Hitler, 1936-1945: Nemesis by Ian Kershaw
The Third Reich: A New History by Michael Burleigh
The Social History of the Third Reich, 1933-1945 by Pierre Ayçoberry, Translated from the French by Janet Lloyd
The Robber by Robert Walser, Translated from the German and with an introduction by Susan Bernofsky
Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser, Translated from the German and with an introduction by Christopher Middleton
Dürer’s Passions September 9-December 3, 2000 by an exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts,, album of the exhibition, with a separately bound essay Jordan Kantor, foreword by Joseph Leo Koerner
Robert Kennedy: His Life by Evan Thomas
Freud’s Megalomania by Israel Rosenfield
Cherry by Mary Karr
Anil’s Ghost by Michael Ondaatje
The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine by James Le Fanu M.D.
Zane Grey: Romancing the West by Stephen J. May
Maverick Heart: The Further Adventures of Zane Grey by Stephen J. May
Open Closed Open by Yehuda Amichai, Translated from the Hebrew by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld
The Spark of Life: Darwin and the Primeval Soup by Christopher Wills and Jeffrey Bada
Darwin’s Ghost: The Origin of Species Updated by Steve Jones
Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor by Robert B. Stinnett
Slave Narratives edited by William L. Andrews and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Born in Bondage: Growing Up Enslaved in the Antebellum South by Marie Jenkins Schwartz
Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market by Walter Johnson
J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as numerous works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His story in this issue is adapted from Moral Tales, a forthcoming collection. (December 2017)
Joan Didion is the author, most recently, of Blue Nights and The Year of Magical Thinking, among seven other works of nonfiction. Her five novels include A Book of Common Prayer and Democracy. (May 2016)
George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.
Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.
Czeslaw Milosz (1911–2004) was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania. Over the course of his long and prolific career he published works in many genres, including criticism (The Captive Mind), fiction (The Issa Valley), memoir (Native Realm), and poetry (New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001). He was a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.
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.
Bernard Williams (1929–2003) was Deutsch Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. His books include *Problems of the Self*, *Moral Luck*, *Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy*, and *Truth and Truthfulness*.