THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by D J Taylor. His new novel, Derby Day, will be published in June by Chatto & Windus. He is working on a book about literary culture.
MARTIN VANDER WEYER is business editor of The Spectator.
DIANA ATHILL’s Somewhere Towards the End won the Costa Award for Biography in 2008.
LINDA PORTER i s the author o f Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr (Macmillan).
JULIET GARDINER’s most r ecent book is The Blitz (HarperPress).
ANDREW GREIG’s At the Loch of the Green Cor r i e i s publi s hed by Quercus. His l atest collection i s Get t i n g Higher : The Complete Mountain Poems (Birlinn).
ERIC ORMSBY’s Fine Incisions: Essays on Poetry and Place was published in January. The Baboons of Hada, a new s e l ec t i on o f h i s poems, has j u s t appeared from Carcanet.
MARK BOSTRIDGE’s most recent book i s Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend (Penguin).
ROGER CROWLEY’s City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire will be published by Faber in August.
MAX EGREMONT’s Forgotten Land: Journeys among the Ghosts of East Prussia is published next month by Picador.
LAWRENCE JAMES is currently writing a book on Winston Churchill and the British Empire.
MICHAEL BURLEIGH’s Moral Combat: A History of World War II is available in paperback from HarperPress.
LITERARY REVIEW May 2011
WAY OF THE WORLD
BIOGRAPHY & DIARIES
D J TAYLOR
JOHN GRAY The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution Francis Fukuyama MARTIN VANDER WEYER Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World William D Cohan
FRANK DIKÖTTER Collective Killings in Rural China during the Cultural Revolution Yang Su MAX EGREMONT With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 David Stevenson MICHAEL BURLEIGH 15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation L Douglas Keeney KENNETH O MORGAN To End All Wars: How the First World War Divided Britain Adam Hochschild JULIET GARDINER Millions Like Us: Women’s Lives in War and Peace 1939–1949 Virginia Nicholson LESLIE MITCHELL The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire and War Matthew Parker LAWRENCE JAMES Running the Show: Governors of the British Empire 1857–1912 Stephanie Williams L I NDA PORTER Kather i n e Pa r r : Complete Works a n d Correspondence (Ed) Janel Mueller
FREDERIC RAPHAEL House of Exile: War, Love and Literature, from Berlin to Los Angeles Evelyn Juers JOHN MONTAGUE W B Yeats & George Yeats: The Letters (Ed) Ann Saddlemyer ALEXANDER WAUGH The Children of Lovers: A Memoir of William Golding by His Daughter Judy Golding DAISY HAY Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816 David Ellis ERIC ORMSBY The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life Harold Bloom LAETITIA RUTHERFORD Letters to Madeleine Guillaume Apollinaire
DONALD RAYFIELD Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849–1915 Francis W Wcislo PAUL ADDISON The Macmillan Diaries Vol II: Prime Minister and After 1957–1966 (Ed) Peter Catterall DANIEL MATLIN Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention Manning Marable GUY WALTERS Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War Giles Milton Story of a Secret State: My Report to the World Jan Karski Lost in ShangriLa: Escape from a Hidden World – A True Story Mitchell Zuckoff
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EDWARD NORMAN Souls in Torment: Victorian Faith in Crisis Giles St Aubyn The Age of Doubt: Tracing the Roots of Our Religious Uncertainty Christopher Lane ANDREW LYCETT Mr Briggs’ Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain’s First Railway Murder Kate Colquhoun The Unreliable Life of Harry the Valet: The Great Victorian Jewel Thief Duncan Hamilton FRANCES WILSON Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism Deborah Lutz WILL ROBINSON The Intemperate Engineer: Isambard Kingdom Brunel in His Own Words Adrian Vaughan
ROGER CROWLEY The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean David Abulafia PAUL JOHNSON William Bouguereau Damien Bartoli with Frederick C Ross Johan Zoffany: 1733–1810 Mary Webster DIANA ATHILL Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight James Attlee MARK BOSTRIDGE The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray’s Anatomy Bill Hayes ANDREW GREIG Outside Chris McCully Selected Poems Chris McCully ROBERT CHESSHYRE Jack Hobbs Leo McKinstry Twirlymen: The Unlikely History of Cricket’s Greatest Spin Bowlers Amol Rajan JOHN MARTIN ROBINSON The English Castle 1066–1650 John Goodall JONATHAN MIRSKY Nagaland: A Journey to India’s Forgotten Frontier Jonathan Glancey NED BEAUMAN Decoded Jay-Z CHRISTOPHER BRAY ON BOB DYLAN AT SEVENTY JOHN MCEWEN Painting Tess Jaray Almanac Jeffery Camp JONATHAN DERBYSHIRE The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World David Deutsch
SIMON BAKER At Last Edward St Aubyn ELSPETH BARKER The Forgotten Waltz Anne Enright DAVID ANNAND The Illumination Kevin Brockmeier JAKE KERRIDGE The Final Testament of the Holy Bible James Frey DAVID JAYS The Absolutist John Boyne AMANDA CRAIG Gillespie and I Jane Harris EDWARD BEHRENS The Hunger Trace Edward Hogan
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FRANK DIKÖTTER’s most recent book, Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–62, is published by Bloomsbury.
FREDERIC RAPHAEL’s Ifs and Buts, his fifth volume of notebooks, was published in March by Carcanet.
JOHN GRAY’s most recent book, The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death, is published by Allen Lane.
DAISY HAY is the author of Young Romantics: The Shelleys, Byron and Other Tangled Lives (Bloomsbury).
FRANCES WILSON’s books include Literary Seductions and The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth (Faber & Faber).
JOHN MONTAGUE’s latest volume of poetry, Speech Lessons, will appear in June from the Gallery Press.
ALEXANDER WAUGH’s books i nc l ude F a t h e r s & S o n s : The Autobiography of a Family.
NED BEAUMAN i s t he author o f Boxer, Beetle, which was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.
DONALD RAYFIELD i s Emeritus Professor of Russian and Georgian at Queen Mary University of London. The third, expanded edition of The Literature of Georgia: A History was published by the Garnett Press in 2010.
GUY WALTERS i s t he au t hor o f Hunting Evil. He is working on a history of the Gestapo.
ANDREW LYCETT is the biographer of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, among others.
JOHN MARTIN ROBINSON’s book about Arundel Castle is published this month by Phillimore.
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