Contents


Dead or Alive

No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden by Mark Owen, with Kevin Maurer

And the Silken Girls Bringing Sherbet’

The Letters of T.S. Eliot, Volume 1: 1898–1922 edited by Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton

The Letters of T.S. Eliot, Volume 2: 1923–1925 edited by Valerie Eliot and Hugh Haughton

The Letters of T.S. Eliot, Volume 3: 1926–1927 edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden

In the New World of Spies

The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin’s Secret Service by Andrew Meier

Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution by Robert Service

Stalin’s Romeo Spy: The Remarkable Rise and Fall of the KGB’s Most Daring Operative by Emil Draitser

Deception: Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes the West by Edward Lucas

Contributors

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for The Washington Post and Slate, and runs the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute. 
Her most recent book is Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern ­Europe, 1944–1956.

 (December 2014)

John Banville was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1945. He is the author of many novels, including The Book of Evidence, The Untouchable, Eclipse, The Sea (winner of the Man Booker Prize), and Ancient Light. As Benjamin Black he has written six crime novels, including Vengeance.

Steve Coll is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.

 (April 2015)

Mark Ford’s Selected Poems and a volume of essays, This Dialogue of One, were published last year. He teaches in the English Department at University College London. (May 2015)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life.
(July 2015)

Robert Pogue Harrison is Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature at Stanford. His most recent book is Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age. (February 2015)

Walter Kaiser is the author of Praisers of Folly: Erasmus, ­Rabelais, Shakespeare. 
(June 2015)

Roderick Macfarquhar is Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard. His most recent publication as editor and contributor is The Politics of China: Sixty Years of the People’s Republic of China. (March 2014)

Thomas Meaney is a doctoral candidate in history at Columbia. (October 2012)

Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and the literary executor of the Estate of W. H. Auden. His books include The Things That Matter—about seven novels by Mary Shelley, Charlotte and Emily Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf—and Early Auden and Later Auden. He has edited novels by Arnold Bennett, Thomas Hardy, George Meredith, Anthony Trollope, and H. G. Wells, and has written for The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, and many other publications. His Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers will be published by New York Review Books in March 2015.


Alain Minc is President of AM Conseil. His most recent book is L’Âme des nations. (October 2012)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London. (Julne 2015)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His seventh collection of poetry, In a Mist, is to be published in the spring of 2015.


Fintan O’Toole is Literary Editor of The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton. His latest book is A History of Ireland in 100 Objects.
 (May 2015)

Arnold Relman (1923–2014) was Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a contributor of many articles and essays to The New York Review. Marcia Angell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Arnold Relman was her husband.

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.


Antony Shugaar is a translator and a contributing editor at Asymptote Journal. His most recent translation is Hollow Heart by Viola Di Grado. (June 2015)

Elisabeth Sifton has been an editor and book publisher for many decades. She is the author of The Serenity Prayer: Faith and Politics in Times of Peace and War (2004), about the background to the famous prayer written by her father, Reinhold Niebuhr.

Fritz Stern is University Professor Emeritus and the former provost of Columbia University, with which he has been associated since the 1940s. His many books include The Politics of Cultural Despair (1963), Gold and Iron: Bismarck, Bleichroder, and the Building of the German Empire (1977), Einstein’s German World (1999), and Five Germanys I Have Known (2006). And he is the author most recently of No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State with Elisabeth Sifton.

Alexander Stille is San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia. His most recent book is a memoir, The Force of Things: A Marriage in War in Peace. (April 2015)

William Styron (1925–2006) was the author of several novels, including Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner.

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. He has also written several novels; the most recent is Jack Holmes and His Friend: A Novel. He teaches creative writing at Princeton. His latest book, States of Desire Revisited: Travels in Gay America, has just been published.