Guide to the Perished City by Barbara Engelking and Jacek Leociak, translated from the Polish by Emma Harris
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939–1945 by Saul Friedländer
Worse than War: Genocide, Eliminationism, and the Ongoing Assault on Humanity by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen
The Destruction of the European Jews, Third Edition by Raul Hilberg
Je suis le dernier Juif: Treblinka, 1942–1943 by Chil Rajchman, translated from the Yiddish by Gilles Rozier
Nim słonce wzejdzie: Dziennik pisany w ukryciu, 1943–1944 by Marek Szapiro
Shadow War: The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir by Arif Jamal
The Limits of Influence: America’s Role in Kashmir by Howard B. Schaffer
The Merchant of Venice a play by William Shakespeare, directed by Daniel Sullivan
Charles Baxter is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. His new book is There’s Something I Want You to Do: Stories, to be published in February 2015. (December 2014)
Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her Sather Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, were published in June as Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up. (October 2014)
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 currently leads the Free Speech Debate project at Oxford (freespeechdebate.com) and is writing a book about free speech.
Stephen Greenblatt is the author of, among other books, Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare and The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (winner of the National Book Award, the James Russell Lowell Award, and the Pulitzer Prize). He is the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard.
Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.
Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America, among other books.
Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College. His essay in the September 25, 2014 issue will appear as the introduction to a new translation of The Bacchae by Robin Robertson, to be published in September by Ecco.
Arnold Relman (1923–2014) was Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a contributor of many articles and essays to The New York Review. Marcia Angell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Arnold Relman was her husband.
Cathleen Schine is the author of several novels, including Rameau’s Niece, The Love Letter, She is Me, The New Yorkers, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport. Her latest novel, Fin & Lady, was published in July 2013. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books.
Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of History at Yale and the author of Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. This month, he is to deliver a Philippe Roman Lecture on the origins of the Holocaust at the London School of Economics. (March 2014)
David Thomson is film critic at The New Republic and has been a frequent contributor to Sight & Sound, Film Comment, The Guardian, and The Independent. He is the author of A Biographical Dictionary of Film and, most recently, The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies. He has also written several novels, including Suspects and Silver Light.