Contents


Venice Out of Season

The Venetian Hours of Henry James, Whistler and Sargent by Hugh Honour, by John Fleming

James Abbott McNeill Whistler: A Life by Gordon Flemíng

Playing the Racial Card

Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes On American Politics by Thomas Byrne Edsall, with Mary D. Edsall

The Urban Underclass edited by Christopher Jencks, edited by Paul E. Peterson

Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby by Stephen L. Carter

The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, translated by Alfred Mac Adam

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis by José Saramago, translated by Giovanni Pontiero

The New Psychology of Women

Freud, Dora, and Vienna 1900 by Hannah S. Decker

Freud on Women: A Reader edited by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender by Nancy Chodorow

In A Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women’s Development by Carol Gilligan

Making Connections: The Relational Worlds of Adolescent Girls at Emma Willard School edited by Carol Gilligan, edited by Nona P. Lyons, edited by Trudy J. Hanmer

Feminism and Psychoanalytic Theory by Nancy J. Chodorow

Thinking Fragments: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and Postmodernism in the Contemporary West by Jane Flax

The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and the Problem of Domination by Jessica Benjamin

The Spectral Mother: Freud, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis by Madelon Sprengnether

An Enlightened Revolution?

The Cultural Origins of the French Revolution by Roger Chartier, translated by Lydia G. Cochrane

Inventing the French Revolution: Essays on French Political Culture in the Eighteenth Century by Keith Michael Baker

The H and Q of Baseball

A Whole Different Ball Game: The Sport and Business of Baseball by Marvin Miller

Ted Williams: A Portrait in Words and Pictures edited by Dick Johnson, text by Glenn Stout

My Favorite Summer 1956 by Mickey Mantle, by Phil Pepe

The Home Run Heard ‘Round the World: The Dramatic Story of the 1951 Giants–Dodgers Pennant Race by Ray Robinson

Law and Disorder in LA: Part Two

Report of the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department by the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department

Daryl Gates: A Portrait of Frustration’ by Bella Stumbo

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.

Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian at Harvard. His latest book is Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris.


Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
(June 2013)

John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003) was a novelist, screenwriter and critic. His final novel is entitled Nothing Lost.

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. He has just published, with Edward Mortimer and Kerem Öktem, Freedom in Diversity: Ten Lessons for Public Policy from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States.


Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was an American geologist, biologist and historian of science. He taught at Harvard, where he was named Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology, and at NYU. His last book was Punctuated Equilibrium.

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book on mathematics. 
 (January 2014)

Robert L. Heilbroner (1919–2005) was an American economist. He taught economic history at the New School, where he was appointed Norman Thomas Professor of Economics in 1971.

Arthur Hertzberg (1921–2006) was a Conservative rabbi, scholar and activist. His books include The French Enlightenment and the Jews: The Origins of Modern Anti-Semitism and The Zionist Idea.

Richard Holmes is the author of Shelley: The Pursuit (published by NYRB Classics), which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1974; Coleridge: Early Visions, winner of the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year award; Dr Johnson & Mr Savage, which won the 1993 James Tait Black Prize; and Coleridge: Darker Reflections, which won the 1990 Duff Cooper Prize and Heinemann Award. His new book, Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, was published in October 2013. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1992. He is also a professor of biographical studies at the University of East Anglia. He lives in London and Norwich with the novelist Rose Tremain.

Irving Howe (1920–1993) was an American literary and social critic. His history of Eastern-European Jews in America, World of Our Fathers, won the 1977 National Book Award in History.

Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His most recent publication as editor and contributor is The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China. (March 2014)

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Michael Scammell is the author of Solzhenitsyn: A Biography and Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic.
He is Professor Emeritus of Writing and Translation at Columbia.
 (March 2013)

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.

Michael Wood is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His books include Literature and the Taste of Knowledge and Yeats and Violence