Contents


Living on the Wind

Eye of the Albatross: Visions of Hope and Survival by Carl Safina

Sailing Alone Around the World by Captain Joshua Slocum

Morning in America

Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr.

Let Us Talk of Many Things: The Collected Speeches by William F. Buckley Jr.

Nuremberg: The Reckoning by William F. Buckley Jr.

Laxness the Great

Paradise Reclaimed by Halldór Laxness, translated from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson, with an introduction by Jane Smiley

The Fish Can Sing by Halldór Laxness, translated from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson

Whose War Is It?

Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime by Eliot A. Cohen

The Art of War: War and Military Thought by Martin van Creveld

Secrets of September 11

The Bureau: The Secret History of the FBI by Ronald Kessler

Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill

See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIA’s War on Terrorism by Robert Baer

Al-Qaeda: In Search of the Terror Network that Threatens the World by Jane Corbin

The Cell: Inside the 9/11 Plot, and Why the FBI and CIA Failed to Stop It by John Miller and Michael Stone, with Chris Mitchell

Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror by Rohan Gunaratna

Contributors

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.

Richard Dorment is the art critic of the Daily Telegraph. Among the exhibitions he has organized is “James McNeill Whistler,” seen at the Tate Gallery, London, the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
(June 2013)

Tim Flannery is a founding member of the Climate Council and 
former Chief Commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission. His most recent book is Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific. (August 2014)

Bruce Gilley is a doctoral student in politics at Princeton University and a former contributing editor at the Far Eastern Economic Review. He is the author of the forthcoming China’s Democratic Future, Model Rebels: The Rise and Fall of China’s Richest Village, and Tiger on the Brink: Jiang Zemin and China’s New Elite.

Alma Guillermoprieto often writes on Latin America in these pages. She lives in Mexico City. (November 2012)

Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. He is the author of several books, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, and The Global Soul. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications and his most recent book is The Man Within My Head.

Lance Larsen is the author of Erasable Walls, a collection of poems. (October 2002)

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

Daniel Mendelsohn was born in 1960 and studied classics at the University of Virginia and at Princeton, where he received his doctorate. His essays and reviews appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review. His books include The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; and the collection Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture, published by New York Review Books. He teaches at Bard College.

Martin Meyer is literary editor of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and the author of several books, including volumes on Ernst Junger and Thomas Mann. (October 2002)

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University and the author of the story collections Birds of America, Like Life, and Self-Help and the novels Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Anagrams. Her new collection of stories, Bark, will be published at the end of February 2014.

Andrew J. Nathan is Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science at Columbia University. He is the author of China’s Transition, China’s Crisis: Dilemmas of Reform and Prospects for Democracy, and Chinese Democracy, the coauthor of The Great Wall and the Empty Fortress: China’s Search for Security, and the co-editor of The Tiananmen Papers.

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.


Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life. His article in this issue draws on his essay in Tyringham Topics.
 (February 2013)