Contents


The Great American Debate

The Dispute of the New World: The History of a Polemic, 1750-1900 by Antonello Gerbi, translated by Jeremy Moyle

American Genesis: Captain John Smith and the Founding of Virginia by Alden Vaughan

Bartolomé de Las Casas in History edited by Juan Friede, edited by Benjamin Keen

All Mankind Is One by Lewis Hanke

In Defense of the Indians by Bartolomé de Las Casas, translated, edited, and annotated by Stafford Poole C.M.

Backstairs at Court

Conversations with Kennedy by Benjamin C. Bradlee

Before the Fall: An Inside View of the Pre-Watergate White House by William Safire

Romantic Documents

Flaubert: Correspondence Tome I, 1830-1851 edited by Jean Bruneau

Byron’s Letters and Journals, Vol. 1: ‘In my hot youth,’ 1798-1810, Vol. 2: ‘Famous in my time,’ 1810-1812, Vol. 3: ‘Alas! the love of Women!’ 1813-1814 edited by Leslie A. Marchand

Within the Pale

An Introduction to Gaelic Poetry by Derick Thomson

The Faber Book of Irish Verse edited by John Montague

Contributors

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Oxford. He is the author of History in the Making.

William H. Gass (b. 1924) is an essayist, novelist, and literary critic. He grew up in Ohio and is a former professor of philosophy at Washington University. Among his books are six works of fiction and nine books of essays, including Tests of Time (2002), A Temple of Texts (2006), and Life Sentences (2012). New York Review Books will republish his story collection In the Heart of the Heart of the Country (1968) in 2014. Gass lives with his wife, the architect Mary Gass, in St. Louis.

Seamus Heaney’s first poetry collection, Death of a Naturalist, appeared forty years ago. Since then he has published poetry, criticism, and translations that have established him as one of the leading poets of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Andrew Kopkind (1935–1994) was a journalist and editor. Kopkind’s work chronicled the turbulence of the American sixties and seventies; he wrote on the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War era, and the rise of Ronald Regan in Time Magazine, The Nation, and The New Republic, where he served as associate editor. An anthology of his work, The Thirty Years’ Wars: Dispatches and Diversions of a Radical Journalist, 1965-1994, was published in 1995.