Contents


Queen Bee

A Book of Bees…and How to Keep Them by Sue Hubbell

A Country Year: Living the Questions by Sue Hubbell

Getting FDR’s Ear

Dealers and Dreamers: A New Look at the New Deal by Joseph P. Lash

Liberal: Adolf A. Berle and the Vision of an American Era by Jordan A. Schwarz

Saving Capitalism: The Reconstruction Finance Corporation and the New Deal, 1933–1940 by James S. Olson

Harry Hopkins: Ally of the Poor and Defender of Democracy by George McJimsey

1588 and All That

The Spanish Armada by Colin Martin and Geoffrey Parker

The Armada by Garrett Mattingly

Armada: A celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588–1988 by Peter Padfield

Armada: 1588–1988, An International Exhibition to Commemorate the Spanish Armada: The Official Catalogue (Greenwich) edited by M.J. Rodríguez-Salgado. the staff of the National Maritime Museum

The Spanish Armada: The Experience of War in 1588 by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

The Enterprise of England: The Spanish Armada by Roger Whiting

Tin Cans in the Rockies

The Pilot and the Passenger: Essays on Literature, Technology, and Culture in the United States by Leo Marx

Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916–1984 edited by Mary Street Alinder, edited by Andrea Gray Stillman

Suitcase in Harlem

The Life of Langston Hughes, Vol. I, 1902–1941: I, Too, Sing America by Arnold Rampersad

The Life of Langston Hughes, Vol. II, 1941–1967: I Dream a World by Arnold Rampersad

Contributors

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.

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.

Clifford Geertz (1926–2006) was an anthropologist. Widely recognized as the most influential American anthropologist of the twentieth century, Geertz championed the role of symbols in the creation and interpretation of social meaning. His many books include Peddlers and Princes: Social Development and Economic Change in Two Indonesian Towns and Available Light: Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics.

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home. (July 2017)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2017)

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1917–2007) was an American historian and social critic. He served as adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. His Journals: 1952– 2000 were published in 2007.

John R. Searle is the Slusser Professor of Philosophy at 
the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book is ­Making the Social World.
 (October 2014)

I.F. Stone (1907–1989) was an American journalist and publisher whose self-published newsletter, I.F. Stone’s Weekly, challenged the conservatism of American journalism in the midcentury. A Noncomformist History of Our Times (1989) is a six-volume anthology of Stone’s writings.

Robert Towers (1923–1995) was an American critic and novelist. Born in Virginia, Towers was educated at Princeton and served for two years as Vice Counsel at the American Consulate General in Calcutta before dedicating himself to literary studies. He taught English literature and creative writing at Princeton, Queens College and Columbia.