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Vol. 20 No. 16 · 20 August 1998

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Vol. 20 No. 16 · 20 August 1998

James Davidson

The Greeks and Greek Civilisation by Jacob Burckhardt, edited by Oswyn Murray, translated by Sheila Stern. HarperCollins, 449 pp., £24.99, May 1998, 0 00 255855 6

Letters

David Craig, Joseph Nuttgens, Tim Sharp, Peter Platt, Lesley Chamberlain, John Kay, Terence Hawkes, Richard L. Spear, Alfred Webb, Arthur Marwick, Patrick McGuinness, D.P. Morgan, Catherine Wilson, Charles Swann, Very Rev. Alfred Jowett

Jacqueline Rose

The Cult of Celebrity

Michael Rogin

Celebrity Caricature in America by Wendy Wick Reaves. Yale, 320 pp., £29.95, April 1998, 0 300 07463 8

Michael Ondaatje

Two Poems

John Sturrock

W.G. Grace: A Life by Simon Rae. Faber, 548 pp., £20, July 1998, 0 571 17855 3
W.G.’s Birthday Party by David Kynaston. Night Watchman, 154 pp., £13, May 1998, 0 9532360 0 5

Jenny Diski

The Children of Noah: Jewish Seafaring in Ancient Times by Raphael Patai. Princeton, 208 pp., £17.95, May 1998, 0 691 01580 5

Boyd Hilton

Free Trade and Liberal England, 1846-1946 by Anthony Howe. Oxford, 336 pp., £45, December 1997, 9780198201465
The Origins of War Prevention: The British Peace Movement and International Relations, 1730-1854 by Martin Ceadel. Oxford, 587 pp., £55, December 1996, 0 19 822674 8

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘Hanging Fire’

Dan Jacobson

King Khama, Emperor Joe and the Great White Queen: Victorian Britain through African Eyes by Neil Parsons. Chicago, 322 pp., £15.25, January 1998, 0 226 64745 5

Mark Hudson

The Catastrophist by Ronan Bennett. Headline, 313 pp., £14.99, July 1998, 9780747222101

John Lloyd

Bitter Waters: Life and Work in Stalin’s Russia by Gennady Andreev-Khomiakov, translated by Ann Healy. Westview, 195 pp., $30, September 1997, 0 8133 2390 8

Perry Anderson

In the second half of an essay on his father’s career in China, Perry Anderson writes about the closing phases of the Chinese Maritime Customs

Sarah Rigby

Diary: ME

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