THIS MONTH’S PULPITis written by Jeremy Lewis. His third volume of memoirs, Grub Street Irregular, will be published by HarperCollins in July. Its predecessors, Playing for Time and Kindred Spirits, will be simultaneously available as Faber Finds.
EDWARDLUCEis the Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times and author of InSpite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India.
MICHAEL BURLEIGH’s most recent book, Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism, is published by HarperPress.
SIMONHEFFERis Associate Editor of theDaily Telegraph. He is slowly researching a book on the history of power.
MARY KENNY’s Crown and Shamrock: British Royalty and Irish Values will be published by New Island Books in September.
GILES FITZHERBERT lived in Venezuela from 1988 to 1993 and now organises a green festival in Ireland.
MICHAELWATERHOUSEis producing a three-part television series called Britannia, which will be transmitted on BBC 2 in the autumn.
MICHAEL ARDITTI’s novel, Easter, has just been reissued by Arcadia.
NORMANHAMMONDis Professor of Archaeology at Boston University.
CHRIS PALING’s latest novel, Minding, has been shorlisted for the MIND book of the year.
REGGADNEYis a former amateur boxer who knocked out the Cambridge heavyweight Boxing Blue in the 1960s. His new crime novel, The Very Gallant Gentleman, will be published next year.
NEW WORLD ORDER
MICHAELBURLEIGH The Return of History and the End of Dreams Robert Kagan EDWARDLUCE Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade Bill Emmott
ADRIANWEALE The Bin Ladens: The Story of a Family and Its Fortune Steve Coll GILESFITZHERBERT Hugo! The Hugo Chavez Story – From Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution Bart Jones PAULJOHNSON Marlborough: England’s Fragile Genius Richard Holmes MARYKENNY Ireland’s Misfortune: The Turbulent Life of Kitty O’Shea Elisabeth Kehoe MICHAELWATERHOUSE William Camden: A Life in Context Wyman H Herendeen FRANKMCLYNN Not the Girl Next Door: Joan Crawford – A Personal Biography Charlotte Chandler
PAULPRESTON Franco and Hitler: Spain, Germany, and World War II Stanley G Payne DAVIDCESARANI 1948: The First Arab-Israeli War Benny Morris DOMINICSANDBROOK The 60s Unplugged: A Kaleidoscopic History of a Disorderly Decade Gerard DeGroot PAULBEW Great Hatred, Little Room: Making Peace in Northern Ireland Jonathan Powell CLAREJACKSON The Invention of Scotland: Myth and History Hugh Trevor-Roper JASONGOODWIN Empires of the Sea: The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521–1580 Roger Crowley
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DJTAYLOR Amis and Son: Two Literary Generations Neil Powell SAMLEITH Armageddon in Retrospect: And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace Kurt Vonnegut ALLANMASSIE The Library at Night Alberto Manguel ELSPETHBARKER Diaries, Letters and Recollections Lynette Roberts DONALDRAYFIELD Imagining Nabokov: Russia between Art and Politics Nina L Khrushcheva
SIMONHEFFER Bloody Old Britain: O GSCrawford and the Archaeology of Modern Life Kitty Hauser NORMANHAMMOND Europe Between the Oceans: 9000 BC to AD 1000 Barry Cunliffe
Editor: NANCYSLADEK Deputy Editor: TOMFLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMYLEWIS Editorial Assistant: JONATHANBECKMAN
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LITERARY REVIEW May 2008