THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Sam Leith. His new book, You Talkin’ To Me? Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama, is published by Profile in October.
JAN MORRIS’s Allegorizings will be published posthumously by Faber & Faber in London, and W W Norton in New York.
LESLEY DOWNER is the author of Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World and, most recently, The Courtesan and the Samurai (Corgi).
JONATHAN KEATES’s The Siege of Venice is published by Chatto & Windus.
WILLIAM BLACKER is the author of Along the Enchanted Way: A Story of Love and Life in Romania (John Murray).
EDNA FERNANDES is the author of The Last Jews of Kerala and Holy Warriors: A Journey into the Heart o f Indian Fundamentalism (both Portobello).
RICHARD OVERY’s The Morbid Age: Britain Between t he Wars and his 1939: Countdown to War were both published in 2009 by Allen Lane.
SAUL DAVID’s books include Victoria’s Wars: The Rise of Empire and Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879 (both Penguin).
KENNETH O MORGAN’s most recent book is Ages of Reform (I B Tauris).
JONATHAN SUMPTION’s latest book, Divided Houses (Faber & Faber), is the third volume in his history of the Hundred Years War.
STEVE FULLER is Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick. His new book, Humanity 2.0: What it Means to be Human Past, Present and Future, is published by Palgrave Macmillan in the autumn.
WE’RE ONLY HUMAN
JAN MORRIS Odessa: Genius and Death in a City of Dreams Charles King LESLEY DOWNER Pacific Cosmopolitans: A Cultural History of US–Japan Relations Michael R Auslin JONATHAN KEATES City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire Roger Crowley WILLIAM BLACKER On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe Andrzej Stasiuk JOHN KEAY Where China Meets India: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia Thant Myint-U DANIEL MATLIN Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts MIRANDA FRANCE Into the Arena: The World of the Spanish Bullfight Alexander Fiske-Harrison EDNA FERNANDES Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars Sonia Faleiro
RICHARD OVERY The End: Hitler’s Germany, 1944–45 Ian Kershaw SAUL DAVID A Merciless Place: The Lost Story of Britain’s Convict Disaster in Africa Emma Christopher NIGEL JONES Citizen Sailors: The Royal Navy in the Second World War Glyn Prysor Sea Wolves: The Extraordinary Story of Britain’s WW2 Submarines Tim Clayton KENNETH O MORGAN Freedom and Order: History, Politics and the English Bible Nick Spencer WILLIAM DOYLE Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast Jay M Smith JONATHAN SUMPTION Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe Charles Freeman LEANDA DE LISLE Mary I: England’s Catholic Queen John Edwards JOSH GLANCY The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery Eric Foner PIERS BRENDON The Future of History John Lukacs
STEVE FULLER Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity Raymond Tallis MAREK KOHN The Origin of Our Species Chris Stringer JOAN SMITH How To Be a Woman Caitlin Moran
MARK BOSTRIDGE Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas Matthew Hollis Edward Thomas: Prose Writings, A Selected Edition – Volume I, Autobiographies (Ed) Guy Cuthbertson
LITERARY REVIEW August 2011
Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Senior Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN Contributing Editors: MICHAEL BURLEIGH,
SARA WHEELER, PHILIP WOMACK Editorial Assistants: FRANK BRINKLEY, TOM WILLIAMS
Advertising Manager: TERRY FINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVID STURGE
Founding Father: AUBERON WAUGH
Cover illustration by Chris Riddell
Issue no. 390