The Blacks & Clinton

Paved with Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America by Jared Taylor

A Nation of Victims: The Decay of the American Character by Charles J. Sykes

Children of the Dream: The Psychology of Black Success by Audrey Edwards and Dr. Craig K. Polite

Cool Pose: The Dilemmas of Black Manhood in America by Richard Majors and Janet Mancini Billson

Deadly Consequences: How Violence Is Destroying Our Teenage Population and a Plan to Begin Solving the Problem by Deborah Prothrow-Stith, with Michaele Weissman

Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism by Derrick Bell

Putting People First: How We Can All Change America by Governor Bill Clinton and Senator Al Gore

Living Still Life

Juan Gris Press by Christopher Green, with contributions by Christian Derouet and Karin von Maur

Juan Gris 18–November 29, 1992; the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, December 18, 1992–February 14, 1993; the Rijksmuseum Kröller–Müller, Otterlo, March 6–May 2, 1993 an exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, September

Death in Montana

Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean

A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean, engravings by Barry Moser

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories by Norman Maclean

A River Runs Through It a film directed by Robert Redford

¡Adiós Columbus!

The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes

New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock of Discovery by Anthony Grafton, with April Shelford and Nancy Siraisi

The Times Atlas of World Exploration: 3,000 Years of Exploring, Explorers, and Mapmaking edited by Felipe Fernández-Armesto

Ecological Imperialism: The Biological Expansion of Europe, 900–1900 by Alfred Crosby

The Early Spanish Main by Carl Ortwin Sauer, foreword by Anthony Pagden

The Native Population of the Americas in 1492 edited by William M. Denevan, foreword by W. George Lovell

The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus by Irving Rouse

Disease and Demography in the Americas edited by John W. Verano, edited by Douglas H. Ubelaker

Letters from a New World: Amerigo Vespucci’s Discovery of America edited by Luciano Formisano, foreword by Garry Wills, translated by David Jacobson

Portugal and the Discovery of America: Christopher Columbus and the Portuguese by Alfredo Pinheiro Marques

L’expansion Portugaise dans la littérature latine de la renaissance by Luis de Matos

The Imaginative Landscape of Christopher Columbus by Valerie I.J. Flint

Isabel The Queen: Life and Times by Peggy K. Liss

The Portuguese Empire in Asia 1500–1700: A Political and Economic History by Sanjay Subrahmanyam


Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

Alfred Kazin (1915–1998) was a writer and teacher. Among his books are On Native Grounds, a study of American literature from Howells to Faulkner, and the memoirs A Walker in the Cityand New York Jew. In 1996, he received the first Lifetime Award in Literary Criticism from the Truman Capote Literary Trust.

Murray Kempton (1917-1997) was a columnist for Newsday, as well as a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. His books include Rebellions, Perversities, and Main Events and The Briar Patch, as well as Part of Our Time. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1985.

Kenneth Maxwell , the founder of the Brazil Studies Program at 
Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, is currently 
a weekly columnist for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
 (August 2015)

Peter B. Reddaway is Professor Emeritus of Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.

Luc Sante is the author of Low Life, Evidence, The Factory of Facts, Kill All Your Darlings, and Folk Photography. He has translated Félix Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines and written the introduction to George Simenon’s The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (both available as NYRB Classics). He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard College. His essay in the October 22, 2015 issue is drawn from his new book, The Other Paris, to be published in October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.