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Vol. 27 No. 5 · 3 March 2005

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Bernard Porter

Histories of the Hanged: Britain’s Dirty War in Kenya and the End of Empire by David Anderson. Weidenfeld, 406 pp., £20, January 2005, 0 297 84719 8
Britain’s Gulag: The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya by Caroline Elkins. Cape, 475 pp., £20, January 2005, 9780224073639

Letters

Stephen Sedley, Rod Edmond, Scott Soames, Matilde Macagno, Joseph Epstein, Dominic Kirkham, Christopher Wintle, J.F. Darycott, Martin Ward

Bill Manhire

Poem: ‘Dogs’

John Kerrigan

W.B. Yeats: A Life. Vol. II: The Arch-Poet 1915-39 by Roy Foster. Oxford, 822 pp., £16.99, March 2005, 0 19 280609 2

Jenny Diski

Lost Worlds: What Have We Lost and Where Did It Go? by Michael Bywater. Granta, 296 pp., £12.99, October 2004, 1 86207 701 0

Rosemary Hill

Bombay to Bloomsbury: A Biography of the Strachey Family by Barbara Caine. Oxford, 488 pp., £25, February 2005, 0 19 925034 0

David Gilmour

Empire Families: Britons and Late Imperial India by Elizabeth Buettner. Oxford, 324 pp., £25, July 2004, 0 19 924907 5

Ross McKibbin

Regulating Commercial Gambling: Past, Present and Future by David Miers. Oxford, 588 pp., £70, September 2004, 0 19 825672 8

Paul Laity

Humphrey Jennings by Kevin Jackson. Picador, 448 pp., £30, October 2004, 0 330 35438 8

Adam Phillips

Forgotten Lunatics of the Great War by Peter Barham. Yale, 451 pp., £19.99, August 2004, 0 300 10379 4

Conor O’Callaghan

Two Poems

Robert Alter

Jacob’s Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation by Mary Douglas. Oxford, 211 pp., £45, November 2004, 0 19 926523 2

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Blair’s nuptials

Andrew Bacevich

The Remnants of War by John Mueller. Cornell, 258 pp., £16.50, September 2004, 0 8014 4239 7
The Future of War: The Re-Enchantment of War in the 21st Century by Christopher Coker. Blackwell, 162 pp., £50, October 2004, 1 4051 2042 8
The New Wars by Herfried Münkler. Polity, 180 pp., £14.99, October 2004, 0 7456 3337 4

Gabriele Annan

The Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living by Courtney Angela Brkic. Granta, 316 pp., £12.99, October 2004, 9781862076570
This Was Not Our War: Bosnian Women Reclaiming the Peace by Swanee Hunt. Duke, 307 pp., £21.50, January 2005, 0 8223 3355 4
Then They Started Shooting: Growing Up in Wartime Bosnia by Lynne Jones. Harvard, 336 pp., £18.95, February 2005, 0 674 01561 4

Joanna Kavenna

The Optimists by Andrew Miller. Sceptre, 313 pp., £16.99, March 2005, 9780340825129

Christopher Tayler

Saturday by Ian McEwan. Cape, 280 pp., £17.99, February 2005, 0 224 07299 4

Hal Foster

In Central Park: The Gates

Saree Makdisi

Diary: Living with the Wall

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