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Vol. 8 No. 18 · 23 October 1986

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Vol. 8 No. 18 · 23 October 1986

Michael Brock

Government and the Universities in Britain: Programme and Performance 1960-1980 by John Carswell. Cambridge, 181 pp., £19.50, January 1986, 9780521258265

Letters

E.E. Duncan-Jones, Bruce Clunies Ross, Rudolf Peierls, Philippa Foot, Steve Fuller, Paul Addison, David Aberbach, Adrian Room, Patrick Hughes

William Rodgers

The SDP’s Chances

R.W. Johnson

‘The target is destroyed’: What really happened to Flight 007 by Seymour Hersh. Faber, 282 pp., £9.95, September 1986, 0 571 14772 0

Clive Wilmer

Poem: ‘The Earth Rising’

Hugo Williams

Poem: ‘When I grow up’

Ross McKibbin

The Politics of the UCS Work-In: Class Alliances and the Right to Work by John Foster and Charles Woolfson. Lawrence and Wishart, 446 pp., £9.95, July 1986, 0 85315 663 8
A Lost Left: Three Studies in Socialism and Nationalism by David Howell. Manchester, 351 pp., £29.95, July 1986, 0 7190 1959 1
The Miners’ Strike 1984-5: Loss without Limit by Martin Adeney and John Lloyd. Routledge, 319 pp., £14.95, October 1986, 0 7102 0694 1
Red Hill: A Mining Community by Tony Parker. Heinemann, 196 pp., £9.95, October 1986, 0 434 57771 5
Strike Free: New Industrial Relations in Britain by Philip Bassett. Macmillan, 197 pp., £10.95, August 1986, 9780333418000

Ian Gilmour

Britain’s Civil Wars: Counter-Insurgency in the 20th Century by Charles Townshend. Faber, 220 pp., £14.95, June 1986, 0 571 13802 0
Terrorism and the Liberal State by Paul Wilkinson. Macmillan, 322 pp., £25, May 1986, 0 333 39490 9
Terrorism: How the West can win edited by Benjamin Netanyahu. Weidenfeld, 254 pp., £14.95, August 1986, 0 297 79025 0
Political Murder: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism by Franklin Ford. Harvard, 440 pp., £24.95, November 1985, 0 674 68635 7
The Financing of Terror by James Adams. New English Library, 294 pp., £12.95, July 1986, 0 450 06086 1
They dare to speak out: People and institutions confront Israel’s lobby by Paul Findley. Lawrence Hill (Connecticut), 362 pp., $16.95, May 1985, 0 88208 179 9

Edmund Leach

The Anthropology of Violence edited by David Riches. Blackwell, 232 pp., £25, September 1986, 0 631 14788 8
Quest for Excitement: Sport and Leisure in the Civilising Process by Norbert Elias and Eric Dunning. Blackwell, 313 pp., £19.50, August 1986, 0 631 14654 7
Sport, Power and Culture: A Social and Historical Analysis of Popular Sports in Britain by John Hargreaves. Polity, 258 pp., £25, September 1986, 0 7456 0153 7
At the Dawn of Tyranny: The Origins of Individualism, Political Oppression and the State by Eli Sagan. Faber, 420 pp., £17.50, April 1986, 0 571 13822 5

D.A.N. Jones

The Casualty by Heinrich Böll, translated by Leila Vennewitz. Chatto, 189 pp., £9.95, October 1986, 9780701129286
Augustus by Allan Massie. Bodley Head, 339 pp., £9.95, September 1986, 0 370 30757 7
Gabriel’s Lament by Paul Bailey. Cape, 331 pp., £9.95, September 1986, 0 224 02823 5
The Mind and Body Shop by Frank Parkin. Collins, 221 pp., £9.95, September 1986, 0 00 217695 5

Philip Roth

Philip Roth talks to the Italian writer Primo Levi about his life and times

John Bayley

The Bondage of Love: A Life of Mrs Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Molly Lefebure. Gollancz, 287 pp., £15.95, July 1986, 0 575 03871 3
Jane Welsh Carlyle by Virginia Surtees. Michael Russell, 294 pp., £12.95, September 1986, 0 85955 134 2

J.I.M. Stewart

H.G. Wells: Desperately Mortal by David Smith. Yale, 634 pp., £18.50, September 1986, 0 300 03672 8

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

Poem: ‘Sherlock Holmes’

Conrad Russell

Humanism in the Age of Henry VIII by Maria Dowling. Croom Helm, 283 pp., £25, February 1986, 0 7099 0864 4
Henry, Prince of Wales and England’s Lost Renaissance by Roy Strong. Thames and Hudson, 264 pp., £12.95, May 1986, 0 500 01375 6
Authority and Conflict: England 1603-1658 by Derek Hirst. Arnold, 390 pp., £27.50, March 1986, 0 7131 6155 8
Rebellion or Revolution? England 1640-1660 by G.E. Aylmer. Oxford, 274 pp., £12.50, February 1986, 0 19 219179 9
Politics and Ideology in England 1603-1640 by J.P. Sommerville. Longman, 254 pp., £6.95, April 1986, 9780582494329

David Norbrook

Hugh MacDiarmid: The Man and his Work by Nancy Gish. Macmillan, 235 pp., £25, June 1984, 0 333 29473 4
Complete Poems by Hugh MacDiarmid. Penguin, £8.95, February 1985, 0 14 007913 0

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