Books

Celebrating the 1918 Armistice resulted in thousands more deaths

November 8, 2018 2:49 pm

A week of dancing and flag-waving saw a sharp rise in casualties of the flu pandemic, as jubilant crowds helped spread the infection

The ancient Greeks would have loved Alexa

November 8, 2018 2:15 pm

Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology by Adrienne Mayor reviewed

Boys’ Own adventures in the war-torn Middle East

November 8, 2018 2:07 pm

Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East by Levison Wood reviewed

Unfolding mysteries: the drama of drapery in Italian art

November 8, 2018 1:40 pm

Veiled Presence: Body and Drapery from Giotto to Titian by Paul Hills reviewed

Insomnia is key to my creativity

November 1, 2018 11:00 pm

Insomnia by Marina Benjamin reviewed

In the garden of good and evil: the power of the poppy

November 1, 2018 10:47 pm

Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium by Lucy Inglis reviewed

If only we could hibernate all winter

November 1, 2018 10:39 pm

The Light in the Dark: A Winter Journal by Horatio Clare reviewed

Horrors of the house of wax

November 1, 2018 10:32 pm

Little by Edward Carey reviewed

Germaine Greer continues to shock and awe

November 1, 2018 6:01 pm

Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer by Elizabeth Kleinhenz reviewed

The end times of the liberal order?

October 26, 2018 11:19 am

Three new books chart the return of great power rivalry

Heredity is only half the story

October 25, 2018 10:56 am

Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are by Robert Plomin reviewed

A little of Philip Larkin’s letters goes a long way

October 25, 2018 10:48 am

Philip Larkin: Letters Home, 1936–1977 reviewed

Chapo Trap House’s revolution fizzles

October 20, 2018 10:49 am

The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason by Chapo Trap House reviewed

150 years on, what makes Little Women such an enduring classic?

October 18, 2018 3:49 pm

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why it Still Matters by Anne Boyd Rioux reviewed

How on earth did North Vietnam prevail against the world’s greatest power?

October 18, 2018 3:38 pm

Vietnam: An Epic Tragedy 1945–1975 by Max Hastings reviewed

Whatever America is searching for, Trump isn’t providing it

October 18, 2018 3:00 pm

Capitalism in America and These Truths reviewed

Manic creations

October 18, 2018 11:08 am

Lost Empress: A Protest by Sergio De La Pava reviewed

Stormy Daniels’s honesty issues

October 13, 2018 7:08 pm

Full Disclosure by Stormy Daniels reviewed

Gandhi on Hitler: ‘I do not believe him to be as bad as he is portrayed’

October 11, 2018 10:45 pm

Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World: 1914–1948 by Ramachandra Guha reviewed

The passions of Paulo

October 11, 2018 10:31 pm

Enigma Variations by André Aciman reviewed

The circus visits every corner of the globe — even Antarctica

October 11, 2018 10:12 pm

The Circus by Pascal Jacob reviewed

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen speaks from beyond the grave

October 9, 2018 5:40 am

More power and glory from the dead poet, singer, lover and humourist

Which comes first, the events or the zeitgeist? Peter Biskind examines pop culture

October 4, 2018 8:57 am

The Sky Is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism by Peter Biskind reviewed

The disaster of Vietnam and the men who can’t get over it

October 4, 2018 8:46 am

Road to Disaster: A New History of America’s Descent into Vietnam by Brian VanDeMark reviewed