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THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Daniel Snowman. His books include The Hitler Emigrés: The Cultural Impact on Britain of Refugees from Nazism and, most recently, The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera.

RAYMOND SEITZ was US Ambassador to the Court of St James from 1991 to 1994.

CAROLE ANGIER’s biographies of Jean Rhys and Primo Levi will be reissued by Faber Finds this year. The Arvon Book of Life Writing by Sally Cline and Carole Angier is published by A & C Black.

TED NIELD is Editor of Geoscientist magazine and author of Supercontinent: 10 Billion Years in the Life of Our Planet (Granta). His next book is Incoming! – Or Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Meteorite (Granta, 2011).

MICHAEL BURLEIGH’s Blood & Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism is available in paperback from HarperPerennial.

SARA WHEELER’s Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990–2010 will be published next year by Jonathan Cape.

FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO is the William P Reynolds Professor of History at Notre Dame. His books include Amerigo and The World: A History.

ADAM LEBOR is the author of City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa.

JONATHAN KEATES’s most recent book, The Siege of Venice, is published by Chatto & Windus.

BERTRAND TAITHE is professor of cultural history at the University of Manchester. His books include Defeated Flesh (1999), Citizenship and Wars (2001), and The Killer Trail (2009).

CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH was Director of the National Portrait Gallery from 1994 to 2002. He is now Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy.

LITERARY REVIEW July 2010

PULPIT

FRANCE

BIOGRAPHY

HISTORY

WILDLIFE

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DANIEL SNOWMAN

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SUDHIR HAZAREESINGH The General: Charles de Gaulle and the France He Saved Jonathan Fenby FREDERIC RAPHAEL The Man on Devil’s Island: Alfred Dreyfus and the Affair that Divided France Ruth Harris BERTRAND TAITHE Our Friends Beneath the Sands: The Foreign Legion in France’s Colonial Conquests 1870–1935 Martin Windrow ALLAN MASSIE Murder in the Métro: Laetitia Toureaux and the Cagoule in 1930s France Gayle K Brunelle & Annette Finley-Croswhite

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CAROLE ANGIER Stranger from Abroad: Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Friendship and Forgiveness Daniel Maier-Katkin SIMON HEFFER Edward Heath: The Authorised Biography Philip Ziegler ROBERT CHESSHYRE American Caesars Nigel Hamilton KATHLEEN BURK High Financier: The Lives and Time of Siegmund Warburg Niall Ferguson BRENDA MADDOX The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot

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RAYMOND SEITZ Revolutionaries: Inventing an American Nation Jack Rakove LAWRENCE JAMES The Empire Project John Darwin Understanding the British Empire Ronald Hyam DOMINIC SANDBROOK Capital Affairs: London and the Making of the Permissive Society Frank Mort M R D FOOT Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat Denis Smyth

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SARA WHEELER Nature Crime: How We’re Getting Conservation Wrong Rosaleen Duffy DAVID PROFUMO Four Fish: A Journey from the Ocean to Your Plate Paul Greenberg

ART & MUSIC

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PAUL JOHNSON Caravaggio Andrew Graham-Dixon DAVID LEWIS-WILLIAMS Stepping-Stones: A Journey Through the Ice Age Caves of the Dordogne Christine Desdemaines-Hugon JONATHAN KEATES The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824 Harvey Sachs CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH Portraits and Persons Cynthia Freeland

FOREIGN PARTS

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JONATHAN MIRSKY When a Billion Chinese Jump: How China Will Save Mankind – Or Destroy It Jonathan Watts HAZHIR TEIMOURIAN Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah’s Beard: A Journey Through the Inside-Out Worlds of Iran and Afghanistan Nicholas Jubber

Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Assistant Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN Editorial Assistant: ALEXANDER BLASDEL Contributing Editors: MICHAEL BURLEIGH,

SARA WHEELER, PHILIP WOMACK Advertising Manager: TERRY FINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVID STURGE

Founding Editor: DR ANNE SMITH Founding Father: AUBERON WAUGH

Cover illustration by Chris Riddell

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