Lead book review
An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent by Owen Matthews reviewed
Hungary: A Short History by Norman Stone reviewed
Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man by Jonathan Conlin reviewed
Speeches of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Orations Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher reviewed
Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery reviewed
The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays by Wesley Yang reviewed
Becoming by Michelle Obama reviewed
Hesse: The Wanderer and His Shadow by Gunnar Decker reviewed
Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time by Hilary Spurling reviewed
Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer by Elizabeth Kleinhenz reviewed
Philip Larkin: Letters Home, 1936–1977 reviewed
Capitalism in America and These Truths reviewed
Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts reviewed
Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-Bye to All That, 1895–1929 by Jean Moorcroft Wilson reviewed
Dante’s Divine Comedy by Ian Thomson reviewed.
Jesse Norman debunks several myths about the founding father of economics.
Andrew’s story is full of intriguing facts and pleasing anecdotes. But he does not quite engage with the broader questions he himself raises.
William Atkins uncovers the many guises of the desert with much imagination, insight and wit.
Birds in the Ancient World is a consummation of all of Jeremy Mynott’s accomplishments.
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