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contents april 2022 • issue 506

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editor David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Editorial & Marketing Assistant Michael Delgado Marketing Manager Constance Watson Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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diary 1 James Campbell war & peace 6 Robert Service

Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of the PostCold War Stalemate M E Sarotte 7 Alexander Watson

The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War Nicholas Mulder biography 9 Frances Spalding

A Life of Picasso: The Minotaur Years 1933–1943 John Richardson 11 Joe Moshenska

Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne Katherine Rundell 12 Freya Johnston

Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age Daisy Hay history 14 Richard Vinen

Kidnapped by the Junta: Inside Argentina’s Wars with Britain and Itself Julian Manyon 15 Michael Taylor

Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation Kris Manjapra 17 Antony Spawforth

Persians: The Age of the Great Kings Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones 18 Mathew Lyons

The House of Dudley: The Fall of England’s Most Scandalous Family Joanne Paul 20 Jonathan Keates

The French Mind: 400 Years of Romance, Revolution and Renewal Peter Watson 21 Paul Lay

Making History Richard Cohen memoir 22 Richard Davenport-Hines

An Accidental Icon: How I Dodged a Bullet, Spoke Truth to Power, and Lived to Tell the Tale Norman Scott 23 Lucy Lethbridge

Fierce Appetites: Loving, Losing and Living to Excess in My Present and in the Writings of the Past Elizabeth Boyle • Mad about Shakespeare: From Classroom to Theatre to Emergency Room Jonathan Bate

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