The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics—and Can Again by Joe Scarborough
Death and the Afterlife by Samuel Scheffler, edited and with an introduction by Niko Kolodny, and with commentaries by Susan Wolf, Harry G. Frankfurt, Seana Valentine Shiffrin, and Niko Kolodny
In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work by Hugh and Mirabel Cecil
Rex Whistler: A Talent Cut Short an exhibition at the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury, England, May 24–September 29, 2013
Double Down: Game Change 2012 by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann
The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election by John Sides and Lynn Vavreck
The Polarized Public? Why American Government Is So Dysfunctional by Alan I. Abramowitz
The Fracturing of the American Corporate Elite by Mark S. Mizruchi
The Almanac of American Politics 2014 by Michael Barone, Chuck McCutcheon, and others
A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction by Joel Greenberg
Lost Animals: Extinction and the Photographic Record by Errol Fuller
The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution, 1945–1957 by Frank Dikötter
Professor Borges: A Course on English Literature by Jorge Luis Borges, edited by Martín Arias and Martín Hadis, and translated from the Spanish by Katherine Silver
Perilous Question: Reform or Revolution? Britain on the Brink, 1832 by Antonia Fraser
Jimi Hendrix: I Hear My Train A Comin’ a film directed by Bob Smeaton
Starting at Zero: His Own Story by Jimi Hendrix
The Allure of the Archives by Arlette Farge, translated from the French by Thomas Scott-Railton, with a foreword by Natalie Zemon Davis
Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach by Philip Kitcher
The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order by Benn Steil
My Crazy Century by Ivan Klíma, translated from the Czech by Craig Cravens
Sex Is Forbidden by Tim Parks
The Unknown Known a film directed by Errol Morris
Known and Unknown: A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld
By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld by Bradley Graham
Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications. His new book is a collection of essays from these pages, Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War. His Year Zero: A History of 1945 is now out in paperback.
Clare Cavanagh is a professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature at Northwestern University. She received the National Book Critics’ Circle Award in criticism for her most recent book, Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West. (August 2014)
Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His forthcoming book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.
Martin Filler’s latest book, Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, has been long-listed for the 2014 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Filler was born in 1948 and received degrees in art history from Columbia University. He has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and his writing on modern architecture has been published in more than thirty journals, magazines, and newspapers in the US, Europe, and Japan. His first collection of New York Review essays, Makers of Modern Architecture, was published in 2007. Filler is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, the architectural historian Rosemarie Haag Bletter, live in New York and Southampton.
Alice E. Marwick is an Assistant Professor at Fordham and an academic affiliate at the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School. She is the author of Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age. (January 2014)
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.
Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes. (April 2014)