Contents


How the Germans Closed Ranks Around Hitler

The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945: Citizens and Soldiers by Nicholas Stargardt

Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe by Michael Neiberg

Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet by Jonathan Schneer

Why the Water Is Running Out

The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination by Matthew Gandy

Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource by David Sedlak

The Violent Mysteries of Indonesia

Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan, translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker

The Act of Killing a film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

The Look of Silence a film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

The Greening Genius of Thomas Browne

Sir Thomas Browne: A Life by Reid Barbour

In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century’s Most Inquiring Mind by Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Thomas Browne edited by Kevin Killeen

Religio Medici and Urne-Buriall by Sir Thomas Browne, edited and with an introduction by Stephen Greenblatt and Ramie Targoff

Contributors

Julian Bell is a painter based in Lewes, England. He is the author of What Is Painting? (January 2019)

John Brewer teaches in the Humanities and Social Sciences ­Division at the California Institute of Technology. He is currently working on a book on Vesuvius in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
 (November 2016)

Ian Buruma is the author of numerous books, including Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance, Year Zero: A History of 1945, and, most recently, A Tokyo Romance.

Anita Desai is the author, most recently, of The Artist of Disappearance, a collection of three novellas. (October 2015)

Elizabeth Drew is the author of fourteen books, including Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall, which was expanded and reissued in 2014.

Freeman Dyson is Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. (January 2020)

Hugh Eakin is the Gilder Lehrman Fellow in American History at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. (November 2017)

Norman Gall is the Executive Director of the Fernand Braudel Institute of World Economics in São Paulo. He has been engaged in research and reporting in Latin America since 1961.
 (October 2015)

Charles Glass is a former ABC News Chief Middle East Correspondent. He is the author of Syria Burning and, most recently, They Fought Alone: The True Story of the Starr Brothers, British Secret Agents in Nazi-Occupied France. (December 2019)

Robert Pogue Harrison teaches literature at Stanford. His latest book is Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age.
 (March 2020)

Max Hastings is the author of many books on military history, including Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War and 
Inferno: The World at War, 1939–45. His latest book is Operation Chastise: The RAF’s Most Brilliant Attack of World War II.
 (May 2020)

Michael Hofmann is a poet and translator from the ­German. His latest translation is of Heinrich von Kleist’s novella Michael Kohlhaas, and his latest book of poems, One Lark, One Horse, will be published in paperback in the US in July. He teaches at the University of Florida.
 (March 2020)

Diane Johnson is a novelist and critic. She is the author of Lulu in Marrakech and Le Divorce, among other novels, and a memoir, Flyover Lives.
 (October 2017)

Walter Kaiser was formerly Director of Villa I Tatti, the ­Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence. (October 2015)

Mark Lilla is Professor of Humanities at Columbia. He is the author of The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction and, most recently, The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics.
 Visit marklilla.com. (December 2018)

Claire Messud’s latest novel is The Burning Girl. (March 2019)

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)

Geoffrey O’Brien’s books include The Phantom Empire and Sonata for Jukebox. His Where Did Poetry Come From? will be ­published in the spring.
 
(February 2020)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist for The Irish Times and the Parnell 
Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge. His most recent book is 
The Politics of Pain: Postwar England and the Rise of Nationalism. (May 2020)

Nathaniel Rich’s latest book, Losing Earth: A Recent History, a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, was published in paperback in March.
 (April 2020)

Luc Sante’s s new collection of essays, Maybe the People Would Be the Times, will be published in September.
 (April 2020)

A.E. Stallings is the author of four books of poetry and two books of verse translation, most recently Hesiod’s Works and Days. Her new collection, Like, is published in September. (October 2018)

Cass Sunstein is the Robert Walmsley University ­Professor at Harvard. His latest book, Too Much Information, will be published in the fall.
 (April 2020)

Keith Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of All Souls ­College, Oxford. His latest book is In Pursuit of Civility: Manners and Civilization in Early Modern England. (January 2019)

Jeremy Waldron is University Professor at the NYU School of Law. His books include The Harm in Hate Speech and, most recently, One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality.
 (June 2017)