Degas in New Orleans

Degas and New Orleans: A French Impressionist in America an exhibition at the New Orleans Museum of Art, May 1-August 29, 1999., Catalog of the exhibition by Gail Feigenbaum and Jean Sutherland Boggs

Washington: The Yellow Peril

Report of the Select Committee on US National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People’s Republic of China submitted by Mr. Cox of California, Chairman.

Year of the Rat: How Bill Clinton Compromised US Security for Chinese Cash by Edward Timperlake and William C. Triplett II

Birth of a Salesman

Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the World He Made by David Halberstam

For the Love of the Game: My Story by Michael Jordan

The Best American Sports Writing of the Century edited by. David Halberstam

A Reader’s Guide to the Century

The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 by Eric Hobsbawm

Modern Times, Modern Places by Peter Conrad

A History of the World in the Twentieth Century by J.A.S. Grenville

The Century by Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster

The American Century by Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland and Kevin Baker

The Oxford History of the Twentieth Century edited by Michael Howard and William Roger Louis

The Columbia History of the Twentieth Century edited by Richard W. Bulliet

Why the American Century? by Olivier Zunz

The Twentieth Century: A World History by Clive Ponting

Our Times: The Illustrated History of the 20th Century edited by Lorraine Glennon

Chronicle of the 20th Century edited by Clifton Daniel and John W. Kirshon, foreword by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and An updated edition will be published in November.

National Geographic Eyewitness to the 20th Century by National Geographic Society

The Joys of Necrophilia

Gods and Monsters a film written and directed by Bill Condon. Condon's screenplay appears in Scenario: The Magazine of Screenwriting Art, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Winter 1998-1999).

Father of Frankenstein by Christopher Bram

James Whale: A New World of Gods and Monsters by James Curtis

Bride of Frankenstein by Alberto Manguel. (distributed in the US by Indiana University Press)

Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-1998 by David Ehrenstein

The Full Thoreau

The Environmental Imagination: Thoreau, Nature Writing, and the Formation of American Culture by Lawrence Buell

Seeing New Worlds: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Natural Science by Laura Dassow Walls


Mark Danner is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard. His most recent book is Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. His work can be found at www
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John Gregory Dunne (1932–2003) was a novelist, screenwriter and critic. His final novel is entitled Nothing Lost.

James Fenton is a British poet and literary critic. From 1994 until 1999, he was Oxford Professor of Poetry; in 2015 he was awarded the PEN Pinter Prize. He is the author of School of Genius: A History of the Royal Academy of Arts and, most recently, Yellow Tulips: Poems, 1968–2011. (May 2020)

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard and the author of The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. He is currently finishing a book on the historical influence of religious thinking on economic thinking.
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King Hussein died on February 7, 1999. (July 1999)

David Lodge is a novelist and critic and Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of Birmingham, England. His novels include Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work, and A Man of Parts. His most recent works of criticism are Consciousness and the Novel and The Year of Henry James.

Leo Marx is the Kenan Professor of American Cultural History (Emeritus) at MIT and most recently the editor, with Bruce Mazlish, of Progress:Fact or Illusion? (July 1999)

Joseph McBride’s books include Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success, Orson Welles, and Hawks on Hawks. His biography Searching for John Ford will be published in December. He writes a regular column on film for Irish America magazine. (July 1999)

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)

Lars-Erik Nelson (1941-2000) was the Washington columnist for the New York Daily News, and a frequent contributor to the Review.

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Out of My Head: On the Trail of Consciousness and the novel In Extremis.
 (March 2020)

Avi Shlaim is Professor of International Relations at Oxford University. His new book, The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World since 1948, will be published in October. (July 1999)

Alexander Stille is San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia. His most recent book is a memoir, The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace.
 (October 2019)

Wisława Szymborska (1923–2012) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996.

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)