October 27, 2011
Stanley Hoffmann
A Cure for a Sick Country?
That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back
by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum
Martin Filler
A Masterpiece at Ground Zero
Frederick Seidel
Back Then
a poem
Edmund White
The Rogue Genius
Malaparte: Vies et Légendes
by Maurizio Serra
by Curzio Malaparte, translated from the Italian by Cesare Foligno, with an afterword by Dan Hofstadter
The Skin
by Curzio Malaparte, translated from the Italian by David Moore
Arnold Relman
How Doctors Could Rescue Health Care
David Thomson
Old Lion Eyes
Spencer Tracy: A Biography
by James Curtis
Joshua Hammer
In a Worried Corner of Tunis
Saul Bellow
A Jewish Writer in America
William D. Nordhaus
Energy: Friend or Enemy?
The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America's Environment, Security, and Independence
by Michael J. Graetz
Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use
a report by the National Research Council's Committee on Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption
Tim Parks
The Dutch Are Coming!
My Little War
by Louis Paul Boon, translated from the Dutch by Paul Vincent
Beyond Sleep
by Willem Frederik Hermans, translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke
Parents Worry
by Gerard Reve, translated from the Dutch by Richard Huijing
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Mary Beard
Alexander: How Great?
Alexander the Great
by Philip Freeman
The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander
edited by James Romm, translated from the Greek by Pamela Mensch
Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction
by Pierre Briant, translated from the French by Amélie Kuhrt
Philip II of Macedonia
by Ian Worthington
Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire
by James Romm
Jonathan Mirsky
Making It Big in China
Tide Players: The Movers and Shakers of a Rising China
by Jianying Zha
John Banville
The Most Entertaining Philosopher
The Heart of William James
edited and with an introduction by Robert Richardson
Hugh Eakin
The Strange Power of Qatar
David Brion Davis
Honor Thy Honor
The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen
by Kwame Anthony Appiah
Jeff Madrick,
Frank Partnoy
Did Fannie Cause the Disaster?
Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner
Ingrid D. Rowland
A Hero of the Hebraic Renaissance
"I Have Always Loved the Holy Tongue": Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a Forgotten Chapter in Renaissance Scholarship
by Anthony Grafton and Joanna Weinberg, with Alastair Hamilton
David Albright
The Top Nuclear Detective
The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times
by Mohamed ElBaradei
Adam Kirsch
The Brothers Mann—and Nelly
House of Exile: The Lives and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann
by Evelyn Juers
Stanley Wells
Taking Random House for a Shakespearean Ride
The Tragedy of Arthur
by Arthur Phillips
Christopher Benfey
Why Tolstoy, Lenin, Van Gogh, and America Were Hit by It
Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America
by David S. Reynolds
Steven Weinberg
Symmetry: A ‘Key to Nature’s Secrets’
Caroline Moorehead
The Best of the Bonapartes
Napoleon and the Rebel: A Story of Brotherhood, Passion, and Power
by Marcello Simonetta and Noga Arikha
Jerome Groopman
The Body and Human Progress
The Changing Body: Health, Nutrition, and Human Development in the Western World Since 1700
by Robert Floud, Robert W. Fogel, Bernard Harris, and Sok Chul Hong
Helen Vendler
Beauty, Violence, and the Gods
The Wrecking Light
by Robin Robertson
Jason Epstein,
Christian Caryl
The Specter of Nuclear Drones
Keith Jenkins,
Gordon S. Wood
Letters Not for Burning
Charles Fried
The Mind of Justice Scalia
Morris Dickstein
The Irving Howe Memorial Lecture
The Editors
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