The Heart of the Country

Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of The Birds of America by William Souder

Audubon’s Elephant: America’s Greatest Naturalist and the Making of The Birds of America by Duff Hart-Davis

The Truth About Shostakovich

A Shostakovich Casebook edited by Malcolm Hamrick Brown

Shostakovich and Stalin: The Extraordinary Relationship Between the Great Composer and the Brutal Dictator by Solomon Volkov, translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis

Mission Impossible?

Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire by Niall Ferguson

The Geographical Pivot of History an article by Halford J. Mackinder

Democratic Ideals and Reality by Halford J. Mackinder

The Prophet

Sweet Land Stories by E.L. Doctorow

Reporting the Universe by E.L. Doctorow

Three Screenplays by E.L. Doctorow, with an introduction, commentaries, and interviews by Paul Levine

Crossing the Red Line

Imagining the Unthinkable: An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security a report by Peter Schwartz and Doug Randall

Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress by Carl Pope and Paul Rauber

Bush Versus the Environment by Robert S. Devine

Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet by Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran

The Hype About Hydrogen: Fact and Fiction in the Race to Save the Climate by Joseph J. Romm

The End of Oil: On the Edge of a Perilous New World by Paul Roberts

Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Change edited by Jim Motavalli

Boiling Point: How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists Have Fueled a Climate Crisis—and What We Can Do to Avert Disaster by Ross Gelbspan

The Heat Is On: The Climate Crisis, the Cover-Up, the Prescription by Ross Gelbspan

Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment by James Gustave Speth

Torture and Truth

Article 15-6 Investigation of the 800th Military Police Brigade(The Taguba Report) by Major General Antonio M. Taguba

Report of the InternationalCommittee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on the Treatment by the Coalition Forces of Prisoners of War and Other Protected Persons by the Geneva Conventions in Iraq During Arrest, Internment and Interrogation by Delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross,February 2004


Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
 (March 2017)

Elizabeth Drew is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014.

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. His latest book is Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991: A History.

 (July 2018)

Tim Flannery’s Europe: A Natural History was ­published last year. (March 2020)

Mark Ford’s fourth collection of poetry, Enter, Fleeing, was published last year.
 (July 2019)

Tim Judah is currently a Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. He has reported for The New York Review from, among other places, ­Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.
 (October 2018)

Ken Kalfus’s most recent book is a novel, The Commissariat of Enlightenment. He is also the author of two short story collections, Thirst and Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies.

Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale, is the author and editor of fifteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. His latest book is The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations. (November 2006)

John Leonard writes on books every month for Harper’s and on television every week for New York magazine. (June 2007)

Bill McKibben is the founder of and Schumann ­Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?
 (March 2020)

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life.

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)