Contents


He’s Not So Dumb

Portrait of a President by Hugh Sidey, photographs by Fred Ward

The President by John Hersey

Gerald Ford and the Future of the Presidency by Jerald F. terHorst

A Ford, Not a Lincoln by Richard Reeves

Hello to All That

The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell

Wilfred Owen by Jon Stallworthy

Journey to the Trenches: The Life of Isaac Rosenberg 1890-1918 by Joseph Cohen

Isaac Rosenberg: The Half Used Life by Jean Liddiard

Isaac Rosenberg: Poet and Painter by Jean Moorcroft Wilson

Keith Douglas 1920-1944 by Desmond Graham

Short Reviews

Eagle and Sword: The Federalists and the Creation of the Military Establishment in America, 1783-1802 by Richard H. Kohn

The Long Thirst: Prohibition in America: 1920-1933 by Thomas M. Coffey

Contributors

Robert M. Adams (1915-1996) was a founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. He taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, Cornell and U.C.L.A. His scholarly interested ranged from Milton to Joyce, and his translations of many classic works of French literature continue to be read to this day.

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Frederick C. Crews’s new book, Freud: The Making of an Illusion, will be published in the fall.
 (February 2017)

Irvin Ehrenpreis (1920–1985) was the Linden Kent Memorial Professor of English Literature at the University of Virginia. In 1984 he received the Christian Gauss Award from Phi Beta Kappa for the final volume of his trilogy, Swift: The Man, His Works, and the Age.

George M. Fredrickson is Edgar E. Robinson Professor of US History Emeritus at Stanford. His recent books include Racism: A Short History and Not Just Black and White, a collection co-edited with Nancy Foner.

Karl Miller is a British editor and critic. In 1979 he founded the London Review of Books.

Robert Penn Warren was an American novelist, poet and critic.

H. R. Trevor-Roper (1914–2003) was a British historian and the author of The Last Days of Hitler. He taught at Oxford, where he was the Regius Professor Modern History.

Garry Wills, a journalist and historian, is the author of numerous books, including Nixon Agonistes (1970), Inventing America (1978), Explaining America: The Federalist (1981), and Lincoln at Gettysburg (1993), which won a Pulitzer Prize that year. His most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters (2017). (November 2019)