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contents october 2015 • issue 436

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 Catherine Brown biography 6 Raymond Seitz

Kissinger: 1923–1965 – The Idealist Niall Ferguson 8 Seamus Deane

Empire & Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke Richard Bourke 10 Patrick Marnham

Lucie Aubrac: The French Resistance Heroine who Defied the Gestapo Siân Rees 11 William Doino

Francis: Pope of Good Promise Jimmy Burns 12 Wendy Moore

Peg Plunkett: Memoirs of a Whore Julie Peakman 13 Leanda de Lisle

The Lost Tudor Princess Alison Weir 14 Christopher Bray

Peter O’Toole: The Definitive Biography Robert Sellers history 16 Piers Brendon

The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St James’s 1932-1943 (ed) Gabriel Gorodetsky 17 R I Moore

The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe E M Rose 19 Peter Sarris

The Lost World of Byzantium Jonathan Harris 20 Leo McKinstry

The War in the West: Volume I James Holland 21 Christopher Andrew

The End of the Cold War 1985–1991 Robert Service 23 Nikolai Tolstoy

Beware the Rugged Russian Bear John Ure 24 Richard Overy

The Age of Catastrophe: A History of the West, 1914–1945 Heinrich August Winkler literary lives 26 Samantha Ellis

Charlotte Brontë: A Life Claire Harman 28 Naomi Wood

Hemingway in Love: His Own Story A E Hotchner • The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 3 – 1926–1929 (edd) Rena Sanderson, Sandra Spanier & Robert W Trogdon

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