Our cover photo comes to us from Vladimir Gitin, who teaches Russian at Harvard University. More of his photos can be viewed here and here. He lives in Boston and St. Petersburg.
A short new biography seeks to do the impossible: encompass the Protean life of Goethe in only a handful of pages. Robert Minto reviews.
On a chilly day in late May, 1918, American troops went into battle in the World War I for the first time – a gripping new history tells the story