THIS MONTH’S PULPITis written by Peter Jones. He is the founder of Friends of Classics.
JOHNGRAYis the author of Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and The Death of Utopia(Allen Lane).
MICHAELBURLEIGH’s most recent book, Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism,is published by HarperPress.
JANERIDLEYis writing a biography of King Edward VII, to be published by Chatto & Windus.
JOHNCORNWELLis director of the Science and Human Dimension Project at Jesus College, Cambridge. His last book was Darwin’s Angel: An Angelic Riposte to the GodDelusion.
ADAMLEBORis the author of City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa (Bloomsbury).
RICHARDTOYEis a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Exeter. He is the author of Lloyd George and Churchill: Rivals for Greatness(2007).
FRANKMCLYNNis the author of over twenty books. His most recent, Lionheart & Lackland, is available in paperback from Vintage.
PATRICKO’CONNORwas Consulting Editor to The New Grove Dictionaryof Opera. His books include The Amazing Blonde Woman(Bloomsbury).
JOHNKEAY’s new book, China: A History, is published next month by HarperPress.
ROGERBOYESis Germany and East Europe correspondent of The Times.
HARRYMOUNTis the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That: How to Become a Latin Lover(Short Books).
WORLD WAR TWO
RICHARDTOYE The Pain and the Privilege: The Women in Lloyd George’s Life Ffion Hague KEVINMYERS Paisley: From Demagogue to Democrat? Ed Moloney JANERIDLEY The Bolter: Idina Sackville – The Woman Who Scandalised 1920s Society and Became White Mischief’s Infamous Seductress Frances Osborne STEPHENAMIDON The Legend of Colton H Bryant Alexandra Fuller
FRANKMCLYNN The Comanche Empire Pekka Häämäälääinen ADAMLEBOR Paradise Lost: Smyrna 1922 – The Destruction of Islam’s City of Tolerance Giles Milton NIKOLAI TOLSTOY The Romanovs: Ruling Russia 1613–1917 Lindsey Hughes Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs Helen Rappaport RICHARDBARBER The Black Death: An Intimate History of the Plague John Hatcher JONATHANKEATES The Red Prince: The Fall of a Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Europe Timothy Snyder STEPHENHALLIDAY The Blackest Streets: The Life and Death of a Victorian Slum Sarah Wise
FRANCESWILSON Uncommon Arrangements: Seven Portraits of Married Life in London Literary Circles 1910–1939 Katie Roiphe BRUCEPALLING Semi-Invisible Man: The Life of Norman Lewis Julian Evans JEREMYLEWIS The Man Who Made Penguins: The Life of Sir William Emrys Williams Sander Meredeen
RICHARDOVERY Hitler’s Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe Mark Mazower DAVIDCESARANI Hitler, The Germans, and The Final Solution Ian Kershaw NIGELJONES The Zookeeper’s Wife Diane Ackerman Clara’s War Clara Kramer MRD FOOT Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II, the End of Civilisation Nicholson Baker
DONALDRAYFIELD Stalin’s Children: Three Generations of Love and Betrayal Owen Matthews JOHNGRAY Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son’s Memoir David Reiff JOHNKEAY Halfway to Venus: A One-Armed Journey Sarah Anderson
Editor: NANCYSLADEK Deputy Editor: TOMFLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMYLEWIS Editorial Assistant: JONATHANBECKMAN
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LITERARY REVIEW June 2008