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contents september 2017 • issue 457 Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Editorial Assistant Sophie Baggott Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Marketing Manager Katherine Bogden Bayard Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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biography 6 Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera Adam Begley 7 S elina Hastings

A B Mitford and the Birth of Japan as a Modern State: Letters Home Robert Morton 9 Cather ine Peters

The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria Annie Gray soviet union 10 Donald Rayfield

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine Anne Applebaum 12 Rober t Service

Gorbachev: His Life & Times William Taubman the four winds 14 Jan Morris

Where the Wild Winds Are: Walking Europe’s Winds from the Pennines to Provence Nick Hunt sages 16 Dmitri Levitin

Priest of Nature: The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton Rob Iliffe 18 Jo hn Gray

Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker A N Wilson 19 Julian Bag gini

The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, & the Friendship that Shaped Modern Thought Dennis C Rasmussen history 21 Christopher Andrew

The Cold War: A World History Odd Arne Westad 22 F elipe Fernández-Armesto

On the Ocean: The Mediterranean & the Atlantic from Prehistory to AD 1500 Barry Cunliffe 24 P hilip Parker

Viking Britain: An Exploration Thomas Williams 25 Rober t Irwin

The Templars: The Rise & Fall of God’s Holy Warriors Dan Jones

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