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Vol. 36 No. 24 · 18 December 2014

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Vol. 36 No. 24 · 18 December 2014

James Meek

The Good War: Why We Couldn’t Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan by Jack Fairweather. Cape, 488 pp., £20, December 2014, 978 0 224 09736 9
Investment in Blood: The True Cost of Britain’s Afghan War by Frank Ledwidge. Yale, 287 pp., £10.99, July 2014, 978 0 300 20526 8
British Generals in Blair’s Wars edited by Jonathan Bailey, Richard Iron and Hew Strachan. Ashgate, 404 pp., £19.95, August 2013, 978 1 4094 3736 9
An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict 1978-2012 by Mike Martin. Hurst, 389 pp., £25, April 2014, 978 1 84904 336 6

Letters

Austin Mitchell, Kev McCready, György Schöpflin, John Davis, Richard Bassett, Andrew Thamo, Nora Berend, Carl Thompson, Veronica Baker-Smith

Nicholas Spice

The Wall by Marlen Haushofer, translated by Shaun Whiteside. Quartet, 211 pp., £12, June 2013, 978 0 7043 7311 2
Nowhere Ending Sky by Marlen Haushofer, translated by Amanda Prantera. Quartet, 178 pp., £12, June 2013, 978 0 7043 7207 8
The Loft by Marlen Haushofer, translated by Amanda Prantera. Quartet, 173 pp., £12, May 2011, 978 0 7043 7313 6

Edward Luttwak

Britain against Napoleon: The Organisation of Victory, 1793-1815 by Roger Knight. Penguin, 720 pp., £10.99, June 2014, 978 1 84614 177 5

Michael Hofmann

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan. Chatto, 448 pp., £16.99, July 2014, 978 0 7011 8905 1

Patrick Cockburn

If only they would leave

Tom McCarthy

Writing Machines

Colin Kidd

The Royalist Revolution by Eric Nelson. Harvard, 390 pp., £22.95, October 2014, 978 0 674 73534 7

Tobias Gregory

Music at Midnight: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert by John Drury. Penguin, 396 pp., £9.99, April 2014, 978 0 14 104340 1

Joanna Biggs

Short Cuts: Transcendental Wardrobes

W.G. Runciman

Justice for Earthlings: Essays in Political Philosophy by David Miller. Cambridge, 254 pp., £18.99, January 2013, 978 1 107 61375 1

Rose George

Drinking Water: A History by James Salzman. Overlook Duckworth, 320 pp., £9.99, October 2013, 978 0 7156 4528 4
Parched City: A History of London’s Public and Private Drinking Water by Emma Jones. Zero Books, 361 pp., £17.99, June 2013, 978 1 78099 158 0
Water 4.0: The Past, Present and Future of the World’s Most Vital Resource by David Sedlak. Yale, 352 pp., £20, March 2014, 978 0 300 17649 0

John Barrell

At Tate Britain: Late Turner

Alison Light

The Gardens of the British Working Class by Margaret Willes. Yale, 413 pp., £25, March 2014, 978 0 300 18784 7

John Burnside

Diary: Death and Photography

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