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p u l p i t 1 Frances Wilson h i st or y 6 Frank Dikötter

God is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China Liao Yiwu 7 Christopher Andrew

Spies and Commissars: Bolshevik Russia and the West Robert Service 9 Brendan Simms

The Russian Origins of the First World War Sean McMeekin 10 O A Westad

Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War Frank Costigliola 12 Vernon Bogdanor

The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007 Alvin Jackson 13 Kwasi Kwarteng

Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt Richard Gott 14 Bertrand Taithe

The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire Raymond Jonas 15 Michael Burleigh

Memories of Empire, Vol I: The White Man’s World Bill Schwarz 16 David Caute

Who Killed Hammarskjöld? The UN, The Cold War and White Supremacy in Africa Susan Williams b i o g r a p hy & d i a r i e s 18 Robert Irwin

Saladin Anne-Marie Eddé 20 Adrian Tinniswood

Queen Anne: The Politics of Passion Anne Somerset 21 Claire Harman

The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney, Vol I: 1786 & Vol II: 1787 (Edd) Peter Sabor & Stewart Cooke 22 Leslie Mitchell

Enigma: A New Life of Charles Stewart Parnell Paul Bew 24 David Cesarani

Eva Braun: Life with Hitler Heike B Görtemaker 25 Adam Sisman

The Wartime Journals Hugh Trevor-Roper (Ed) Richard Davenport-Hines hot t o p i c s 26 John Gray

Green Philosophy: How to Think Seriously About the Planet Roger Scruton 27 Malise Ruthven

The Rise and Fall of al-Qaeda Fawaz A Gerges • The Black Banners: Inside the Hunt for al-Qaeda Ali H Soufan