Contents


What’s New About the War?

When Britain Saved the West: The Story of 1940 by Robin Prior

Eisenhower’s Armies: The American–British Alliance During World War II by Niall Barr

Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge by Antony Beevor

Browned Off and Bloody-Minded: The British Soldier Goes to War, 1939–1945 by Alan Allport

Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at Home and at War by Linda Hervieux

Omaha Beach on D-Day y Jean-David Morvan and Séverine Tréfouël, with drawings by Dominique Bertail, photographs by Robert Capa, and text by Bernard Lebrun, translated from the French by Edward Gauvin

France 1940: Defending the Republic by Philip Nord

Eisenhower’s Guerrillas: The Jedburghs, the Maquis, and the Liberation of France by Benjamin F. Jones

The Rise of Germany, 1939–1941: The War in the West by James Holland

The Battle for Moscow by David Stahel

India at War: The Subcontinent and the Second World War by Yasmin Khan

Windows on the Will

The Polar Express a film directed by Robert Zemeckis

Anomalisa a film directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson

On the Suffering of the World by Arthur Schopenhauer, translated from the German by R.J. Hollingdale

Contributors

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. A new ­rewritten edition of his book What Is Painting? will be published in October. (July 2017)

Jason DeParle, a reporter for The New York Times and an Emerson Fellow at New America, is writing a book about a family of immigrants.
 (February 2017)

Hugh Eakin has previously written on Denmark and Norway for The New York Review. (January 2017)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the coauthor, with Pamela Hartzband, of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You.

Max Hastings is the author of many books on military history, including Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War and Inferno: The World at War, 1939–45. His new book, Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy, 1945–75, will be published next year.

 (October 2017)

Lawrence M. Krauss is Director of the Origins Project and Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Physics Department at Arizona State. His new book, The Greatest Story Ever Told…So Far, will be published in March.
 (September 2016)

Nicholas Lemann is a Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a staff writer at The New Yorker. His books include The Big Test: The Secret History of the American Meritocracy and The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. (June 2017)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. With New York Review Books he has published The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction (2016), The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics (2nd. ed., 2016), and, with Robert Silvers and Ronald Dworkin, The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin (2001). His other books include G.B. Vico: The Making of an Anti-Modern (1994), The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (2007), and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: On Political Reaction (2017). He was the 2015 Overseas Press Club of America winner of the Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium for his New York Review series “On France.” Visit marklilla.com.

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury, and the author, most recently, of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. (February 2017)

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)

Eileen Myles’s most recent books are I Must Be Living Twice: New & Selected Poems, 1975–2014 and a reissue of Chelsea Girls.
 (March 2016)

Joyce Carol Oates is the author, most recently, of the novel A Book of American Martyrs and the story collection Dis mem ber. She is currently Distinguished Writer in Residence in the Graduate Program at NYU. (September 2017)

Adam Shatz is a Contributing Editor at the London Review of Books. (September 2016)

Zadie Smith’s new novel, Swing Time, was published in November. (December 2016)

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (April 2017)