Contents


Excelsior!

Hillary’s Turn: Inside Her Improbable, Victorious Senate Campaign Michael Tomasky

Southern Comfort

The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History edited by Gary W. Gallagher and Alan T. Nolan

Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War Charles B. Dew

The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780–1860 Leonard L. Richards

Time of Indifference

Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health Laurie Garrett

Dying for Growth: Global Inequality and the Health of the Poor edited by Jim Yong Kim, Joyce V. Millen, Alec Irwin, and John Gershman

Poverty, Inequality, and Health edited by David A. Leon and Gill Walt

Charmed Lives

Antioch: The Lost Ancient City

Antioch: The Lost Ancient City, catalog of the exhibition edited by Christine Kondoleon

The Big College Try

Intercollegiate Athletics and the American University: A University President’s Perspective James J. Duderstadt

Beer and Circus: How Big-Time College Sports Is Crippling Undergraduate Education Murray Sperber

The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values James L. Shulman and William G. Bowen

Tracking the Untrackable

Sidetracks: Explorations of a Romantic Biographer Richard Holmes

Literary Lives: Biography and the Search for Understanding David Ellis

Reflections on Biography Paula R. Backscheider

The X-Files

The “Jewish Threat”: Anti-Semitic Politics of the US Army Joseph W. Bendersky

“Communazis”: FBI Surveillance of German Emigré Writers Alexander Stephan

Shadows on the Danube

The Struggle for a Democratic Austria: Bruno Kreisky on Peace and Social Justice edited by Matthew Paul Berg, in collaboration with Jill Lewis and Oliver Rathkolb; translated from the German by Helen Atkins and Matthew Paul Berg; with a preface by John Kenneth Galbraith

Haider: Licht und Schatten einer Karriere [Light and Shadows of a Career] Christa Zöchling

Contributors

Al Alvarez is the author of Risky Business, a selection of essays, many of which first appeared in The New York Review of Books.

Gabriele Annan is a book and film critic living in London. (March 2006)

Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Augustine of Hippo: A Biography and, most recently, Treasure in Heaven: The Holy Poor in Early Christianity. (June 2019)

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.

Robert Darnton’s A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution was published in February. He is the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian Emeritus at Harvard. (June 2018)

Helen Epstein is Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health at Bard. She is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror and The Invisible Cure: Why We Are Losing the Fight Against AIDS in Africa. She has served as a consultant for numerous organizations, including UNICEF, the World Bank, and Human Rights Watch. (October 2019)

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 2019)

David Gilmour’s books include The Last Leopard: A Life of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and The Pursuit of Italy: A 
History of a Land, Its Regions, and Their Peoples.
 (March 2014)

Andrew Hacker teaches political science at Queens College. He is currently working on a book about the Republican Party. (September 2018)

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)

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Hermione Lee was President of Wolfson College, Oxford, from 2008 until 2017. Her most recent book is a biography of Penelope Fitzgerald.
 (July 2018)

J. S. Marcus’s most recent novel is The Captain’s Fire. He is currently a fellow at the Santa Maddalena Foundation, near Florence. (April 2001)

Larry McMurtry lives in Archer City, Texas. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, Lonesome Dove (winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction), Folly and Gloryand Rhino Ranch. His nonfiction works include a biography of Crazy Horse, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Paradise, Sacagawea’s Nickname: Essays on the American West and, most recently, Custer.

James McPherson is George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of American History Emeritus at Princeton. His books include Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989, and, most ­recently, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters.
 (October 2016)

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Charles Simic has been Poet Laureate of the United States. Come Closer and Listen, his latest book of poems, will be out next year. (August 2018)

James Traub is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine. He is currently writing a book about Times Square. (February 2002)