A Hemingway Surprise

Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars an exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, September 25, 2015–January 31, 2016

The Truth About Mexican-Americans

Mexicans in the Making of America by Neil Foley

A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story by Tom Gjelten

The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America by Mario T. García

Latino America: How America’s Most Dynamic Population Is Poised to Transform the Politics of the Nation by Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura

Satan in Salem

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

Satan and Salem: The Witch-Hunt Crisis of 1692 by Benjamin C. Ray

Medical Research on Humans: Making It Ethical

The Nuremberg Code issued by the Nuremberg tribunal in 1947

The Declaration of Helsinki issued by the World Medical Association in 1964 and revised most recently in 2013

The Common Rule (Title 45, Part 46, Subpart A, Code of Federal Regulations) issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 1991

The Ethics Police? The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe by Robert L. Klitzman

How He Ruled Art

Paul Durand-Ruel: Memoirs of the First Impressionist Art Dealer (1831–1922) revised, corrected, and annotated by Paul-Louis Durand-Ruel and Flavie Durand-Ruel, and translated from the French by Deke Dusinberre

Inventing Impressionism: Paul Durand-Ruel and the Modern Art Market Catalog of a recent exhibition at the Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, the National Gallery, London, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Greatness of William Blake

Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame by H.J. Jackson

Eternity’s Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake by Leo Damrosch

Poems by William Blake, selected and introduced by Patti Smith


Marcia Angell is a member of the faculty of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and former Editor-in-Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine.
(December 2015)

Colin B. Bailey is the Director of the Morgan Library and 
Museum. His books include Patriotic Taste: Collecting Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Paris, which was awarded the 2004 Mitchell Prize, and Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting. (December 2015)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. His biography The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence and a collection of his essays, Moral Imagination, were published last year.
 (December 2015)

Peter Brooks, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale, teaches at Princeton. He is currently at work on a book called Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris.

John Demos is the Samuel Knight Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic. (December 2015)

Gregory Hays is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia. (December 2015)

Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley: The Pursuit (published by NYRB Classics), which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1974; Coleridge: Early Visions, winner of the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year award; Dr Johnson & Mr Savage, which won the 1993 James Tait Black Prize; and Coleridge: Darker Reflections, which won the 1990 Duff Cooper Prize and Heinemann Award. His new book, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, was published in October 2013. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1992. He is also a professor of biographical studies at the University of East Anglia. He lives in London and Norwich with the novelist Rose Tremain. The article in the December 18, 2014 issue draws on the seventh Leon Levy Biography Lecture, which he gave in 2014 on “The Two Sides of the Biographer’s Notebook.”

Jim Holt’s latest book is Why Does the World Exist? (December 2015)

Patrick Vinton Kirch is Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Berkeley. His most recent book is A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai‘i.
 (December 2015)

Adam Kirsch is director of the master’s program in Jewish Studies at Columbia. His new book of poetry, Emblems of the Passing World: Poems After Photographs by August Sander, has just been published. (December 2015)

Phillip Lopate’s most recent book is a collection of essays, To Show and to Tell. He is a professor in the Writing Program at Columbia.
 (December 2015)

Roger Lowenstein’s new book, America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve, was published in October.
 (December 2015)

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.

Richard Pipes is Professor of History Emeritus at Harvard. He is the author of several books, including The Russian Revolution, Uvarov: A Life, and, most recently, Alexander Yakovlev: The Man Whose Ideas Delivered Russia from Communism.
 (December 2015)

Julia Preston is the National Immigration Correspondent for The New York Times. (December 2015)

Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her latest novel is Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932.

Jed S. Rakoff is a United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. (December 2015)

Max Rodenbeck is the Middle East Bureau Chief of The Economist. (December 2015)

Ingrid D. Rowland teaches in Rome for the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. A frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, she is the author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome and The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery. She has also published a translation of Vitruvius’ Ten Books of Architecture and a history of Villa Taverna, the US ambassador’s residence in Rome. Her latest book is From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.

George B. Stauffer is Dean of the Mason Gross School of the Arts and Distinguished Professor of Music History at Rutgers. He is at work on the book Why Bach Matters.

 (December 2015)

Jonathan Steele is Chief Reporter for the website The Middle East Eye and a former correspondent for The Guardian. His latest book is Ghosts of Afghanistan.
 (December 2015)

James Walton is a writer and broadcaster. He is the editor of The Faber Book of Smoking and the author of the literary quiz book Who Killed Iago? (December 2015)