THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Daniel Snowman. His books include The Hitler Emigrés: The Cultural Impact on Britain of Refugees from Nazism and, most recently, The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera.
RAYMOND SEITZ was US Ambassador to the Court of St James from 1991 to 1994.
CAROLE ANGIER’s biographies of Jean Rhys and Primo Levi will be reissued by Faber Finds this year. The Arvon Book of Life Writing by Sally Cline and Carole Angier is published by A & C Black.
TED NIELD is Editor of Geoscientist magazine and author of Supercontinent: 10 Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet (Granta). His next book is Incoming! – Or Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Meteorite (Granta, 2011).
MICHAEL BURLEIGH’s Blood & Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism is available in paperback from HarperPerennial.
SARA WHEELER’s Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990–2010 will be published next year by Jonathan Cape.
FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO is the William P Reynolds Professor of History at Notre Dame. His books include Amerigo and The World: A History.
ADAM LEBOR is the author of City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa.
JONATHAN KEATES’s most recent book, The Siege of Venice, is published by Chatto & Windus.
BERTRAND TAITHE is professor of cultural history at the University of Manchester. His books include Defeated Flesh (1999), Citizenship and Wars (2001), and The Killer Trail (2009).
CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH was Director of the National Portrait Gallery from 1994 to 2002. He is now Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy.
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SUDHIR HAZAREESINGH The General: Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved Jonathan Fenby FREDERIC RAPHAEL The Man on Devil’s Island: Alfred Dreyfus and the Affair that Divided France Ruth Harris BERTRAND TAITHE Our Friends Beneath the Sands: The Foreign Legion in France’s Colonial Conquests 1870–1935 Martin Windrow ALLAN MASSIE Murder in the Métro: Laetitia Toureaux and the Cagoule in 1930s France Gayle K Brunelle & Annette Finley-Croswhite
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CAROLE ANGIER Stranger from Abroad: Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Friendship and Forgiveness Daniel Maier-Katkin SIMON HEFFER Edward Heath: The Authorised Biography Philip Ziegler ROBERT CHESSHYRE American Caesars Nigel Hamilton KATHLEEN BURK High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg Niall Ferguson BRENDA MADDOX The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot
RAYMOND SEITZ Revolutionaries: Inventing an American Nation Jack Rakove LAWRENCE JAMES The Empire Project John Darwin Understanding the British Empire Ronald Hyam DOMINIC SANDBROOK Capital Affairs: London and the Making of the Permissive Society Frank Mort M R D FOOT Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat Denis Smyth
SARA WHEELER Nature Crime: How We’re Getting Conservation Wrong Rosaleen Duffy DAVID PROFUMO Four Fish: A Journey from the Ocean to Your Plate Paul Greenberg
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PAUL JOHNSON Caravaggio Andrew Graham-Dixon DAVID LEWIS-WILLIAMS Stepping-Stones: A Journey Through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne Christine Desdemaines-Hugon JONATHAN KEATES The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824 Harvey Sachs CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH Portraits and Persons Cynthia Freeland
JONATHAN MIRSKY When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind – Or Destroy It Jonathan Watts HAZHIR TEIMOURIAN Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah’s Beard: A Journey Through the Inside-Out Worlds of Iran and Afghanistan Nicholas Jubber
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CHRISTOPHER ROSS Tokyo Vice Jake Adelstein MICHAEL HOLMAN Famine & Foreigners: Ethiopia Since Live Aid Peter Gill
JOAN SMITH Nomad: From Islam to America – A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations Ayaan Hirsi Ali ADAM LEBOR Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956–78 Kai Bird DONALD RAYFIELD Siberian Education Nicolai Lilin MATT THORNE Shit My Dad Says Justin Halpern
MARGARET ATWOOD TALKS TO ROSALIND PORTER
TED NIELD Vanished Ocean: How Tethys Reshaped the World Dorrik Stow JOHN GRIBBIN How to Find a Habitable Planet James Kasting CRISPIN TICKELL A Cultural History of Climate Wolfgang Behringer Turned Out Nice: How the British Isles Will Change as the World Heats Up Marek Kohn
FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves Matt Ridley JEREMY WARNER Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy Anatole Kaletsky Losing Control: The Emerging Threats to Western Prosperity Stephen D King MICHAEL BURLEIGH Faith and Power: Religion and Politics in the Middle East Bernard Lewis OLIVER DENNIS The Literature of Australia: An Anthology (Ed) Nicholas Jose JOHN SUTHERLAND The Oxford Book of Parodies (Ed) John Gross JONATHAN BECKMAN Alex’s Adventures in Numberland: Dispatches from the Wonderful World of Mathematics Alex Bellos
PATRICIA DUNCKER Mud: Stories of Sex and Love Michèle Roberts TIM MARTIN Imperial Bedrooms Bret Easton Ellis TOBY LICHTIG Heartbreak Craig Raine PATRICK SKENE CATLING The Misogynist Piers Paul Read RICHARD GODWIN The Ask Sam Lipsyte FRANCIS KING Inheritance Nicholas Shakespeare JANE CHARTERIS The News Where You Are Catherine O’Flynn
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DOMINIC SANDBROOK’s new book, State of Emergency – The Way We Were: Britain, 1970–1974, will be published in September by Allen Lane.
JOAN SMITH is Political Blonde. Visit www.politicalblonde.com for news, pictures and her latest columns.
KATHLEEN BURK i s Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, UCL. Her books include Morgan Grenfell 1838–1988: The Biography of a Merchant Bank.
SUDHIR HAZAREESINGH teaches at Balliol College, Oxford. His latest book, Le Mythe Gaullien, has just been published by Éditions Gallimard in Paris.
DAVID LEWIS-WILLIAMS is Professor Emeritus and Senior Mentor at the Rock Art Research Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His latest book is Conceiving God: The Cognitive Origin and Evolution of Religion (Thames & Hudson).
CHRISTOPHER ROSS lived in Tokyo for five years. He was obsessed by martial arts in Japan, sometimes training with more traditionally minded yakuza. His last book, Mishima’s Sword, was longlisted for the Kiriyama Prize.
JOHN GRIBBIN is a Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex and author of In Search of the Multiverse.
DAVID PROFUMO i s t he f i s h i ng columnist for Country Life magazine.
PATRICIA DUNCKER’s latest novel is The Strange Case of the Composer and His Judge (Bloomsbury).
HAZHIR TEIMOURIAN’s Omar Khayyam: Poet, Rebel, Astronomer was published in 2007.
ROSALIND PORTER is the co-editor of Four-Letter Word: New Love Letters.
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