Contents


The Master

George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker by Robert Gottlieb

All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine by Terry Teachout

The Wise Warrior

George Washington Remembers: Reflections on the French and Indian War edited by Fred Anderson

His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis

Colleges: An Endangered Species?

Stover at Yale by Owen Johnson

The Future of the Public University in America: Beyond the Crossroads by James J. Duderstadt and Farris W. Womack

The Uses of the University by Clark Kerr

Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education by David L. Kirp

Survival of the Smallest

In Our Hearts We Were Giants: The Remarkable Story of the Lilliput Troupe—A Dwarf Family’s Survival of the Holocaust by Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev

The Producers

They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators by Harold Evans, with Gail Buckland and David Lefer

An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power by John Steele Gordon

Growing Public, Volume 1: Social Spending and Economic Growth Since the Eighteenth Century by Peter H. Lindert

Bill of Wrongs

Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism by Geoffrey R. Stone

The People Themselves: Popular Constitutionalism and Judicial Review by Larry D. Kramer

‘I Is Someone Else’

Chronicles, Volume One by Bob Dylan

Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader edited by Benjamin Hedin

Lyrics: 1962–2001 by Bob Dylan

Tarantula by Bob Dylan

Contributors

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

Toni Bentley danced with the New York City Ballet for ten years and is the author of five books, including Winter Season: A Dancer’s Journal, Sisters of Salome, and The Surrender: An Erotic Memoir. She is the recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship. (November 2009)

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
.markdanner.com.
 (March 2017)

Andrew Delbanco is Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia and President of the Teagle Foundation. His most recent book is The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War. (January 2019)

István Deák is Seth Low Professor Emeritus at Columbia. He is the author, with Jan Gross and Tony Judt, of The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath.

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)

John Golding (1929–2012) was a British painter and art historian. He taught at the Courtauld Institute and the Royal College of Art. Among his many books was Cubism: A History and an Analysis, which refuted the notion that Cubism represented a break with the realist tradition. Golding also curated exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic, including Picasso: Painter/Sculpter and Matisse Picasso.

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

Pico Iyer is a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at Chapman University. His books include The Art of Stillness and The Man Within My Head.
 (June 2017)

Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008.
 (July 2016)

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and the Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. (June 2018)

Pankaj Mishra lives in London and India. His books include From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia and Age of Anger: A History of the Present. (July 2019)

Edmund S. Morgan is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale. His most recent book is The Genuine Article: A Historian Looks at Early America. (June 2011)

Marie Morgan, author of Chariot of Fire, is a historian of nineteenth-century America who frequently collaborates with Edmund Morgan in writing history. (June 2011)

Luc Sante teaches writing and the history of photography at Bard. His latest book is The Other Paris.
 (May 2019)

Mark Strand, who died late last year, was a poet and artist. He was named Poet Laureate of the United States in 1990 and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1999. (June 2015)

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