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Vol. 41 No. 7 · 4 April 2019

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Cover Artist

Jon McNaught

Adam Tooze

Is this the end of the American century?

Letters

Jon Harry, Tony Wood, John Harding, Edward Luttwak, Jeremy Bernstein, Timothy Beecroft, Ian Jackson, Julian Crowe, Ronald Macaulay, Kenneth MacWilliams, June Farrow, Michael Kulikowski, Helen Hills

Ferdinand Mount

Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear and the Making of a Massacre by Kim A. Wagner. Yale, 325 pp., £20, February 2019, 978 0 300 20035 5

Tom Crewe

Short Cuts: The p-p-porn ban

David Runciman

The Friends of Harry Perkins by Chris Mullin. Scribner, 185 pp., £12, March 2019, 978 1 4711 8248 8

John Burnside

Poem: ‘At Notre Dame de Reims’

Jon Day

Secret Pigeon Service by Gordon Corera. William Collins, 326 pp., £20, February 2018, 978 0 00 822030 3

Stephen Alford

The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII by Steven Gunn. Oxford, 297 pp., £35, January 2018, 978 0 19 880286 0

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Swing Time’

Rachel Nolan

A Massacre in Mexico: The True Story behind the Missing 43 Students by Anabel Hernández, translated by John Washington. Verso, 416 pp., £16.99, October 2018, 978 1 78873 148 5
I Couldn’t Even Imagine that They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks against the Students of Ayotzinapa by John Gibler. City Lights, 264 pp., £12.99, December 2017, 978 0 87286 748 2

Diana Stone

In Zimbabwe

Emily Witt

Dopesick by Beth Macy. Head of Zeus, 376 pp., £9.99, March 2019, 978 1 78854 942 4
American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts by Chris McGreal. Faber, 316 pp., £12.99, November 2018, 978 1 78335 168 8
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones. Bloomsbury, 400 pp., £12.99, June 2016, 978 1 62040 252 8

Michael Hofmann

On Luljeta Lleshanaku

Edward Luttwak

Japan in the American Century by Kenneth B. Pyle. Harvard, 457 pp., £25.95, October 2018, 978 0 674 98364 9

Namara Smith

Sabrina by Nick Drnaso. Granta, 203 pp., £16.99, June 2018, 978 1 78378 490 5

Hugo Williams

Poem: ‘A Bed of Nails’

Christian Lorentzen

Tamarisk Row by Gerald Murnane. And Other Stories, 281 pp., £10, February 2019, 978 1 911508 36 6
Border Districts by Gerald Murnane. And Other Stories, 144 pp., £8.99, January 2019, 978 1 911508 38 0

Clair Wills

The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien edited by Maebh Long. Dalkey Archive, 619 pp., £20, April 2018, 978 1 62897 183 5

Brian Dillon

At the Towner Gallery: Carey Young, Palais de Justice

Rachel O’Dwyer

Creditworthy: A History of Consumer Surveillance and Financial Identity in America by Josh Lauer. Columbia, 352 pp., £27, September 2018, 978 0 231 16808 3

Joanna Biggs

Diary: The way she is now

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