THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by John Sutherland, who, improbably, is President of the Society of Indexers.
RICHARD BARBER is working on a study of Edward III and the Knights of the Garter as a military and social group, to be published by Allen Lane in 2010.
CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH is Secretary and Chief Executive at the Royal Academy.
BLAIR WORDEN is Research Professor of History at Royal Holloway College London. His The English Civil Wars 1640-1660 was published by Weidenfeld this year.
TIM TZOULIADIS is the author of The Forsaken, published by Little, Brown.
FRANCES SPALDING’s John Piper, Myfanwy Piper: Lives in Art will be published in September by OUP.
WILLIAM DOYLE’s most recent book is Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution (Oxford University Press).
CAROLA HICKS is the author of The Bayeux Tapestry: Life Story of a Masterpiece. Her latest book, The King’s Glass, is published by Chatto & Windus.
JONATHAN FENBY’s Penguin History of Modern China has just been published in an updated paperback edition to take account of the current crisis.
DAVID CESARANI’s latest book, Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War Against Jewish Terrorism, 1945-1948, is published by Heinemann.
PETER WATSON’s most recent book is Ideas: A History From Fire to Freud.
M R D FOOT’s most recent book is Memories of an SOE Historian (Pen and Sword Books).
ART & MUSIC
RICHARD HOLMES Bloody Victory: The Sacrifice on the Somme and the Making of the Twentieth Century William Philpott DAVID CESARANI Living with Hitler: Liberal Democrats in the Third Reich Eric Kurlander MRDFOOT The Resistance: The French Fight Against the Nazis Matthew Cobb RICHARD BARBER The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles Benedict Gummer BLAIR WORDEN Europe’s Tragedy: A History of the Thirty Years War Peter H Wilson JONATHAN FENBY Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang
CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH A Face to the World Laura Cumming CATHERINE MERRIDALE Tatlin’s Tower: Monument to Revolution Norbert Lynton FRANCES SPALDING Winifred Nicholson Christopher Andreae ALEXANDER WAUGH Understanding Music: Philosophy and Interpretation Roger Scruton LOUIS BARFE Perfecting Sound Forever: The Story of Recorded Music Greg Milner
TIM TZOULIADIS Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr & Alexander Vassiliev ALEX GOODALL Alger Hiss and the Battle for History Susan Jacoby The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers, and the Lessons of Anti-Communism Michael Kimmage
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WILLIAM DOYLE Danton David Lawday CAROLA HICKS Eleanor of Aquitaine Ralph V Turner PETER WATSON Deciphering the Cosmic Number: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung Arthur I Miller ROLAND HUNTFORD Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Navigation Andrew Lambert JWM THOMPSON Attlee’s Great Contemporaries: The Politics of Character (Ed) Frank Field
MICHAEL BURLEIGH Talking to Terrorists: Making Peace in Northern Ireland the Basque Country John Bew, Martyn Frampton & Iñigo Gurruchaga Terrorism: How to Respond Richard English JOHN SWEENEY Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas Paul McGeough
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Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Assistant Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN
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JOHN STUBBS Shakespeare and Elizabeth: The Meeting of Two Myths Helen Hackett BERNARD O’DONOGHUE Ulysses and Us: The Art of Everyday Living Declan Kiberd
KENNETH OMORGAN Seeking A Role: The United Kingdom 1951–1970 Brian Harrison ALLAN MASSIE Edinburgh: A History of the City Michael Fry BERNARD HARE Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First-Century City Anna Minton TOM FORT Eleven Minutes Late: A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain Matthew Engel
VALERIE GROVE An Education Lynn Barber VIRGINIA IRONSIDE The Sixties Jenny Diski
JONATHAN MIRSKY Hunting Evil: The Nazi War Criminals who Escaped and the Dramatic Hunt to Bring Them to Justice Guy Walters DOMINIC SANDBROOK Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name Timothy Garton Ash ROSIE BOYCOTT Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder Richard Louv COLIN TUDGE Spent: Sex, Evolution and the Secrets of Consumerism Geoffrey Miller SARA WHEELER The Third Man Factor: True Stories of Survival in Extreme Environments John Geiger
ADRIAN TURPIN Between the Assassinations Aravind Adiga JOHN DUGDALE Sunnyside Glen David Gold OPHELIA FIELD My Father’s Tears & Other Stories John Updike FRANCIS KING Adam Gould Julia O’Faolain RACHEL HORE We Are All Made of Glue Marina Lewycka SIMON BAKER To Heaven by Water Justin Cartwright CHARLES THOMAS Khan Al-Khalili; The Mirage Naguib Mahfouz DAVID JAYS This is How M J Hyland PATRICK O’CONNOR Midsummer Nights (Ed) Jeanette Winterson JO CAIRD ON FOUR FIRST NOVELS
LUCY POPESCU TIM GRANT ON FORENSIC LINGUISTICS JESSICA MANN
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JOHN STUBBS is the author of a biography of John Donne, The Reformed Soul. He is currently writing a book on wit, wandering and war in the seventeenth century.
CATHERINE MERRIDALE is Professor of Contemporary History at Queen Mary, University of London and the author of several books on Russian history. She is currently preparing a major new cultural history of the Moscow Kremlin.
MICHAEL BURLEIGH’s Blood & Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism is available in paperback from HarperPerennial.
ALEX GOODALL is a lecturer in modern history at the University of York. He is currently writing a book about American anti-Communism between the First World War and the McCarthy era.
COLIN TUDGE’s latest book, Consider the Birds, is available from Penguin.
SARA WHEELER’s The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle will be published by Cape in October.
BERNARD O’DONOGHUE’s Selected Poems was published by Faber in 2008.
ALEXANDER WAUGH is in hiding since receiving death threats from an anonymous lunatic following an unfavourable review of his book, The House of Wittgenstein, in The New York Review of Books.
TIM GRANT is Deputy Director of the Centre for Forensic Linguistics at Aston University. He recommends that threatening letters should be proofread before sending.
VIRGINIA IRONSIDE will be appearing at the Edinburgh Festival with The Virginia Monologues.
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