Contents


The Greatest Generation

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Joseph J. Ellis

The Creation of America: Through Revolution to Empire Francis Jennings

Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government Catherine Allgor

The Story of a Room

The Gubbio Studiolo and Its Conservation:Vol. 1: Federico da Montefeltro’s Palace at Gubbio and Its Studiolo Olga Raggio

The Gubbio Studiolo and Its Conservation: Vol. 2: Italian Renaissance Intarsia and the Conservation of the Gubbio Studiolo Antoine M. Wilmering

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.


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.

Daniel Barenboim is General Music Director of the Berlin Staatsoper and its orchestra. He is Music Director of the Teatro alla Scala and cofounder of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. (June 2013)

John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

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.

Viktor Erofeyev is the author of Russian Beauty, a novel, and the editor of The Penguin Book of New Russian Writing. He lives in Moscow. (March 2001)

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, Fenton was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2007 he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry.