THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Amanda Craig, children’s critic of The Times, and the author of five adult novels, including Love in Idleness (Abacus). MICHAEL BURLEIGH is Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford and author of Sacred Causes: Politics and Religion from the European Dictators to AlQaeda (Harper Press). EDWARD NORMAN is Emeritus Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Curate of the St James Garlickhythe Church in the City of London. ROBERT FRASER’s The Chameleon Poet: A Life of George Barker appeared in 2001. ADAM SISMAN is writing a life of Hugh Trevor-Roper. RICHARD OVERY’s The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia was awarded the Wolfson Prize for History 2005 and is available in paperback from Penguin. CATHERINE PETERS has written a chapter on Dickens’s biographers for the forthcoming Blackwell’s Companion to Charles Dickens. GRAHAM STEWART ought to be a relationship counsellor to the powerful. His Burying Caesar examined the rivalry between Winston Churchill and Neville Chamberlain. Out next year, his new book, Friendship and Betrayal: Ambition and the Limits of Loyalty, would make an ideal housewarming gift in the Downing Street area. PHILIP WOMACK had to give up his career as ‘The Scholar Pirate’ this summer (too many hours, too little plunder). Instead he wrote a children’s novel, The Other Book, which will be published by Bloomsbury in early 2008.
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AMANDA CRAIG PAUL JOHNSON Seize the Hour: When Nixon Met Mao Margaret MacMillan DAVID PRYCE-JONES The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine Ilan Pappe DAVID GILMOUR The Shadow of the Great Game: The Untold Story of India’s Partition Narendra Singh Sarila Shameful Flight: The Last Years of the British Empire in India Stanley Wolpert GRAHAM STEWART The Lion and the Unicorn: Gladstone Vs Disraeli Richard Aldous GILES MACDONOGH The Berlin Wall: 13 August 1961 – 9 November 1989 Frederick Taylor JOHN DUNN Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670–1752 Jonathan Israel FRANK MCLYNN The Life of Kingsley Amis Zachary Leader GILLIAN TINDALL John Evelyn: Living for Ingenuity Gillian Darley ADAM SISMAN Europe’s Physician: The Various Life of Sir Theodore de Mayerne Hugh Trevor-Roper ALAN POWERS Nature’s Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick Jenny Uglow JAMES BURGE Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man Barbara Reynolds CHANDAK SENGOOPTA The Last Man Who Knew Everything Andrew Robinson RAYMOND SEITZ God Won’t Save America: Psychosis of a Nation George Walden JONATHAN MIRSKY Vietnam: The Definitive Oral History Told From All Sides Christian G Appy TOM STACEY Into the Abyss: Explorers on the Edge of Survival Benedict Allen ALEXANDER WAUGH 50 Reasons to Hate the French Jules Eden and Alex Clarke JOHN LAUGHLAND ON THE UNITED NATIONS MICHAEL BURLEIGH The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda’s Road to 9/11 Lawrence Wright Celsius 7/7 Michael Gove PATRICK O’CONNOR
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Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Editorial Assistant: PHILIP WOMACK Contributing Editors: ALAN RAFFERTY, SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE Business Manager: ROBERT POSNER Advertising Manager: TERRY FINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVID STURGE Founding Editor: DR ANNE SMITH Founding Father: AUBERON WAUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 338 2 LITERARY REVIEW November 2006