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Vol. 34 No. 24 · 20 December 2012

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Vol. 34 No. 24 · 20 December 2012

Jackson Lears

Inside the Centre: The Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Ray Monk. Cape, 818 pp., £30, November 2012, 978 0 224 06262 6

Letters

Marcus Thorngrove, Thomas Jones, Andrew McCulloch, Ron Rosenbaum, Adam Shatz, Hope Leman, Neville Twitchell

Jeremy Bernstein

At Los Alamos

Christopher Tayler

The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin by Richard Bradford. Robson, 373 pp., £20, November 2012, 978 1 84954 375 0

Peter Green

Callimachus in Context by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes and Susan Stephens. Cambridge, 344 pp., £60, January 2012, 978 1 107 00857 1
Brill’s Companion to Callimachus edited by Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, Luigi Lehnus and Susan Stephens. Brill, 726 pp., £160, July 2011, 978 90 04 15673 9
Aetia translated and edited by Annette Harder. Oxford, 362 pp.. and 1061 pp., £225, May 2012, 978 0 19 958101 6

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Lincoln’

Neal Ascherson

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1945-56 by Anne Applebaum. Allen Lane, 512 pp., £25, October 2012, 978 0 7139 9868 9

David Craig

The English Lakes: A History by Ian Thompson. Bloomsbury, 343 pp., £16.99, March 2012, 978 1 4088 0958 7
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot by Robert Macfarlane. Hamish Hamilton, 432 pp., £20, June 2012, 978 0 241 14381 0

Bee Wilson

Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor by Adrian Fort. Cape, 378 pp., £25, October 2012, 978 0 224 09016 2

Michael Wood

Proust among the Nations: From Dreyfus to the Middle East by Jacqueline Rose. Chicago, 239 pp., £22.50, February 2012, 978 0 226 72578 9

Marina Warner

At the V&A: ‘Hollywood Costume’

Kevin Kopelson

Kate: The Kate Moss Book by Kate Moss, edited by Fabien Baron, Jess Hallett and Jefferson Hack. Rizzoli, 368 pp., £50, November 2012, 978 0 8478 3790 8

Ramachandra Guha

Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt by Richard Gott. Verso, 568 pp., £25, November 2011, 978 1 84467 738 2
The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power by Partha Chatterjee. Princeton, 425 pp., £19.95, April 2012, 978 0 691 15201 1

Charles Hope

The Life and Art of Luca Signorelli by Tom Henry. Yale, 456 pp., £50, 9780300179262

Terry Eagleton

My Old Man: A Personal History of Music Hall by John Major. Harper, 363 pp., £20, September 2012, 978 0 00 745013 8

Jenny Diski

Short Cuts: Mary Whitehouse’s Letters

Jonathan Steele

Another War Lost

Barbara Graziosi

Diary: Sebald is my husband

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