Contents


Beethoven and the Big Change

Beethoven’s Concertos: History, Style, Performance by Leon Plantinga

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4, Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor,” and Choral Fantasy Choir fortepiano Robert Levin. the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, and the Monteverdi, directed by John Eliot Gardiner

The Mystery of JonBenét Ramsey

Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder by Lawrence Schiller

Who Killed JonBenét Ramsey? by Cyril Wecht, by Charles Bosworth Jr.

A Mother Gone Bad: The Hidden Confession of JonBenét’s Killer by Andrew G. Hodges

Death of a Little Princess: The Tragic Story of the Murder of JonBenét Ramsey by Carlton Smith

The War Against War

Dunant’s Dream: War, Switzerland and the History of the Red Cross by Caroline Moorehead

The Good Listener: Helen Bamber, A Life Against Cruelty by Neil Belton

A New Augustine

Saint Augustine by Garry Wills

The Works of Saint Augustine III/11: Newly Discovered Sermons translated by Edmund Hill

Saint Augustine: Letters VI (1*-29*) translated by Robert B Eno

The Struggle Over Thoreau

The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 1: 1837-1844 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell

The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 2: 1842-1848 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell

The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 3: 1848-1851 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell

The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 4: 1851-1852 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell

The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau: Journal Volume 5: 1852-1853 Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Hall Witherell

Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings by Henry D. Thoreau, edited by Bradley P. Dean

A Year in Thoreau’s Journal: 1851 by Henry David Thoreau, with an introduction and notes by H. Daniel Peck

Consciousness in Concord: The Text of Thoreau’s Hitherto “Lost Journal” (1840-1841) Together with Notes and a Commentary edited by Perry Miller

Deep Ecology for the 21st Century: Readings on the Philosophy and Practice of the New Environmentalism by George#tedited by Sessions

Writing Nature: Henry Thoreau’s Journal by Sharon Cameron

Uncovered Washington

Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter’s Story by Michael Isikoff

Active Faith: How ChristiansAre Changing the Soul of American Politics by Ralph Reed

Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline by Robert H. Bork

Contributors

John Ashbery is the author of several books of poetry, including Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror (1975), which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the National Book Award. His first collection, Some Trees (1956), was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has also published art criticism, plays, and a novel. From 1990 until 2008 Ashbery was the Charles P. Stevenson, Jr. Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College. Ashbery’s most recent collection of poetry is Quick Question. His Collected French Translations will be published in April 2014 in two volumes, one of Prose and one of Poetry.

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

Peter Brown is Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His most recent book is Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350–550 AD. (December 2013)

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

Joan Didion is the author of The Year of Magical Thinking and We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live: Collected Nonfiction.

Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine.

Howard Gardner teaches psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His most recent book, with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon, is Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet. (April 2002)

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.


Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Professor at the University of Iowa. His most recent book is The Hellenistic Age: A Short History. (April 2014)

Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.


Joseph Kerman is emeritus professor of music at the University of California, Berkeley. He began writing music criticism for The Hudson Review in the 1950s, and is a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books and many other journals. His books include Opera as Drama (1956; new and revised edition 1988), The Beethoven Quartets (1967), Contemplating Music (1986), Concerto Conversations (1999), and The Art of Fugue (2005).

Leo Marx is the Kenan Professor of American Cultural History (Emeritus) at MIT and most recently the editor, with Bruce Mazlish, of Progress:Fact or Illusion? (July 1999)

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.

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

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.

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit: Angstrom, he two of which, Rabbit is Richand Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

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

Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971 and has worked as a journalist in the Middle East and South Asia since 1994. His first book, In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran, was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. His latest book is Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup. He lives in Tehran with his wife and two children.