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p u l p i t 1 Henry Jeffreys b i o g r a p hy 5 Rosemary Ashton

Eleanor Marx: A Life Rachel Holmes 6 Ian Sansom

Updike Adam Begley 8 Kevin Jackson

Georgie & Elsa: Jorge Luis Borges and His Wife – The Untold Story Norman Thomas di Giovanni 9 Brian Dillon

Susan Sontag Jerome Boyd Maunsell f or e i g n pa rts 10 Patrick Marnham

Congo: The Epic History of a People David Van Reybrouck • Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey in the Congo Anjan Sundaram 11 Adam LeBor

The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War Tim Butcher 12 Sudhir Hazareesingh

The French Intifada: The Long War between France and Its Arabs Andrew Hussey 14 Hugh Kennedy

Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood Justin Marozzi 15 Daniel Beer

Leningrad: Siege and Symphony Brian Moynahan • St Petersburg: Shadows of the Past Catriona Kelly a dv e n t u r e r s 16 Jeremy Lewis

The Ariadne Objective: Patrick Leigh Fermor & the Underground War to Rescue Crete from the Nazis Wes Davis 17 Norman Stone

Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East Scott Anderson h i st or y 19 Neil Gregor

The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of Global Order, 1916–1931 Adam Tooze 20 David Cesarani

The Gestapo: Power & Terror in the Third Reich Carsten Dams & Michael Stolle