Contents


Carter and the End of Liberalism

America in Our Time by Godfrey Hodgson

The Collapse of Liberal Empire: Science and Revolution in the Twentieth Century by Paul N. Goldstene

Public Constraint and American Policy in Vietnam by Bruce Andrews

Bang!

The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe by Steven Weinberg

Desperate Character

How It Was by Mary Welsh Hemingway

Papa: A Personal Memoir by Gregory H. Hemingway MD, with a preface by Norman Mailer

By Force of Will: The Life and Art of Ernest Hemingway by Scott Donaldson

Fortune Hunting

The Castle of Crossed Destinies by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver

Mortal Engines by Stanislaw Lem, translated by Michael Kandel

The Sunday of Life by Raymond Queneau, translated by Barbara Wright

Contributors

Noel Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer and scholar of European history. His works include Leslie Stephen and Our Age, Changing Enemies: The Defeat and Regeneration of Germany, and The Curious Strength of Positivism in English Political Thought.

Neal Ascherson is the author of Black Sea, Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland, and the novel Death of the Fronsac. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
 (April 2019)

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.

John K. Fairbank (1907–1991) was an American sinologist. His final book was China: A New History.

Martin Gardner (1914–2010) was a science writer and novelist. He was the author of The New Ambidextrous Universe, Fractal Music, Hypercards and More, The Night is Large and Visitors from Oz.

John Hollander is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale.

Conor Cruise O’Brien (1917–2009) was an Irish historian and politician. He was elected to the Irish parliament in 1969 and served as a Minister from 1973 until 1977. His works include States of Ireland, The Great Melody and Memoir: My Life and Themes.

Wilfrid Sheed (1915–2011) was a British-American novelist and critic.

Lawrence Stone (1919–1999) was an English historian. He taught British history at Oxford and Princeton.

Garry Wills’s most recent book is What the Qur’an Meant: And Why It Matters. (November 2019)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.