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Vol. 28 No. 22 · 16 November 2006

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Vol. 28 No. 22 · 16 November 2006

Eric Hobsbawm

Journey to a Revolution: A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 by Michael Korda. HarperCollins, 221 pp., $24.95, September 2006, 0 06 077261 1
Twelve Days: Revolution 1956 by Victor Sebestyen. Weidenfeld, 340 pp., £20, August 2006, 0 297 84731 7
A Good Comrade: Janos Kadar, Communism and Hungary by Roger Gough. Tauris, 323 pp., £24.50, August 2006, 1 84511 058 7
Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt by Charles Gati. Stanford, 264 pp., £24.95, September 2006, 0 8047 5606 6

Letters

Joe Morison, Nina Fyfield, Michael Wong, Martin Holladay, Sybil Oldfield, Eileen Lottman, James Wood, John Coutts, Charlie Gere, John Stubbs, Colin Burrow, Sean Coleman, Michael Taussig, Geoff Weston

Jeremy Harding

Jeremy Harding goes to Beirut to meet the novelist Elias Khoury

Frank Kermode

William Empson. Vol. II: Against the Christians by John Haffenden. Oxford, 797 pp., £30, November 2006, 0 19 927660 9

David A. Bell

Napoleon’s Master: A Life of Prince Talleyrand by David Lawday. Cape, 386 pp., £20, September 2006, 0 224 07366 4

Peter Campbell

At the National Gallery: Velázquez

David Blackbourn

Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600-1947 by Christopher Clark. Allen Lane, 777 pp., £30, August 2006, 0 7139 9466 5

John Hartley Williams

Two Poems

Michael Wood

At the Movies: Scorsese

Michael Hofmann

Speaking to the Rose: Writings, 1912-32 by Robert Walser, translated and edited by Christopher Middleton. Nebraska, 128 pp., £9.99, November 2005, 0 8032 9833 1

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: a journey to citizenship

Mark Ford

Collected Poems by Donald Justice. Anvil, 289 pp., £15, June 2006, 0 85646 386 8

Anatol Lieven

The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis. Allen Lane, 333 pp., £20, January 2006, 0 7139 9912 8
The Global Cold War by Odd Arne Westad. Cambridge, 484 pp., £25, January 2006, 0 521 85364 8

Charles Simic

Five Poems

Ferdinand Mount

Having It So Good: Britain in the Fifties by Peter Hennessy. Allen Lane, 740 pp., £30, October 2006, 0 7139 9571 8

R.W. Johnson

Thatcher’s Fortunes: The Life and Times of Mark Thatcher by Mark Hollingsworth and Paul Halloran. Mainstream, 415 pp., £7.99, July 2006, 1 84596 118 8
The Wonga Coup: The British Mercenary Plot to Seize Oil Billions in Africa by Adam Roberts. Profile, 304 pp., £9.99, June 2006, 1 86197 934 7

Melanie McFadyean

Driven to Desperate Measures by Harmit Athwal.

Tariq Ali

Diary: in Turkish Kurdistan

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