Contents


‘The Greatest Catastrophe the World Has Seen’

The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914 by Margaret MacMillan

1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War by Charles Emmerson

The Russian Origins of the First World War by Sean McMeekin

July 1914: Countdown to War by Sean McMeekin

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War by Max Hastings

Rumsfeld: Why We Live in His Ruins

The Unknown Known a film directed by Errol Morris

Known and Unknown: A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld

By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld by Bradley Graham

Margaret Drabble: In Defiance of Time

The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble

The Needle’s Eye by Margaret Drabble

The Garrick Year by Margaret Drabble

The Red Queen by Margaret Drabble

The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws by Margaret Drabble

The Sea Lady by Margaret Drabble

The Millstone by Margaret Drabble

Contributors

John Ashbery’s new book of poems, Commotion of the Birds, will be published in November. (August 2016)

April Bernard’s most recent books are Brawl & Jag, a collection of poems, and Miss Fuller, a novel.
 (November 2016)

Elaine Blair is a regular contributor to The New York Review. (July 2017)

David Cole is the National Legal Director of the ACLU and the Honorable George J. Mitchell Professor in Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center. (June 2017)

Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
.markdanner.com.
 (March 2017)

R. J. W. Evans is a Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History Emeritus at Oxford. He is the author of Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Central Europe, c. 1683–1867, among other books. (March 2017)

Mark Ford’s latest book is Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner. He teaches in the English Department at University College London. (August 2017)

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard. His new book, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve, will be published in September. (April 2017)

Charles Hope was Director of the Warburg Institute, London, from 2001 to 2010. He is the author of Titian.


Walter Kaiser was formerly Director of Villa I Tatti, the ­Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. (October 2015)

Wyatt Mason is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a Writer-in-Residence at Bard, where he is Senior Fellow of the Hannah Arendt Center. He teaches literature at Eastern Correctional Facility through the Bard Prison Initiative.

(April 2016)

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.

Kenneth Roth is the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. (March 2017)

Jeffrey D. Sachs is Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia. He is the author most recently of The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity and To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace. (February 2014)