Undemocratic Vistas

The Corruption of American Politics: What Went Wrong and Why by Elizabeth Drew

Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate by Bob Woodward

On ‘Beauty’ Bare

The Sleeping Beauty performed by the Kirov Ballet at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, June 28-30, 1999 a ballet choreographed by Marius Petipa, with music by Tchaikovsky,

Evangel of the Lens

Alfred Stieglitz: Photographs & Writings second edition, edited by Sarah Greenough and Juan Hamilton, with an introduction by Sarah Greenough

Stieglitz, O’Keeffe & American Modernism Connecticut, April 16-July 11, 1999. by Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser and Amy Ellis, with Maura Lyons. Catalog of an exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford,

Always True to France

Paris and Elsewhere by Richard Cobb, edited and introduced by David Gilmour and (Distributed in the US by Trafalgar Square)

The French and Their Revolution by Richard Cobb, edited and introduced by David Gilmour

The People’s Choice

I Ain’t Got Time to Bleed: Reworking the Body Politic from the Bottom Up by Jesse Ventura

Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story by Jake Tapper

Me, by Jimmy (Big Boy) Valente, Governor of Minnesota as told to Garrison Keillor

Nature Without People?

Requiem for Nature by John Terborgh

The Condor’s Shadow: The Loss and Recovery of Wildlife in America by David S. Wilcove

Continental Conservation: Scientific Foundations of Regional Reserve Networks edited by Michael E. Soulé and John Terborgh

Looking for Raymond Carver

All of Us: The Collected Poems by Raymond Carver

Cathedral by Raymond Carver

Fires: Essays, Poems, Stories by Raymond Carver

A New Path to the Waterfall by Raymond Carver

No Heroics, Please: Uncollected Writings by Raymond Carver

Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories by Raymond Carver. tenth-anniversary edition

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please? by Raymond Carver


Julian Barnes’s most recent books are Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art and The Noise of Time, a novel.
 (April 2017)

Arlene Croceis the former dance critic for The New Yorker and the author of The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book.

 (February 2016)

Tim Judah is currently a Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen in Vienna. He has reported for The New York Review from, among other places, ­Afghanistan, Serbia, Uganda, and Armenia.
 (October 2018)

Paul Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale, is the author and editor of fifteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers. His latest book is The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations. (November 2006)

Avishai Margalit is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent book is On Betrayal.
 (May 2019)

Bill McKibben is the founder of and Schumann ­Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Played Itself Out?
 (August 2020)

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas, American Studies and The Metaphysical Club.

Lorrie Moore is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt and the author of four story collections and three novels. Her most recent book is a collection of essays, See What Can Be Done. (August 2018)

Julian Moynahan is Professor of English Emeritus at Rutgers University. His most recent book is Anglo-Irish: The Literary Imagination in a Hyphenated Culture. (May 2000)

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

A. O. Scott is a film critic at The New York Times and the former Sunday book critic for Newsday. His writing has appeared in The New York Review of Books, Slate, and many other publications.

Robert Stone was born in Brooklyn in 1937. He is the author of seven novels: A Hall of Mirrors, the National Book Award–winning Dog Soldiers, A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light, Outerbridge Reach, Damascus Gate, and Bay of Souls. He has also written short stories, essays, and screenplays, and published a short story collection, Bear and His Daughter, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in New York City and in Key West, Florida.

John Terborgh, who has worked in the Peruvian Amazon since 1973, is Research Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke and Director of its Center for Tropical Conservation. His latest book, co-edited with James A. Estes, is Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature.
 (April 2012)

Richard Ullman is the David K.E. Bruce Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University. (August 1999)

John Updike (1932–2009) was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania. In 1954 he began to publish in The New Yorker, where he continued to contribute short stories, poems, and criticism until his death. His major work was the set of four novels chronicling the life of Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, two of which, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His last books were the novel The Widows of Eastwick and Due Considerations, a collection of his essays and criticism.

Brian Urquhart is a former Undersecretary-General of the United Nations. His books include Hammarskjöld, A Life in Peace and War, and Ralph Bunche: An American Life.

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)