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The ‘Stalker’ Game

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl a video game by GSC Game World

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky a video game by GSC Game World

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat a video game by GSC Game World

Surprising Young Lucian

Lucian Freud Drawings an exhibition at Blain/Southern, London, February 17–April 5, 2012, and Acquavella Galleries, New York City, May 1–June 9, 2012

Mothers Beware!

The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of Women by Elisabeth Badinter

Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species by Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman

Making Babies: Stumbling into Motherhood by Anne Enright

So Deep in the Dark

Five Noir Novels of the 1940s & 50s: Dark Passage, Nightfall, The Burglar, The Moon in the Gutter, Street of No Return by David Goodis, edited by Robert Polito

Real Cool

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, May 23–September 3, 2012; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., October 14, 2012–January 13, 2013; Tate Modern, London,

Andy Warhol: Fame and Misfortune an exhibition at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, February 1–May 20, 2012

Obama & Health Care: The Straight Story

Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle Over Health Care Reform by Paul Starr

Inside National Health Reform by John E. McDonough

Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States by Richard Kirsch

Stalin & Hitler: Mass Murder by Starvation

Wielki Terror: operacja polska 1937–1938 [The Great Terror: The Polish Operation, 1937–1938] edited by Jerzy Bednarek and others

Deutsche Besatzungspolitik in Litauen 1941–1944 [German Occupation Policies in Lithuania, 1941–1944] by Christoph Dieckmann

Leningrad: The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941–1944 by Anna Reid

The Road: Stories, Journalism, and Essays by Vasily Grossman, edited by Robert Chandler, translated from the Russian by Elizabeth Chandler, Robert Chandler, and Olga Mukovnikova

Mr. Madison’s Weird War

1812: The Navy’s War by George C. Daughan

James Madison by Richard Brookhiser

James Madison: Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation by Jeff Broadwater

Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s War: America’s First Couple and the Second War of Independence by Hugh Howard

Contributors

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

Gail Collins is a columnist for The New York Times. Her article in this issue appears in somewhat different form in her new book As Texas Goes …: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda, published this month by Liveright.
 (June 2012)

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.

Martin Filler is the 2017 recipient of the Stephen A. Kliment ­Oculus Award, given by the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for his architecture criticism, which has appeared in these pages since 1985.
 (August 2017)

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)

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World.
 (June 2017)

Hilary Mantel is an English novelist, short story writer, and critic. Her novel, Wolf Hall, won the Man Booker Prize in 2009.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Steven Mithen is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Early Prehistory at the University of Reading. His books include The Prehistory of the Mind, After the Ice: A Global Human History, The Singing Neanderthals, and, most recently, Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World.
 (November 2016)

Nicolas Pelham is The Economist’s Middle East correspondent. His most recent book is Holy Lands: Reviving Pluralism in the Middle East. (October 2016)

Nathaniel is the author of Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor’s Tongue. His novel King Zeno will be published in January. (October 2017)

Robin Robertson is from the northeast coast of Scotland. His fifth collection of poetry will be published next year. (June 2012)

Israel Rosenfield is the author, with Edward B. Ziff, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. He is preparing an English translation of Plaisir de jouer, plaisir de penser by Charles Rosen and Catherine Temerson. (August 2017)

Alan Ryan’s On Tocqueville and On Marx were published last year. He is the author of the two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present. He is visiting professor of philosophy at Stanford.


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)

Sanford Schwartz is the author of Christen Købke and William Nicholson. (October 2017)

Timothy Snyder is the Housum Professor of History at Yale. His latest book, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, is published on February 28.
 (February 2017)

Michael Tomasky is a Special Correspondent for The Daily Beast and the Editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. (November 2017)

Geoffrey Wheatcroft is the author of The Controversy of Zion, The Strange Death of Tory England, and Yo, Blair! (October 2016)

Garry Wills is the subject of a Festchrift published by Northwestern’s Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Nation and World, Church and God: The Legacy of Garry Wills. (April 2017)

Gabriel Winslow-Yost is Assistant Editor at The New York Review. (October 2015)

Gordon Wood is the Alva O. Way University Professor Emeritus at Brown. His new book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, will be published in the fall.
 (May 2017)

Edward Ziff is the author, with Israel Rosenfield, of DNA: A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World. (August 2017)