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Perry Anderson

Lula’s Brazil

Letters

Robert Tombs, Christopher McGovern, Peter Lloyd, Jackie Williams, John Breuilly, Margaret Graves, Edmund Gordon, Jason Harding, Mark Taylor, Christopher Eddy

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Tempest’

Michael Kulikowski

Zenobia of Palmyra: History, Myth and the Neo-Classical Imagination by Rex Winsbury. Duckworth, 198 pp., £16.99, September 2010, 978 0 7156 3853 8
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. Virgin, 368 pp., £20, November 2010, 978 0 7535 3955 2

Christopher Clark

Bismarck: A Life by Jonathan Steinberg. Oxford, 577 pp., £25, February 2011, 978 0 19 959901 1

Andrew Cockburn

Known and Unknown: A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld. Sentinel, 815 pp., £25, February 2011, 978 1 59523 067 6

Peter McGill

Short Cuts: In Japan

Colin Kidd

The Philosophy, Politics and Religion of British Democracy: Maurice Cowling and Conservatism edited by Robert Crowcroft, S.J.D. Green and Richard Whiting. I.B. Tauris, 327 pp., £54.50, August 2010, 978 1 84511 976 8

Rory Stewart

Here we go again

James Shapiro

Plague Writing in Early Modern England by Ernest Gilman. Chicago, 295 pp., £24, June 2009, 978 0 226 29409 4

Peter Campbell

At the Royal Academy: Watteau

Joanna Biggs

We Had It So Good by Linda Grant. Virago, 344 pp., £14.99, January 2011, 978 1 84408 637 5

Pankaj Mishra

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan. Corsair, 336 pp., £14.99, March 2011, 978 1 78033 028 0

Theo Tait

‘The Killing’

Jeremy Harding

Diary: Hitchens

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