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Vol. 40 No. 22 · 22 November 2018

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Vol. 40 No. 22 · 22 November 2018

Neal Ascherson

What We Have Lost: The Dismantling of Great Britain by James Hamilton-Paterson. Head of Zeus, 360 pp., £25, October 2018, 978 1 78497 235 6
The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A 20th-Century History by David Edgerton. Allen Lane, 681 pp., £30, June 2018, 978 1 84614 775 3

Letters

Alan Goater, Mary Hannity, Tom and Alex Parkinson, Emma Barnes, Adrian Gregory, Inigo Thomas, Joe Baker, Grazia Ietto Gillies, Anne Summers, David Wilson, Rickie Dammann, Anne Wilson, Roy Kift, Raymond Clayton, Tim Marr, Robert Walkden, Paul Wilson

Ferdinand Mount

Empress: Queen Victoria and India by Miles Taylor. Yale, 388 pp., £25, August 2018, 978 0 300 11809 4
Eastern Encounters: Four Centuries of Paintings and Manuscripts from the Indian Subcontinent by Emily Hannam. Royal Collections Trust, 256 pp., £45, June 2018, 978 1 909741 45 4
Splendours of the Subcontinent: A Prince’s Tour of India 1875-76 by Kajal Meghani. Royal Collections Trust, 216 pp., £29.95, March 2017, 978 1 909741 42 3

Eric Foner

The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne Freeman. Farrar, Straus, 450 pp., £20.99, September 2018, 978 0 374 15477 6

David Runciman

The US is not Hungary

Charles Simic

Two Poems

Dmitri Levitin

The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment by Alexander Bevilacqua. Harvard, 340 pp., £25.95, February 2018, 978 0 674 97592 7
The Islamic Enlightenment: The Modern Struggle between Faith and Reason by Christopher de Bellaigue. Vintage, 404 pp., £10.99, February 2018, 978 0 09 957870 3

John Burnside

Poem: ‘Want of Understanding’

David Woodruff

The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy by Mariana Mazzucato. Allen Lane, 384 pp., £20, April 2018, 978 0 241 18881 1

Rae Armantrout

Poem: ‘Understandings’

David Renton

Walls Come Tumbling Down: The Music and Politics of Rock Against Racism, 2 Tone and Red Wedge by Daniel Rachel. Picador, 589 pp., £12.99, May 2017, 978 1 4472 7268 7

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Some Like It Hot’

Miriam Dobson

Red at Heart: How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution by Elizabeth McGuire. Oxford, 480 pp., £25, November 2017, 978 0 19 064055 2

Adam Shatz

No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre and Decolonisation by Yoav Di-Capua. Chicago, 355 pp., £26, March 2018, 978 0 226 50350 9
The Stillborn: Notebooks of a Woman from the Student-Movement Generation in Egypt by Arwa Salih, translated by Samah Selim. Seagull, 163 pp., £20, April 2018, 978 0 85742 483 9

August Kleinzahler

On Tom Pickard

Lauren Oyler

Women Talking by Miriam Toews. Faber, 216 pp., £12.99, August 2018, 978 0 571 34032 3

Mary Wellesley

At the British Library: Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

David Trotter

Power Button: A History of Pleasure, Panic and the Politics of Pushing by Rachel Plotnick. MIT, 424 pp., £30, October 2018, 978 0 262 03823 2

Sadiah Qureshi

Short Cuts: Black History

Emilie Bickerton

The Great Nadar: The Man behind the Camera by Adam Begley. Tim Duggan, 247 pp., £12.99, July 2018, 978 1 101 90262 2

Max Hastings

The Kremlin Letters: Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill and Roosevelt edited by David Reynolds and Vladimir Pechatnov. Yale, 660 pp., £25, October 2018, 978 0 300 22682 9

Christopher Nicholson

Diary: Rare Birds

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