july 2018 • issue 466

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Editorial Assistant Paloma van Tol Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Marketing Manager Katherine Bogden Bayard Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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diary 5 D J Taylor

france 6 Richard Vinen

A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle Julian Jackson 8 Jonathan Meades

Re volution Française: Emmanuel Macron & the Quest to Reinvent a Nation Sophie Pedder 10 Glenn Ric hardson

Francis I: The Maker of Modern France Leonie Frieda 11 N eil Armstrong

Notes from the Cévennes: Half a Lifetime in Provincial France Adam Thorpe

biography 12 Richard V Reeves

Adam Smith: What He Thought, & Why It Matters Jesse Norman 14 P eter Thonemann

Nemesis: Alcibiades & the Fall of Athens David Stuttard 15 Mir anda Seymour

Lady M: The Lives & Loves of Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne 1751–1818 Colin Brown 17 Angus Hawkins

Lor d Liverpool: A Political Life William Anthony Hay 18 F rank McLynn

The Indian World of George Washington Colin G Calloway 20 Daniel Matlin

The N ew Negro: The Life of Alain Locke Jeffrey C Stewart

art 22 Susan Owens

The Royal Academy of Arts: History & Collections Robin Simon with Mary Anne Stevens (edd) 24 C lare Griffiths

Peter Lanyon: Catalogue Raisonné of the Oil Paintings & Three-Dimensional Works Toby Treves

history 26 Adrian Tinniswood

White King: Charles I Leanda de Lisle 27 Jason P earl

Memoirs on the Life and Travels of Thomas Hammond, 1748–1775 George E Boulukos (ed)