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contents july 2015 • issue 433

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Editor-at-Large Jeremy Lewis Senior Editor Jonathan Beckman Chief Editorial Assistant Frank Brinkley Editorial Assistant David Gelber Contributing Editors Michael Burleigh Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Marketing Assistant Katherine Bogden Bayard Founding Father Auberon Waugh Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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pulpit 1 Paul Lay history 5 John Keay

Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War Raghu Karnad • The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War Yasmin Khan 7 Jonathan Mirsky

Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 & the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History Saul David 8 Philip Hoare

The Captain and ‘the Cannibal’: An Epic Story of Exploration, Kidnapping, & the Broadway Stage James Fairhead 10 David Cesarani

KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps Nikolaus Wachsmann 12 Gillian Tindall

Dreamstreets: A Journey through Britain’s Village Utopias Jacqueline Yallop biography 13 Donald Rayfield

Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary & Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva Rosemary Sullivan 15 Patrick Wilcken

Living in the Sound of the Wind: A Personal Quest for W H Hudson – Naturalist & Writer from the River Plate Jason Wilson 16 Jane Ridley

First Lady: The Life & Wars of Clementine Churchill Sonia Purnell 17 Dominic Sandbrook

Jeremy Hutchinson’s Case HistoriesThomas Grant 18 Dominic Green

The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West Michelle Goldberg vive la france 20 Jonathan Beckman

How the French Think: An Affectionate Portrait of an Intellectual People Sudhir Hazareesingh 21 Allan Massie

The History of Modern France: From the Revolution to the Present Day Jonathan Fenby

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