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THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by D J Taylor. His new novel, Derby Day, will be published in June by Chatto & Windus. He is working on a book about literary culture.

MARTIN VANDER WEYER is business editor of The Spectator.

DIANA ATHILL’s Somewhere Towards the End won the Costa Award for Biography in 2008.

LINDA PORTER i s the author o f Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr (Macmillan).

JULIET GARDINER’s most r ecent book is The Blitz (HarperPress).

ANDREW GREIG’s At the Loch of the Green Cor r i e i s publi s hed by Quercus. His l atest collection i s Get t i n g Higher : The Complete Mountain Poems (Birlinn).

ERIC ORMSBY’s Fine Incisions: Essays on Poetry and Place was published in January. The Baboons of Hada, a new s e l ec t i on o f h i s poems, has j u s t appeared from Carcanet.

MARK BOSTRIDGE’s most recent book i s Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend (Penguin).

ROGER CROWLEY’s City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire will be published by Faber in August.

MAX EGREMONT’s Forgotten Land: Journeys among the Ghosts of East Prussia is published next month by Picador.

LAWRENCE JAMES is currently writing a book on Winston Churchill and the British Empire.

MICHAEL BURLEIGH’s Moral Combat: A History of World War II is available in paperback from HarperPress.

LITERARY REVIEW May 2011

PULPIT

WAY OF THE WORLD

HISTORY

LITERARY LIVES

BIOGRAPHY & DIARIES

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D J TAYLOR

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JOHN GRAY The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution Francis Fukuyama MARTIN VANDER WEYER Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World William D Cohan

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FRANK DIKÖTTER Collective Killings in Rural China during the Cultural Revolution Yang Su MAX EGREMONT With Our Backs to the Wall: Victory and Defeat in 1918 David Stevenson MICHAEL BURLEIGH 15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation L Douglas Keeney KENNETH O MORGAN To End All Wars: How the First World War Divided Britain Adam Hochschild JULIET GARDINER Millions Like Us: Women’s Lives in War and Peace 1939–1949 Virginia Nicholson LESLIE MITCHELL The Sugar Barons: Family, Corruption, Empire and War Matthew Parker LAWRENCE JAMES Running the Show: Governors of the British Empire 1857–1912 Stephanie Williams L I NDA PORTER Kather i n e Pa r r : Complete Works a n d Correspondence (Ed) Janel Mueller

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FREDERIC RAPHAEL House of Exile: War, Love and Literature, from Berlin to Los Angeles Evelyn Juers JOHN MONTAGUE W B Yeats & George Yeats: The Letters (Ed) Ann Saddlemyer ALEXANDER WAUGH The Children of Lovers: A Memoir of William Golding by His Daughter Judy Golding DAISY HAY Byron in Geneva: That Summer of 1816 David Ellis ERIC ORMSBY The Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life Harold Bloom LAETITIA RUTHERFORD Letters to Madeleine Guillaume Apollinaire

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DONALD RAYFIELD Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849–1915 Francis W Wcislo PAUL ADDISON The Macmillan Diaries Vol II: Prime Minister and After 1957–1966 (Ed) Peter Catterall DANIEL MATLIN Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention Manning Marable GUY WALTERS Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War Giles Milton Story of a Secret State: My Report to the World Jan Karski Lost in ShangriLa: Escape from a Hidden World – A True Story Mitchell Zuckoff

Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Assistant Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN 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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