Contents


The Secret of Methuselah Grove

Remarkable Trees of the World by Thomas Pakenham

Grazing Ecology and Forest History by F. W. M. Vera

The Lost World of the Moa: Prehistoric Life of New Zealand by Trevor H. Worthy and Richard N. Holdaway, with principal photography by Rod Morris

Gum: The Story of Eucalypts and Their Champions by Ashley Hay

Looking for Trouble in China

K: The Art of Love by Hong Ying, translated from the Chinese by Nicky Harman and Henry Zhao

One Man’s Bible by Gao Xingjian, translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee

The Crazed by Ha Jin

Art Under Siege

Defeated Flesh: Medicine, Welfare, and Warfare in the Making of Modern France by Bertrand Taithe

Art, War and Revolution in France, 1870–1871: Myth, Reportage and Reality by John Milner

Paris in Despair: Art and Everyday Life under Siege (1870–71) by Hollis Clayson

Contributors

Kwame Anthony Appiah teaches philosophy at Princeton. His latest book is The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen.

 (November 2012)

Peter Dailey is a New York attorney and writer. For much of the Nineties he worked on Haitian human rights and political cases. (March 2003)

Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author, among other books, of The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin’s Russia, A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891–1924, and Natasha’s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia, and The Crimean War: A History. His latest book is Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag and his next book, Revolutionary Russia, 1891–1991, will be published in April 2014.

Tim Flannery is Chief Commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission. His book Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific was published last year.
 (September 2013)

Robert L. Herbert, after a long career at Yale, is now Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and has been named Officier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government. Among his books are Impressionism: Art, Leisure and Parisian Society, Nature’s Workshop: Renoir’s Writings on the Decorative Arts, and Seurat: Drawings and Paintings. His most recent book is Seurat and the Making of La Grande Jatte.

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)

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the winner of the 2012 Philosophical Book Award (Hanover) for his most recent book, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises. He is currently Edwin Heafey Jr. Visiting Professor at Stanford.


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.

Daniel Mendelsohn is the author of a memoir, The Elusive Embrace; the international best seller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; a translation of the works of C. P. Cavafy; and a previous collection of essays, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken. He teaches at Bard College.

Frank Rich is writer-at-large for New York magazine. His books include Ghost Light, a memoir, and The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth in Bush’s America.

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Warwick University, England. His latest book is How Much Is Enough?: Money and the Good Life with Edward Skidelsky. He is the author of a three-volume biography of John Maynard Keynes.
 (April 2014)

Joseph E.Stiglitz received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2001. He is Professor of Economics and Finance at Columbia. The author of Globalization and Its Discontents, he has been Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. (March 2003)

Keith Thomas is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfillment in Early Modern England.

Michael Walzer is Professor Emeritus in the School of ­Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and Co-editor Emeritus of Dissent magazine. He is the author most recently of In God’s Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible. (March 2014)