december 2019 / january 2020 • issue 482

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Editorial & Marketing Assistant Michael Delgado Marketing Jared Spears • Constance Watson Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

diary 1 Frances Wilson

art 6 Catherine Fletcher

Michelangelo, God’s Architect William E Wallace 8 F rances Spalding

Voyaging Out: British Women Artists from Suffrage to the Sixties Carolyn Trant 9 Ke vin Jackson

Yellow: The History of a Color Michel Pastoureau

the sea 12 Margarette Lincoln

The Boundless Sea David Abulafia 13 Rose George

F loating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait Bathsheba Demuth 15 Mathe w Lyons

Sailing School: Navigating Science & Skill 1550–1800 Margaret E Schotte

the state we’re in 16 William Keegan

Liberalism at Large: The World according to the Economist Alexander Zevin 17 Ber nard Porter

Island Stories: Britain & Its History in the Age of Brexit David Reynolds 18 Rober t Colls

Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush Generation Colin Grant • The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment Amelia Gentleman

20 Joanna Bourke

Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS Azadeh Moaveni 21 Gr ace Blakeley

Women vs Capitalism Vicky Pryce

footprints 22 Paul Theroux on the novels of Nathanael West

history 24 Tony Spawforth

The Scythians: Nomad Warriors of the Steppe Barry Cunliffe 25 Bar naby Crowcroft

Slavery & Islam Jonathan A C Brown 27 Jonathan S umption

The Brothers York Thomas Penn • Richard III Michael Hicks 28 N eil Armstrong

A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Secret Game that Won the War Simon Parkin 30 C hristopher Andrew

Post Wall Post Square: Rebuilding the World after 1989 Kristina Spohr 31 David Gelber

The Br aganzas: The Rise & Fall of the Ruling Dynasties of Portugal & Brazil, 1640–1910 Malyn Newitt

high life 34 Lisa Hilton

Diamond Je welry Diana Scarisbrick 35 N icky Haslam

Condé Nast: The Man & His Empire Susan Ronald 36 James S tourton

Who Loses, Who Wins: The Journals of Kenneth Rose – Volume Two, 1979–2014 D R Thorpe (ed) 38 Mir anda Seymour

The House Party: A Short History of Leisure, Pleasure & the Country House Weekend Adrian Tinniswood • What We Did in Bed: A Horizontal History Brian Fagan & Nadia Durrani

statesmen 40 Mark Jarrett

Metternich: Strategist & Visionary Wolfram Siemann 42 T H Br een

Thomas Jefferson’s Education Alan Taylor

memoir 44 Andrew Hussey

Disturbance Philippe Lançon

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