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contents november 2019 • issue 481

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack General Assistant Michael Delgado Marketing Jared Spears • Constance Watson Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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diary 1 Benjamin Markovits power & politics 6 Owen Matthews

Erdoğan Rising: The Battle for the Soul of Turkey Hannah Lucinda Smith 8 Richard Vinen

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography, Volume Three – Herself Alone Charles Moore 10 Avi Shilon

A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion Tom Segev art 12 David Gelber

Pieter de Hooch in Delft: From the Shadow of Vermeer Anita Jansen (ed) 13 Tanya Harrod

The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth – 1922–68 William Feaver 15 Frances Spalding

The Art of an Art Historian Alan Powers 16 Susan Owens

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters Jan Marsh biography & memoir 18 Patrick McGuinness

The Man in the Red Coat Julian Barnes 19 Patrick Wilcken

People of the Rainforest: The Villas Boas Brothers, Explorers & Humanitarians of the Amazon John Hemming 21 Martin Bell

Mr Straight Arrow: The Career of John Hersey, Author of ‘Hiroshima’ Jeremy Treglown 22 Michael Burleigh

An Unwitting Assassin: The Story of my Father’s Attempted Assassination of Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd Susie Cazenove 23 Richard Cockett

The Education of an Idealist Samantha Power letter from berlin 24 Maurice Frank

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