THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Henry Hitchings. His latest book is The Language Wars: A History o f Proper English (John Murray).
RACHEL POLONSKY is the author of Molotov’s Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History (Faber & Faber).
RICHARD HOLLOWAY’s most recent book is Between the Monster and the Saint (Canongate).
JAKE ADELSTEIN i s the author of Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (Constable).
MICHAEL BURLEIGH’s Moral Combat: A History of World War II is available in paperback from HarperPress.
ANNE SEBBA is the author of Jennie Churchill: Winston’s American Mother (John Murray). That Woman: A Life of Wallis Simpson will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in August.
PAUL CARTLEDGE i s t he A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, Cambridge University, and t he author of Alexander the Great: The Hunt for a New Past.
CHARLES SHAAR MURRAY i s an award-winning journalist and author. He is still waiting for his broadcasting, blues guitar and cultural troublemaking to achieve similar recognition.
PETER MARSHALL i s Professor of History at the University of Warwick.
DONALD SASSOON is the author of The Culture of the Europeans (2006) and Professor o f Comparative European History at Queen Mary University of London.
JONATHAN BECKMAN has just won a 2010 RSL/Jerwood Award f o r Non-Fiction.
LITERARY REVIEW April 2011
MALISE RUTHVEN Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism John Calvert MICHAEL BURLEIGH Wild Bill Donovan Douglas Waller JANE RIDLEY Behind Closed Doors: The Tragic, Untold Story of the Duchess of Windsor Hugo Vickers ANNE SEBBA The Churchills: A Family at the Heart of History – From the Duke of Marlborough to Winston Churchill Mary S Lovell PETER MARSHALL Sir Walter Raleigh: In Life and Legend Mark Nicholls & Penry Williams MICHAEL FATHERS Captain Cook: Master of the Seas Frank McLynn STEPHEN AMIDON His Father’s Son: Earl and Tiger Woods Tom Callahan
RICHARD HOLLOWAY Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty Simon Baron-Cohen JOHN GRAY Perpetual Euphoria: On the Duty to Be Happy Pascal Bruckner ANTHONY DANIELS ON FIVE BOOKS ABOUT GROWING OLD
RICHARD HOLMES Britain’s War Machine: Weapons, Resources and Experts in the Second World War David Edgerton DONALD SASSOON Streetlife: The Untold History of Europe’s Twentieth Century Leif Jerram PAUL JOHNSON Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean Alex Von Tunzelmann PAUL CARTLEDGE Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great’s Empire Robin Waterfield JONATHAN BECKMAN Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe Ulinka Rublack
RACHEL POLONSKY The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them Elif Batuman MICK BROWN Memoirs of a Dervish Robert Irwin JANE THYNNE Animal Magic Andrew Barrow Problem Child Caradoc King Henry’s Demons Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn Mennonite in a Little Black Dress Rhoda Janzen
BACK TO THE USSR
OLEG GORDIEVSKY Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979–89 Rodric Braithwaite NORMAN STONE Russia’s Cold War: From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall Jonathan Haslam
Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Assistant Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN Editorial Assistant: ALEXANDER BLASDEL Contributing Editors: MICHAEL BURLEIGH,
SARA WHEELER, PHILIP WOMACK Advertising Manager: TERRY FINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVID STURGE
Founding Editor: DR ANNE SMITH Founding Father: AUBERON WAUGH
Cover illustration by Chris Riddell
Issue no. 386