c o n t e n t s p o e t r y 22 David Wheatley on three new collections h i st or y 23 Tom Holland

In God ’s Path: The Arab Conquests & the Creation of an Islamic Empire Robert G Hoyland 24 Saul David

Went the Day Well? Witnessing Waterloo David Crane • Waterloo: Great Battles Series Alan Forrest 26 Lucy Moore

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Erik Larson 27 Norman Stone

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914–1920 Eugene Rogan 28 Neil Gregor

Hitler’s First Victims and One Man’s Race for Justice Timothy W Ryback 29 David Motadel

Age of Entanglement: German & Indian Intellectuals Across Empire Kris Manjapra 30 Anne de Courcy

The Tears of the Rajas: Mutiny, Money & Marriage in India 1805–1905 Ferdinand Mount 32 Jonathan Mirsky

Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, & Sadat at Camp David Lawrence Wright r u s s i a 34 Donald Rayfield

Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? Karen Dawisha • Red Notice: How I Became Putin’s No 1 Enemy Bill Browder 35 Owen Matthews

Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia Peter Pomerantsev 36 Robert Chandler on editing a new anthology of Russian poetry g e n e r a l 38 Stephen Cave

The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom John Gray 39 John Sweeney

A Kim Jong-Il Production: The Incredible True Story of North Korea & the Most Audacious Kidnapping in History Paul Fischer 40 Seamus Perry

Why the Romantics Matter Peter Gay

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Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC & the Nation, 1974–1987 Jean Seaton 42 Lesley Downer

The Book of Yōkai: Mysterious Creatures of Japanese Folklore Michael Dylan Foster 44 Mary Kenny

The Birth of the Pill: How Four Pioneers Reinvented Sex & Launched a Revolution Jonathan Eig • In the Family Way: Illegitimacy between the Great War & the Swinging Sixties Jane Robinson 45 Jonathan Rée

Mathematics without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation Michael Harris w i l d l i f e 46 Andrew Greig

Landmarks Robert Macfarlane 47 Colin Tudge

What Nature Does for Britain Tony Juniper p o em 48 Liviu Campanu

Two extracts from The Book of Afternoon Sleeps f i c t i on 49 Allan Massie

The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro 50 Joanna Kavenna

All Days Are Night Peter Stamm 51 Toby Lichtig

Dancing in the Dark Karl Ove Knausgaard 52 Simon Hammond

Satin Island Tom McCarthy 53 Sam Kitchener on four debut novels 54 Jonathan Barnes The Faithful Couple A D Miller 54 Suzi Feay Widows and Orphans Michael Arditti 55 Frank Brinkley Neverhome Laird Hunt 56 James Kidd I Am Radar Reif Larsen 56 Nicolas Niarchos The Scapegoat Sophia Nikolaidou 57 Francesca Wade Be Safe I Love You Cara Hoffman

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