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Vol. 37 No. 23 · 3 December 2015

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Vol. 37 No. 23 · 3 December 2015

David Runciman

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography Vol. II: Everything She Wants by Charles Moore. Allen Lane, 821 pp., £30, October 2015, 978 0 7139 9288 5

Letters

Janet L. Nelson, Iain Bamforth, David Matthews, David Elstein, Lee Gillette, Paul Machon, Keith Salway

Adam Shatz

Magical Thinking about Isis

Peter Roderick

Is that it for the NHS?

Thomas Chatterton Williams

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Text, 152 pp., £10.99, September 2015, 978 1 925240 70 2

Mary-Kay Wilmers

Holding On Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore by Linda Leavell. Farrar, Straus, 455 pp., $18, September 2014, 978 0 374 53494 3

Steven Shapin

Scientific Babel: The Language of Science from the Fall of Latin to the Rise of English by Michael Gordin. Profile, 432 pp., £25, March 2015, 978 1 78125 114 0

Sheila Fitzpatrick

The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St James’s 1932-43 edited by Gabriel Gorodetsky, translated by Tatiana Sorokina and Oliver Ready. Yale, 584 pp., £25, September 2015, 978 0 300 18067 1

Tim Whitmarsh

How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falx, with Jerry Toner. Profile, 224 pp., £8.99, May 2015, 978 1 78125 251 2

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Self-Portrait at Three Degrees’

Christopher Kelly

Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD by Peter Brown. Princeton, 759 pp., £16.95, March 2014, 978 0 691 16177 8
The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity by Peter Brown. Harvard, 262 pp., £18.95, April 2015, 978 0 674 96758 8

John Lanchester

Short Cuts: Phished

Pankaj Mishra

On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present by Alan Ryan. Penguin, 1152 pp., £14.99, September 2013, 978 0 14 028518 5
Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism by Larry Siedentop. Penguin, 448 pp., £9.99, January 2015, 978 0 14 100954 4
Liberalism: The Life of an Idea by Edmund Fawcett. Princeton, 496 pp., £16.95, September 2015, 978 0 691 16839 5
An Imperial Path to Modernity: Yoshino Sakuzō and a New Liberal Order in East Asia 1905-37 by Jung-Sun Ni Han. Harvard, 244 pp., £29.95, March 2013, 978 0 674 06571 0

Theo Tait

John le Carré: The Biography by Adam Sisman. Bloomsbury, 652 pp., £25, October 2015, 978 1 4088 2792 5

Rosemary Hill

At the Barbican: The Eclecticism of the Eameses

Christian Lorentzen

Spectre directed by Sam Mendes.
The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters edited by Fergus Fleming. Bloomsbury, 391 pp., £25, October 2015, 978 1 4088 6547 7
Ian Fleming: A Personal Memoir by Robert Harling. Robson, 372 pp., £20, October 2015, 978 84 95493 65 1

Marina Warner

Diary: Medea

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