Of Ivory and the Survival of Elephants

At the Hand of Man: Peril and Hope for Africa’s Wildlife by Raymond Bonner

Battle for the Elephants by Iain Douglas-Hamilton and Oria Douglas-Hamilton, edited by Brian Jackman

The Fate of the Elephant by Douglas H. Chadwick

The Myth of Wild Africa: Conservation Without Illusion by Jonathan S. Adams and Thomas O. McShane

Elephant: The Animal and its Ivory in African Culture edited by Doran H. Ross

The True Believer

Goebbels by Ralf Georg Reuth, translated by Krishna Winston

Goebbels and ‘Der Angriff’ by Russel Lemmons

Joseph Goebbels: ein nationaler Sozialist by Ulrich Höver

The Great Perhaps

Life Work by Donald Hall

The Museum of Clear Ideas by Donald Hall

How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter by Sherwin B. Nuland

Degas Out of Doors

Degas Landscapes 21–April 3, 1994, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, April 24–July 3, 1994 an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January

Degas Landscapes catalog of the exhibition by Richard Kendall

The Computer Wars

Gates: How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry and Made Himself the Richest Man in America by Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews

Steve Jobs and the NeXT Big Thing by Randall E. Stross

Game Over: How Nintendo Zapped an American Industry, Captured Your Dollars, and Enslaved Your Children by David Sheff

Computer Wars: How the West Can Win in a Post-IBM World by Charles H. Ferguson and Charles R. Morris

Big Blues: The Unmaking of IBM by Paul Carroll

The Old New Age

The English Bible and the Seventeenth-Century Revolution by Christopher Hill

The Battle of the Frogs and Fairford’s Flies: Miracles and the Pulp Press During the English Revolution by Jerome Friedman

‘I Had No Other Thrill or Happiness’

Serial Killers by Joel Norris

Probing the Mind of a Serial Killer by Jack A. Apsche

Death Benefit: A Lawyer Uncovers a Twenty-year Pattern of Seduction, Arson, and Murder by David Heilbroner

The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy by Ann Rule

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer directed by Nick Broomfield

Killing for Company: The Story of a Man Addicted to Murder by Brian Masters

The Man Who Could Not Kill Enough: The Secret Murders of Milwaukee’s Jeffrey Dahmer by Anne E. Schwartz

A Father’s Story by Lionel Dahmer

Hunting Humans: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Michael Newton

True Crime, Vol. 2: Serial Killers & Mass Murderers by Valarie Jones and Peggy Collier


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.

Jeremy Bernstein is a theoretical physicist and the author, most recently, of A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings, a collection of essays.
 (December 2016).

Richard Bernstein was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the Beijing Bureau Chief for Time. His latest book is China 1945: Mao’s Revolution and ­America’s Fateful Choice.
 (February 2019)

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

James Fallows is National Correspondent for The Atlantic.His books include Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, Blind into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq, and China Airborne.

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. (May 2020)

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.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Rodney Livingstone is a professor emeritus in German studies at the University of Southampton and a translator of books by Theodor W. Adorno, Max Weber, and Walter Benjamin, among others. In 2009 he was awarded the Ungar German Translation Prize of the American Translators Association.

Elizabeth Marshall Thomas’s most recent books are The Hidden Life of Dogs, Certain Poor Shepherds, and The Tribe of Tiger: Cats and Their Culture.

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)

Adam Michnik is Editor in Chief of the Warsaw daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. His newest book is The Trouble With History: Morality, Revolution, and Counterrevolution.

Joyce Carol Oates’s most recent book is Hazards of Time Travel. She is currently a Visiting Professor in the English Department at the University of California at Berkeley. (May 2019)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness and the novel In Extremis.
 (March 2020)

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, two of which, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.