december 2018 / january 2019 • issue 471

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack General Assistant Benn Sheridan Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

diary 1 Frances Wilson

history 6 David S Forsyth

The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed, 1600–1900 T M Devine 8 P hilip Parker

Citadel of the Saxons: The Rise of Early London Rory Naismith 9 S aul David

Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre Jacqueline Riding 10 Anne S omerset

Rival Queens: The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots Kate Williams • Devices & Desires: Bess of Hardwick & the Building of Elizabethan England Kate Hubbard 12 Donald R ayfield

Greetings From the Barricades: Revolutionary Postcards in Imperial Russia Tobie Mathew 13 Alan Ryan

Ca pitalism in America: A History Alan Greenspan & Adrian Wooldridge 15 Ric hard Overy

The Kremlin Letters: Stalin’s Wartime Correspondence with Churchill & Roosevelt David Reynolds & Vladimir Pechatnov (edd)

art 16 Robin Simon

Lucian Freud Martin Gayford & David Dawson 18 F rances Spalding

Christina Rossetti: Poetry in Art Susan Owens & Nicholas Tromans (edd)

19 Brian Dillon

Josef Albers: Life & Work Charles Darwent 21 Laur a Freeman

Books Do Furnish a Painting Jamie Camplin & Maria Ranauro

high society 22 Jane Ridley

Who’s In, Who’s Out: The Journals of Kenneth Rose – Volume One 1944–1979 D R Thorpe (ed) 23 T homas Blaikie

The Travellers Club: A Bicentennial History 1819–2019 John Martin Robinson

biography 25 Munro Price

Napoleon: The Man Behind the Myth Adam Zamoyski 26 S tuart Isacoff

Fryderyk Chopin: A Life & Times Alan Walker 27 Ric hard Davenport-Hines

Mr Five Per Cent: The Many Lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the World’s Richest Man Jonathan Conlin 29 Ric hard Canning

All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson Mark Griffin 30 R upert Christiansen

Rhythm & Colour Richard Emerson

foreign parts 32 Avi Shilon

Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel ’s Targeted Assassinations Ronen Bergman 33 Ber nard Porter

Sweden’s Dark Soul: The Unravelling of a Utopia Kajsa Norman 35 Jo hn Gray

The Great Delusion: Liberal Dreams & International Realities John J Mearsheimer 36 S ara Wheeler

The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate Nancy Campbell 37 V ictor Mallet

Unruly Waters: How Mountain Rivers & Monsoons Have Shaped South Asia’s History Sunil Amrith

footprints 39 Allan Massie on Norman Douglas’s Old Calabria

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