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Vol. 35 No. 3 · 7 February 2013

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Vol. 35 No. 3 · 7 February 2013

Stephen W. Smith

In Search of Monsters

Letters

Duncan Money, Rob Stradling, Steven Wall, Nick Howard, Thomas Keymer, Benedict Birnberg, Jack Sturiano, Paul Brightwell, Mark Etherton, Eva Joyce

Richard J. Evans

Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini’s Italy by Christopher Duggan. Bodley Head, 501 pp., £25, November 2012, 978 1 84792 103 1
The Fascist Party and Popular Opinion in Mussolini’s Italy by Paul Corner. Oxford, 320 pp., £65, July 2012, 978 0 19 873069 9

Keith Thomas

The Oxford Francis Bacon Vol. I: Early Writings 1584-96 edited by Alan Stewart, with Harriet Knight. Oxford, 1066 pp., £200, September 2012, 978 0 19 818313 6

Robin Robertson

Two Poems

Colin Kidd

Belfast 400: People, Place and History edited by S.J. Connolly. Liverpool, 392 pp., £14.95, November 2012, 978 1 84631 634 0
Ulster since 1600: Politics, Economy and Society edited by Liam Kennedy and Philip Ollerenshaw. Oxford, 355 pp., £35, November 2012, 978 0 19 958311 9
The Plantation of Ulster: Ideology and Practice edited by Eamonn O Ciardha and Micheál O Siochrú. Manchester, 269 pp., £70, October 2012, 978 0 7190 8608 3
The End of Ulster Loyalism? by Peter Shirlow. Manchester, 230 pp., £16.99, May 2012, 978 0 7190 8476 8

Hal Foster

At MoMA: ‘Inventing Abstraction’

Susan McKay

At City Hall

Greg Afinogenov

Alexander I: The Tsar Who Defeated Napoleon by Marie-Pierre Rey, translated by Susan Emanuel. Northern Illinois, 439 pp., £26, November 2012, 978 0 87580 466 8

Andrew Bacevich

Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam by Lien-Hang Nguyen. North Carolina, 444 pp., £29.95, July 2012, 978 0 8078 3551 7

Pankaj Mishra

The Blind Man’s Garden by Nadeem Aslam. Faber, 409 pp., £18.99, February 2013, 978 0 571 28791 8

Tariq Ali

Short Cuts: Elections in Pakistan

Christian Lorentzen

Tenth of December by George Saunders. Bloomsbury, 251 pp., £14.99, January 2013, 978 1 4088 3734 4

Walter Benn Michaels

Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life by Karen Fields and Barbara Fields. Verso, 302 pp., £20, October 2012, 978 1 84467 994 2

Michael Rossi

Born Together – Reared Apart: The Landmark Minnesota Twin Study by Nancy Segal. Harvard, 410 pp., £39.95, June 2012, 978 0 674 05546 9

Robert Crawford

New Selected Poems by Les Murray. Carcanet, 310 pp., £14.95, April 2012, 978 1 84777 167 4

Amanda Vickery

Vauxhall Gardens: A History by Alan Borg and David Coke. Yale, 473 pp., £55, June 2011, 978 0 300 17382 6

Andrew Sugden

The Life of a Leaf by Steven Vogel. Chicago, 303 pp., £22.50, November 2012, 978 0 226 85939 2

Rebecca Solnit

Diary: Google Invades

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