Guest of the Age

Sketches From A Life by George F. Kennan

George Kennan and the Dilemmas of US Foreign Policy by David Mayers

Kennan and the Art of Foreign Policy by Anders Stephanson

Living with Trollope

The Chronicler of Barsetshire: A Life of Anthony Trollope by R.H. Super

Trollope: Living With Character by Stephen Wall

He Knew She Was Right: The Independent Woman in the Novels of Anthony Trollope by Jane Nardin

The Real Leonardo

Leonardo da Vinci (January–April 1989) catalog of an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London and Martin Kemp and Jane Roberts and Philip Steadman, introduction by E.H. Gombrich

Leonardo on Painting edited by Martin Kemp, selected and translated by Martin Kemp and Margaret Walker

Michelangelo Draftsman DC (October–December 1988), and, in revised form, as Michel-Ange Dessinateur at the Louvre, Paris (May 13–July 31, 1989) catalog of an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Michael Hirst

Michelangelo and his Drawings by Michael Hirst

Four Prized Poets

Blackbird Bye Bye by April Bernard

The Night Parade by Edward Hirsch

Acrimony by Michael Hofmann

The Daylight Moon and Other Poems by Les A. Murray

The Grand Decider

The Warrior Queens by Antonia Fraser

A Country Made by War: From the Revolution to Vietnam
The Story of America’s Rise to Power
by Geoffrey Perret

The Wages of War: When America’s Soldiers Came Home
From Valley Forge to Vietnam
by Richard Severo and Lewis Milford

Technology and War: From 2000 BC to the Present by Martin van Creveld

Of Arms and Men: A History of War, Weapons, and Aggression by Robert L. O'Connell

The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare by John Keegan

War: Ends and Means by Paul Seabury and Angelo Codevilla

The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution: Statecraft and the Prospect of Armageddon by Robert Jervis

Dithering in Nicaragua

Condemned to Repetition by Robert A. Pastor

Somoza Falling by Anthony Lake

War and Peace in Central America: Reality and Illusion by Frank McNeil

Agony in the Garden: A Stranger in Central America by Edward R.F. Sheehan


John Bayley is a critic and novelist. His books include Elegy for Iris and The Power of Delight: A Lifetime in Literature.

Joseph Brodsky (1940–1996) was a Russian poet and essayist. Born in Leningrad, Brodsky moved to the United States when he was exiled from Russia in 1972. His poetry collections include A Part of Speech andTo Urania; his essay collections include Less Than One, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Watermark. In 1987, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He served as US Poet Laureate from 1991 to 1992.

James Chace is the Paul W. Williams Professor of Government and Public Law at Bard College. He is the author of Acheson and, most recently, 1912: The Election That Changed the Country. He is now working on a biography of Lafayette. (October 2004)

Gordon A. Craig (1913–2005) was a Scottish-American historian of Germany. He taught at both Princeton and Stanford, where he was named the J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1979.

Theodore H. Draper (1912–2006) was an American historian. Educated at City College, he wrote influential studies of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution and the Iran-Contra Affair. Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the 1990 recipient of the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.

Thomas R. Edwards (1928–2005) was Professor of English at Rutgers and editor of Raritan. His last book was Over Here: Criticizing America.

Amos Elon (1926–2009) was an Israeli journalist. His final book was The Pity of It All: A Portrait of Jews In Germany 1743 – 1933.

Timothy Garton Ash is Professor of European Studies and Isaiah Berlin Professorial Fellow at St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford. A new edition of his book The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague will be published this fall.
 (October 2019)

Anthony Hecht’sCollected Later Poems and Melodies Unheard: Essays on the Mysteries of Poetry were published in 2003. He died on October 20. (December 2004)

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

Brad Leithauser is a novelist, poet, and essayist. He lives in Massachusetts.

William Pfaff’s latest book is The Irony of Manifest Destiny: The Tragedy of America’s Foreign Policy.
 (June 2013)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Man Who Kept the ­Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA and Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda. (June 2019)

Peter B. Reddaway is Professor Emeritus of Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.

Philip Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, which has served as the setting for many of his novels. He won the National Book Award for his first book, Goodbye, Columbus, and for Sabbath’s Theater, the Pulitzer Prize for American Pastoral, and three PEN/Faulkner awards, for Operation Shylock, The Human Stain, and Everyman.

Ronald Steel is Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, a recent fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, and the author of biographies of Walter Lippmann and Robert Kennedy.

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of essays. (December 2019)