The Decision to Drop the Bomb by Len Giovannitti and Fred Freed

Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam by Gar Alperovitz

Day of Trinity by Lansing Lamont

Hiroshima Plus 20 prepared by The New York Times, Introduction by John W. Finney

The Spanish Tragedy

The Spanish Republic and the Civil War 1931-1939 by Gabriel Jackson

Journey to the Alcarria by Camilo José Cela, translated by Frances M. López Morillas

The French Way

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle and Julia Child

La Cuisine de France by Mapie, the Countess de Toulouse-Lautrec, edited and translated by Charlotte Turgeon

French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David, Introduction and notes by Narcissa G. Chamberlain

International Thriller

The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation by R.A. Skelton and Thomas E. Marston and George D. Painter, with a Foreward by Alexander O. Vietor

Westviking by Farley Mowat

The Norsemen by Count Eric Oxenstierna

A Survivor

Max by David Cecil

Max Beerbohm’s Letters to Reggie Turner edited by Rupert Hart-Davis

Reggie by Stanley Weintraub


Bernard Bergonzi is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Warwick.

Raymond Carr was Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and has written extensively on modern Spanish history.

Frederick C. Crews’s new book, Freud: The Making of an Illusion, will be published in the fall.
 (February 2017)

Elizabeth Hardwick (1916–2007) was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and educated at the University of Kentucky and Columbia University. A recipient of a Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is the author of three novels, a biography of Herman Melville, and four collections of essays. She was a co-founder and advisory editor of The New York Review of Books and contributed more than one hundred reviews, articles, reflections, and letters to the magazine. NYRB Classics publishes Sleepless Nights, a novel, and Seduction and Betrayal, a study of women in literature.

Irving Howe (1920–1993) was an American literary and social critic. His history of Eastern-European Jews in America, World of Our Fathers, won the 1977 National Book Award in History.

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

Robert Lowell (1917–1977) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Life Studies, For the Union Dead, and The Dolphin are among his many volumes of verse. He was a co-founder of and contributor to The New York Review of Books.

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.