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p u l p i t 1 Lloyd Shepherd h i st or y 6 Dominic Sandbrook

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism Doris Kearns Goodwin 7 Piers Brendon

Operation Unthinkable: The Third World War – British Plans to Attack the Soviet Empire, 1945 Jonathan Walker 9 Andrea Stuart

Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture Gaiutra Bahadur 10 Odd Arne Westad

China’s War with Japan, 1937–1945 Rana Mitter 12 Alan Allport

Monty’s Men: The British Army and the Liberation of Europe, 1944-5 John Buckley 13 Jay Parini

The Men Who United the States Simon Winchester f or e i g n pa rts 14 Michael Burleigh Hezbollah Matthew Levitt 16 Bill Emmott

Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival David Pilling 17 Adam LeBor

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel Max Blumenthal 18 John Keay Crossing the Bay of Bengal Sunil S Amrith 19 Sara Wheeler

Man Belong Mrs Queen: Adventures with the Philip Worshippers Matthew Baylis stag e & s c r e e n 21 David Cesarani

The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler Ben Urwand 22 John Walsh

Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations Peter Evans & Ava Gardner 23 Frank McLynn Olivier Philip Ziegler b i o g r a p hy 25 Bernard Porter Gandhi Before India Ramachandra Guha 26 John Gray

Walter Benjamin Howard Eiland & Michael W Jennings 27 Leanda de Lisle The Creation of Anne Boleyn Susan Bordo 29 David Abulafia

Renaissance Emir: A Druze Warlord at the Court of the Medici T J Gorton 30 Jonathan Keates

Raven: The Turbulent World of Baron Corvo Robert Scoble 31 Bharat Tandon

Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books Claudia Roth Pierpont

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