Matthew Stevenson

Matthew Stevenson is the author of many books, including Reading the Rails, Appalachia Spring, andThe Revolution as a Dinner Party, about China throughout its turbulent twentieth century. His most recent book, about traveling in France and the Franco-Prussian wars, is entitled Biking with Bismarck. His new book is: Our Man in Iran.

Return to Bosnia-Herzegovina: Night Train Across Melania’s Slovenia

Return to Bosnia-Herzegovina: the Serbs of Banja Luka

Return to Bosnia-Herzegovina: By Rail to Sarajevo

Watergate and Trump

Are Putin and Trump Playing Russian Roulette?

Will Trump Hang?

The Barbary Pirates of Washington

Letters From Saudi: Lawrence in Cairo’s Shadows

Letters From Saudi Arabia: Jeddah to Lawrence’s Yanbu

Letters From Saudi Arabia: Rolling Into Medina

Letters From Saudi Arabia: The Hejaz City of Tabuk

Letters From Saudi Arabia: In Wadi Rum

Letters From Saudi Arabia: Toward the Hejaz

Trump is Guilty, Biden Should Resign

European Rail Disunion

Our Man in Iran

The Ambiguities of Political Command: The Case of Ukraine

The Great Santos

Amtraks Across America: Biking New York City

Amtraks Across America: the Many Adlai Stevensons

Amtraks Across America: The City of New Orleans to Chicago

Amtraks Across America: the Ghost of Jim Garrison in New Orleans

Amtraks Across America: Oswald’s New Orleans

Amtraks Across America: the Myths of the Pacific War in New Orleans

Amtraks Across America: Hurricane Katrina Sinks the Bush Presidency

Amtraks Across America: Some Other Fine People in Charlottesville

Amtraks Across America: All Aboard With Vladimir Putin

Amtraks Across America: the New Penn Station

Michael Cohen’s Revenge

Letter From Crimea: the Long Way Home From Krasnodar

Making Book at the Frankfurt Fair

Letter From Crimea: Yalta to Simferopol

Letter From Crimea: Yalta’s Terms and Why Peace Treaties Don’t End Wars

Letter From Crimea: Roosevelt’s Shadow Over Yalta

Letter From Crimea: Averell Harriman and Alger Hiss at Yalta

Letter From Crimea: Yalta, the McCarthy Era and Trump

Letter From Crimea: Tolstoy and Putin in Sevastopol

Letter From Crimea: The Fatal Charge of the Light Brigade

Letter From Crimea: the Many Sieges of Sevastopol

Letter From Crimea: the 1854 War Begins on the Alma and Continues Today

Letter From Crimea: Stalin, Putin and the Exile Tartars

Letter From Crimea: the Bridge

Letter From Crimea: Bloody Sunday 1962 Brings Down the Soviet Union

Letter From Crimea: Victims of Yalta in Today’s Ukraine

Letter From Crimea: Yalta, Putin and the Cossacks

Letter From Crimea: the De-Nazification of Stalingrad

Letter From Crimea: Stalingrad Looms Large in Ukraine

Letter From Crimea: Of Pushkin, Pasternak and Putin

Letter From Crimea: Putin and Peter the Great

A Few Amendments to the Second