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These book reviewers and magazine editors have been updated as noted at the end of any listing (10/10). If the contact is vital to you, verify the book reviewer's or editor's name and address before making submissions. Please send us any corrections or additions. Email Thanks. Let's keep this list up-to-date for everyone.

Political Magazines

America's 1st Freedom, National Rifle Association of America, Mail Call, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax VA 22030-9400. Email:

  • John Zent, Editorial Director
  • Mark Chesnut, Editor
  • Blaine Smith, Associate Editor. Wrote an article about John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime (9/10).
  • Ann Smith, Editor in Chief, eMedia

Defining Ideas, Hoover Institution, 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-6010; 650-723-1754. Email: Web: Quarterly magazine that promotes ideas that advance freedom, peace, and prosperity for all Americans (1/11).

Foreign Affairs, 58 East 68th Street, New York NY 10065; Fax: 212-434-9859. Web: A bimonthly magazine about foreign politics. Their book reviews include extensive analysis and commentary (7/10).

  • James F Hoge, Jr., Editor
  • Gideon Rose, Managing Editor
  • Joshua Yaffa, Associate Editor. Also writes book reviews (12/10).
  • Marc Lynch reviewed Paul Berman's The Flight of the Intellectuals (7/10).
  • Walter Russell Mead reviewed David Remnick's The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama (7/10).
  • Charles Maier reviewed three books: Empires in World History, The Rule of Empires, and Empire for Liberty (7/10).

The Hightower Lowdown, Public Intelligence Inc., 375 South End Avenue #14P, New York NY 10280; 866-271-4900. Email: Web: Monthly liberal newsletter (1/11).

Hoover Digest, Hoover Institution, 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-6010; 650-723-1471. Email: Web: Quarterly conservative publication on research and opinion on public policy.

  • Peter Robinson, Editor
  • Charles Lindsey, Managing Editor

Intelligence Report, Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104; 334-956-8200. Web: Bimonthly magazine on prejudice, hate, and ill social behavior.

  • Mark Potok, Editor
  • Robet Steinback, Deputy Editor

Liberal Opinion Week, Regina Huelman, Managing Editor, 9 Second Street,
P O Box 606, Hampton IA 50441-0606. 800-338-9335. Email: Web: Weekly newspaper featuring liberal political columnists and cartoons. Features comments by many book authors as well as commentary on political books (1/11).

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Miller-McCune, Miller-McCune Center for Resaerch, Media and Public Policy, 804 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101; 805-899-8620; Fax: 805-899-8141. Email: or Web: A bimonthly magazine on media, politics, environment, and social issues (1/11).

  • John Mecklin, Editor-in-Chief. Email:
  • Melinda Burns, Staff Writer, Views, Reviews, and Interviews. Email: Wrote an article that featured 3 books on welfare: Stretched Thin by Sandra Morgen, Joan Acker, and Jill Weigt; Both Hands Tied by Jane Collins and Victoria Mayer; and The War on Welfare by Marisa Chappell (11/10). Wrote an article based on Bruce Ackerman's The Decline and Fall of the American Republic (1/11).
  • Tom Jacobs, Staff Writer, Views, Reviews, and Interviews. Reviewed Wray Herbert's On Second Thought and Anonio Damasio's Self Comes to Mind (1/11).
  • Mark Obbie, Contributor. Reviewed Susan Herman's Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime (1/11).
  • Michael Todd, Online Editor. Email: Also writes the Offline Diary featuring movies and DVDs.
  • Matt Palmquist, Contributing Editor, The Cocktail Napkin. Email: Features great ideas that can be expressed on a cocktail napkin (i.e., in a small amount of space).

Military Officer, Military Officers Association of America, 201 N Washington Street, Alexandria VA 22314-2539; 703-549-2311. Email: Web: Monthly magazine for military officers (1/11).

  • Molly Wyman, Managing Editor. They also featured any books, DVDs, etc. created by members of the association.
  • Blair Sabo, Senior Editor
  • William Bushnell, Book Reviewer. Reviewed Dwight Zimmerman and John Gresham's Uncommon Valor and James Nelson's George Washington's Great Gamble and the Sea Battle That Won the American Revolution (1/11).
  • Christine West, Web Content Manager

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Mother Jones

The Nation, 33 Irving Place, New York NY 10003. Email: Web: Weekly liberal political magazine (12/10).

  • Roane Carey, Managing Editor
  • John Palatella, Literary Editor
  • Miriam Markowitz, Associate Literary Editor
  • Christopher Hayes, Washington Editor
  • John Nichols, Washington Correspondent
  • William Greider, National Affairs Correspondent
  • Eric Alterman, Columnist, The Liberal Media
  • Patricia Williams, Columnist, Diary of a Mad Law Professor
  • Emily Douglas, Web Editor
  • William Deresiewicz, Contributing Writer. Reviewed Saul Bellow's Letters (12/10).
  • Jochen Hellbeck reviewed Vasily Grossman's The Road and Everything Flows (12/10).
  • Wes Davis reviewed Charlotte Mosley's In Tearing Haste (12/10).
  • Samuel Zipp reviewed Jonathan Soffer's Ed Koch and the Rebuilding of New York City and Joe Flood's The Firest (12/10).
  • Frances Richard, a frequent contributor on contemporary art, reviewed Susie Linfield's The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence (12/10).
  • Jana Prikryl reviewed Robert Gottlieb's bio of Sarah Bernhardt and Fred Inglis' A Short History of Celebrity (12/10).
  • Aaron Thier reviewed Julia Holmes' novel Meeks (12/10).
  • Marilynne Robinson reviewed Robert Richardson's The Heart of William James (12/10).


  • Jane Holtz Kay, Architecture
  • Barry Schwabsky, Art
  • Robert Sherrill, Corporations
  • Michael Klare, Defense
  • Mark Hertsgaard, Environment
  • Stuart Klawans, Films
  • David Cole, Legal Affairs
  • Jeremy Scahill, National Security
  • Ari Melber, Net Movement
  • Jonathan Schell, Peace and Disarmament
  • Peter Gizzi, Poetry
  • JoAnn Wypijewski, Sex
  • Dave Zirin, Sports
  • Barbara Crossette, United Nations

National Affairs, 1730 M Street NW #910, Washington DC 20036; 202-289-4100. Email: Manuscript submissions: Web: Quarterly journal of essays about domestic policy, political economy, society, culture, and political thought. It aims to help Americans think a little more clearly about our public life, and rise a little more ably to the challenge of self-government (1/11).

  • Yuval Levin, Editor
  • Meghan Clyne, Managing Editor. Email: Reviewed Daniel Akst's We Have Met the Enemy for the Wall Street Journal (1/11).

National Review

The New Republic, 1331 H Street NW #700, Washington DC 20005; 202-508-4444. Biweekly liberal political magazine (1/11).

  • Richard Just, Editor-in-Chief
  • Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor. Also writes the Washington Diarist column.
  • Sophia Lear, Assistant Literary Editor
  • Stanley Kauffmann, Films Critic
  • Sarah Williams Goldhagen, Architecture Critic
  • Jed Perl, Art Critic
  • David Hajdu, Music Critic
  • Robert Brustein, Theater Critic
  • Jerome Groopman reviewed Haun Saussy's Partner to the Poor (12/10).
  • Adam Thirlwell reviewed Roland Barthes's Mourning Diary and The Preparation of the Novel (12/10).
  • Gordon Wood reviewed Pauline Maier's Ratification (12/10).

Reason, 3415 S Sepulveda Boulevard #400, Los Angeles CA 90034-6064; 310-391-2245; Fax: 310-391-4395. Comments on articles: Letters: Web: Monthly libertarian political magazine (2/11).

Washington office: 1747 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20009; 202-986-0916; Fax: 202-315-3623.

  • Matt Welch, Editor in Chief. Email:
  • Brian Doherty, Senior Editor. Email:
  • Jacob Sullum, Senior Editor. Email: Nationally syndicated columnist who lives in Dallas, Texas. Reviewed Mick Farren's Speed-Speed-Speedfreak (10/10). Reviewed Daniel Okrent's Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition (2/11).
  • Tom Cavanaugh, Senior Editor. Email: Interviewed Nicholas Phillipson, author of Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life (2/11).
  • Damon Root, Associate Editor. Email: Reviewed Steve Shone's biography Lysander Sponer: American Anarchist (10/10).
  • Ronald Bailey, Science Correspondent. Email:
  • Nick Gillespie, Editor, Reason Online. Email: Also editor of Interviewed Richard Epstein, author of Forbidden Grounds: The Case Against Employment Discrimination Laws (2/11).
  • Tom Palmer reviewed Jeffrey Miron's Libertarianism from A to Z (10/10).

The Washington Spectator, Lou Dubose, Editor, The Public Concern Foundation, 611 Pennsylvania Avenue SE #1950, Washington DC 2003. Email: Web: Biweekly newsletter on liberal politics (1/11).

The Watchdog, Media Research Center, 325 S Patrick Street, Alexandria VA 22314; 703-683-9733. Web: Monthly magazine. Motto: Creating a media culture in America where truth and liberty flourish (12/10).

  • Michael Chapman, Editor. Featured an article on James Carville's 40 More Years (12/10).

The Weekly Standard, 1150 17th Street NW #505, Washington DC 20036; 202-293-4900. Web: Weekly conservative political news magazine (1/11).

  • William Kristol, Editor
  • Fred Barnes, Executive Editor
  • Philip Terzian, Literary Editor
  • Andrew Ferguson, Senior Editor. Reviewed William Strunk and E. B. White's Elements of Style (5/09).
  • John Podhoretz, Contributing Editor, Movie Critic
  • John McCormack, Online Editor

Yes!, Positive Futures Network, 284 Madrona Way NE #116, Bainbridge Island WA 98110-2870; 206-842-0216; Fax: 206-842-5208. Email: Web: Quarterly liberal political and social magazine (3/10).

  • Sarah van Gelder, Executive Editor
  • Brooke Jarvis, Web Editor. Reviewed William Cleveland's Art and Upheavel (4/09).
  • Michael Marien reviewed James Gustave Speth's The Bridge at the Edge of the World, Jeffrey Sachs' Common Wealth, Pat Murphy's Plan C, and Lester Brown's Plan B 3.0 (4/09).
  • James Trimarco, Contributing Editor. Reviewed Wendell Berry's Bringing It to the Table (3/10).
  • Wendy Bell reviewed Getting to the Heart of Interfaith (3/10).
  • Sherry Boschert reviewed The End of a Long Summer (3/10).

Environmental Magazines

Audubon Magazine, 225 Varick Street, 7th Floor, New York NY 10014; 212-979-3000. Email: Web: Published by the National Audubon Society, this is a bimonthly magazine focused on saving birds and the environment (11/10).

  • David Seideman, Editor-in-Chief
  • Rene Ebersole, Features Editor. Excerpted from Douglas Brinkley's The Quiet World (11/10).
  • Susan Cosier, Senior Editor, Green Guru. Q&A advice for the eco-minded.
  • Julie Leibach, Senior Editor. Reviewed Rose-Lynn Fisher's Bee and Dona Jackson's Extreme Scientists children's book (9/10). Reviewed H P Newquist's Here There Be Monsters (11/10).
  • Michele Wilson, Assistant Editor. Reviewed Sy Montgomery's Birdology (9/10). Reviewed Peter Gleick's Bottled & Sold (11/10).
  • Kenn Kaufman, Field Editor. Wrote an essay about Robert Michael Pyle's Mariposa Road (9/10).
  • Mary-Powel Thomas reviewed Scott Russell Sanders' A Conservationist Manifesto (9/10).
  • Bruce Barcott reviewed Eric Jay Dolin's Fur, Fortune, and Empire (11/10).
  • Lynn Peeples reviewed Charles Wohiforth's The Fate of Nature (11/10).

Defenders Magazine, Defenders of Wildlife, 1130 17th street NW, Washington DC 20036-4604; 202-682-9400. Web: Quarterly magazine published for the donors to Defenders of Wildlife (1/10).

  • Mark Cheater, Editor
  • Heidi Ridgley, Senior Editor

E Magazine

Fisheries, American Fisheries Society 5410 Grosvenor Lane #110, Bethesda MD 20814-2199; 310-897-8616; Fax: 301-897-8096. Email: Web: Monthly magazine for the society (9/10).

  • Ghassan Rassam, Senior Editor
  • Francis Juanes, Ben Letcher, and Keith Nislow, Book Review Editors. Featured a review of Freshwater Fishes of South Carolina (9/10).

National Parks Magazine, National Parks Conservation Association, 777 6th Street NW #700, Washington DC 20001-3723; 202-223-6722; 800-628-7275. Email: Web: Quarterly magazine focused on national parks or potential parks (12/10).

  • Scott Kirkwood, Editor in Chief
  • Amy Leinbach Marquis, Associate Editor. Featured a notice of Douglas Chadwick's The Wolverwine Way (9/10).

National Wildlife Magazine, National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Ceter Drive, Reston VA 20190-5362. Email: Web: Monthly magazine sent to donors to the Federation (12/10).

  • Mark Wexler, Editorial Director
  • Roger Di Silvestro and Laura Tangley, Senior Editors

Nature Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N Fairfax Drive #100, Arlington VA 22203; 800-628-6860. Web: Quarterly magazine on conservation and ecology (7/10).

  • Teresa Duran, Editorial Director
  • Jennifer Winger, Associate Editor, Recommended Reading. Reviewed Joel Sartore's Rare, Laura Bell's Claiming Ground, and Bill Streever's Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places (7/10).


Orion, The Orion Society, 187 Main Street, Great Barrington MA 01230; 413-528-4422. Email: Web: Motto: nature, culture, place. Nature and environmental writing, including poetry and fiction. Bimonthly magazine (2/11).

Sierra Magazine, Sierra Club, 85 Second Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco CA 94105; 415-977-5572; Fax: 415-977-5794. Email: or Web: Bimonthly magazine on the environment, published by the Sierra Club. Excerpted from Judy Pasternak's Yellow Dirt (11/10).

  • Bob Sipchen, Editor in Chief
  • Steve Hawk, Executive Editor
  • Avitall Binshtock, Lifestyle Editor

Wild at Heart, John Horning, Executive Director, Wild Earth Guardians, 312 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe NM 87501; 505-988-9126; Fax: 505-989-8623. Quarterly magazine focused on protecting and restoring wildlife, wild places, and wild rivers of the American West (3/10).

Social Issues Magazines

Habitat World, Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat Street, Americus GA 31709-3498; 229-924-6935; Fax: 229-931-9629. Email: Web: Quarterly magazine for this hombuilding charity (9/10). Featured a book about Habitat for Humanity: If I Had a Hammer by David Rubel (9/10).

  • Jennifer Lindsey, Executive Editor
  • Rebekah Daniel, Assistant Editor

The Reporter, Population Connection, 2120 L Street NW #500, Washington DC 20037; 202-332-2200; Fax: 202-332-2302. Email: Web: A quarterly magazine on the issues of overpopulation (10/10).

  • Marian Starkey, Executive Editor. Email:
  • Pamela Wasserman, VP for Education. Featured a few of their own resource books for children (10/10).

History Magazines

American Heritage, 416 Hungerford Drive #216, Rockville MD 20850-4127. Email: Web:

  • Edwin Grosvenor, Editor-in-Chief

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Preservation Magazine, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036; 202-588-6388. Web: Bimonthly magazine devoted to preserving historic architectural treasures (1/11).

Smithsonian, MRC 513, P O Box 37012, Washington DC 20013-7012; 202-633-6090. Web: Monthly history magazine produced by the Smithsonian Institution (12/10).

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