Contents


The Real Trump

Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher

The Brutal Dreams That Came True

Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings Around the World by Christopher Beanland

Brutalism Resurgent edited by Julia Gatley and Stuart King

This Brutal World by Peter Chadwick

Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism by Barnabas Calder

Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston by Mark Pasnik, Michael Kubo, and Chris Grimley

Space, Hope, and Brutalism: English Architecture, 1945–1975 by Elain Harwood, with photographs by James O. Davies

Brutalist London Map by Henrietta Billings, with photographs by Simon Phipps

They Have, Right Now, Another You

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O’Neil

Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy by Ariel Ezrachi and Maurice E. Stucke

The Rockefeller Family Fund Takes on ExxonMobil

Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power by Steve Coll

Exxon: The Road Not Taken by Neela Banerjee, John H. Cushman Jr., David Hasemyer, and Lisa Song

What Exxon Knew About the Earth’s Melting Arctic an article by Sara Jerving, Katie Jennings, Masako Melissa Hirsch, and Susanne Rust

How Exxon Went from Leader to Skeptic on Climate Change Research an article by Katie Jennings, Dino Grandoni, and Susanne Rust

Big Oil Braced for Global Warming While It Fought Regulations an article by Amy Lieberman and Susanne Rust

Archival Documents on Exxon’s Climate History

Smoke, Mirrors and Hot Air: How ExxonMobil Uses Big Tobacco’s Tactics to Manufacture Uncertainty on Climate Science a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, January 2007

The Weird Success of Guy Burgess

Stalin’s Englishman: Guy Burgess, the Cold War, and the Cambridge Spy Ring by Andrew Lownie

Guy Burgess: The Spy Who Knew Everyone by Stewart Purvis and Jeff Hulbert

Algernon Blackwood: The Master of the Supernatural

The Face of the Earth and Other Imaginings by Algernon Blackwood, edited and with an introduction by Mike Ashley

The Empty House and Other Ghost Stories The Listener and Other Stories by Algernon Blackwood, with an introduction by Storm Constantine

Pan’s Garden Incredible Adventures by Algernon Blackwood, with introductions by Mike Ashley and Tim Lebbon

The Lost Valley The Wolves of God by Algernon Blackwood, with an introduction by Simon Clark

Julius LeVallon The Bright Messenger by Algernon Blackwood, with an introduction by Mike Ashley

The Complete John Silence Stories by Algernon Blackwood, edited and with an introduction by S.T. Joshi

Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood selected and with an introduction by E.F. Bleiler

Russia, NATO, Trump: The Shadow World

2017: War with Russia: An Urgent Warning from Senior Military Command by General Sir Richard Shirreff

From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR by Louis Sell

Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet Intelligence by Jonathan Haslam

Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union by Stephen Budiansky

Soviet Leaders and Intelligence: Assessing the American Adversary During the Cold War by Raymond L. Garthoff

Contributors

Ian Buruma has been a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books since 1985 and the magazine’s editor since September 2017. From 2003 to 2017 he was professor of human rights, democracy and journalism at Bard College. In 2008, Buruma won the Erasmus Prize for “exceptional contributions to culture society, or social sciences in Europe.” He has written over seventeen books, including The Wages of Guilt (1995), Murder in Amsterdam (2006), Year Zero (2013), and Theater of Cruelty (2014). His ­memoir, A Tokyo Romance, has just been published. (April 2018)

Robert Cottrell is Editor of The Browser. He has served as Moscow bureau chief for both The Economist and the Financial Times. (December 2017)

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)

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)

Michael Dirda is a columnist for The Washington Post Book World. His most recent book is Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.
 (December 2016)

Martin Filler’s Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on architecture in these pages, will be published in September. (May 2018)

Sue Halpern is a regular contributor to The New York Review and a Scholar-in-Residence at Middlebury. Her latest book, the novel Summer Hours at the Robbers Library, will be published in February.
 (January 2018)

David Kaiser is President of the Rockefeller Family Fund, a US-based, family-led public charity that works to promote a sustainable and just society. (December 2016)

Verlyn Klinkenborg’s books include Several Short Sentences About Writing and Timothy; or, Notes of an Abject Reptile.
 (February 2018)

Mark Mazower teaches history at Columbia. He is the ­author, most recently, of What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past and the Journey Home. (March 2018)

Edward Mendelson is Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia. His latest book is Early Auden, Later Auden: A Critical Biography.
 (September 2017)

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)

Ray Monk is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton. He has written books on Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell. His most recent book is Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center. (December 2016)

Anka Muhlstein was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1996 for her biography of Astolphe de Custine, and has twice received the History Prize of the French Academy. Her essay in the January 19, 2017 issue is drawn from her new book, The Pen and the Brush: How Passion for Art Shaped ­Nineteenth-Century French Novels, which will be published by Other Press in January. (January 2017)

Fintan O’Toole is a columnist with The Irish Times and Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Prince­ton. His writings on Brexit have won both the European Press Prize and the Orwell Prize for journalism. (June 2018)

Jon Pareles is the chief critic of popular music for The New York Times. His most recent book is Keeping Time: The Photographs of Don Hunstein.
 (December 2016)

Darryl Pinckney’s most recent book is a novel, Black Deutschland. (August 2018)

Thomas Powers’s books include The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA and Intelligence Wars: American Secret History from Hitler to al-Qaeda. (April 2018)

Francine Prose is a Distinguished Visiting Writer at Bard. Her most recent book is the novel Mister Monkey. (December 2017)

David S. Reynolds, a Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, is the author or editor of fifteen books, including Walt Whitman’s America, Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson, John Brown, Abolitionist, and, most recently, ­Lincoln’s Selected Writings.
 (March 2018)

Kenneth Roth is the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch. (March 2017)

Richard Sieburth is a Professor of French, English, and Comparative Literature at NYU. His most recent translation is of Louise Labé’s Love Sonnets and Elegies.
 (December 2016)

Zadie Smith’s new novel, Swing Time, was published in November. (December 2016)

Lee Wasserman is Director of the Rockefeller Family Fund.
 (December 2016)

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.

Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376–1445) was a Tyrolean troubadour and diplomat. (December 2016)