Contents


The New New Math

Multicultural and Gender Equity in the Mathematics Classroom: The Gift of Diversity (1997 Yearbook) edited by Janet Trentacosta, by Margaret J. Kenney

Focus on Algebra: An Integrated Approach by Randall I. Charles, by Alba González Thompson

Life by the Numbers: Math As You’ve Never Seen It Before narrated by Danny Glover. Seven boxed videotapes produced by WQED, Pittsburgh

Memento Mori

The American Way of Death Revisited by Jessica Mitford

Grave Matters: A Lively History of Death Around the World by Nigel Barley

The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade by Thomas Lynch

Loyal Toward Reality

A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry edited and with an introduction by Czeslaw Milosz

Mysticism for Beginners by Adam Zagajewski

Two Cities: On Exile, History, and the Imagination by Adam Zagajewski

Winter Dialogue by Tomas Venclova, translated by Diana Senechal

Fresh Air Blues

Wickerby: An Urban Pastoral by Charles. Siebert

The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures at the Edge of a City by Robert Sullivan

Red-Tails in Love: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park by Marie Winn

Chechnya: How Russia Lost

Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power by Anatol Lieven

Chechnya: Calamity in the Caucasus by Carlotta Gall, by Thomas de Waal

Russia Confronts Chechnya: Roots of a Separatist Conflict, Volume I by John B. Dunlop

Russia and Chechnia [sic]: The Permanent Crisis Essays on Russo-Chechen Relations edited by Ben Fowkes

The Killing Fields of Bosnia

To End a War by Richard Holbrooke

Croatia: A Nation Forged in War by Marcus Tanner

The Graves: Srebrenica and Vukovar text by Eric Stover, photographs by Peress Gilles, foreword by Richard Goldstone

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

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

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

Contributors

Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan (1995), The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (1996), Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance (2006), and Year Zero: A History of 1945 (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times, among other publications.

Joseph Connors, the Director of the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence, writes on Italian Renaissance and Baroque architecture. He was formerly Director of the American Academy in Rome and professor of art history at Columbia.

Robert Cottrell has served as a Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (June 2007)

Mark Danner is the author, most recently, of Stripping Bare the Body: Politics Violence War. He 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 writing and other work can be found at markdanner.com.

Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was a science writer and novelist. He was the author of The New Ambidextrous Universe, Fractal Music, Hypercards and More, The Night is Large and Visitors from Oz.

John Gross (1935–2011) was an English editor and critic. From 1974 to 1981, he was editor of The Times Literary Supplement; he also served as senior book editor and critic at The New York Times. His memoir, A Double Thread, was published in 2001.

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review on the subject of technology. She is the editor of NYRB Lit and scholar-in-residence at Middlebury. Her most recent book is A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home.
 (July 2014)

Tony Judt (1948–2010) was the founder and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU and the author of Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, Ill Fares the Land, and The Burden of Responsibility: Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French Twentieth Century, among other books.

Sarah Kerr, a longtime contributor to The New York Review, lives near Washington, D.C. (December 2008)

Jeff Madrick is Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz ­Rediscovery Government Initiative at the Century Foundation, Editor of Challenge Magazine, and teaches at the Cooper Union. His forthcoming book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Econ­omists Damaged America and the World, to be published in the fall of 2014.

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

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

Joyce Carol Oates is currently Visiting Professor in the Graduate Writing Program at NYU. Her most recent novel is Carthage.

Olusegun Obasanjo, a retired general of the Nigerian Army, was president of Nigeria from 1976 until 1979. He was recently released from prison. (September 1998)

Alan Ryan’s collected essays The Making of Modern Liberalism and his two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought were published last year.

Michael Scammell, the author of biographies of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, is working on a new translation of Crime and Punishment. (July 2014)

A. O. Scott is a film critic at The New York Times and the former Sunday book critic for Newsday. His writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Slate, and many other publications.

Laurence H. Tribe is the Tyler Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard University. His books include American Constitutional Law, Constitutional Choices, and Abortion. (September 1998)