Contents


Bush’s Amazing Achievement

Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic by Chalmers Johnson

Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower by Zbigniew Brzezinski

Statecraft and How to Restore America’s Standing in the World by Dennis Ross

His Inner Cat

Krazy & Ignatz: The Complete Full-Page Comic Strips by George Herriman, edited and annotated by Bill Blackbeard, designed by Chris Ware

Masters of American Comics exhibition catalog edited by John Carlin, Paul Karasik, and Brian Walker

Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium edited by Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester

Krazy Kat: The Comic Art of George Herriman by Patrick McDonnell, Karen O'Connell, and Georgia Riley De Havenon

Death Under the Tsar

A Russian Diary: A Journalist’s Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin’s Russia by Anna Politkovskaya, translated from the Russian by Arch Tait, with a foreword by Scott Simon

Fascinating Narcissism

Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl by Steven Bach

Leni Riefenstahl: A Life by Jürgen Trimborn, translated from the German by Edna McCown

The Other Einstein

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Einstein: A Biography by Jürgen Neffe, translated from the German by Shelley Frisch

Subtle Is the Lord’: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais

The Private Lives of Albert Einstein by Roger Highfield andPaul Carter

Einstein in Love: A Scientific Romance by Dennis Overbye

Einstein’s Clocks, Poincaré’s Maps: Empires of Time by Peter Galison

Einstein on Politics edited by David Rowe and Robert Schulmann

Einstein on Race and Racism by Fred Jerome and Rodger Taylor

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein by Albert Einstein

Contributors

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (August 2014)

Sarah Boxer is the author of In the Floyd Archives: A Psycho-Bestiary and the editor of Ultimate Blogs: Masterworks from the Wild Web. (December 2010)

Ian Buruma is the author of many books, including *The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan* (1995), *The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West* (1996), *Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance* (2006), and *Year Zero: A History of 1945* (2013). He is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism at Bard and a regular contributor to *The New York Review of Books*, *The New Yorker*, and *The New York Times*, among other publications.

John Carey is Arts Emeritus Merton Professor of English at Oxford University. He has appeared as a host and commentator on numerous television and radio programs in England and is the former chief book reviewer for The Sunday Times. Among his books are The Intellectuals and the Masses, What Good Are the Arts?, Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the Twenieth Century’s Most Enjoyable Books, and a biography of William Golding. He has chaired the Booker Prize committee twice and in 2005 was the chair of the first international Booker Prize committee.

Robert Cottrell has served as a Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (June 2007)

Jonathan Freedland is Executive Editor for Opinion at The Guardian, where he also writes a weekly column. In 2014 he was awarded the Orwell Special Prize for journalism.

 (August 2014)

John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.

Adam Hochschild has written for The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and The Nation. His books include King Leopold’s Ghost and, most recently, To End All Wars. He teaches at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

Alan Hollinghurst was born in 1954 in Gloucestershire, England, and attended Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the author of the novels The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), The Spell, The Line of Beauty, as well as of a translation of the play Bajazet by Racine. A former staff member at The Times Literary Supplement, Hollinghurst is a frequent contributor to that and other publications, including The Guardian. Hollinghurst’s fourth novel, The Line of Beauty, won the Man Booker Prize in 2004 and his fifth novel, The Stranger’s Child, was published last October. He lives in London.

Richard Horton is a physician. He edits The Lancet, a weekly medical journal based in London and New York. He is also a visiting professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Michael Kimmelman is Chief Architecture Critic of The New York Times.
 (June 2014)

James Lardner is a senior fellow at Demos, a center for public policy based in New York City. He is the co-editor of Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its Poisonous Consequences and co-editor of Inequality.org. (June 2007)

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

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Darryl Pinckney, a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. He lives in New York City.

Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist and a member of the faculty at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of The Life of the Cosmos, Three Roads to Quantum Gravity, and The Trouble with Physics. (June 2007)

Michael Wood is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His books include Literature and the Taste of Knowledge and Yeats and Violence