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contents december 2015 / january 2016 • issue 438

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

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pulpit 1 Frances Wilson power & pleasure 9 Piers Brendon

No More Champagne: Churchill & His Money David Lough 10 Tim Stanley

Theodore Roosevelt in the Field Michael R Canfield 12 Lucy Moore

George and Martha Washington: A Revolutionary Marriage Flora Fraser foreign parts 13 Richard Cockett

The Maldives: Islamic Republic, Tropical Autocracy J J Robinson 14 Jonathan Keates

Genoa, ‘La Superba’: The Rise & Fall of a Merchant Pirate Superpower Nicholas Walton 15 Jan Morris

The Naked Shore: Of the North Sea Tom Blass 17 Christopher Ross

Kendo: Culture of the Sword Alexander C Bennett history 18 Philip Parker

In the Land of Giants: Journeys through the Dark Ages Max Adams 19 Anne Somerset

The Murder of King James I Alastair Bellany & Thomas Cogswell 21 Leslie Mitchell

The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen’s London Nile Green 22 Ben Hutchinson

Light in Germany T J Reed 24 Simon Heffer

1916 Keith Jeffery • Elegy Andrew Roberts 25 Oleg Gordievsky

Near and Distant Neighbours: A New History of Soviet Intelligence Jonathan Haslam being & nothingness 26 John Gray

Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind George Makari 27 Darrin M McMahon

The Work of the Dead Thomas W Laqueur

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