Contents


The Odd Couple

That Sweet Enemy: The French and the British from the Sun King to the Present by Robert and Isabelle Tombs

Early Christian Impresarios

Christianity and the Transformation of the Book: Origen, Eusebius, and the Library of Caesarea by Anthony Grafton and Megan Williams

The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship by Megan Hale Williams

Big Gamble in Rwanda

Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda by Roméo Dallaire, with a foreword by Samantha Power

The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide by Gérard Prunier

Imagined Olympians: Body Culture and Colonial Representation in Rwanda by John Bale

Silent Accomplice: The Untold Story of France’s Role in Rwandan Genocide by Andrew Wallis

An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina with Tom Zoellner

Disaster: From Suez to Iraq

Ends of British Imperialism: The Scramble for Empire, Suez and Decolonization by Wm. Roger Louis

The International Struggle over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council, 1980–2005 by David M. Malone

Scandals of Higher Education

Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education by William G. Bowen, Martin A. Kurzweil, and Eugene M. Tobin, in collaboration with Susanne C. Pichler

The Price of Admission: How America’s Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges—and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates by Daniel Golden

The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality by Walter Benn Michaels

Excellence Without a Soul: How a Great University Forgot Education by Harry R. Lewis

Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More by Derek Bok

Powers of the Mind: The Reinvention of Liberal Learning in America by Donald N. Levine

Contributors

John Banville’s new novel, Mrs. Osmond, will be published in November. (November 2017)

Julian Barnes’s most recent books are Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art and The Noise of Time, a novel.
 (April 2017)

Anne Barton is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. She is the author of Essays, Mainly Shakespearean.

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay.
 (April 2017)

Andrew Delbanco is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia.
 (November 2016)

Eamon Duffy is Emeritus Professor of the History of ­Christianity at the University of Cambridge. His latest book is ­Reformation 
Divided: Catholics, Protestants and the Conversion of England. (April 2017)

Václav Havel (1936–2011) was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic. Havel was one of the six signers of the statement “Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard.”

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Stephen Kinzer, a former New York Times bureau chief in Nica­ragua, is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown. His new book is The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War. (December 2013)

Joseph Lelyveld’s most recent book is His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt. (November 2017)

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most ­recently, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters.
 (October 2016)

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

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.

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)