Oh What a Lovely War!

Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War by Paul Fussell

Living Through the Blitz by Tom Harrisson

The Battle of Britain: The Greatest Air Battle of World War II by Richard Hough and Denis Richards

Haggling Presences

For Every Sin by Aharon Appelfeld, Translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green

The Immortal Bartfuss by Aharon Appelfeld, Translated from the Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green

Five Seasons by A.B. Yehoshua, Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin

His Daughter by Yoram Kaniuk, Translated from the Hebrew by Seymour Simckes

See Under: Love by David Grossman, Translated from the Hebrew by Betsy Rosenberg

The Incomprehensible Holocaust

Why Did the Heavens Not Darken? The “Final Solution” in History by Arno J. Mayer

The Kraków Ghetto and the Plaszów Camp Remembered by Malvina Graf, foreword and notes by George M. Kren

Some Dare to Dream: Frieda Frome’s Escape From Lithuania by Frieda Frome, foreword by Robert Abzug

Double Identity: A Memoir by Zofia S. Kubar

Life With a Star by Jirí Weil, translated by Ruzena Kovarikova and Roslyn Schloss, preface by Philip Roth

From That Place and Time: A Memoir, 1938–1947 by Lucy S. Dawidowicz

The Jews and the Poles in World War II by Stefan Korbonski

And I Am Afraid of My Dreams by Wanda Póltawska, translated by Mary Craig

Doctor #117641: A Holocaust Memoir by Louis J. Micheels M.D., foreword by Albert J. Solnit M.D.

Eva’s Story: A Survivor’s Tale by the Step-Sister of Anne Frank by Eva Schloss, with Evelyn Julia Kent

Unbroken: Resistance and Survival in the Concentration Camps by Len Crome

Lódz Ghetto: Inside a Community Under Siege compiled and edited by Alan Adelson and Robert Lapides, with annotations and bibliographical notes by Marek Web

Soldiers of Evil: The Commandants of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Tom Segev, translated by Haim Watzman

The Holocaust in History by Michael R. Marrus

Unanswered Questions: Nazi Germany and the Genocide of the Jews edited by François Furet

Modernity and the Holocaust by Zygmunt Bauman


Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (December 2019)

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

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

Denis Donoghue is Emeritus University Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. (April 2016)

Ronald Dworkin (1931–2013) was Professor of Philosophy and Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at NYU. His books include Is Democracy Possible Here?, Justice in Robes, Freedom’s Law, and Justice for Hedgehogs. He was the 2007 winner of the Ludvig Holberg International Memorial Prize for “his pioneering scholarly work” of “worldwide impact” and he was recently awarded the Balzan Prize for his “fundamental contributions to Jurisprudence.”

Viktor Erofeyev is the author of Russian Beauty, a novel, and the editor of The Penguin Book of New Russian Writing. He lives in Moscow. (March 2001)

John K. Fairbank (1907–1991) was an American sinologist. His final book was China: A New History.

Jack Flam is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Brooklyn College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His new book, Matisse and Picasso: The Story of Their Rivalry and Friendship, has just been published. (March 2003)

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and the author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. He is currently finishing a book on the historical influence of religious thinking on economic thinking.
 (June 2019)

Nadine Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. Her latest novel, No Time Like the Present, was published in March.
 (May 2012)

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Wendy Lesser is the Editor of The Threepenny Review and the author of ten books. Her eleventh, You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn, will be published next March.
 (November 2016)

Michael Massing, a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, is the author of Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind. (February 2018)

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)

Lord Zuckerman (1904–1993) was a British zoologist and military strategist. Having advised the Allies on bombing strategy during World War II, he spent much of his later life campaigning for nuclear non-proliferation. Zuckerman was knighted in 1956 and made a life peer in 1971.