Contents


America’s Green Giant

Frederick Law Olmsted: Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society edited by Charles E. Beveridge

The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Volume IX: The Last Great Projects, 1890–1895 edited by David Schuyler, Gregory Kaliss, and Jeffrey Schlossberg

Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks edited by Charles E. Beveridge, Lauren Meier, and Irene Mills

Very Improbable Candidates

Outsider in the White House by Bernie Sanders with Huck Gutman, and with an afterword by John Nichols

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson, M.D., with Cecil Murphy

Rising to the Challenge: My Leadership Journey by Carly Fiorina

Who Was Saint Paul?

St. Paul: The Apostle We Love to Hate by Karen Armstrong

Who Made Early Christianity?: The Jewish Lives of the Apostle Paul by John G. Gager

Paul’s Summons to Messianic Life: Political Theology and the Coming Awakening by L.L. Welborn

Nietzsche Versus Paul by Abed Azzam

The Mystery of Primo Levi

The Complete Works of Primo Levi edited by Ann Goldstein, with an introduction by Toni Morrison, and translated from the Italian by Stuart Woolf, Ann Goldstein, Jenny McPhee, Nathaniel Rich, Alessandra Bastagli, Francesco Bastagli, Antony Shugaar, Jonathan Galassi, Anne Milano Appel, and Michael F. Moore

Contributors

John Banville’s most recent novel is The Blue Guitar. (May 2017)

G.W. Bowersock is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His new book, 
The Crucible of Islam, is published in April. (April 2017)

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale. Moral Imagination, a collection of his essays, was recently published in paperback. (November 2016)

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)

Linda Colley is Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History at Princeton. Her latest book is Acts of Union and Disunion: What Has Held the UK Together—and What Is Dividing It? 
. (June 2017)

Elizabeth Drew is a regular contributor to The New York Review. She is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014. (March 2017)

Helen Epstein is a writer specializing in public health and an adjunct professor at Bard College. She has advised numerous organizations, including the United States Agency for International Development, the World Bank, Human Rights Watch, and UNICEF. She is the author of The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa and has contributed articles to many publications, including The New York Review of Books and The New York Times Magazine. Her research for the article in the November 5, 2015 issue was supported by the Open Society Foundations.


Martin Filler is the author, most recently, of Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II: From Le Corbusier to Rem Koolhaas, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages. (March 2017)

Adam Fitzgerald, the Poetry Editor of Literary Hub and the Director of the Home School poetry conference, is the author of the collection of poems The Late Parade.
 (November 2015)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of ­Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 
He has published more than 180 scientific articles, is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and, most recently, is the coauthor with ­Pamela Hartzband of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. (February 2017)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-­at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His most recent book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. (June 2017)

Jessica T. Mathews was President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 1997 until 2015 and is now a Distinguished Fellow there. She has served in the State Department and on the National Security Council staff in the White House. (May 2017)

Barack Obama is the President of the United States.

Tim Parks is Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan. He is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, the latest being Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (June 2017)

Nathaniel Rich is the author of Odds Against Tomorrow and The Mayor’s Tongue. (April 2017)

Marilynne Robinson’s latest book, the essay collection 
The Givenness of Things, will be published in paperback in October. (November 2016)

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her new book, The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney, will be published in October. (June 2017)

Cathleen Schine’s latest novel, They May Not Mean To, But They Do, will be published in paperback this June. (April 2017)

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. His new book, Scribbled in the Dark, a volume of poetry, will be published in June. (June 2017)

Colin Thubron is the President of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of The Lost Heart of Asia, Shadow of the Silk Road, and, most recently, Night of Fire, a novel. (June 2017)

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

Paul Wilson’s translation of Bohumil Hrabal’s early stories, Mr. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult, is published this month. (November 2015)