Contents


Lincoln’s Herndon

Lincoln Before Washington: New Perspectives on the Illinois Years by Douglas L. Wilson

Herndon’s Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements about Abraham Lincoln Edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis

Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln by Douglas L. Wilson

Computers: Waiting for the Revolution

The Coming American Renaissance: How to Benefit from America’s Economic Resurgence by Michael Moynihan

The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution Will Change Our Lives by Frances Cairncross

The Computer Revolution: An Economic Perspective by Daniel E. Sichel

Education for What? The New Office Economy by Anthony P. Carnevale, by Stephen J. Rose

Bosnia: The Great Betrayal

Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe’s Worst Massacre Since World War II by David Rohde

Blood and Vengeance: One Family’s Story of the War in Bosnia by Chuck Sudetic

The Reluctant Superpower: United States’ Policy in Bosnia, 1991-95 by Wayne Bert

Srebrenica: Record of a War Crime by Jan Willem Honig, by Norbert Both

Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood by Barbara Demick

The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia by Tim Judah

Contributors

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at ­Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His forthcoming book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.

D.J. Enright (1920–2002) was a British poet, novelist and critic. He held teaching positions in Egypt, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. In 1981 Enright was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.

Alma Guillermoprieto is a frequent contributor to The New York Review, often writing on Latin America. (January 2015)

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

Simon Leys (1935–2014) was the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian Na­tional University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. Leys was a contributor to such publications as The New York Review of Books, Le Monde, and Le Figaro Littéraire, writing on literature and contemporary China. Among his books are Chinese Shadows, Other People’s Thoughts, and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In addition to The Death of Napoleon NYRB publishes The Hall of Uselessness, a collection of essays, and On the Abolition of All Political Parties, an essay by Simone Weil that Leys translated and edited. His many awards include the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Femina, the Prix Guizot, and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.

Jeff Madrick is the director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Re­discovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and editor of Challenge Magazine. His new book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World.


James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most recently, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865.


Lars-Erik Nelson (1941-2000) was the Washington columnist for the New York Daily News, and a frequent contributor to the Review.

David J. Rothman is Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and History at the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and president of the Institute on Medicine as a Professor.

Robert Stone was born in Brooklyn in 1937. He is the author of seven novels: A Hall of Mirrors, the National Book Award–winning Dog Soldiers, A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light, Outerbridge Reach, Damascus Gate, and Bay of Souls. He has also written short stories, essays, and screenplays, and published a short story collection, Bear and His Daughter, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City and in Key West, Florida.

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