In This Issue
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"Nepal presents problems to a God-King unsure of his charisma."
John Updike: Midpoint and After
Zelda; Or, What's in a Name?
Judgment in Moscow
The Peripatetic Reviewer
George Washington's Expense Account
Duty, Honor, Empire
The Crystal Cave
Prison Journals of a Priest Revolutionary
The Great Fur Opera
Thanks Giving in Paris-1964
Episode in Tokyo Bay
There was little joy on that day in 1945. “I wanted to be out of Asia then, and hoped we would stay out until the end of time. If that happened the surrender would have meant something. . .” So writes one of America’s celebrated reporters in this memoir of the end of the war with Japan.
The McCarthy Campaign
The (Gene) McCarthy-watchers have brought forth a stream of books attempting to solve the riddles of 1968. At the Atlantic’s invitation, Mrs. McCarthy recorded some thoughts about the books and about her husband’s campaign.
Variations on the Art of Wishing
When the President Meets the Press
The Inscrutable West
Novel Bites Man
In which a noted journalist and contributing editor of the Atlantic confesses the gory, personal details of writing, (and not writing) his first novel. The novel itself, Going All the Way, has just been published by Seymour Lawrence/Delacorte Press, and is an August selection of the Literary Guild.
France and the Middle East
High Schools That Work: Murder in the Schoolroom, Part Iii
Dirty Movies--Hard-Core and Soft