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. Her most recent book is Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956.
 (June 2013)

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, most recently, of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power. (April 2014)

Mark Ford’s Selected Poems will be published in April. He teaches in the English Department at University College London. (February 2014)

Michael Greenberg is the author of Hurry Down Sunshine and Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life. (April 2014)

Robert Pogue Harrison is Rosina Pierotti Professor in Italian Literature at Stanford. He is the author of The Body of Beatrice, among other books.
 (October 2013)

Walter Kaiser is the author of Praisers of Folly: Erasmus, Rabelais, Shakespeare. 
(February 2014)

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. He is the author of *Early Auden*, *Later Auden*, and *The Things That Matter*, a volume of essays on Mary Shelley, Emily and Charlotte Brönte, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf.

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.
 (December 2013)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His most recent book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive ­Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.


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. (December 2013)

Arnold Relman is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine. He is the author of A Second Opinion: Rescuing America’s Health Care. (February 2014)

Alan Ryan’s collected essays The Making of Modern Liberalism and his two-volume work On Politics: A History of Political Thought were published last year.

Antony Shugaar is a translator of French and Italian, ­currently working on Walter Siti’s novel Resistance Is Futile, which won the Strega Prize in 2013.
 (May 2014)

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).

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 and Peace. (December 2013)

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 memoir, Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris, will be published in early 2014.