Contents


The Entertainer

Buffalo Bill’s America: William Cody and the Wild West Show by Louis S. Warren

The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America by Larry McMurtry

Buffalo Bill in Bologna: The Americanization of the World,1869–1922 by Robert W. Rydell and Rob Kroes

The Spirit of Play

Decreation: Poetry, Essays, Opera by Anne Carson

Glass, Irony and God by Anne Carson

Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson

Men in the Off Hours by Anne Carson

Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson

The Beauty of the Husband: A Fictional Essay in 29 Tangos by Anne Carson

Plainwater: Essays and Poetry by Anne Carson

The Mystery of Willi Münzenberg

The Red Millionaire: A Political Biography of Willi Münzenberg, Moscow’s Secret Propaganda Tsar in the West by Sean McMeekin

Double Lives: Stalin, Willi Münzenberg, and the Seduction of the Intellectuals by Stephen Koch, with an introduction by Sam Tanenhaus

The Truth About the Colleges

Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class by Ross Gregory Douthat

I’m the Teacher, You’re the Student: A Semester in the University Classroom by Patrick Allitt

What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain

University, Inc.: The Corporate Corruption of American Higher Education by Jennifer Washburn

The Best 357 Colleges: 2005 Edition by the Princeton Review

Profiles of American Colleges: 2005

The Return of the Imperial Hero

Trafalgar: The Men, the Battle, the Storm by Tim Clayton and Phil Craig

Nelson: The New Letters edited by Colin White

Seize the Fire: Heroism, Duty, and the Battle of Trafalgar by Adam Nicolson

Admiral Lord Nelson: Context and Legacy edited by David Cannadine

A Great Russian Prophet

The Word That Causes Death’s Defeat: Poems of Memory by Anna Akhmatova,translated from the Russian, with an introductory biography, critical essays, and commentary and Nancy K. Anderson

Contributors

Russell Baker is a former columnist and correspondent for The New York Times and The Baltimore Sun. His books include The Good Times, Growing Up, and Looking Back.
 (November 2016)

Jeremy Bernstein is a theoretical physicist and the author, most recently, of A Bouquet of Numbers and Other Scientific Offerings, a collection of essays.
 (December 2016).

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)

Helen Epstein teaches at Bard and is the author, most recently, of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror. (June 2018)

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. His most recent book is Free Speech: Ten Principles for a Connected World.
 (December 2017)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science and mathematics at Queens College. His new book, The Math Myth and Other STEM ­Delusions, will appear next March.
 (July 2015)

Robert Hass is the author of several books of poems, most recently Sun Under Wood. Poet laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997, he teaches English at the University of California at Berkeley. (November 2005)

Human Rights Watch, the largest human rights organization based in the United States, conducts fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses worldwide. (November 2005)

Aileen Kelly is a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. Her books include Toward Another Shore: Russian Thinkers Between Necessity and Chance.


Alison Lurie is the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of American Literature Emerita at Cornell. She is the author of ten novels, two collections of essays on children’s literature, and the editor of The Oxford Book of Fairy Tales. Her most recent book is Reading for Fun. (March 2017)

Sherwin B. Nuland is Clinical Professor of Surgery and a Fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale. He is the author of How We Die, which won the National Book Award in 1994, and Lost in America. (December 2005)

Joyce Carol Oates’s Beautiful Days, a collection of stories, will be published in February. She is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Graduate Program at NYU. (December 2017)

Charles Rosen was a pianist and music critic. In 2011 he was awarded a National Humanities Medal.

Alan Ryan is the author of On Tocqueville, On Marx, and the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present. 
(January 2018)

Michael Scammell is the author of biographies of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Arthur Koestler, and has translated many books from Russian. He is now working on a memoir. (April 2016)

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

Jonathan Spence is Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. Among his books are The Death of Woman Wang, Treason by the Book, The Question of Hu, and The Search for Modern China.