february 2022 issue 504

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

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diary 1 D J Taylor

history 6 Lucy Moore

The Last Emperor of Mexico: A Disaster in the New World Edward Shawcross 7 Bernard Porter

Rebels Against the Raj: Western Fighters for India’s Freedom Ramachandra Guha 9 David N Myers

In the Midst of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms of 1918–1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust Jeffrey Veidlinger 10 Caroline Moorehead

The Island of Extraordinary Captives Simon Parkin 11 Freya Johnston

The Georgians: The Deeds and Misdeeds of 18th-Century Britain Penelope J Corfield 13 Richard Cockett

White Debt: The Demerara Uprising and Britain’s Legacy of Slavery Thomas Harding

biography & memoir 14 Wendy Moore

In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Cultural Icon Helen Rappaport 15 Richard Davenport-Hines

Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick Cathy Curtis 16 Fran Bigman

Vivian Maier Developed: The Real Story of the Photographer Nanny Ann Marks 18 Susan Owens

Constable: A Portrait James Hamilton 19 Adam Sisman

Love and Deception: Philby in Beirut James Hanning • Beirut Spy: The St George Hotel Bar – International Intrigue in the Middle East Saïd K Aburish 21 Samantha Ellis

Smile: The Story of a Face Sarah Ruhl

natural world 22 Henry Gee

Otherlands: A World in the Making Thomas Halliday 23 Nigel Andrew

The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth Ben Rawlence