Vol. 33 No. 10 · 19 May 2011

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Peter Campbell

Jackson Lears

A World on Fire: An Epic History of Two Nations Divided by Amanda Foreman. Penguin, 988 pp., £12.99, June 2011, 978 0 14 104058 5


R.W. Johnson, Ella Raff, Charles Lindholm, Pauline and Anthony Freeman, Richard Hilken, Matthias Tomczak, John Havelock, Stephen Lovesey, Barry Supple

Neal Ascherson

Passport to Peking: A Very British Mission to Mao’s China by Patrick Wright. Oxford, 591 pp., £20, October 2010, 978 0 19 954193 5

Stephen W. Smith

The Story of Laurent Gbagbo

R.W. Johnson


Keith Thomas

The Reformation of the Landscape: Religion, Identity and Memory in Early Modern Britain and Ireland by Alexandra Walsham. Oxford, 637 pp., £35, February 2011, 978 0 19 924355 6

Daljit Nagra

Poem: ‘A Ballad for Bopoluchi’

Donald MacKenzie

How to Make Money in Microseconds

Howard Hotson

Don’t Look to the Ivy League

Christopher Tayler

Short Cuts: The School of Life

Terry Eagleton

Long Time, No See by Dermot Healy. Faber, 438 pp., £12.99, April 2011, 978 0 571 21074 9

Lorna Scott Fox

Books Burn Badly by Manuel Rivas, translated by Jonathan Dunne. Vintage, 592 pp., £8.99, February 2011, 978 0 09 952033 7

Graham Robb

Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast by Jay Smith. Harvard, 378 pp., £25.95, March 2011, 978 0 674 04716 7

Jenny Diski

Tough without a Gun: The Extraordinary Life of Humphrey Bogart by Stefan Kanfer. Faber, 288 pp., £14.99, February 2011, 978 0 571 26072 0

T.J. Clark

At the V&A: ‘The Cult of Beauty’

Andrew Ross

Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy by Ross Perlin. Verso, 258 pp., £14.99, May 2011, 978 1 84467 686 6

Amit Chaudhuri

Diary: In Calcutta

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