contents august 2016 • issue 445 Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Editor-at-Large Jeremy Lewis Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Editorial Assistant Francesca Carington Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Marketing Manager Katherine Bogden Bayard Founding Father Auberon Waugh Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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pulpit 1 Nigel Andrew history 6 Piers Brendon

Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary & the Crisis that Shook the World Alex von Tunzelmann 8 Jonathan Sumption

Henry V: The Conscience of a King Malcolm Vale 9 Ronald Hutton

The Tale of the Axe: How the Neolithic Revolution Transformed Britain David Miles 10 Victoria Glendinning

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World Zara Anishanslin 12 Frank McLynn

Blood and Land: The Story of Native North America J C H King 13 David Gilmour

India Conquered: Britain’s Raj & the Chaos of Empire Jon Wilson seafarers 15 Peter Moore

Endeavouring Banks: Exploring Collections from the ‘Endeavour’ Voyage 1768–1771 Neil Chambers 16 David Gelber

The First Circumnavigators: Unsung Heroes of the Age of Discovery Harry Kelsey biography & memoir 17 John Gray

Karl Marx: Greatness & Illusion Gareth Stedman Jones 19 Lucy Lethbridge

Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time Michael du Preez & Jeremy Dronfield 20 Joan Smith

In the Darkroom Susan Faludi 21 Stoddard Martin

Labyrinths: Emma Jung, Her Marriage to Carl & the Early Years of Psychoanalysis Catrine Clay literary lives 22 Eric Ormsby

Nearer the Heart’s Desire: Poets of the Rubaiyat – A Dual Biography of Omar Khayyam & Edward FitzGerald Robert D Richardson 24 Jan Morris

James Joyce and Italo Svevo: The Story of a Friendship Stanley Price