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Paul Foot

4 August 1988
Britain’s Nuclear Nightmare 
by James Cutler and Rob Edwards.
Sphere, 200 pp., £3.99, April 1988, 0 7221 2759 6
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... proposed NIREX site at Killingholme. Her car was broken into and her confidential papers stolen. Or Debbie Ladley. She was 18, a nanny, and she had given some help to LAND. James Cutler and Robert Edwards record: ‘On 29 September 1986, she was hanging out her washing in her garden at Stragglethorpe near Fulbeck. A man grabbed her from behind by the throat and banged her head against the wall. She ...

Guerrilla into Criminal

Richard White: Jesse James

5 June 2003
Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War 
by T.J. Stiles.
Cape, 510 pp., £20, January 2003, 9780224069250
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... James a modern, self-conscious and manipulative political outlaw who cared nothing about class and everything about race. Social banditry is one obstacle to Stiles’s theorising; another is John Edwards. Edwards, a Confederate diehard, prolific writer and newspaper editor, was the man who did the most to create the legend of Jesse James. He popularised the stories casting James both as a persecuted ...

The Nominee

Andrew O’Hagan: With the Democrats

19 August 2004
... America! Shine! Shine them in!’ And Edward Kennedy, voice breaking, gnarled and cosy as an old lion, told the Convention that ‘America must be a light to the world and under John Kerry and John Edwards, that’s what America will be.’ In the days before Kerry appeared, the podium groaned with traffic that came and went to proclaim his greatness. Al Gore spoke with a face as burgundy as his tie ...
19 May 1983
Robert Lowell: A Biography 
by Ian Hamilton.
Faber, 527 pp., £12.50, May 1983, 0 571 13045 3
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... of his literary career are very strongly marked. The first phase consists of the harvest of poems assembled under the dates 1938 to 1949 and published in this country in the following year. ‘Mr Edwards and the Spider’ takes the words of the famous Puritan divine and uses them to imitate a hellfire eloquence from the believing past. The eloquence of the collection which surrounds this poem is dark ...

What We’re about to Receive

Jeremy Harding: Food Insecurity

13 May 2010
... pp., 1959 Eating: What We Eat and Why It Matters by Peter Singer and Jim Mason. Arrow, 400 pp., £7.99, September 2006, 978 0 09 950402 3 Food Futures: Rethinking UK Strategy by Susan Ambler-Edwards, Kate Bailey, Alexandra Kiff, Tim Lang, Robert Lee, Terry Marsden, David Simons and Hardin Tibbs. Chatham House, 50 pp., February 2009 ...

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