Contents


A Royal Mystery

The Wicked Queen: The Origins of the Myth of Marie-Antoinette by Chantal Thomas, translated from the French by Julie Rose

Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France by Evelyne Lever, translated from the French by Catherine Temerson

Not Quite All That Jazz

Jazz by Ken Burns

Jazz: A History of America’s Music by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns

Collected Works: A Journal of Jazz 1954–2000 by Whitney Balliett

Contributors

David Hajdu, author of Lush Life and Positively 4th Street, teaches at Syracuse University and is music critic for The New Republic. (June 2005)

Tim Judah writes about the Balkans for The Economist and its online column “Eastern Approaches.” (January 2014)

John Lanchester is the author of five books including, most recently, I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay. In 2008 he received the E.M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 (December 2011)

John Leonard writes on books every month for Harper’s and on television every week for New York magazine. (June 2007)

Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.

Paul Muldoon is Howard G.B. Clark ‘21 Professor at Princea?ton and Poetry Editor of The New Yorker. His eleventh collection of poems, Maggot, will be published next year. (December 2009)

Thomas Powers is the author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA (1979), Heisenberg’s War: The Secret History of the German Bomb (1993), Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda (2002; revised and expanded edition, 2004), and The Confirmation (2000), a novel. He won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1971 and has contributed to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, Harper’s, The Nation, The Atlantic, and Rolling Stone. His latest book, The Killing of Crazy Horse, won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History. He is currently writing a memoir of his father, who once told him that the last time he met Clare Boothe Luce was in the office of Allen Dulles.


Sanford Schwartz’s reviews have been collected in The Art Presence and Artists and Writers. (April 2014)