In This Issue
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The Atlantic Puzzler
Tunisia: Twilight for the Bourguiba Regime?
President for Life Habib Bourguiba has dominated Tunisian politics for twenty-five years. But a faltering economy and widespread dissidence spell trouble for his government —and uncertainty for Western interests in North Africa.
Generations Are a Passing Thing
The Wallenberg Mystery
A well-born Swede, who could have lived out World War II in safety and comfort, went to Hungary instead, outmaneuvered the despicable Adolf Eichmann, and saved the lives of tens of thousands of Jews. Then, one day in January 1945, Raoul Wallenberg was taken into custody by the Soviet Army and has not been heard from since. He may have been executed by the Soviets, or died in prison—or he may still be alive somewhere in the Soviet Union. The Wallenberg mystery persists.
Savannah: Restoration Without Gentrification
Using private initiative backed by federal loans, Savannah is reviving its beautiful Victorian District - without displacing the poor.
Escape From Boredom: A Defector's Story
Young, attractive, and comparatively wellto-do, Galina Orionova defected from Moscow last year, leaving behind a job in a prestigious government institute and welcoming an unpredictable future. In telling why she did so, she reveals much about the workings of Soviet society and the chicaneries of Soviet bureaucracy.
My Uncle's Story
Shooky Fink's Backyard Diamond
Baseball is not just a game for Shooky. It’s a way of life. The youngsters of New Albin, Iowa, practice seven days a week, even on game days, and in winter they whack plastic balls around the school gym. Most of them move into all-star high school and college baseball. One of these days Shooky may produce another Dazzy Vance or Bob Feller.
“Baby seals are as important as baby humans,” Paul Watson believes. And he is ready to fight in defense of the animal world.
Margaret Drabble: Cautious Feminist
A male conspiracy to put women down? Not likely, though marriage and relations between the sexes are in a sorry state. So says English novelist Margaret Drabble, who talks here of writers’ efforts to shed light on a society in transition.
The Last Thing I Say
Mr. Chips Redux
Beauty in the Beast
Will Energy Policy Ever Grow Up?
The Middle Ground
American Dreams: Lost and Found
Walt Whitman: A Life
The Letters of Evelyn Waugh
American Education: The National Experience 1783-1876
Rites of Passage
Women Who Kill
Peter the Great
Incident at Eagle Ranch
Dance of the Tiger
The Wanton Chase
A Presence With Secrets
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory
The "Lost" Treasures of Louis Comfort Tiffany
Garden of the Brave in War
Artists: Portraits From Four Decades