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THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Dominic Sandbrook. The next book in his series on postwar Britain, Seasons in the Sun, will be published by Penguin in 2012.

DANIEL BEER is writing a history of exile to Siberia under the tsars.

JERRY BROTTON i s Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London. His history of world mapping will be published by Viking next year.

ERIC IVES is Emeritus Professor of English History at Birmingham University and author of Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery (Wiley-Blackwell).

RUTH SCURR is the author of Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution (Chatto & Windus).

STEPHEN DORRIL is the author of Blackshirt: Sir Oswald Mosley and British Fascism and MI6: Fifty Years of Special Operations.

PIERS BRENDON’s books include The Decline and Fall of the British Empire and The Dark Val l e y : A Panorama of the 1930s.

MICHAEL BURLEIGH’s Blood & Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism is available in paperback from HarperPerennial.

DAVID BODANIS is the author of the bestselling E=MC 2: A Biography of the World’s Greatest Equation. His book on the Ten Commandments will be published by Bloomsbury next year.

SARA WHEELER’s Access All Areas: Selected Writings 1990–2010 was published by Jonathan Cape in March.

JOHN GRAY’s most recent book, The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death, is published by Allen Lane.

PULPIT

HISTORY

BIOGRAPHY

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DANIEL BEER Leningrad: Tragedy of a City Under Siege, 1941–44 Anna Reid TIMOTHY BROOK 1493: How Europe’s Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth Charles C Mann JERRY BROTTON The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began Stephen Greenblatt ERIC IVES The Elizabethans A N Wilson ALLAN MASSIE To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland’s Global Diaspora, 1750–2010 T M Devine RUTH SCURR Wicked Company: Freethinkers and Friendship in pre-Revolutionary Paris Philipp Blom STEPHEN DORRIL Franco’s Friends: How British Intelligence Helped Bring Franco to Power in Spain Peter Day PIERS BRENDON Ghosts of Empire: Britain’s Legacies in the Modern World Kwasi Kwarteng

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LESLIE MITCHELL Castlereagh: From Enlightenment to Tyranny John Bew PAMELA NORRIS Sister Queens: Katherine of Aragon and Juana Queen of Castile Julia Fox JAY PARINI Hemingway’s Second War: Bearing Witness to the Spanish Civil War Alex Vernon PETER JONES The Crimes of Elagabalus: The Life and Legacy of Rome’s Decadent Boy Emperor Martijn Icks DAVID BODANIS The Genius in my Basement: The Biography of a Happy Man Alexander Masters SARA WHEELER How to Survive the Titanic, or The Sinking of J Bruce Ismay Frances Wilson

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JOHN GRAY The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You Eli Pariser JOAN SMITH Free Ride: How the Internet is Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business can Fight Back Robert Levine JOHN SWEENEY DarkMarket: CyberThieves, CyberCops and You Misha Glenny

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DAVID PRYCE-JONES A Line in the Sand: Britain, France and the Struggle that Shaped the Middle East James Barr JOHN KEAY The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China Julia Lovell ALEXANDER MAITLAND Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure Tim Jeal

Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Senior Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN Contributing Editors: MICHAEL BURLEIGH,

SARA WHEELER, PHILIP WOMACK Editorial Assistants: FRANK BRINKLEY, TOM WILLIAMS

Advertising Manager: TERRY FINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVID STURGE

Founding Father: AUBERON WAUGH

Cover illustration by Chris Riddell

Issue no. 391

LITERARY REVIEW September 2011

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