A Life of Picasso Volume 1: 1881–1906 by John Richardson, with the collaboration of Marilyn McCully

On Wilhelm Furtwängler

‘Leonore’ Overture No. 3 composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60 composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (‘Choral’), Op. 125 composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K 550, composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 composed by Franz Schubert, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 9 in C (‘The Great’), D. 9444 composed by Franz Schubert, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Tristan und Isolde composed by Richard Wagner, conducted by Furtwängler Wilhelm. by Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Opera Chorus

The Mystery of Chico Mendes

Into the Amazon: The Struggle for the Rain Forest by Augusta Dwyer

The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest by Andrew Revkin

Fight for the Forest: Chico Mendes in His Own Words additional material by Tony Gross

The World Is Burning by Alex Shoumatoff

The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon by Susanna Hecht and Alexander Cockburn

The Decade of Destruction: The Crusade to Save the Amazon Rainforest by Adrian Cowell

O Empate contra Chico Mendes by Márcio Souza

Rural Violence in Brazil: February 1991 An Americas Watch Report

Generals in Politics

Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West by Steven E. Woodworth

Abandoned by Lincoln: A Military Biography of General John Pope by Wallace J. Schutz and Walter N. Trenerry

Damned Yankee: The Life of General Nathaniel Lyon by Christopher Phillips


Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

Alfred Brendel is a pianist and the author of several books of essays and poetry, most recently Music, Sense and Nonsense: Collected ­Essays and Lectures.
 (October 2016)

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. Buruma was born in 1951 in The Hague, Holland. He was educated at Leyden University, where he studied Chinese literature and history, and at Nihon University College of Arts, in Tokyo, where he studied cinema. Living in Japan from 1975 to 1981, Buruma worked as a film reviewer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. In the 1980s, Buruma was based in Hong Kong, where he edited the cultural section of the Far Eastern Economic Review, and from where he later travelled all over Asia as a freelance writer. Buruma was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin in 1991, and a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC in 1999. He is a fellow of the European Council of Foreign Relations and a board member of Human Rights in China. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” Buruma has written over seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). He has won several prizes for his books, including the LA Times Book Prize for Murder in Amsterdam, and PEN-Diamonstein Spielvogel award for the art of the essay for Theater of Cruelty. His ­memoir, A Tokyo Romance, has just been published. (April 2018)

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)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: ­Poems, 1968–2011. (July 2018)

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)

Jamey Gambrell is a writer on Russian art and culture. She has translated works by Marina Tsvetaeva and Tatyana Tolstaya, in addition to Vladimir Sorokin’s three-volume Ice Trilogy and his Day of the ­Oprichnik. Her translation of Sorokin’s novel The Blizzard will be published in December 2015.

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Jeri Laber, Senior Advisor to Human Rights Watch, was formerly executive director of its Helsinki division. She is the author, with Barnett R. Rubin, of ‘A Nation is Dying’: Afghanistan Under the Soviets, 1979—1987. (January 1997)

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)

Kenneth Maxwell , the founder of the Brazil Studies Program at 
Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, is currently 
a weekly columnist for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
 (August 2015)

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most ­recently, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters.
 (October 2016)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)

Garry Wills, whose most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters, is the 2018 commencement speaker at Zaytuna College, the first accredited Muslim campus in America. (June 2018)