Contents


The Homer of Painting

Drawn by the Brush: Oil Sketches by Peter Paul Rubens Catalog of the exhibition by Peter C. Sutton and Marjorie E. Wieseman with Nico van Hout

Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings Catalog of the exhibition by Anne-Marie Logan, with Michiel C. Plomp

The Breaking of the Mau Mau

Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya by Caroline Elkins

Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire by David Anderson

Welcome to New Dork

Men and Cartoons by Jonathan Lethem

The Disappointment Artist by Jonathan Lethem

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem

The Illusionist

Mussolini: A New Life by Nicholas Farrell

Mussolini by R.J.B. Bosworth

On the Fiery March: Mussolini Prepares for War by G. Bruce Strang

India: The War Over History

Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India by James W. Laine

Ganesha: Lord of Obstacles, Lord of Beginnings by Paul Courtright

Early India: From the Origins to AD 1300 by Romila Thapar

Beyond Nationalist Frames: Postmodernism, Hindu Fundamentalism, History by Sumit Sarkar

A History of India, Volume 2 by Percival Spear

Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia edited by David Gilmartin and Bruce B. Lawrence

The Myth of the Holy Cow by Dwijendra Narayan Jha

History in the New NCERT Textbooks: A Report and Index of Errors by Irfan Habib, Suvira Jaiswal, and Aditya Mukherjee

The Indians’ Own Story

A Forest of Time: American Indian Ways of History by Peter Nabokov

Restoring a Presence: American Indians and Yellowstone National Park by Peter Nabokov and Lawrence Loendorf

Silver Horn: Master Illustrator of the Kiowas by Candace S. Greene, with a foreword by Donald Tofpi

For All to See: The Little Bighorn Battle in Plains Indian Art by Sandra L. Brizée-Bowen

The Flawed Report on Dan Rather

Report of the Independent Review Panel on the September 8, 2004 60 Minutes Wednesday Segment “For the Record” Concerning President Bush’s Texas Air National Guard Service by Dick Thornburgh and Louis D. Boccardi

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, and the novel Death of the Frosac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (October 2017)

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays, including the 2000 Booker Prize–winning The Blind Assassin; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize and the Premio Mondello; The Robber Bride, Cat’s Eye, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Penelopiad. Her latest work is a book of short stories called Stone Mattress: Nine Tales (2014). Her newest novel, Madd­Addam (2013) is the third in a trilogy comprising The Year of the Flood (2009) and the Giller and Booker Prize–nominated Oryx and Crake (2003). Atwood lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

John Brewer teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences ­Division at the California Institute of Technology. He is currently working on a book on Vesuvius in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
 (November 2016)

Andrew Butterfield is President of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts. He is the author of The Sculptures of Andrea del Verrocchio, among other books. (May 2016)

J.M. Coetzee is Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of sixteen works of fiction, as well as many works of criticism and translation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003.
 (January 2017)

Frederick C. Crews’s new book, Freud: The Making of an Illusion, will be published in the fall.
 (February 2017)

William Dalrymple’s books include The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 and Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839–42. He is Codirector of the Jaipur Literature Festival.
 (November 2016)

Barry Goldensohn is the author of five collections of poems: St. Venus Eve, Uncarving the Block, The Marrano, Dance Music, and, with his wife, Lorrie, East Long Pond. (December 2008)

James C. Goodale, an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School, is the former Vice Chairman and General Counsel of The New York Times and represented the newspaper in the Pentagon Papers case. He is Host/Producer of the TV program The Digital Age. An earlier version of the article in this issue appeared in the New York Law Journal. (April 2005)

Ian Hacking teaches philosophy at the University of Toronto. From 2000 to 2006 Hacking held the chair of Philosophy and History of Scientific Concepts at the Collège de France. His most recent book is Historical Ontology.

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

Anthony Lewis, a former columnist for The New York Times, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment.

John Lukacs was born in Budapest in 1924. He is the author of over thirty books, including ­Historical Consciousness and, most recently, A Short History of the Twentieth Century.


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.

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (November 2017)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (November 2017)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Confirmation, a novel, and The Killing of Crazy Horse. (April 2017)

Roger Shattuck (1923–2005) was an American writer and scholar of French culture. He taught at Harvard, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Virginia, and Boston University, where he was named University Professor. His books includeForbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His latest book is Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry. (November 2017)

Patricia Storace is the author of Heredity, a volume of poems, Dinner with Persephone, a travel memoir about Greece, and Sugar Cane, a children’s book. Her most recent book is the novel A Book of Heaven.
 (July 2016)