Triumphs of Mantegna

Andrea Mantegna 17–April 6, 1992, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 9–July 12, 1992 an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, January

Andrea Mantegna catalog of the exhibition, edited by Jane Martineau et al.

In Trollopeshire

Trollope: A Biography by N. John Hall

Trollope: An Illustrated Biography by C. P. Snow

The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope, edited by R.H. Super

The Dream of the Human Genome

The Code of Codes: Scientific and Social Issues in the Human Genome Project edited by Daniel J. Kevles, edited by Leroy Hood

Mapping the Code: The Human Genome Project and the Choices of Modern Science by Joel Davis

Mapping Our Genes: The Genome Project and the Future of Medicine by Lois Wingerson

Genethics: The Ethics of Engineering Life by David Suzuki and Peter Knudtson

Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome Committee on Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome

Genome: The Story of the Most Astonishing Scientific Adventure of Our Time
The Attempt to Map All the Genes in the Human Body
by Jerry E. Bishop and Michael Waldholz

Exons, Introns, and Talking Genes: The Science Behind the Human Genome Project by Christopher Wills

Dangerous Diagnostics: The Social Power of Biological Information by Dorothy Nelkin and Laurence Tancredi

DNA Technology in Forensic Science Committee on DNA Technology in Forensic Science

Frontier Fantasies

River of Traps: A Village Life University by William deBuys and Alex Harris

Birds of Sorrow: Notes from a River Junction in Northern New Mexico by Tom Ireland

A Garlic Testament by Stanley Crawford

The Place Where Souls Are Born: A Journey to the Southwest by Thomas Keneally, Introduction by Jan Morris

A History of the Jews in New Mexico by Henry J. Tobias

Jews of the American West edited by Moses Rischin, edited by John Livingston


Janet Adam Smith (1905–1999) was a Scottish writer and critic. Educated at Oxford, she worked as an editor at a number of literary publications, including The Listener, The Criterion and New Statesman. She also edited the Faber Book of Modern Verse and its companion volume, the Faber Book of Children’s Verse. An accomplished mountaineer, Smith wrote about her adventures in Mountain Holidays; her other books include Life Among the Scots and John Buchnan and His World.

Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986), a giant in Latin American letters, wrote numerous books of poetry, fiction, and essays, and was a prodigious translator of authors such as Kipling, Woolf, Faulkner, and Poe. He was a regular contributor to Victoria Ocampo’s journal Sur, and a frequent dinner guest of Silvina Ocampo and Bioy Casares. Over one of their legendary conversations, the three friends came upon the idea of editing the Antología de la Literatura Fantástica, which was published in 1940.

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia ­Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the ­Decline of the American Dream and The Big Test: The Secret ­History of the American Meritocracy.
 (February 2020)

Richard C. Lewontin is Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Professor of Biology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Genetic Basis of Evolutionary Change and Biology as Ideology, and the co-author of The Dialectical Biologist (with Richard Levins) and Not in Our Genes (with Steven Rose and Leon Kamin).

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917–2007) was an American historian and social critic. He served as adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. His Journals: 1952– 2000 were published in 2007.

H. R. Trevor-Roper (1914–2003) was a British historian and the author of The Last Days of Hitler. He taught at Oxford, where he was the Regius Professor Modern History.