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Vol. 20 No. 4 · 19 February 1998

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Vol. 20 No. 4 · 19 February 1998

Christopher Hitchens

Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years 1963-65 by Taylor Branch. Simon and Schuster, 746 pp., $30, February 1998, 0 684 80819 6
‘One Hell of a Gamble’: Khrushchev, Castro and Kennedy, 1958-64 by Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali. Murray, 416 pp., September 1997, 0 7195 5518 3
The Dark Side of Camelot by Seymour Hersh. HarperCollins, 497 pp., £8.99, February 1998, 9780006530770
Mutual Contempt: Lyndon Johnson , Bobby Kennedy and the Feud that Defined a Decade by Jeff Shesol. Norton, 591 pp., £23.50, January 1998, 9780393040784
The Year the Dream Died by Jules Witcover. Warner, 512 pp., £25, June 1997, 0 446 51849 2
Without Honor: The Impeachment of President Nixon and the Crimes of Camelot by Jerry Zeifman. Thunder's Mouth, 262 pp., $24.95, November 1996, 9781560251286
The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis edited by Ernest May and Philip Zelikow. Howard, 740 pp., £23.50, September 1997, 0 674 17926 9
Lyndon B. Johnson’s Vietnam Papers: A Documentary Collection edited by David Barrett. Texas A & M, 906 pp., $94, June 1997, 0 89096 741 5
Taking Charge: The Johnson Whitehouse Tapes 1963-64 edited by Michael Beschloss. Simon and Schuster, 624 pp., £20, April 1998, 0 684 80407 7
Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes edited by Stanley Kutler. Free Press, 675 pp., $30, November 1997, 0 684 84127 4
The Other Missiles of October: Eisenhower, Kennedy and the Jupiters, 1957-63 by Philip Nash. North Carolina, 231 pp., £34.70, October 1997, 0 8078 4647 3

Letters

Leonard Pepper, William Flesch, Jian L. Xiao, Jan Bondeson, James Wood, Gabriel Egan, Michael Prior, David Craig, Dipak Nandy, Richard Poole, Nicolas Walter

Ian Sansom

Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes. Faber, 198 pp., £14.99, January 1998, 0 571 19472 9

John Bayley

John Stanislaus Joyce: The Voluminous Life and Genius of James Joyce’s Father by John Wyse Jackson and Peter Costello. Fourth Estate, 493 pp., £20, October 1997, 1 85702 417 6

John Sutherland

Fanny Trollope: The Life and Adventures of a Clever Woman by Pamela Neville-Sington. Viking, 416 pp., £20, November 1997, 0 670 85905 2

Karl Maier

Famine Crimes: Politics and the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa by Alex de Waal. James Currey/Indiana, 238 pp., £40, October 1997, 0 85255 811 2
The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity by Michael Maren. Free Press, 302 pp., $25, January 1997, 0 684 82800 6

Don Paterson

Poem: ‘St Bride: Sea-Mail’

Paul Foot

Gordon Brown: The Biography by Paul Routledge. Simon and Schuster, 358 pp., £17.99, February 1998, 0 684 81954 6

Ian Aitken

The End of Parliamentary Socialism by Leo Panitch and Colin Leys. Verso, 341 pp., £40, September 1997, 1 85984 109 0

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘Listening in April: Time Zones (Sydney, Virginia, San Francisco)’

Joseph Frank

The First Hundred Years of Mikhail Bakhtin by Caryl Emerson. Princeton, 312 pp., £19.95, December 1997, 9780691069760

Tim Parks

Prajapati

Zoë Heller

Animal Husbandry by Laura Zigman. Hutchinson, 304 pp., £10, January 1998, 0 09 180219 9
Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding. Picador, 310 pp., £5.99, June 1997, 0 330 33277 5
Does My Bum Look Big in This? by Arabella Weir. Hodder, 246 pp., £5.99, March 1998, 9780340689486

Anna Swan

Secret Muses: The Life of Frederick Ashton by Julie Kavanagh. Faber, 675 pp., £12.99, October 1997, 0 571 19062 6

Nicholas Jose

Race Matters: Indigenous Australians and ‘Our’ Society edited by Gillian Cowlishaw and Barry Morris. Aboriginal Studies Press, 295 pp., AUS $29.95, March 1998, 0 85575 294 7
Aboriginal Sovereignty: Reflections on Race, State and Nation by Henry Reynolds. Allen and Unwin, 221 pp., AUS $17.95, July 1996, 1 86373 969 6

Adewale Maja-Pearce

Diary: A Night in the Slammer

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